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

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / North West
Rank 130 109 126
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 119 132 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.34% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.42% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 107 118 118
Median salary £37,500 £37,250 £34,625
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.67% +7.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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%

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 25 February 2017.

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 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 -15 94 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Cheshire -9 11 £32,500 +12.06% 18
Lancashire -2 9 £28,500 -24.00% 8
Merseyside -18 3 £27,500 -26.17% 5
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 158 (65.29%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (45.45%) Selenium
3 105 (43.39%) Test Scripting
4 90 (37.19%) QA
5 71 (29.34%) Cucumber
6 70 (28.93%) Automated Testing
7 62 (25.62%) Software Testing
8 61 (25.21%) ISEB
8 61 (25.21%) Test Automation
9 55 (22.73%) Java
9 55 (22.73%) SDLC
10 54 (22.31%) Finance
11 53 (21.90%) BDD
12 52 (21.49%) SQL
12 52 (21.49%) Regression Testing
13 48 (19.83%) C#
14 46 (19.01%) TDD
15 44 (18.18%) WebDriver
16 39 (16.12%) JIRA
17 36 (14.88%) Automation Testing
18 35 (14.46%) Scrum
19 33 (13.64%) Defect Management
20 32 (13.22%) Windows
20 32 (13.22%) Functional Testing
21 31 (12.81%) Manual Testing
21 31 (12.81%) System Integration Testing
22 29 (11.98%) Process Improvement
23 26 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
23 26 (10.74%) Defect Tracking
24 25 (10.33%) Degree

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 (0.41%) Apache
1 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.41%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.79%) GitHub
2 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.48%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) Firewall
2 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.55%) MySQL
3 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (45.45%) Selenium
2 71 (29.34%) Cucumber
3 44 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 39 (16.12%) JIRA
5 20 (8.26%) HP UFT
5 20 (8.26%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.20%) FitNesse
7 12 (4.96%) SpecFlow
8 11 (4.55%) LoadRunner
9 8 (3.31%) JMeter
9 8 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.31%) TestComplete
10 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.48%) MSTest
12 5 (2.07%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.65%) Gradle
13 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.65%) NUnit
13 4 (1.65%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.65%) TestNG
General
1 54 (22.31%) Finance
2 11 (4.55%) Retail
3 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.48%) Legal
5 4 (1.65%) Advertising
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.92%) Gherkin
2 23 (9.50%) .NET
3 20 (8.26%) Web Services
4 9 (3.72%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.72%) CSS
4 9 (3.72%) HTML
5 7 (2.89%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.07%) XML
7 4 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.65%) DOM
7 4 (1.65%) HTML5
7 4 (1.65%) jQuery
8 3 (1.24%) SOAP
9 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.83%) Behat
9 2 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.83%) Middleware
9 2 (0.83%) WSDL
9 2 (0.83%) XSD
10 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.31%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.31%) iPad
3 8 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.48%) Online Gambling
5 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.22%) Windows
2 14 (5.79%) Android
3 13 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.72%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.31%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.07%) Linux
8 4 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (65.29%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (43.39%) Test Scripting
3 70 (28.93%) Automated Testing
4 62 (25.62%) Software Testing
5 61 (25.21%) Test Automation
6 55 (22.73%) SDLC
7 53 (21.90%) BDD
8 52 (21.49%) Regression Testing
9 46 (19.01%) TDD
10 36 (14.88%) Automation Testing
11 35 (14.46%) Scrum
12 33 (13.64%) Defect Management
13 32 (13.22%) Functional Testing
14 31 (12.81%) Manual Testing
14 31 (12.81%) System Integration Testing
15 29 (11.98%) Process Improvement
16 26 (10.74%) Defect Tracking
16 26 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (9.09%) Performance Testing
18 19 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.73%) Java
2 52 (21.49%) SQL
3 48 (19.83%) C#
4 18 (7.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.79%) Python
6 9 (3.72%) Ruby
7 5 (2.07%) VBScript
8 3 (1.24%) C
8 3 (1.24%) C++
8 3 (1.24%) PHP
9 2 (0.83%) Perl
9 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (25.21%) ISEB
2 25 (10.33%) Degree
3 24 (9.92%) ISTQB
4 14 (5.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.24%) OSCE
7 3 (1.24%) OSCP
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.41%) GIAC
8 1 (0.41%) HND
8 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (37.19%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) SDET
3 1 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.41%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (3.31%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.96%) HP
3 8 (3.31%) VMware
4 7 (2.89%) Oracle
5 6 (2.48%) SAP
6 2 (0.83%) Google
6 2 (0.83%) Tableau
6 2 (0.83%) Talend
6 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.41%) RedGate
7 1 (0.41%) Telerik
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
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Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
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Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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