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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 192 198 234
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 52 50 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.71% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.74% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 47 43 18
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £32,500 £35,100
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
6182 6714 6943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4934 5424 5832
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +24 38 £30,000 -4.76% 8
Cheshire -9 10 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Merseyside +12 3 £23,000 -25.20%
Lancashire 0 1 £35,000 +29.62% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 59 (60.20%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (59.18%) QA
3 55 (56.12%) Test Scripting
4 52 (53.06%) SQL
5 43 (43.88%) Selenium
6 40 (40.82%) Software Testing
7 39 (39.80%) ISEB
8 35 (35.71%) Automated Testing
9 28 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
10 27 (27.55%) Windows
11 24 (24.49%) Manual Testing
12 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
13 20 (20.41%) Android
13 20 (20.41%) Apple iOS
13 20 (20.41%) Performance Testing
14 19 (19.39%) ISTQB
14 19 (19.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
16 15 (15.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (15.31%) Finance
16 15 (15.31%) Scrum
16 15 (15.31%) .NET
17 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce
17 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
17 13 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (13.27%) MSTest
17 13 (13.27%) Release Management
18 11 (11.22%) User Stories
18 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (10.20%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) VLDB
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (43.88%) Selenium
2 28 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (19.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (13.27%) MSTest
5 6 (6.12%) JIRA
6 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.06%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.02%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.02%) Hudson
9 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.02%) Concordion
9 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 10 (10.20%) XML
3 5 (5.10%) HTML
4 2 (2.04%) Middleware
4 2 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.02%) WPF
5 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.04%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.02%) Open Source
3 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.02%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.55%) Windows
2 20 (20.41%) Android
2 20 (20.41%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.14%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (60.20%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (56.12%) Test Scripting
3 40 (40.82%) Software Testing
4 35 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 24 (24.49%) Manual Testing
6 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.41%) Performance Testing
8 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
9 15 (15.31%) Scrum
10 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
10 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce
10 13 (13.27%) Release Management
11 11 (11.22%) User Stories
12 9 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.18%) TDD
13 6 (6.12%) Load Testing
13 6 (6.12%) Web Testing
14 5 (5.10%) DSDM
14 5 (5.10%) Coaching
15 4 (4.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.06%) SQL
2 9 (9.18%) C#
2 9 (9.18%) Java
3 5 (5.10%) C
4 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.08%) C++
4 4 (4.08%) VB
4 4 (4.08%) VB.NET
4 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (39.80%) ISEB
2 19 (19.39%) ISTQB
3 15 (15.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (59.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) HP
3 5 (5.10%) VMware
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Capita
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Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
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Stockport
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
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Salary: £30k - 36k per year + Excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
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