The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 235 243 245
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 7 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 8
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6673 6931 7192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.74% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5396 5932 6340
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Senior Tester
England

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 23 July 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 0 4 £32,500 -1.51%
Manchester 0 3 £37,500 +11.94% 4
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) QA
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) .NET
4 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
4 7 (36.84%) System Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Selenium
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) ISEB
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) LoadUI
4 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.53%) Hudson
5 1 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Military
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) SOAP
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
2 7 (36.84%) System Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) CMMI
6 2 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
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