The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 151 144
Rank change year-on-year -51 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 69 83 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 1.50% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.70% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58 69 77
Median salary £34,312 £32,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.57% -10.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6066 4892 5725
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.29% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4132 4653
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the North West

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the North West

Software 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 Software Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester -35 44 £34,000 +5.42% 14
Cheshire -37 12 £34,312 +5.57% 3
Lancashire +13 11 £24,500 -10.90% 3
Merseyside -10 1 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 60 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.34%) Test Automation
3 34 (27.64%) ISTQB
3 34 (27.64%) SDLC
4 32 (26.02%) ISEB
5 29 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (21.95%) QA
6 27 (21.95%) Finance
7 24 (19.51%) Regression Testing
7 24 (19.51%) SQL
8 23 (18.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
10 21 (17.07%) Manual Testing
11 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
11 20 (16.26%) Scrum
12 19 (15.45%) Degree
13 18 (14.63%) Java
13 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
14 17 (13.82%) C#
14 17 (13.82%) JIRA
15 16 (13.01%) Selenium
15 16 (13.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (10.57%) XML
16 13 (10.57%) Defect Management
17 12 (9.76%) Windows
17 12 (9.76%) .NET
17 12 (9.76%) Validation
18 11 (8.94%) C
18 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
18 11 (8.94%) Retail

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) SaaS
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) 4G
1 1 (0.81%) FTP
1 1 (0.81%) GPRS
1 1 (0.81%) GSM
1 1 (0.81%) HTTP
1 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (18.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (13.82%) JIRA
3 16 (13.01%) Selenium
4 9 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.69%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.25%) TestRail
7 4 (3.25%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.44%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.44%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.44%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.63%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.63%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.63%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.63%) Subversion
9 2 (1.63%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (21.95%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Back Office
4 6 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.07%) Games
5 5 (4.07%) Legal
5 5 (4.07%) Marketing
5 5 (4.07%) Military
6 3 (2.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.81%) Avionics
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (34.15%) Analyst
2 36 (29.27%) Test Analyst
3 33 (26.83%) Tester
4 15 (12.20%) Software Tester
5 14 (11.38%) Developer
6 12 (9.76%) Test Engineer
7 11 (8.94%) Software Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (8.13%) Senior Tester
9 9 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.50%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.88%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 5 (4.07%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (4.07%) Junior
12 5 (4.07%) QA Tester
12 5 (4.07%) Senior Software Tester
13 4 (3.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) XML
2 12 (9.76%) .NET
3 10 (8.13%) Web Services
4 9 (7.32%) HTML
5 8 (6.50%) HTML5
6 6 (4.88%) CSS
7 5 (4.07%) CSS3
7 5 (4.07%) EDI
7 5 (4.07%) jQuery
7 5 (4.07%) JSON
7 5 (4.07%) RESTful
8 4 (3.25%) Ajax
8 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.25%) SOAP
9 3 (2.44%) Middleware
9 3 (2.44%) WSDL
10 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.63%) REST
10 2 (1.63%) WinForms
10 2 (1.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) iPad
3 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.07%) PlayStation
3 5 (4.07%) TRADACOMS
4 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.44%) User Experience
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.63%) EPoS
5 2 (1.63%) Smart City
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Windows
2 8 (6.50%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.69%) Android
4 6 (4.88%) Linux
5 3 (2.44%) Unix
6 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.34%) Test Automation
3 34 (27.64%) SDLC
4 29 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (19.51%) Regression Testing
6 22 (17.89%) Test Scripting
7 21 (17.07%) Manual Testing
8 20 (16.26%) Scrum
9 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
10 13 (10.57%) Defect Management
11 12 (9.76%) Validation
12 10 (8.13%) System Testing
13 9 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.32%) ERP
13 9 (7.32%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.32%) Scenario Testing
13 9 (7.32%) User Stories
14 8 (6.50%) DevOps
14 8 (6.50%) Test Planning
14 8 (6.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.51%) SQL
2 18 (14.63%) Java
3 17 (13.82%) C#
4 11 (8.94%) C
4 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.13%) C++
6 7 (5.69%) Perl
6 7 (5.69%) PHP
7 6 (4.88%) Python
8 5 (4.07%) VB
9 4 (3.25%) Ruby
9 4 (3.25%) VB6
10 3 (2.44%) PHP 7
10 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.81%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.81%) C-shell
12 1 (0.81%) Korn
12 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (27.64%) ISTQB
2 32 (26.02%) ISEB
3 19 (15.45%) Degree
4 16 (13.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.25%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.95%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle
3 4 (3.25%) VMware
4 3 (2.44%) HP
4 3 (2.44%) Zend
5 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Apple
6 1 (0.81%) EMC
6 1 (0.81%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.81%) Siebel
6 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.81%) Tableau
6 1 (0.81%) Vertica
6 1 (0.81%) Xamarin
Isle of Man
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £24,000 - £35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £30001 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary Package plus benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Qualitest
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
North West
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary Package plus benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
CCA Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary and bonus and company benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Southport
Transition Partners
Salary: Up to £35k + 15% bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Posted: 24 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Runcorn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary Package plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago