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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 144 97 145
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 123 170 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 2.83% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.95% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 108 151 106
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
6056 5768 7165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.76% 95.88% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5102 4767 6124
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -42 81 £42,500 +12.58% 25
Cheshire +14 30 £31,500 -16.00% 19
Lancashire -18 5 £45,000 +50.00% 7
Cumbria - 4 - - 8
Merseyside -19 3 £33,000 +1.53% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 154 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (48.02%) QA
3 109 (43.25%) Test Scripting
4 95 (37.70%) ISEB
5 90 (35.71%) Selenium
6 84 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 74 (29.37%) Automated Testing
8 65 (25.79%) Regression Testing
8 65 (25.79%) SQL
9 63 (25.00%) C#
10 60 (23.81%) Windows
11 50 (19.84%) Test Automation
12 49 (19.44%) JIRA
13 45 (17.86%) Finance
14 44 (17.46%) ISTQB
15 42 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (16.27%) Manual Testing
17 40 (15.87%) SDLC
18 38 (15.08%) .NET
18 38 (15.08%) Defect Management
19 37 (14.68%) Defect Tracking
19 37 (14.68%) Scrum
20 33 (13.10%) Cucumber
21 32 (12.70%) WebDriver
21 32 (12.70%) Automation Testing
21 32 (12.70%) SQL Server
22 31 (12.30%) Java
22 31 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 29 (11.51%) MS Excel
23 29 (11.51%) HP Quality Center

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 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (0.40%) Apache
2 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.19%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.79%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.97%) MySQL
3 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 90 (35.71%) Selenium
2 49 (19.44%) JIRA
3 33 (13.10%) Cucumber
4 32 (12.70%) WebDriver
5 28 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 18 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 15 (5.95%) JMeter
7 15 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (4.76%) FitNesse
8 12 (4.76%) SpecFlow
9 11 (4.37%) MSTest
9 11 (4.37%) NUnit
10 10 (3.97%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.57%) Gradle
11 9 (3.57%) LoadRunner
11 9 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.57%) TestComplete
11 9 (3.57%) TestNG
12 7 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
13 6 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.59%) Advertising
3 4 (1.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.19%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Marketing
5 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.08%) .NET
2 24 (9.52%) Web Services
3 18 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.14%) HTML
4 16 (6.35%) CSS
5 11 (4.37%) .NET Framework
5 11 (4.37%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.57%) DOM
7 8 (3.17%) Silverlight
7 8 (3.17%) XML
8 7 (2.78%) SOAP
9 5 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.98%) Middleware
10 3 (1.19%) jQuery
11 2 (0.79%) Behat
11 2 (0.79%) Node.js
11 2 (0.79%) REST
11 2 (0.79%) WSDL
11 2 (0.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.97%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.98%) Online Gambling
6 4 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.59%) iPad
7 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Blog
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.40%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.81%) Windows
2 25 (9.92%) Windows Server
3 22 (8.73%) Linux
4 17 (6.75%) Windows 10
5 16 (6.35%) Mac OS X
6 15 (5.95%) Android
7 13 (5.16%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (43.25%) Test Scripting
3 84 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 74 (29.37%) Automated Testing
5 65 (25.79%) Regression Testing
6 50 (19.84%) Test Automation
7 42 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 41 (16.27%) Manual Testing
9 40 (15.87%) SDLC
10 38 (15.08%) Defect Management
11 37 (14.68%) Defect Tracking
11 37 (14.68%) Scrum
12 32 (12.70%) Automation Testing
13 28 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 28 (11.11%) Process Improvement
14 25 (9.92%) BDD
14 25 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (8.33%) TDD
16 21 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.79%) SQL
2 63 (25.00%) C#
3 31 (12.30%) Java
4 27 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.38%) Ruby
6 5 (1.98%) Python
7 4 (1.59%) VBScript
8 3 (1.19%) C++
9 2 (0.79%) C
9 2 (0.79%) Perl
9 2 (0.79%) Scala
10 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (37.70%) ISEB
2 44 (17.46%) ISTQB
3 22 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (7.14%) Degree
5 14 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.78%) OSCP
7 6 (2.38%) OSCE
8 5 (1.98%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.79%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (0.79%) GIAC
10 2 (0.79%) Tigerscheme
11 1 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.40%) CISSP
11 1 (0.40%) GPEN
11 1 (0.40%) SANS
11 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (48.02%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (6.35%) Active Directory
1 16 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (11.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.35%) VMware
3 10 (3.97%) HP
3 10 (3.97%) Oracle
4 6 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.40%) RedGate
6 1 (0.40%) Telerik
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