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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 127 120 176
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 141 158 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.25% 2.34% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.42% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 133 144 81
Median salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
6053 6528 7106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.79% 96.60% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5082 5434 5849
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 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 September 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 September 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 -32 76 £37,500 - 27
Cheshire +50 50 £32,000 -1.53% 15
Merseyside -19 8 £26,250 -6.25% 6
Lancashire +8 3 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Cumbria - 2 - - 8
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 126 (51.01%) QA
2 125 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (38.87%) Test Scripting
4 87 (35.22%) ISEB
5 85 (34.41%) Selenium
6 81 (32.79%) Software Testing
7 79 (31.98%) C#
8 74 (29.96%) Automated Testing
9 66 (26.72%) SQL
10 65 (26.32%) Windows
11 60 (24.29%) ISTQB
12 43 (17.41%) Regression Testing
12 43 (17.41%) Automation Testing
13 41 (16.60%) JIRA
13 41 (16.60%) Java
13 41 (16.60%) .NET
14 40 (16.19%) Manual Testing
15 39 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (15.38%) Scrum
17 37 (14.98%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
19 35 (14.17%) Linux
20 33 (13.36%) MS Excel
20 33 (13.36%) SQL Server
21 32 (12.96%) JavaScript
21 32 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
22 31 (12.55%) Defect Management
22 31 (12.55%) Defect Tracking
23 30 (12.15%) SDLC

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 6 (2.43%) CMS
2 2 (0.81%) Apache
2 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (13.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.21%) Maya
2 3 (1.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.21%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.81%) Internet
3 2 (0.81%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.43%) MySQL
4 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 85 (34.41%) Selenium
2 41 (16.60%) JIRA
3 24 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 23 (9.31%) JMeter
5 22 (8.91%) WebDriver
6 21 (8.50%) NUnit
7 20 (8.10%) HP UFT
8 18 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (6.88%) Gradle
9 17 (6.88%) TestNG
10 11 (4.45%) MSTest
11 9 (3.64%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.64%) SoapUI
12 8 (3.24%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.83%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (2.43%) LoadRunner
14 6 (2.43%) TestComplete
15 5 (2.02%) TeamCity
16 4 (1.62%) Burp Suite
16 4 (1.62%) FitNesse
General
1 25 (10.12%) Finance
2 7 (2.83%) Games
3 6 (2.43%) Marketing
4 4 (1.62%) Advertising
4 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.21%) Back Office
5 3 (1.21%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.60%) .NET
2 29 (11.74%) Web Services
3 28 (11.34%) HTML
4 24 (9.72%) CSS
5 23 (9.31%) ASP.NET
6 17 (6.88%) DOM
6 17 (6.88%) Silverlight
7 12 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.24%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.24%) XML
9 6 (2.43%) Gherkin
9 6 (2.43%) Middleware
10 5 (2.02%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (2.02%) SOAP
11 3 (1.21%) REST
12 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.81%) jQuery
12 2 (0.81%) JSP
12 2 (0.81%) Node.js
12 2 (0.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.45%) iPad
3 9 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.83%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.21%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.21%) Online Games
7 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Blog
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.40%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.40%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.32%) Windows
2 35 (14.17%) Linux
3 27 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.29%) Mac OS X
4 18 (7.29%) Windows 10
5 17 (6.88%) Android
6 16 (6.48%) Apple iOS
7 14 (5.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (38.87%) Test Scripting
3 81 (32.79%) Software Testing
4 74 (29.96%) Automated Testing
5 43 (17.41%) Automation Testing
5 43 (17.41%) Regression Testing
6 40 (16.19%) Manual Testing
7 38 (15.38%) Scrum
8 37 (14.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (12.55%) Defect Management
10 31 (12.55%) Defect Tracking
11 30 (12.15%) SDLC
12 28 (11.34%) Test Automation
13 20 (8.10%) Functional Testing
14 19 (7.69%) Load Testing
14 19 (7.69%) Test Management
14 19 (7.69%) Test Strategy
15 18 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (7.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (31.98%) C#
2 66 (26.72%) SQL
3 41 (16.60%) Java
4 32 (12.96%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.83%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.62%) VBScript
7 3 (1.21%) Python
8 2 (0.81%) C++
8 2 (0.81%) Ruby
8 2 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (35.22%) ISEB
2 60 (24.29%) ISTQB
3 17 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (5.67%) Degree
5 8 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.62%) CREST Certified
6 4 (1.62%) OSCP
7 3 (1.21%) OSCE
8 2 (0.81%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.81%) SANS
8 2 (0.81%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.40%) GIAC
9 1 (0.40%) GPEN
9 1 (0.40%) PhD
9 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (51.01%) QA
System Software
1 18 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.29%) VMware
3 10 (4.05%) Oracle
4 5 (2.02%) HP
4 5 (2.02%) Telerik
5 3 (1.21%) SAP
6 2 (0.81%) hybris
7 1 (0.40%) Facebook
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