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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 217 239 238
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 14 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 9
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -9.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 10 February 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
(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 +17 9 £45,000 +32.35% 5
Cheshire +29 5 £40,750 +16.42% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (88.89%) QA
2 26 (72.22%) ISEB
3 23 (63.89%) Automated Testing
4 22 (61.11%) Windows
5 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
6 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 18 (50.00%) Mac OS X
6 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 18 (50.00%) VMware
6 18 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 15 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
7 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 15 (41.67%) Case Management
8 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
9 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (19.44%) C#
11 7 (19.44%) Java
11 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) JIRA
13 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
13 5 (13.89%) TDD
13 5 (13.89%) Retail
13 5 (13.89%) Stress Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Contactless
3 1 (2.78%) EMV
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Automated Testing
2 15 (41.67%) Case Management
2 15 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Stress Testing
6 5 (13.89%) TDD
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.11%) QA Automation
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.33%) OOD
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) C#
1 7 (19.44%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) ISEB
2 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (88.89%) QA
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) VMware
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