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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 171 190 147
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 84 49 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.71% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.76% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 78 45 96
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
6959 6446 7140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5706 5546 6124
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +6 42 £35,500 +29.09% 15
Cheshire -7 26 £35,000 -3.44% 7
Merseyside - 9 £35,000 -
Lancashire 0 2 £37,500 +97.36% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 99 (52.66%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (43.62%) Windows
3 63 (33.51%) Selenium
4 60 (31.91%) QA
5 53 (28.19%) C#
6 48 (25.53%) Software Testing
7 47 (25.00%) ISEB
8 41 (21.81%) SQL
9 40 (21.28%) .NET
9 40 (21.28%) Finance
10 38 (20.21%) SQL Server
11 36 (19.15%) Manual Testing
11 36 (19.15%) System Testing
12 34 (18.09%) Automated Testing
13 30 (15.96%) Java
13 30 (15.96%) Web Testing
13 30 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
14 29 (15.43%) Regression Testing
15 28 (14.89%) JavaScript
15 28 (14.89%) ASP.NET
15 28 (14.89%) Test Automation
16 27 (14.36%) WebDriver
17 26 (13.83%) HTML
18 25 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (13.30%) Automation Testing
19 23 (12.23%) Apple iOS
19 23 (12.23%) Android
20 22 (11.70%) E-Commerce
21 21 (11.17%) QuickTest Pro
21 21 (11.17%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.06%) Confluence
1 2 (1.06%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Internet
1 1 (0.53%) LAN
1 1 (0.53%) WAN
1 1 (0.53%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) Informix
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 63 (33.51%) Selenium
2 27 (14.36%) WebDriver
3 21 (11.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (11.17%) JIRA
3 21 (11.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (10.64%) Selenium IDE
4 20 (10.64%) Cucumber
5 16 (8.51%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.19%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.60%) JUnit
8 3 (1.60%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.60%) TestPartner
8 3 (1.60%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.60%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.06%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.06%) WATIR
9 2 (1.06%) LoadUI
General
1 40 (21.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Games
3 4 (2.13%) Retail
3 4 (2.13%) Legal
4 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.60%) Marketing
5 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.28%) .NET
2 28 (14.89%) ASP.NET
3 26 (13.83%) HTML
4 15 (7.98%) SOAP
5 6 (3.19%) Web Services
6 5 (2.66%) XML
7 3 (1.60%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.06%) jQuery
8 2 (1.06%) Java EE
8 2 (1.06%) REST
9 1 (0.53%) EJB
9 1 (0.53%) JMS
9 1 (0.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.85%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.72%) Online Games
4 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.60%) Animation
5 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Open Source
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (43.62%) Windows
2 25 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (12.23%) Apple iOS
3 23 (12.23%) Android
4 15 (7.98%) Linux
5 10 (5.32%) Windows Phone
6 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (52.66%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.53%) Software Testing
3 36 (19.15%) Manual Testing
3 36 (19.15%) System Testing
4 34 (18.09%) Automated Testing
5 30 (15.96%) Web Testing
5 30 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (15.43%) Regression Testing
7 28 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 25 (13.30%) Automation Testing
9 22 (11.70%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.45%) Test Scripting
11 12 (6.38%) Scrum
11 12 (6.38%) Test Strategy
12 10 (5.32%) TDD
12 10 (5.32%) Line Management
13 8 (4.26%) Performance Testing
14 7 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.72%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.19%) C#
2 41 (21.81%) SQL
3 30 (15.96%) Java
4 28 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.04%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.38%) C++
7 10 (5.32%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.66%) Python
8 5 (2.66%) VB
9 4 (2.13%) Ruby
9 4 (2.13%) PHP
10 3 (1.60%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) VBScript
11 1 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.53%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 47 (25.00%) ISEB
2 21 (11.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (10.64%) Degree
4 13 (6.91%) ISTQB
5 10 (5.32%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.13%) OSCP
7 3 (1.60%) HNC
7 3 (1.60%) HND
7 3 (1.60%) CISSP
7 3 (1.60%) OSCE
8 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.06%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (31.91%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Nmap
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.06%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.45%) HP
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle
3 3 (1.60%) Compuware
4 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.06%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.53%) Tableau
5 1 (0.53%) Twitter
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago