Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 356 363
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 5 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% 0.088% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.098% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 2
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,700 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.16% +11.70% -32.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,375
90th Percentile £37,500 £53,750 £38,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -

Agile 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11979 11171 11575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.86% 89.81% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9526 9316 9573
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in the North West

Agile Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Testing in the North West.

Salary trend for Agile Testing in the North West

Agile Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -22 5 £35,000 -7.89% 2
Agile Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Agile 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 North West region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) WorldPay
2 3 (60.00%) Fintech
3 2 (40.00%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) SEO
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SEO
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) WorldPay
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft