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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.33% - 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% - 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 5
Average salary £35,000 - £25,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
567 626 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.03% 96.31% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 471 548 560
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 - 7 £35,000 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (68.75%) Selenium
1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) SOAP
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Games
4 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
4 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
4 7 (43.75%) Online Games
4 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 7 (43.75%) JIRA
4 7 (43.75%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) C++
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Line Management
7 3 (18.75%) ISEB
7 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Jenkins

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (12.50%) Hudson
5 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (12.50%) LoadUI
6 1 (6.25%) YouTrack
6 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Online Games
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Release Management
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Twitter