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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 230 237 236
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 14 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 17
Average salary £34,000 £34,750 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.15% +3.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,750 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
6182 6714 6943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4934 5424 5832
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 7 £35,000 +0.71% 4
Cheshire +3 2 £33,750 +3.84%
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 -
Merseyside +10 1 £19,296 -44.86%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 19 (54.29%) Automated Testing
3 19 (54.29%) ISEB
3 19 (54.29%) Mentoring
4 12 (34.29%) Coaching
5 11 (31.43%) Functional Testing
5 11 (31.43%) DSDM
6 9 (25.71%) QA
6 9 (25.71%) Selenium
6 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
7 8 (22.86%) .NET
8 6 (17.14%) XML
8 6 (17.14%) Windows
8 6 (17.14%) Degree
8 6 (17.14%) Scrum
8 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (14.29%) JIRA
9 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
9 5 (14.29%) System Testing
9 5 (14.29%) SQL
9 5 (14.29%) Bugzilla
10 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.43%) CSS
10 4 (11.43%) C
10 4 (11.43%) C++
10 4 (11.43%) HTML
10 4 (11.43%) Java
10 4 (11.43%) JSON
10 4 (11.43%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.86%) MSTest
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) XML
3 4 (11.43%) JSON
3 4 (11.43%) HTML5
3 4 (11.43%) CSS
3 4 (11.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) DTV
1 1 (2.86%) Interactive TV
1 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 19 (54.29%) Automated Testing
3 19 (54.29%) Mentoring
4 12 (34.29%) Coaching
5 11 (31.43%) Functional Testing
5 11 (31.43%) DSDM
6 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
8 5 (14.29%) System Testing
9 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
10 3 (8.57%) Time Management
11 2 (5.71%) Kanban
11 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
11 2 (5.71%) Test Planning
12 1 (2.86%) Automation Testing
12 1 (2.86%) Black-Box Testing
12 1 (2.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C
2 4 (11.43%) C++
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) SAP
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