The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 127 171 149
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 119 93 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 1.41% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.46% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 111 85 98
Median salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,700 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5696 6371 6735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.70% 96.79% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 5188 5399
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 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the North West region.

Tester Salary Trend in the North West

Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in the North West

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 Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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 +29 94 £35,000 - 18
Cheshire +20 15 £31,000 -4.61% 3
Lancashire +17 9 £32,500 -3.70%
Merseyside -9 1 £38,750 +51.96% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 110 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (48.43%) QA
3 85 (38.12%) Test Scripting
4 75 (33.63%) Selenium
5 73 (32.74%) ISTQB
6 72 (32.29%) ISEB
7 64 (28.70%) Automated Testing
8 63 (28.25%) C#
9 62 (27.80%) Windows
10 58 (26.01%) SQL
11 50 (22.42%) Software Testing
12 48 (21.52%) JIRA
13 47 (21.08%) Java
14 45 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (18.83%) Web Services
16 37 (16.59%) Automation Testing
17 36 (16.14%) .NET
18 34 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
19 33 (14.80%) Scrum
20 32 (14.35%) Microsoft
21 31 (13.90%) MS Excel
21 31 (13.90%) SDLC
22 29 (13.00%) Test Automation
23 28 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (12.56%) Finance
23 28 (12.56%) Penetration Testing
24 26 (11.66%) Functional Testing
24 26 (11.66%) Manual Testing
24 26 (11.66%) HTML
24 26 (11.66%) Defect Management

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 3 (1.35%) CMS
2 2 (0.90%) Apache
2 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) Network Security
2 7 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.24%) Wireless
4 2 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.45%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 75 (33.63%) Selenium
2 48 (21.52%) JIRA
3 23 (10.31%) WebDriver
4 21 (9.42%) Jenkins
5 20 (8.97%) Cucumber
5 20 (8.97%) JMeter
6 19 (8.52%) NUnit
7 16 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (6.28%) Gradle
8 14 (6.28%) TestNG
9 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.04%) HP UFT
10 9 (4.04%) MSTest
11 8 (3.59%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.69%) Selenium IDE
13 5 (2.24%) FitNesse
13 5 (2.24%) Git (software)
13 5 (2.24%) Ranorex
13 5 (2.24%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.35%) Mercurial
General
1 28 (12.56%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) Banking
3 8 (3.59%) Games
4 4 (1.79%) Marketing
5 3 (1.35%) Advertising
5 3 (1.35%) Back Office
5 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.83%) Web Services
2 36 (16.14%) .NET
3 26 (11.66%) HTML
4 19 (8.52%) ASP.NET
4 19 (8.52%) CSS
5 14 (6.28%) DOM
5 14 (6.28%) Silverlight
6 13 (5.83%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.59%) XML
8 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.90%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.90%) JSP
8 2 (0.90%) Node.js
8 2 (0.90%) WCF
9 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.45%) JSON
9 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.45%) REST
9 1 (0.45%) RESTEasy
9 1 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.83%) iPad
3 7 (3.14%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.24%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.35%) Online Games
8 2 (0.90%) Blog
8 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.45%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (27.80%) Windows
2 22 (9.87%) Linux
2 22 (9.87%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.62%) Android
4 16 (7.17%) Apple iOS
4 16 (7.17%) Mac OS X
4 16 (7.17%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (38.12%) Test Scripting
3 64 (28.70%) Automated Testing
4 50 (22.42%) Software Testing
5 37 (16.59%) Automation Testing
6 34 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (14.80%) Scrum
8 31 (13.90%) SDLC
9 29 (13.00%) Test Automation
10 28 (12.56%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (11.66%) Defect Management
11 26 (11.66%) Functional Testing
11 26 (11.66%) Manual Testing
12 24 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (10.76%) TDD
13 23 (10.31%) BDD
14 19 (8.52%) Defect Tracking
14 19 (8.52%) Regression Testing
14 19 (8.52%) Test Management
15 17 (7.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.25%) C#
2 58 (26.01%) SQL
3 47 (21.08%) Java
4 22 (9.87%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.38%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.24%) C++
7 4 (1.79%) PHP
8 3 (1.35%) Python
8 3 (1.35%) Ruby
9 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (32.74%) ISTQB
2 72 (32.29%) ISEB
3 21 (9.42%) Degree
4 13 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.35%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.90%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (48.43%) QA
2 5 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 5 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (10.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) Nessus
2 2 (0.90%) Nmap
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.17%) VMware
3 9 (4.04%) Oracle
4 7 (3.14%) Telerik
5 3 (1.35%) HP
6 2 (0.90%) hybris
6 2 (0.90%) Qualys
7 1 (0.45%) Facebook
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
Salford, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 10% pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago