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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 251 225 246
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 14 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.29% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.31% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 6
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,625 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-12.02% +16.78%
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
7002 6556 6889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.40% 94.81% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6000 5616 6025
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
Cheshire -11 7 £35,000 -39.13%
Manchester -18 6 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 - 2
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) XML
3 7 (31.82%) ISEB
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 6 (27.27%) JSON
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) C++
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 6 (27.27%) C
4 6 (27.27%) HTML5
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 3 (13.64%) CMMI
7 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
7 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (4.55%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) XML
3 6 (27.27%) JSON
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Telematics
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
7 3 (13.64%) CMMI
7 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.09%) Coaching
8 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) System Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.09%) DSDM
9 1 (4.55%) UML
9 1 (4.55%) Information Security
9 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) C
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.09%) OSCP
4 2 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) OSCE
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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