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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 229 237 260
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 22 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.092% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.097% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 1
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.31%
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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 February 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 February 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
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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 +6 12 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Lancashire +4 4 £32,500 -40.90%
Cheshire -5 2 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) ISEB
3 17 (47.22%) Manual Testing
4 16 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 15 (41.67%) Mentoring
6 10 (27.78%) Coaching
7 9 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 9 (25.00%) QA
7 9 (25.00%) XML
7 9 (25.00%) DSDM
8 8 (22.22%) Java
8 8 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Selenium
9 7 (19.44%) Degree
9 7 (19.44%) JSON
9 7 (19.44%) C
9 7 (19.44%) C++
9 7 (19.44%) HTML
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
9 7 (19.44%) CSS
9 7 (19.44%) HTML5
10 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) Scrum
11 5 (13.89%) Windows
11 5 (13.89%) SQL
11 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
12 4 (11.11%) JIRA
12 4 (11.11%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
2 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) XML
2 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) CSS
2 7 (19.44%) JSON
2 7 (19.44%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Telematics
1 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Manual Testing
3 16 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 15 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 10 (27.78%) Coaching
6 9 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (25.00%) DSDM
7 8 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
9 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
10 4 (11.11%) System Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 3 (8.33%) TDD
12 2 (5.56%) Release Management
12 2 (5.56%) BDD
12 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
13 1 (2.78%) Line Management
13 1 (2.78%) Automation Testing
13 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) C
2 7 (19.44%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (19.44%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) OSCP
5 1 (2.78%) CISSP
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
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