The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Rochdale region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Rochdale region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 12 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 16.98% 9.52% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.37% 11.76% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 4
Average salary £39,500 £33,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.69% +13.79%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
49 17 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 92.45% 80.95% 52.44%
Number of salaries quoted 48 15 43
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £33,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £46,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Manchester

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Rochdale region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Rochdale

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Rochdale

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Rochdale region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Rochdale

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rochdale

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) SOAP
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) UML
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (100.00%) OOD
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Internet
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 9 (100.00%) Billing
1 9 (100.00%) Marketing
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) LINQ
1 9 (100.00%) Time Management
1 9 (100.00%) OWASP
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Rochdale region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) MSTest
1 9 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 7 (77.78%) NUnit
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) Billing
1 9 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Systems Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) SOAP
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) LINQ
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 9 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 9 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 9 (100.00%) REST
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) UML
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) OOD
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 9 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 9 (100.00%) Time Management
1 9 (100.00%) OWASP
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
1 9 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSD
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft