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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 114 140 188
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 147 100 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.51% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.59% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 127 87 66
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +31.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,900 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
6532 6286 7625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.98% 95.14% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5589 5292 6634
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +33 106 £37,500 +31.57% 33
Cheshire -2 24 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Merseyside +21 8 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Lancashire -5 7 £30,000 +11.11% 6
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 114 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (39.84%) QA
3 90 (35.16%) Windows
4 87 (33.98%) Selenium
5 84 (32.81%) SQL
5 84 (32.81%) Automated Testing
6 69 (26.95%) Test Scripting
7 65 (25.39%) ISEB
8 61 (23.83%) Manual Testing
9 59 (23.05%) Java
10 51 (19.92%) C#
11 50 (19.53%) Finance
12 47 (18.36%) Degree
12 47 (18.36%) Software Testing
13 43 (16.80%) Penetration Testing
13 43 (16.80%) Linux
14 42 (16.41%) .NET
14 42 (16.41%) Regression Testing
15 41 (16.02%) JIRA
16 37 (14.45%) CISSP
17 36 (14.06%) QuickTest Pro
18 35 (13.67%) XML
18 35 (13.67%) Automation Testing
19 33 (12.89%) Test Automation
20 31 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
21 28 (10.94%) Information Security
21 28 (10.94%) Performance Testing
22 27 (10.55%) OSCP
22 27 (10.55%) E-Commerce
23 26 (10.16%) OSCE

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) Extranet
2 1 (0.39%) 3G
2 1 (0.39%) SS7
2 1 (0.39%) 2G
2 1 (0.39%) NGN
2 1 (0.39%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (0.39%) Network Security
2 1 (0.39%) LTE
2 1 (0.39%) ATM
2 1 (0.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.17%) VLDB
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 87 (33.98%) Selenium
2 41 (16.02%) JIRA
3 36 (14.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (9.77%) WebDriver
4 25 (9.77%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.64%) SoapUI
6 14 (5.47%) WatiN
7 12 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.91%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.91%) Jenkins
9 9 (3.52%) MSTest
10 8 (3.13%) FitNesse
11 7 (2.73%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.73%) Hudson
12 6 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
13 4 (1.56%) QAComplete
14 3 (1.17%) LoadRunner
14 3 (1.17%) Maven
14 3 (1.17%) JUnit
14 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (19.53%) Finance
2 16 (6.25%) Retail
3 12 (4.69%) Banking
4 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.41%) .NET
2 35 (13.67%) XML
3 19 (7.42%) Web Services
4 16 (6.25%) HTML
5 13 (5.08%) SOAP
6 10 (3.91%) CSS
7 9 (3.52%) JSON
8 7 (2.73%) HTML5
9 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (1.17%) REST
11 3 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.17%) Middleware
11 3 (1.17%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.78%) jQuery
12 2 (0.78%) Gherkin
13 1 (0.39%) RESTful
13 1 (0.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.42%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.73%) Replication
4 5 (1.95%) Open Source
5 4 (1.56%) Animation
5 4 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.17%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.17%) Telematics
7 2 (0.78%) Online Games
8 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.39%) iSeries
8 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.39%) Arduino
8 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.39%) Statistics
8 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.39%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 90 (35.16%) Windows
2 43 (16.80%) Linux
3 21 (8.20%) Android
3 21 (8.20%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.73%) UNIX
5 3 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.81%) Automated Testing
3 69 (26.95%) Test Scripting
4 61 (23.83%) Manual Testing
5 47 (18.36%) Software Testing
6 43 (16.80%) Penetration Testing
7 42 (16.41%) Regression Testing
8 35 (13.67%) Automation Testing
9 33 (12.89%) Test Automation
10 31 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (10.94%) Performance Testing
11 28 (10.94%) Information Security
12 27 (10.55%) E-Commerce
13 26 (10.16%) Security Architecture
14 22 (8.59%) BDD
15 21 (8.20%) System Testing
16 20 (7.81%) Scrum
17 19 (7.42%) TDD
18 18 (7.03%) Workflow
19 13 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 84 (32.81%) SQL
2 59 (23.05%) Java
3 51 (19.92%) C#
4 23 (8.98%) C++
5 20 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.47%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.69%) C
8 8 (3.13%) Ruby
9 5 (1.95%) VB
9 5 (1.95%) Python
10 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.17%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.17%) PHP
10 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.17%) VBScript
11 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (25.39%) ISEB
2 47 (18.36%) Degree
3 37 (14.45%) CISSP
4 27 (10.55%) OSCP
5 26 (10.16%) OSCE
6 18 (7.03%) ISTQB
7 14 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (5.47%) HND
8 10 (3.91%) CISA
9 4 (1.56%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) CISM
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (39.84%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (5.47%) Oracle
1 14 (5.47%) Telerik
2 11 (4.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.73%) VMware
4 5 (1.95%) HP
5 2 (0.78%) AppSense
6 1 (0.39%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.39%) Qualys
6 1 (0.39%) Tableau
6 1 (0.39%) BancTec
6 1 (0.39%) SAP
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