The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 209 212 224
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 41 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 38 25 29
Average salary £31,250 £29,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.75% +9.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £20,900 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Software 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
6999 6395 7015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.46% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5905 5482 6024
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
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%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the North West region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in the North West

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the North West

Software 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 Software Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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 23 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Lancashire +12 10 £30,000 +57.89% 1
Manchester -12 6 £31,750 +41.11% 9
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 65 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (59.78%) QA
3 46 (50.00%) Windows
4 44 (47.83%) Selenium
5 38 (41.30%) Software Testing
6 37 (40.22%) ISEB
7 31 (33.70%) SQL
8 29 (31.52%) Manual Testing
9 28 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 26 (28.26%) .NET
11 25 (27.17%) Automated Testing
12 24 (26.09%) C#
13 23 (25.00%) System Testing
14 21 (22.83%) ASP.NET
15 20 (21.74%) Regression Testing
16 18 (19.57%) Automation Testing
17 17 (18.48%) Web Testing
17 17 (18.48%) JIRA
17 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
17 17 (18.48%) HTML
17 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
18 16 (17.39%) Degree
18 16 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
19 15 (16.30%) Finance
20 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
21 12 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 12 (13.04%) Java
22 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
22 11 (11.96%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (47.83%) Selenium
2 28 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (18.48%) JIRA
4 16 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
5 11 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (11.96%) Cucumber
6 9 (9.78%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.61%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.17%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.09%) Gradle
11 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.09%) JUnit
11 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Games
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.26%) .NET
2 21 (22.83%) ASP.NET
3 17 (18.48%) HTML
4 8 (8.70%) Web Services
5 4 (4.35%) SOAP
6 3 (3.26%) REST
7 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.09%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.09%) Java EE
8 1 (1.09%) JSON
8 1 (1.09%) EJB
8 1 (1.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Open Source
4 1 (1.09%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.30%) Software Testing
3 29 (31.52%) Manual Testing
4 25 (27.17%) Automated Testing
5 23 (25.00%) System Testing
6 20 (21.74%) Regression Testing
7 18 (19.57%) Automation Testing
8 17 (18.48%) Web Testing
9 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
10 11 (11.96%) Scrum
10 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.78%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.61%) RAD
13 6 (6.52%) TDD
13 6 (6.52%) BDD
14 5 (5.43%) Time Management
15 4 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 3 (3.26%) Security Testing
17 2 (2.17%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.70%) SQL
2 24 (26.09%) C#
3 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.04%) Java
5 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (40.22%) ISEB
2 16 (17.39%) Degree
3 12 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (59.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) HP
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.09%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.09%) VMware
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
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