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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 141 151 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 98 99 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 1.42% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.50% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 90 87 62
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,600 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,050 £42,275 £43,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
6097 6608 7127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.15% 94.78% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4965 5327 6109
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +5 58 £34,500 +6.15% 24
Cheshire +4 29 £32,500 - 10
Lancashire -11 6 £30,000 +14.28% 2
Merseyside +9 5 £25,500 -21.53% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 127 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (47.23%) QA
3 109 (46.38%) SQL
4 96 (40.85%) ISEB
5 82 (34.89%) Automated Testing
6 80 (34.04%) Test Scripting
7 67 (28.51%) Selenium
8 65 (27.66%) Software Testing
9 57 (24.26%) .NET
9 57 (24.26%) Windows
10 52 (22.13%) Finance
10 52 (22.13%) SDLC
11 48 (20.43%) ISTQB
12 47 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 44 (18.72%) Degree
14 43 (18.30%) Regression Testing
15 42 (17.87%) C#
16 41 (17.45%) Automation Testing
17 39 (16.60%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (15.32%) Microsoft
19 35 (14.89%) Java
20 34 (14.47%) System Testing
21 31 (13.19%) TDD
21 31 (13.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 30 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
22 30 (12.77%) Test Automation
23 28 (11.91%) BDD
23 28 (11.91%) XML
24 27 (11.49%) SQL Server
25 26 (11.06%) HP UFT

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 1 (0.43%) IIS
1 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.26%) MS Office
2 9 (3.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.28%) Trello
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) VPN
1 4 (1.70%) Network Security
2 3 (1.28%) HTTP
3 2 (0.85%) LAN
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
3 2 (0.85%) Wireless
4 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) SMS
4 1 (0.43%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.55%) MySQL
4 4 (1.70%) VLDB
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) Big Data
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (28.51%) Selenium
2 26 (11.06%) HP UFT
3 25 (10.64%) JIRA
4 22 (9.36%) Jenkins
5 21 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (8.94%) SpecFlow
6 20 (8.51%) SoapUI
7 17 (7.23%) Hudson
7 17 (7.23%) MSTest
7 17 (7.23%) TeamCity
8 16 (6.81%) Cucumber
9 11 (4.68%) WatiN
10 7 (2.98%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.55%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.13%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.70%) UltraEdit
13 4 (1.70%) Selenium IDE
14 3 (1.28%) LoadRunner
15 2 (0.85%) AppScan
15 2 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 52 (22.13%) Finance
2 9 (3.83%) Retail
3 8 (3.40%) Banking
4 6 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.70%) Electronics
6 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.70%) Marketing
7 3 (1.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.26%) .NET
2 28 (11.91%) XML
3 24 (10.21%) Web Services
4 19 (8.09%) SOAP
5 12 (5.11%) HTML
6 6 (2.55%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.70%) WebCenter
8 3 (1.28%) JSON
8 3 (1.28%) LAMP
9 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.85%) CSS
9 2 (0.85%) RESTful
9 2 (0.85%) REST
10 1 (0.43%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.43%) WPF
10 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.81%) Replication
4 10 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.28%) Telematics
7 2 (0.85%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.85%) Chemistry
7 2 (0.85%) Biotechnology
7 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.43%) DTV
8 1 (0.43%) LIMS
8 1 (0.43%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.26%) Windows
2 23 (9.79%) Android
2 23 (9.79%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.11%) Linux
4 4 (1.70%) UNIX
4 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (34.89%) Automated Testing
3 80 (34.04%) Test Scripting
4 65 (27.66%) Software Testing
5 52 (22.13%) SDLC
6 47 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 43 (18.30%) Regression Testing
8 41 (17.45%) Automation Testing
9 39 (16.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (14.47%) System Testing
11 31 (13.19%) TDD
12 30 (12.77%) Test Automation
12 30 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (11.91%) BDD
14 25 (10.64%) Performance Testing
15 23 (9.79%) Mentoring
16 22 (9.36%) Scrum
17 17 (7.23%) Compatibility Testing
17 17 (7.23%) API Testing
18 15 (6.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 109 (46.38%) SQL
2 42 (17.87%) C#
3 35 (14.89%) Java
4 13 (5.53%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.53%) C++
5 11 (4.68%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.40%) C
7 5 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.13%) VB
7 5 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.13%) Python
7 5 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.13%) Ruby
8 3 (1.28%) Perl
8 3 (1.28%) PHP
9 2 (0.85%) Groovy
10 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (40.85%) ISEB
2 48 (20.43%) ISTQB
3 44 (18.72%) Degree
4 31 (13.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.68%) HND
6 7 (2.98%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.13%) OSCP
7 5 (2.13%) OSCE
7 5 (2.13%) CISSP
8 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (47.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (9.36%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.98%) Nessus
3 6 (2.55%) Nmap
4 4 (1.70%) Puppet
5 3 (1.28%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 36 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.68%) HP
2 11 (4.68%) Oracle
2 11 (4.68%) Telerik
3 6 (2.55%) Qualys
4 4 (1.70%) IBM
5 3 (1.28%) VMware
6 2 (0.85%) Capita
7 1 (0.43%) DataFlux
7 1 (0.43%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) Trillium
7 1 (0.43%) BancTec
7 1 (0.43%) Green Hat
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EXCELerate
Salary: To £60k + Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Flex-Time
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago