Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 73 59
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.26% 1.20% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.36% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 15
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% +7.14%
North West median annual salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.69%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 760 810 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.78% 88.24% 84.27%
Number of salaries quoted 614 733 677
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,771 £23,075
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Lancashire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Lancashire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Lancashire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +10 10 £35,000 - 2
Preston +1 8 £24,500 -18.33%
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 12 (60.00%) ISEB
1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (40.00%) TRADACOMS
3 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Usability Testing
3 8 (40.00%) XML
3 8 (40.00%) EDI
3 8 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.00%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) EDI
1 8 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) TRADACOMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Usability Testing
2 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISEB
1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft