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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 58 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.19% 0.65% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.79% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £19,296
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% +81.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,765 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.77%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 480 381 450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.39% 82.11% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 340 304 326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,910 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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
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 3 months to 22 June 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
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Siebel
2 2 (66.67%) EAI
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Siebel Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (66.67%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel Developer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) EAI
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £24,000 - £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport
Transition Partners
Salary: Up to £35k + 15% bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago