The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / North West
Rank 213 175 212
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 35 54 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.98% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.02% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 36
Median salary £31,250 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,025 £27,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
5725 5315 6644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.56% 96.04% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4829 4462 5681
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -35 25 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cheshire +7 8 £30,000 - 4
Merseyside -6 2 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 71 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (53.92%) Software Testing
3 53 (51.96%) QA
4 52 (50.98%) Test Scripting
5 39 (38.24%) Manual Testing
5 39 (38.24%) Selenium
6 37 (36.27%) Automated Testing
7 36 (35.29%) SQL
8 33 (32.35%) ISEB
9 29 (28.43%) Test Automation
10 27 (26.47%) Windows
10 27 (26.47%) C#
11 26 (25.49%) .NET
12 25 (24.51%) HP UFT
12 25 (24.51%) Scrum
12 25 (24.51%) ISTQB
12 25 (24.51%) SDLC
13 24 (23.53%) Functional Testing
13 24 (23.53%) Regression Testing
14 23 (22.55%) JIRA
15 18 (17.65%) Finance
16 17 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (14.71%) Degree
17 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
18 14 (13.73%) Web Services
18 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (13.73%) Defect Management
19 13 (12.75%) Process Improvement
19 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) Apache
2 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (38.24%) Selenium
2 25 (24.51%) HP UFT
3 23 (22.55%) JIRA
4 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (10.78%) MSTest
6 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
6 10 (9.80%) FitNesse
6 10 (9.80%) TestComplete
7 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
8 8 (7.84%) WebDriver
9 6 (5.88%) NUnit
10 4 (3.92%) Gradle
10 4 (3.92%) JMeter
10 4 (3.92%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (3.92%) TestNG
11 3 (2.94%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Advertising
2 3 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (0.98%) Automotive
3 1 (0.98%) Games
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.49%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) Web Services
3 13 (12.75%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.88%) CSS
5 6 (5.88%) HTML
6 4 (3.92%) DOM
6 4 (3.92%) Silverlight
7 3 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.94%) SOAP
8 2 (1.96%) jQuery
8 2 (1.96%) XML
9 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) iPad
2 6 (5.88%) Online Gambling
3 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Android
2 8 (7.84%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.86%) Linux
4 3 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (53.92%) Software Testing
3 52 (50.98%) Test Scripting
4 39 (38.24%) Manual Testing
5 37 (36.27%) Automated Testing
6 29 (28.43%) Test Automation
7 25 (24.51%) Scrum
7 25 (24.51%) SDLC
8 24 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 24 (23.53%) Regression Testing
9 17 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (13.73%) Defect Management
11 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
11 13 (12.75%) Process Improvement
12 11 (10.78%) Release Management
13 10 (9.80%) RAD
14 8 (7.84%) Information Governance
14 8 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.29%) SQL
2 27 (26.47%) C#
3 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.88%) Java
5 4 (3.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) ISEB
2 25 (24.51%) ISTQB
3 15 (14.71%) Degree
4 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (51.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.98%) RedGate
3 1 (0.98%) Telerik
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