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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 246 242 235
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 9 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.081% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.086% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 2
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -34.78%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
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
6422 6986 6400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.51% 94.80% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5351 5699 5505
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Manchester +8 9 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) Time Management
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Interactive TV
3 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
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