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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / North West
Rank 140 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 112 127 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 2.27% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.37% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 100 115 124
Median salary £39,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
5660 5367 6624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.57% 96.05% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4778 4512 5665
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,691 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 86 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Cheshire -4 11 £30,000 - 18
Lancashire -15 9 £37,500 +3.44% 7
Cumbria - 3 - - 8
Merseyside -16 2 £27,500 -31.25% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 155 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (44.35%) Test Scripting
3 106 (42.74%) QA
4 95 (38.31%) Selenium
5 79 (31.85%) ISEB
6 78 (31.45%) Software Testing
7 71 (28.63%) Automated Testing
8 62 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 59 (23.79%) SQL
10 57 (22.98%) Test Automation
11 54 (21.77%) C#
12 50 (20.16%) Finance
13 49 (19.76%) Cucumber
14 48 (19.35%) SDLC
15 47 (18.95%) Windows
16 44 (17.74%) JIRA
17 42 (16.94%) Manual Testing
18 38 (15.32%) Java
19 37 (14.92%) Automation Testing
19 37 (14.92%) Defect Management
20 36 (14.52%) BDD
20 36 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
21 33 (13.31%) Functional Testing
21 33 (13.31%) Scrum
22 32 (12.90%) .NET
22 32 (12.90%) WebDriver
22 32 (12.90%) Process Improvement
23 31 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
24 30 (12.10%) ISTQB
24 30 (12.10%) TDD

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 3 (1.21%) CMS
2 1 (0.40%) Apache
2 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (8.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.21%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.81%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.84%) MySQL
3 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (38.31%) Selenium
2 49 (19.76%) Cucumber
3 44 (17.74%) JIRA
4 32 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 25 (10.08%) HP UFT
6 19 (7.66%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.24%) FitNesse
9 11 (4.44%) JMeter
9 11 (4.44%) MSTest
9 11 (4.44%) SpecFlow
10 10 (4.03%) TestComplete
11 9 (3.63%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.23%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.42%) NUnit
13 6 (2.42%) SoapUI
14 5 (2.02%) Gradle
14 5 (2.02%) TeamCity
14 5 (2.02%) TestNG
15 4 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
General
1 50 (20.16%) Finance
2 7 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.02%) Retail
4 4 (1.61%) Advertising
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.90%) .NET
2 19 (7.66%) Web Services
3 16 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 13 (5.24%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.63%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.63%) AngularJS
5 9 (3.63%) CSS
5 9 (3.63%) HTML
6 7 (2.82%) XML
7 6 (2.42%) SOAP
8 5 (2.02%) DOM
8 5 (2.02%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (2.02%) Middleware
9 3 (1.21%) jQuery
9 3 (1.21%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.81%) Behat
10 2 (0.81%) REST
10 2 (0.81%) WSDL
10 2 (0.81%) XSD
11 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.63%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.23%) iPad
5 7 (2.82%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.42%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Blog
8 1 (0.40%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.95%) Windows
2 18 (7.26%) Windows Server
3 16 (6.45%) Linux
4 13 (5.24%) Android
5 12 (4.84%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 11 (4.44%) Mac OS X
6 11 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (44.35%) Test Scripting
3 78 (31.45%) Software Testing
4 71 (28.63%) Automated Testing
5 62 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 57 (22.98%) Test Automation
7 48 (19.35%) SDLC
8 42 (16.94%) Manual Testing
9 37 (14.92%) Automation Testing
9 37 (14.92%) Defect Management
10 36 (14.52%) BDD
10 36 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (13.31%) Functional Testing
11 33 (13.31%) Scrum
12 32 (12.90%) Process Improvement
13 31 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
14 30 (12.10%) TDD
15 25 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (9.27%) Performance Testing
17 18 (7.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.79%) SQL
2 54 (21.77%) C#
3 38 (15.32%) Java
4 22 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.03%) Ruby
6 6 (2.42%) Python
7 4 (1.61%) VBScript
8 2 (0.81%) C
8 2 (0.81%) C++
8 2 (0.81%) Perl
8 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 79 (31.85%) ISEB
2 30 (12.10%) ISTQB
3 21 (8.47%) Degree
4 18 (7.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (5.65%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.82%) OSCP
7 6 (2.42%) OSCE
8 5 (2.02%) CREST Certified
8 5 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.81%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (0.81%) GIAC
9 2 (0.81%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (0.40%) CISSP
10 1 (0.40%) GPEN
10 1 (0.40%) HND
10 1 (0.40%) SANS
10 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (42.74%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 11 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.44%) VMware
3 8 (3.23%) HP
4 7 (2.82%) Oracle
5 6 (2.42%) SAP
6 2 (0.81%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.40%) RedGate
7 1 (0.40%) Telerik
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