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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 64 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.67% 1.57% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.59% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 10
Median salary £25,000 £28,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
573 440 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 96.30% 98.65% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 430 340 471
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Liverpool -14 4 £25,000 -3.84% 2
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 11 (91.67%) QA
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
6 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Market Making
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Management

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 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Gerrit
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (25.00%) Market Making
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) API Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
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Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
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