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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 202 215 204
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 44 42 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 43 40 52
Median salary £30,000 £32,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
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
5738 6361 6892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.59% 96.85% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4803 5184 5540
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +4 32 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Cheshire +34 10 £30,500 -3.17% 2
Lancashire +17 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 28 July 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 60 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (52.27%) Test Scripting
3 44 (50.00%) Selenium
4 42 (47.73%) Software Testing
4 42 (47.73%) QA
5 40 (45.45%) ISTQB
6 30 (34.09%) ISEB
6 30 (34.09%) SQL
7 29 (32.95%) Automated Testing
8 28 (31.82%) C#
9 25 (28.41%) Scrum
9 25 (28.41%) SDLC
10 23 (26.14%) JIRA
11 20 (22.73%) Manual Testing
11 20 (22.73%) .NET
11 20 (22.73%) Automation Testing
12 19 (21.59%) Windows
12 19 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (20.45%) Test Automation
14 16 (18.18%) Web Services
15 14 (15.91%) Degree
15 14 (15.91%) Functional Testing
16 13 (14.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (12.50%) Regression Testing
18 10 (11.36%) TDD
18 10 (11.36%) Java
18 10 (11.36%) NUnit
19 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (10.23%) Android

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 4 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (50.00%) Selenium
2 23 (26.14%) JIRA
3 10 (11.36%) NUnit
4 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (10.23%) WebDriver
5 8 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.68%) FitNesse
7 5 (5.68%) Gradle
7 5 (5.68%) JMeter
7 5 (5.68%) TestNG
8 4 (4.55%) Ranorex
9 3 (3.41%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.41%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.27%) Appium
10 2 (2.27%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Back Office
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) .NET
2 16 (18.18%) Web Services
3 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.82%) CSS
4 6 (6.82%) HTML
5 5 (5.68%) DOM
5 5 (5.68%) Silverlight
6 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.27%) SOAP
7 2 (2.27%) WCF
8 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) iPad
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Android
3 8 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.68%) Linux
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (52.27%) Test Scripting
3 42 (47.73%) Software Testing
4 29 (32.95%) Automated Testing
5 25 (28.41%) Scrum
5 25 (28.41%) SDLC
6 20 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 20 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 19 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (20.45%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.91%) Functional Testing
10 13 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (12.50%) Regression Testing
12 10 (11.36%) TDD
13 7 (7.95%) BDD
13 7 (7.95%) Defect Management
13 7 (7.95%) Exploratory Testing
14 6 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.82%) Mentoring
15 5 (5.68%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) SQL
2 28 (31.82%) C#
3 10 (11.36%) Java
4 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 30 (34.09%) ISEB
3 14 (15.91%) Degree
4 13 (14.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (47.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) Telerik
4 1 (1.14%) Twitter
4 1 (1.14%) VMware
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