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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 125 153 165
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 134 115 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.72% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.77% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 127 105 100
Median salary £32,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,200 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
5864 6482 7151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.36% 96.96% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4912 5387 5759
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 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 86 £34,000 -2.85% 33
Cheshire +41 37 £31,000 -4.61% 9
Lancashire +11 5 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Merseyside -17 4 £25,000 -10.71% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 121 (51.71%) QA
2 117 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 83 (35.47%) ISEB
5 79 (33.76%) Selenium
6 74 (31.62%) C#
7 68 (29.06%) Automated Testing
7 68 (29.06%) Software Testing
8 67 (28.63%) ISTQB
9 65 (27.78%) SQL
10 63 (26.92%) Windows
11 45 (19.23%) Java
12 42 (17.95%) .NET
12 42 (17.95%) JIRA
13 40 (17.09%) Automation Testing
14 38 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (14.96%) Scrum
15 35 (14.96%) Manual Testing
16 34 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (14.53%) Microsoft
17 32 (13.68%) Regression Testing
17 32 (13.68%) Web Services
18 31 (13.25%) Linux
18 31 (13.25%) JavaScript
18 31 (13.25%) MS Excel
18 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
18 31 (13.25%) SDLC
19 29 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (12.39%) SQL Server
20 28 (11.97%) HTML

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 5 (2.14%) CMS
2 2 (0.85%) Apache
2 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) Maya
2 3 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.28%) WinSCP
2 3 (1.28%) Wireless
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
3 2 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 79 (33.76%) Selenium
2 42 (17.95%) JIRA
3 25 (10.68%) Jenkins
4 22 (9.40%) JMeter
5 20 (8.55%) NUnit
5 20 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (8.55%) WebDriver
6 16 (6.84%) Gradle
6 16 (6.84%) HP UFT
6 16 (6.84%) TestNG
7 13 (5.56%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.70%) MSTest
9 10 (4.27%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.42%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (2.14%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.71%) Burp Suite
13 4 (1.71%) FitNesse
13 4 (1.71%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.71%) TestComplete
General
1 23 (9.83%) Finance
2 7 (2.99%) Games
3 5 (2.14%) Banking
3 5 (2.14%) Marketing
4 4 (1.71%) Advertising
5 3 (1.28%) Back Office
6 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.95%) .NET
2 32 (13.68%) Web Services
3 28 (11.97%) HTML
4 23 (9.83%) ASP.NET
4 23 (9.83%) CSS
5 16 (6.84%) DOM
5 16 (6.84%) Silverlight
6 13 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.42%) XML
8 6 (2.56%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.14%) SOAP
10 4 (1.71%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.71%) Middleware
11 3 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.28%) REST
12 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.85%) jQuery
12 2 (0.85%) JSP
12 2 (0.85%) Node.js
12 2 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.56%) iPad
3 8 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.14%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.28%) Online Games
7 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.43%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.43%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (26.92%) Windows
2 31 (13.25%) Linux
3 27 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.26%) Mac OS X
4 17 (7.26%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.41%) Android
6 14 (5.98%) Apple iOS
7 13 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 68 (29.06%) Automated Testing
3 68 (29.06%) Software Testing
4 40 (17.09%) Automation Testing
5 35 (14.96%) Manual Testing
5 35 (14.96%) Scrum
6 34 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (13.68%) Regression Testing
8 31 (13.25%) SDLC
8 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
9 28 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (11.97%) Defect Management
9 28 (11.97%) Defect Tracking
10 21 (8.97%) Functional Testing
10 21 (8.97%) Test Management
11 18 (7.69%) Load Testing
11 18 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 17 (7.26%) Case Management
12 17 (7.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (31.62%) C#
2 65 (27.78%) SQL
3 45 (19.23%) Java
4 31 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.28%) Python
6 3 (1.28%) Ruby
7 2 (0.85%) C++
7 2 (0.85%) Scala
7 2 (0.85%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (35.47%) ISEB
2 67 (28.63%) ISTQB
3 16 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (5.98%) Degree
5 5 (2.14%) CREST Certified
5 5 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.71%) OSCP
7 3 (1.28%) OSCE
8 2 (0.85%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.85%) SANS
8 2 (0.85%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.43%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.43%) GIAC
9 1 (0.43%) GPEN
9 1 (0.43%) PhD
9 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (51.71%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Nessus
2 1 (0.43%) Nmap
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.26%) VMware
3 10 (4.27%) Oracle
4 5 (2.14%) Telerik
5 3 (1.28%) HP
6 2 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.43%) Facebook
7 1 (0.43%) Qualys
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Hyde, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Training
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Warrington
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Liverpool
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago