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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 47 47 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.78% 1.69% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 1.74% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 1
Average salary £40,000 £23,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.91% -16.36%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
524 461 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 97.04% 97.26% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 416 397 515
Average salary £36,018 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.21% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016. 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 15 £40,000 +73.91% 2
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (58.06%) QA
2 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
3 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (38.71%) ISEB
6 11 (35.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Selenium
8 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (25.81%) JIRA
9 8 (25.81%) Defect Management
10 7 (22.58%) QA Automation
10 7 (22.58%) Black-Box Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
10 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Usability Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Test Management
10 7 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 7 (22.58%) Java
10 7 (22.58%) SQL
10 7 (22.58%) MS Office
10 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Workflow
11 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (19.35%) TDD
11 6 (19.35%) Banking
11 6 (19.35%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 7 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
5 4 (12.90%) Sahi
6 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.45%) Gerrit
6 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) JMeter
6 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (19.35%) Banking
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
2 6 (19.35%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
2 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
3 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
5 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Defect Management
7 7 (22.58%) Black-Box Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) QA Automation
7 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Test Management
7 7 (22.58%) Usability Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Workflow
8 6 (19.35%) Data Security
8 6 (19.35%) Information Security
8 6 (19.35%) Reverse Engineering
8 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (19.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
2 11 (35.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (58.06%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) Telerik
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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