The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 194 232 191
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 50 20 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.27% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.29% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 43 18 43
Average salary £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £21,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,100 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6726 6941 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.47% 95.38% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5434 5830 6070
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Software Tester
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +28 23 £30,000 +39.53% 2
Manchester +15 21 £31,500 +3.27% 5
Lancashire +8 4 £27,000 -
Merseyside -12 2 £30,750 -23.12% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (51.85%) Software Testing
2 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.15%) Windows
3 35 (43.21%) QA
4 34 (41.98%) ISEB
5 28 (34.57%) C#
5 28 (34.57%) SQL
5 28 (34.57%) .NET
5 28 (34.57%) System Testing
6 27 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 26 (32.10%) Web Testing
8 25 (30.86%) ASP.NET
9 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
9 23 (28.40%) HTML
9 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (25.93%) Selenium
10 21 (25.93%) Degree
11 18 (22.22%) Finance
12 17 (20.99%) Computer Science
12 17 (20.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (19.75%) Automated Testing
14 15 (18.52%) Automation Testing
15 13 (16.05%) Test Scripting
16 12 (14.81%) Selenium IDE
16 12 (14.81%) T-SQL
16 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
17 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
17 11 (13.58%) Oracle
17 11 (13.58%) Performance Testing
18 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.88%) OLTP
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Selenium
2 17 (20.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (14.81%) Selenium IDE
4 9 (11.11%) JIRA
5 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.94%) TestPartner
7 3 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (2.47%) JUnit
8 2 (2.47%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.23%) YouTrack
9 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.47%) Military
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.57%) .NET
2 25 (30.86%) ASP.NET
3 23 (28.40%) HTML
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.23%) J2EE
4 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.94%) NHS
3 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Windows
2 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.47%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) Software Testing
2 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.57%) System Testing
4 26 (32.10%) Web Testing
5 16 (19.75%) Automated Testing
6 15 (18.52%) Automation Testing
7 13 (16.05%) Test Scripting
8 11 (13.58%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.64%) Manual Testing
9 7 (8.64%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.70%) Time Management
11 3 (3.70%) Scrum
11 3 (3.70%) Project Management
11 3 (3.70%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.47%) Validation
12 2 (2.47%) Business Development
12 2 (2.47%) Use Case
12 2 (2.47%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) C#
1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.17%) Java
6 2 (2.47%) VBScript
7 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (41.98%) ISEB
2 21 (25.93%) Degree
3 7 (8.64%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.94%) HNC
5 4 (4.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (43.21%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.41%) HP
4 4 (4.94%) Compuware
5 1 (1.23%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.23%) IBM
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