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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 211 171 216
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 73 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 1.19% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.24% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 42 60 49
Median salary £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
6077 5885 7110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.66% 95.89% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5126 4863 6067
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -18 28 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Cheshire +24 18 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Merseyside -15 1 - - 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 77 (74.04%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (61.54%) QA
3 56 (53.85%) Software Testing
4 55 (52.88%) Test Scripting
5 47 (45.19%) Selenium
6 42 (40.38%) Automated Testing
7 39 (37.50%) SQL
8 36 (34.62%) Manual Testing
9 35 (33.65%) ISEB
10 33 (31.73%) C#
11 30 (28.85%) .NET
11 30 (28.85%) ISTQB
11 30 (28.85%) Test Automation
12 29 (27.88%) Scrum
12 29 (27.88%) Windows
13 27 (25.96%) SDLC
13 27 (25.96%) HP UFT
13 27 (25.96%) Regression Testing
14 25 (24.04%) JIRA
15 21 (20.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (18.27%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (18.27%) Functional Testing
17 18 (17.31%) Finance
17 18 (17.31%) ASP.NET
18 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (13.46%) Degree
19 14 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 14 (13.46%) Web Services
19 14 (13.46%) Defect Management
20 13 (12.50%) SQL Server

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 5 (4.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Apache
2 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) MySQL
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (45.19%) Selenium
2 27 (25.96%) HP UFT
3 25 (24.04%) JIRA
4 13 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 11 (10.58%) MSTest
7 10 (9.62%) Jenkins
8 9 (8.65%) Cucumber
8 9 (8.65%) FitNesse
8 9 (8.65%) TestComplete
9 7 (6.73%) NUnit
9 7 (6.73%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (4.81%) Gradle
10 5 (4.81%) JMeter
10 5 (4.81%) TestNG
11 4 (3.85%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Advertising
3 2 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.85%) .NET
2 18 (17.31%) ASP.NET
3 14 (13.46%) Web Services
4 10 (9.62%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.73%) CSS
5 7 (6.73%) HTML
6 5 (4.81%) DOM
6 5 (4.81%) Silverlight
7 4 (3.85%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.88%) SOAP
9 2 (1.92%) jQuery
9 2 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) iPad
1 5 (4.81%) Online Gambling
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.96%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Windows
2 10 (9.62%) Android
2 10 (9.62%) Apple iOS
3 8 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (2.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (74.04%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 55 (52.88%) Test Scripting
4 42 (40.38%) Automated Testing
5 36 (34.62%) Manual Testing
6 30 (28.85%) Test Automation
7 29 (27.88%) Scrum
8 27 (25.96%) Regression Testing
8 27 (25.96%) SDLC
9 21 (20.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (18.27%) Functional Testing
11 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (13.46%) Defect Management
13 11 (10.58%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (10.58%) Performance Testing
13 11 (10.58%) Release Management
14 10 (9.62%) Information Governance
14 10 (9.62%) Process Improvement
15 9 (8.65%) Automation Testing
15 9 (8.65%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.50%) SQL
2 33 (31.73%) C#
3 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.77%) Java
5 4 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) ISEB
2 30 (28.85%) ISTQB
3 14 (13.46%) Degree
3 14 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (18.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.96%) RedGate
3 1 (0.96%) Telerik
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Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
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