Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 84 65
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 21 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.31% 1.60% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.81% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 14
Merseyside median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +25.00% -17.04%
10th Percentile £22,625 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £53,125 £44,500 £30,500
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 900 1160 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.63% 88.48% 88.06%
Number of salaries quoted 679 783 617
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.49% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,400
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £63,100
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Merseyside

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Merseyside

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

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

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Merseyside

Software Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +14 11 £37,000 +7.25% 1
St Helens - 1 £57,500 - 1
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 11 (84.62%) QA
3 8 (61.54%) JIRA
3 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Degree
5 6 (46.15%) ISEB
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (30.77%) System Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
7 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
7 4 (30.77%) SDLC
8 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (23.08%) Russian Language
8 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Test Management
8 3 (23.08%) TDD
9 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
3 3 (23.08%) Russian Language
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Excel Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Testing
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) PHP 7
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (53.85%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Zend