The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 47 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.03% 0.22% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 0.22% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 2
Average salary £23,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.36% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
383 454 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 97.21% 97.63% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 327 397 372
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Tester
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Tester Salary Trend in Liverpool

Tester
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) C++
4 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) QA
6 6 (40.00%) Load Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (33.33%) C
7 5 (33.33%) .NET
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 5 (33.33%) UNIX
8 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (26.67%) XML
8 4 (26.67%) VLDB
8 4 (26.67%) VB
8 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
9 3 (20.00%) Selenium
10 2 (13.33%) Online Games
10 2 (13.33%) JIRA
10 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
10 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (13.33%) SoapUI

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 4 (26.67%) VB
4 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago