The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 55 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.25% - 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% - 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £26,500 - £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Software Tester
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
378 493 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 94.03% 94.08% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 267 434 303
Average salary £35,250 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.42% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Liverpool region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Liverpool

Software Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Load Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) VLDB
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VB
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) SAP

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Load Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VB
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP