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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 44 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.25% 1.12% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.18% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 7
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
387 507 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 96.51% 94.94% 97.53%
Number of salaries quoted 290 436 388
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,367 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) C++
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (29.41%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) WebCenter
4 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
4 4 (23.53%) VLDB
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) VLDB
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MSTest
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) WebCenter
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
1 5 (29.41%) SDLC
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.88%) System Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Process Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) C++
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) HP
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