The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 226 217 258
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 34 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.41% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 22 15
Median salary £42,500 £40,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +16.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £35,250 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £45,000 £36,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%
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
6034 5905 7247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.65% 95.91% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5084 4895 6191
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Manchester -8 26 £45,000 - 3
Cheshire +10 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Lancashire - 2 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £37,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Senior 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 North West region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 44 (70.97%) ISEB
2 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.00%) QA
4 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
4 25 (40.32%) Windows
5 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
5 22 (35.48%) Automated Testing
5 22 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (35.48%) Windows Server
6 21 (33.87%) Regression Testing
7 19 (30.65%) Software Testing
7 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
7 19 (30.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (30.65%) Case Management
7 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (29.03%) Defect Tracking
8 18 (29.03%) Windows 10
8 18 (29.03%) JIRA
8 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (29.03%) Active Directory
8 18 (29.03%) Mac OS X
8 18 (29.03%) VMware
9 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
10 16 (25.81%) Selenium
11 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
12 13 (20.97%) User Stories
13 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
13 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
13 12 (19.35%) System Testing
13 12 (19.35%) SQL

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) JIRA
2 16 (25.81%) Selenium
3 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.45%) TestComplete
7 3 (4.84%) Gradle
7 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.84%) TestNG
8 2 (3.23%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.23%) JMeter
8 2 (3.23%) NUnit
8 2 (3.23%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) SOAP
3 4 (6.45%) XML
4 3 (4.84%) CSS
4 3 (4.84%) DOM
4 3 (4.84%) HTML
5 2 (3.23%) .NET
5 2 (3.23%) Behat
5 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.23%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.23%) WSDL
5 2 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows Server
3 18 (29.03%) Mac OS X
3 18 (29.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Automated Testing
3 21 (33.87%) Regression Testing
4 19 (30.65%) Case Management
4 19 (30.65%) Software Testing
4 19 (30.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (29.03%) Defect Tracking
6 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
7 13 (20.97%) User Stories
8 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 12 (19.35%) System Testing
8 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
9 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
10 7 (11.29%) BDD
11 6 (9.68%) Automation Testing
11 6 (9.68%) SDLC
11 6 (9.68%) Test Management
12 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
12 5 (8.06%) TDD
13 4 (6.45%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (70.97%) ISEB
2 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.29%) Degree
3 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (29.03%) Active Directory
1 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.03%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Telerik
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £43000 per annum + FlexiTime,Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago
Northwich
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago