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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 15 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 11.11% 10.53% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 11.76% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
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 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Rochdale
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
48 17 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rochdale 88.89% 89.47% 54.88%
Number of salaries quoted 48 15 45
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 £37,500 £33,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £46,500 £50,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 11 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) OOD
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) LINQ
2 6 (85.71%) Time Management
2 6 (85.71%) Marketing
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Refactoring
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) OWASP
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (85.71%) MSTest
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) LINQ to SQL
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) SpecFlow
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (85.71%) UML
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Pair Programming

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Rochdale by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) MSTest
1 6 (85.71%) SpecFlow
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Billing
1 6 (85.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Systems Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Senior Developer
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
5 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Developer
5 2 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) LINQ
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (85.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) LINQ to SQL
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) OOD
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Pair Programming
2 6 (85.71%) Refactoring
2 6 (85.71%) Time Management
2 6 (85.71%) OWASP
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) UML
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSD
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £43,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago