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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 49 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.76% 1.66% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.77% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 0
Average salary £28,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
437 566 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 96.04% 94.18% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 339 461 514
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015. 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 3 £27,500 -21.42% 6
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (46.67%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (26.67%) WebCenter
5 4 (26.67%) CRM
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) XML
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL
8 1 (6.67%) C
8 1 (6.67%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Sahi
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) WebCenter
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 5 (33.33%) SDLC
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Process Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
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