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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 220 250 266
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 31 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 30 4 6
Median salary £40,000 £27,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,750 £46,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
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
5934 6480 7095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.34% 96.93% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4973 5374 5719
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 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +15 24 £45,000 +63.63% 4
Cheshire - 6 £40,000 -
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 37 (71.15%) ISEB
2 33 (63.46%) QA
3 20 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 19 (36.54%) ISTQB
4 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (36.54%) Windows
4 19 (36.54%) SQL
5 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
5 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (30.77%) Case Management
7 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
7 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
7 15 (28.85%) Mac OS X
7 15 (28.85%) VMware
8 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
8 14 (26.92%) C#
8 14 (26.92%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
9 13 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Selenium
11 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
11 9 (17.31%) .NET
11 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
11 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
11 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
11 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server

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 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Selenium
2 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 6 (11.54%) MSTest
3 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) Ranorex
4 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.85%) Gradle
5 2 (3.85%) JMeter
5 2 (3.85%) NUnit
5 2 (3.85%) TestComplete
5 2 (3.85%) TestNG
6 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Advertising
2 4 (7.69%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
1 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
2 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
4 2 (3.85%) DOM
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.85%) WCF
4 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Mac OS X
2 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
3 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) Case Management
4 14 (26.92%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
7 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
8 8 (15.38%) System Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Automation Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 6 (11.54%) Defect Management
10 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.54%) Test Management
10 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.54%) User Stories
10 6 (11.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) C#
3 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
4 8 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (71.15%) ISEB
2 19 (36.54%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (63.46%) QA
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.85%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Telerik
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