The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 139 155 188
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 126 97 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 1.40% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.48% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 100 85 49
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
7018 6570 7213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.40% 94.83% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6017 5621 6321
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 November 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 68 £37,500 +25.00% 13
Cheshire -8 37 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Lancashire +6 13 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 6 £47,500 - 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 102 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (37.93%) Windows
3 86 (37.07%) QA
4 81 (34.91%) Selenium
5 61 (26.29%) C#
6 57 (24.57%) Manual Testing
7 56 (24.14%) Java
7 56 (24.14%) SQL
7 56 (24.14%) Automated Testing
8 49 (21.12%) ISEB
9 48 (20.69%) Finance
10 46 (19.83%) Software Testing
11 42 (18.10%) Penetration Testing
12 38 (16.38%) Test Automation
13 35 (15.09%) .NET
13 35 (15.09%) JIRA
14 34 (14.66%) Degree
14 34 (14.66%) WebDriver
15 31 (13.36%) Test Scripting
15 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
16 30 (12.93%) E-Commerce
16 30 (12.93%) QuickTest Pro
16 30 (12.93%) Automation Testing
17 29 (12.50%) Linux
18 26 (11.21%) Apple iOS
18 26 (11.21%) Android
19 25 (10.78%) Cucumber
19 25 (10.78%) Regression Testing
19 25 (10.78%) C++
20 22 (9.48%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.43%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.43%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) Extranet
2 1 (0.43%) 3G
2 1 (0.43%) SS7
2 1 (0.43%) 2G
2 1 (0.43%) NGN
2 1 (0.43%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (0.43%) Network Security
2 1 (0.43%) LTE
2 1 (0.43%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 81 (34.91%) Selenium
2 35 (15.09%) JIRA
3 34 (14.66%) WebDriver
4 30 (12.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (10.78%) Cucumber
6 15 (6.47%) SoapUI
7 14 (6.03%) Selenium IDE
8 9 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.45%) FitNesse
10 6 (2.59%) WatiN
11 3 (1.29%) Facilita Forecast
11 3 (1.29%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.29%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.86%) QAComplete
12 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.86%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.86%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.86%) JMeter
12 2 (0.86%) TestDirector
General
1 48 (20.69%) Finance
2 14 (6.03%) Retail
3 11 (4.74%) Banking
4 8 (3.45%) Games
5 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Legal
7 2 (0.86%) Advertising
7 2 (0.86%) Automotive
7 2 (0.86%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.09%) .NET
2 20 (8.62%) HTML
3 19 (8.19%) XML
4 16 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 14 (6.03%) SOAP
6 13 (5.60%) Web Services
7 9 (3.88%) JSON
8 8 (3.45%) CSS
9 6 (2.59%) HTML5
10 5 (2.16%) REST
11 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.86%) Java EE
12 2 (0.86%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.86%) jQuery
12 2 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.86%) Middleware
13 1 (0.43%) EJB
13 1 (0.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.02%) Online Games
5 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.72%) Animation
6 3 (1.29%) Telematics
6 3 (1.29%) Open Source
7 2 (0.86%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 88 (37.93%) Windows
2 29 (12.50%) Linux
3 26 (11.21%) Android
3 26 (11.21%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.74%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.86%) UNIX
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.57%) Manual Testing
3 56 (24.14%) Automated Testing
4 46 (19.83%) Software Testing
5 42 (18.10%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (16.38%) Test Automation
7 31 (13.36%) Test Scripting
8 30 (12.93%) E-Commerce
8 30 (12.93%) Automation Testing
9 25 (10.78%) Regression Testing
10 22 (9.48%) System Testing
11 16 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (6.47%) Performance Testing
13 14 (6.03%) Web Testing
13 14 (6.03%) Scrum
14 12 (5.17%) Risk Management
14 12 (5.17%) Test Strategy
15 11 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (4.74%) Workflow
16 10 (4.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.29%) C#
2 56 (24.14%) Java
2 56 (24.14%) SQL
3 25 (10.78%) C++
4 22 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.31%) T-SQL
5 10 (4.31%) Ruby
6 7 (3.02%) C
7 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.59%) Python
8 5 (2.16%) VB
9 4 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.72%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.72%) PHP
10 3 (1.29%) VBScript
11 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (21.12%) ISEB
2 34 (14.66%) Degree
3 18 (7.76%) CISSP
4 16 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (6.47%) ISTQB
6 10 (4.31%) CISA
7 8 (3.45%) OSCP
8 7 (3.02%) OSCE
8 7 (3.02%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.59%) HND
10 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.43%) CISM
12 1 (0.43%) CCNA
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (37.07%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Nmap
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (4.74%) Microsoft
1 11 (4.74%) HP
2 9 (3.88%) Oracle
3 6 (2.59%) Telerik
4 3 (1.29%) VMware
5 2 (0.86%) AppSense
5 2 (0.86%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.43%) Tableau
6 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.43%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £8000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago