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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 48 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.61% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 1
Average salary £24,750 £28,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.38% -19.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
474 600 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.18% 97.88% 97.96%
Number of salaries quoted 401 515 456
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram 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 4 March 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 +24 12 £26,500 -6.19% 1
Wirral - 1 £21,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (63.16%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) QA
3 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) C++
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Load Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Linux
6 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) C
7 5 (26.32%) UNIX
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
8 4 (21.05%) VB
8 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (21.05%) XML
8 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
8 4 (21.05%) VLDB
9 3 (15.79%) ISEB
9 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (15.79%) Validation
9 3 (15.79%) MSTest
10 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) VLDB
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MSTest
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Load Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) System Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) C
4 4 (21.05%) VB
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
4 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago