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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 200 216 254
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 50 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 20
Average salary £32,500 £28,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,900 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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
Cheshire +6 20 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Manchester -13 20 £34,000 +41.66% 6
Lancashire +9 10 £30,000 - 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (59.21%) QA
3 38 (50.00%) Selenium
4 31 (40.79%) Automated Testing
5 30 (39.47%) Windows
5 30 (39.47%) SQL
6 28 (36.84%) Software Testing
6 28 (36.84%) Manual Testing
7 27 (35.53%) ISEB
8 26 (34.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
10 21 (27.63%) JIRA
11 15 (19.74%) Finance
11 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
12 13 (17.11%) Automation Testing
12 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
13 12 (15.79%) Degree
14 11 (14.47%) Scrum
14 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (13.16%) .NET
16 9 (11.84%) Performance Testing
17 8 (10.53%) System Testing
17 8 (10.53%) RAD
17 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
17 8 (10.53%) Web Services
17 8 (10.53%) FitNesse
18 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
18 7 (9.21%) Android
18 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
18 7 (9.21%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (50.00%) Selenium
2 26 (34.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (27.63%) JIRA
4 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.53%) FitNesse
6 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.89%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.63%) MSTest
8 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.32%) Concordion
9 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.63%) Advertising
2 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) Web Services
3 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.95%) SOAP
4 3 (3.95%) REST
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.32%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Android
2 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.79%) Automated Testing
3 28 (36.84%) Software Testing
3 28 (36.84%) Manual Testing
4 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 15 (19.74%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.11%) Automation Testing
7 11 (14.47%) Scrum
8 9 (11.84%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.53%) RAD
9 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.53%) System Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Web Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Time Management
12 5 (6.58%) BDD
13 4 (5.26%) User Stories
13 4 (5.26%) TDD
14 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (3.95%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) C#
2 7 (9.21%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.63%) VBScript
5 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) ISEB
2 12 (15.79%) Degree
3 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (59.21%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) HP
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
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