The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 58 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.01% - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% - 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Average salary £47,500 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
469 619 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.13% 97.33% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 380 548 493
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Tester
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Tester Salary Trend in Merseyside

Tester
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 5 £47,500 - 3
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (92.86%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Linux
3 11 (78.57%) C#
3 11 (78.57%) C++
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) Selenium
5 7 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 6 (42.86%) SoapUI
6 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
6 6 (42.86%) JIRA
6 6 (42.86%) Online Games
6 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
6 6 (42.86%) SOAP
6 6 (42.86%) Games
7 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Line Management
8 2 (14.29%) ISEB
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 1 (7.14%) Release Management
9 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (7.14%) TDD
9 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 1 (7.14%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (42.86%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Online Games
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago