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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Lancashire
Rank 48 41 48
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.22% 3.03% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 3.55% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 4
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 363 282 371
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.54% 85.45% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 332 242 328
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -11 3 £45,000 +63.63%
Blackburn - 2 £21,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) WinForms
4 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) OOD
4 4 (28.57%) Node.js
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) MVVM
4 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) WPF
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Gerrit
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) QA Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Junior
3 3 (21.43%) Junior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) Node.js
2 4 (28.57%) WinForms
2 4 (28.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) MVVM
3 4 (28.57%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (28.57%) OOD
3 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA