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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 50 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.72% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.17% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 2
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £27,500 £33,500
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
450 576 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 96.77% 97.46% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 383 510 488
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +21 8 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (86.67%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) C#
3 10 (66.67%) C++
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (46.67%) QA
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) C
7 4 (26.67%) UNIX
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) VB
8 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) VLDB
8 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
9 2 (13.33%) Online Games
9 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
9 2 (13.33%) JIRA
9 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 2 (13.33%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (6.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) VLDB
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) C
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) VB
4 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago