The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Merseyside region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North West / Merseyside
Rank 64 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.34% 3.40% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 3.49% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 9
Median salary £27,500 £37,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +63.04%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
553 516 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.34% 97.54% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 456 415 419
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,213
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,573 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wirral - 2 £27,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) iPad
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Market Making
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Market Making
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
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