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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 120 164 164
Rank change year-on-year
+44 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 111 98 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.52% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.57% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 101 92 86
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
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
5461 6226 6754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.57% 96.81% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4625 5081 5431
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +26 89 £35,000 +7.69% 22
Cheshire +17 12 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Lancashire +13 7 £27,750 -7.50% 1
Merseyside -1 3 £32,500 +27.45% 2
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (43.69%) QA
3 87 (39.19%) Test Scripting
4 80 (36.04%) ISTQB
5 73 (32.88%) Selenium
6 71 (31.98%) ISEB
7 68 (30.63%) Windows
8 65 (29.28%) Automated Testing
9 59 (26.58%) SQL
10 53 (23.87%) Web Services
11 52 (23.42%) C#
12 51 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (21.62%) Java
14 47 (21.17%) JIRA
15 43 (19.37%) Software Testing
16 37 (16.67%) Finance
16 37 (16.67%) Scrum
17 36 (16.22%) SDLC
18 35 (15.77%) Test Automation
19 34 (15.32%) Automation Testing
20 33 (14.86%) Penetration Testing
20 33 (14.86%) Functional Testing
21 32 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
22 30 (13.51%) .NET
23 28 (12.61%) MS Excel
23 28 (12.61%) Microsoft
23 28 (12.61%) Degree
23 28 (12.61%) Cucumber
24 27 (12.16%) Manual Testing
25 24 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (0.90%) Apache
1 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.80%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.31%) Network Security
2 11 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.05%) Wireless
4 2 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 73 (32.88%) Selenium
2 47 (21.17%) JIRA
3 28 (12.61%) Cucumber
4 21 (9.46%) Jenkins
5 19 (8.56%) WebDriver
6 18 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (7.66%) NUnit
8 16 (7.21%) JMeter
9 13 (5.86%) HP UFT
10 12 (5.41%) Gradle
10 12 (5.41%) TestNG
11 11 (4.95%) FitNesse
12 10 (4.50%) MSTest
13 9 (4.05%) SoapUI
14 8 (3.60%) Visual Studio
15 6 (2.70%) Ranorex
16 5 (2.25%) Git (software)
17 4 (1.80%) JUnit
17 4 (1.80%) Selenium IDE
17 4 (1.80%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (16.67%) Finance
2 21 (9.46%) Banking
3 7 (3.15%) Games
4 4 (1.80%) 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 53 (23.87%) Web Services
2 30 (13.51%) .NET
3 19 (8.56%) HTML
4 15 (6.76%) ASP.NET
5 14 (6.31%) CSS
6 12 (5.41%) DOM
6 12 (5.41%) Silverlight
7 11 (4.95%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.50%) XML
9 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.90%) JSP
9 2 (0.90%) WCF
10 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.45%) J2EE
10 1 (0.45%) JSON
10 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.45%) REST
10 1 (0.45%) RESTEasy
10 1 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.95%) iPad
3 10 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.05%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (4.05%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.35%) Blog
6 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.35%) Online Games
7 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.45%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (30.63%) Windows
2 20 (9.01%) Android
3 19 (8.56%) Apple iOS
3 19 (8.56%) Linux
4 18 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 16 (7.21%) Unix
6 14 (6.31%) Mac OS X
6 14 (6.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (39.19%) Test Scripting
3 65 (29.28%) Automated Testing
4 43 (19.37%) Software Testing
5 37 (16.67%) Scrum
6 36 (16.22%) SDLC
7 35 (15.77%) Test Automation
8 34 (15.32%) Automation Testing
9 33 (14.86%) Functional Testing
9 33 (14.86%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (12.16%) Manual Testing
12 24 (10.81%) BDD
12 24 (10.81%) Information Security
13 22 (9.91%) Defect Management
14 21 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (9.46%) TDD
15 20 (9.01%) Reverse Engineering
15 20 (9.01%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (7.21%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.58%) SQL
2 52 (23.42%) C#
3 48 (21.62%) Java
4 20 (9.01%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.41%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.80%) C++
6 4 (1.80%) PHP
7 3 (1.35%) Python
7 3 (1.35%) Ruby
8 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (36.04%) ISTQB
2 71 (31.98%) ISEB
3 28 (12.61%) Degree
4 10 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.80%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.35%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (43.69%) QA
2 9 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 9 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) Nessus
2 2 (0.90%) Nmap
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.31%) VMware
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle
4 8 (3.60%) Telerik
5 2 (0.90%) hybris
5 2 (0.90%) Qualys
6 1 (0.45%) Facebook
6 1 (0.45%) HP
6 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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