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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / North West
Rank 213 179 203
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 30 52 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.92% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.95% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 28 49 41
Median salary £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
5734 5447 6783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.58% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 4586 5638
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 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -33 23 £32,000 +1.58% 2
Cheshire +1 3 £28,000 -6.66% 3
Merseyside -3 3 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £28,500 -3.38%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 57 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.25%) Software Testing
3 35 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 34 (44.16%) QA
5 27 (35.06%) Selenium
5 27 (35.06%) Manual Testing
6 25 (32.47%) Automated Testing
6 25 (32.47%) SQL
7 22 (28.57%) ISEB
7 22 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 21 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 21 (27.27%) JIRA
9 17 (22.08%) Regression Testing
9 17 (22.08%) Finance
9 17 (22.08%) HP UFT
9 17 (22.08%) Windows
9 17 (22.08%) C#
9 17 (22.08%) SDLC
10 16 (20.78%) Scrum
10 16 (20.78%) Degree
11 15 (19.48%) .NET
11 15 (19.48%) Process Improvement
12 13 (16.88%) Defect Management
12 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
13 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.99%) Web Services
14 10 (12.99%) MySQL
15 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
15 9 (11.69%) RAD
15 9 (11.69%) FitNesse

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 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (35.06%) Selenium
2 21 (27.27%) JIRA
3 17 (22.08%) HP UFT
4 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.69%) FitNesse
5 8 (10.39%) TestComplete
6 7 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.79%) MSTest
7 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.90%) NUnit
9 2 (2.60%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.30%) Gradle
10 1 (1.30%) JMeter
10 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.30%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.30%) TestNG
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Legal
3 4 (5.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 10 (12.99%) Web Services
3 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) DOM
6 1 (1.30%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) iPad
2 6 (7.79%) Online Gambling
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Android
2 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.25%) Software Testing
3 35 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 27 (35.06%) Manual Testing
5 25 (32.47%) Automated Testing
6 22 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 21 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 17 (22.08%) Regression Testing
8 17 (22.08%) SDLC
9 16 (20.78%) Scrum
10 15 (19.48%) Process Improvement
11 13 (16.88%) Defect Management
12 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (11.69%) RAD
12 9 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Case Management
13 8 (10.39%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 17 (22.08%) C#
3 4 (5.19%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.60%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) PHP
5 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) ISEB
2 16 (20.78%) Degree
3 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (44.16%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.30%) GCP
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle
1 1 (1.30%) RedGate
1 1 (1.30%) Telerik
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