The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 234 224 255
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 18 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.22% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.23% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 4
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +17.12%
Senior Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6897 6394 7659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.33% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5931 5407 6751
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the North West region.

Senior Tester Salary Trend in the North West

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in the North West

Senior Tester
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
Manchester -12 11 £33,000 -1.49% 1
Cheshire 0 7 £35,000 -37.77%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Manual Testing
4 10 (38.46%) XML
4 10 (38.46%) ISEB
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (26.92%) C
6 7 (26.92%) C++
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
6 7 (26.92%) CSS
6 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (26.92%) JSON
6 7 (26.92%) HTML5
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) DSDM
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) TDD
8 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 5 (19.23%) Coaching
9 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
9 4 (15.38%) Release Management
9 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.54%) .NET
10 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
10 3 (11.54%) CMMI
10 3 (11.54%) Software Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Advertising
2 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) XML
2 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 7 (26.92%) JSON
2 7 (26.92%) HTML5
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Telematics
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Manual Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
6 5 (19.23%) DSDM
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
6 5 (19.23%) Coaching
7 4 (15.38%) Release Management
8 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.54%) CMMI
8 3 (11.54%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 2 (7.69%) Scrum
10 1 (3.85%) Information Security
10 1 (3.85%) UML
10 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) C
2 7 (26.92%) C++
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISEB
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) OSCP
5 1 (3.85%) OSCE
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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