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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 194 213 200
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 38 42 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.65% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.68% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37 40 60
Median salary £32,500 £30,750 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £37,750 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
5452 6220 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.53% 96.78% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4616 5069 5501
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 29 £32,750 +9.16% 9
Cheshire +35 7 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Lancashire +8 2 £27,125 -9.58%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 58 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 42 (50.00%) Selenium
3 42 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 36 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 35 (41.67%) QA
5 35 (41.67%) ISEB
6 31 (36.90%) SQL
6 31 (36.90%) Automated Testing
7 25 (29.76%) C#
7 25 (29.76%) Windows
7 25 (29.76%) Scrum
7 25 (29.76%) SDLC
8 24 (28.57%) Web Services
8 24 (28.57%) JIRA
9 22 (26.19%) Degree
10 21 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 20 (23.81%) Manual Testing
12 19 (22.62%) Automation Testing
13 15 (17.86%) .NET
13 15 (17.86%) Cucumber
14 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (15.48%) Functional Testing
16 12 (14.29%) Java
16 12 (14.29%) HP UFT
17 11 (13.10%) RAD
17 11 (13.10%) FitNesse
18 10 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (11.90%) BDD

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:

Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (50.00%) Selenium
2 24 (28.57%) JIRA
3 15 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 12 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 11 (13.10%) FitNesse
6 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (10.71%) NUnit
8 7 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 6 (7.14%) Ranorex
10 4 (4.76%) Bugzilla
10 4 (4.76%) Gradle
10 4 (4.76%) JMeter
10 4 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.76%) TestNG
11 3 (3.57%) MSTest
12 2 (2.38%) Appium
12 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.38%) TestComplete
13 1 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Back Office
2 2 (2.38%) Banking
2 2 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.57%) Web Services
2 15 (17.86%) .NET
3 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.95%) CSS
3 5 (5.95%) HTML
4 4 (4.76%) DOM
4 4 (4.76%) Silverlight
4 4 (4.76%) XML
5 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.38%) WCF
6 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Android
3 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 36 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 31 (36.90%) Automated Testing
5 25 (29.76%) Scrum
5 25 (29.76%) SDLC
6 21 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 20 (23.81%) Manual Testing
8 19 (22.62%) Automation Testing
9 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (15.48%) Functional Testing
11 11 (13.10%) RAD
12 10 (11.90%) BDD
12 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (11.90%) TDD
13 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
13 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 5 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (5.95%) Defect Management
14 5 (5.95%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) SQL
2 25 (29.76%) C#
3 12 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 35 (41.67%) ISEB
3 22 (26.19%) Degree
4 10 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle
2 6 (7.14%) Telerik
3 1 (1.19%) Twitter
3 1 (1.19%) VMware
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