The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 13 7 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 12.50% 9.52% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 13.33% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
Average salary £45,000 £34,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% +18.96%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Rochdale region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40 15 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 100.00% 71.43% 57.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40 15 37
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) OO
1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (100.00%) OOD
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Internet
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 12 (100.00%) Billing
1 12 (100.00%) Marketing
1 12 (100.00%) Time Management
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 12 (100.00%) MSTest
1 12 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 12 (100.00%) Line Management
1 12 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 12 (100.00%) Coaching
2 10 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (83.33%) UML
2 10 (83.33%) BDD
2 10 (83.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) MSTest
2 10 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Billing
1 12 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Systems Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (83.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 10 (83.33%) LINQ to SQL
2 10 (83.33%) REST
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
2 10 (83.33%) LINQ
2 10 (83.33%) SOAP
2 10 (83.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) OO
1 12 (100.00%) OOD
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 12 (100.00%) Time Management
1 12 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 12 (100.00%) Line Management
1 12 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 12 (100.00%) Coaching
2 10 (83.33%) UML
2 10 (83.33%) BDD
2 10 (83.33%) OWASP
2 10 (83.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) MCSD
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft