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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
England / North West
Rank 207 225 234
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 37 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 36 14 19
Median salary £43,750 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £41,800 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
5738 5484 6747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.70% 96.62% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4618 5602
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -1 32 £45,000 - 5
Cheshire +19 3 £41,500 -1.19%
Lancashire - 2 £39,000 - 1
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 48 (73.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) Selenium
3 31 (47.69%) Test Automation
4 28 (43.08%) Automated Testing
5 25 (38.46%) Cucumber
6 24 (36.92%) WebDriver
7 23 (35.38%) ISEB
8 22 (33.85%) Java
8 22 (33.85%) BDD
9 20 (30.77%) TDD
10 19 (29.23%) QA
10 19 (29.23%) Test Scripting
10 19 (29.23%) SDLC
11 17 (26.15%) Automation Testing
12 16 (24.62%) Gherkin
12 16 (24.62%) Software Testing
12 16 (24.62%) Regression Testing
13 15 (23.08%) C#
13 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
13 15 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
14 14 (21.54%) Case Management
14 14 (21.54%) GitHub
14 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
14 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
14 14 (21.54%) JIRA
15 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
16 12 (18.46%) Windows
16 12 (18.46%) SQL
16 12 (18.46%) Windows Server
16 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure

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 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) GitHub
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 25 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 24 (36.92%) WebDriver
4 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 14 (21.54%) JIRA
6 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.69%) TestComplete
8 3 (4.62%) Gradle
8 3 (4.62%) Ranorex
8 3 (4.62%) TestNG
9 2 (3.08%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (3.08%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 3 (4.62%) DOM
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 2 (3.08%) Behat
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) WSDL
4 2 (3.08%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
1 12 (18.46%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.31%) Mac OS X
2 8 (12.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (73.85%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (47.69%) Test Automation
3 28 (43.08%) Automated Testing
4 22 (33.85%) BDD
5 20 (30.77%) TDD
6 19 (29.23%) SDLC
6 19 (29.23%) Test Scripting
7 17 (26.15%) Automation Testing
8 16 (24.62%) Regression Testing
8 16 (24.62%) Software Testing
9 15 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
10 14 (21.54%) Case Management
10 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
11 11 (16.92%) Mentoring
12 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Defect Tracking
14 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
14 7 (10.77%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (10.77%) User Stories
15 6 (9.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) Java
2 15 (23.08%) C#
3 12 (18.46%) SQL
4 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) ISEB
2 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.85%) Degree
4 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.23%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
1 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Google
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Tableau
4 2 (3.08%) Talend
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