The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 158 187 133
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 103 69 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 0.92% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.96% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 86 53 114
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6899 7158 6912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 95.33% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5593 6013 6113
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 53 £32,500 +11.11% 17
Cheshire +16 35 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Lancashire +11 10 £27,000 +45.94%
Merseyside -12 4 £33,750 -15.62% 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 72 (36.92%) SQL
2 66 (33.85%) ISEB
3 63 (32.31%) QA
4 60 (30.77%) .NET
4 60 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (27.69%) Software Testing
6 51 (26.15%) SQL Server
7 49 (25.13%) Degree
8 45 (23.08%) Windows
9 42 (21.54%) C#
10 40 (20.51%) Finance
11 38 (19.49%) Selenium
12 37 (18.97%) ASP.NET
13 33 (16.92%) System Testing
14 29 (14.87%) Web Testing
15 28 (14.36%) Automated Testing
16 25 (12.82%) HTML
17 23 (11.79%) Scrum
17 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (11.79%) JavaScript
17 23 (11.79%) Microsoft
18 22 (11.28%) Computer Science
18 22 (11.28%) Performance Testing
19 21 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (10.77%) ISTQB
20 20 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
20 20 (10.26%) Java
21 19 (9.74%) Automation Testing
22 18 (9.23%) Oracle
23 17 (8.72%) Selenium IDE

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.54%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.54%) Lync
2 2 (1.03%) Node.js
2 2 (1.03%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) MS Office
2 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) Internet
1 2 (1.03%) LAN
1 2 (1.03%) WAN
2 1 (0.51%) SSH
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.62%) RDBMS
3 9 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (4.10%) OLTP
5 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) Informix
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (19.49%) Selenium
2 21 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (8.72%) Selenium IDE
4 11 (5.64%) JIRA
5 9 (4.62%) JUnit
6 8 (4.10%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.08%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.56%) TestPartner
8 5 (2.56%) NUnit
8 5 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.03%) Hudson
10 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.03%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.03%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.51%) Subversion
11 1 (0.51%) QALoad
11 1 (0.51%) jMock
General
1 40 (20.51%) Finance
2 9 (4.62%) Banking
3 6 (3.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.03%) Electronics
4 2 (1.03%) Games
4 2 (1.03%) Legal
4 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.03%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (30.77%) .NET
2 37 (18.97%) ASP.NET
3 25 (12.82%) HTML
4 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.08%) SOAP
5 5 (2.56%) Web Services
6 3 (1.54%) J2EE
6 3 (1.54%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.03%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) CSS
8 1 (0.51%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.28%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.62%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.08%) Biometrics
4 4 (2.05%) NHS
5 2 (1.03%) Open Source
5 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.03%) Animation
5 2 (1.03%) Replication
5 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.51%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.51%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.08%) Windows
2 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.10%) UNIX
5 4 (2.05%) Linux
6 3 (1.54%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.69%) Software Testing
3 33 (16.92%) System Testing
4 29 (14.87%) Web Testing
5 28 (14.36%) Automated Testing
6 23 (11.79%) Scrum
7 22 (11.28%) Performance Testing
8 19 (9.74%) Automation Testing
9 17 (8.72%) Test Automation
9 17 (8.72%) Test Scripting
10 15 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 13 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 12 (6.15%) TDD
13 11 (5.64%) Ethical Hacking
14 10 (5.13%) Web Development
14 10 (5.13%) Regression Testing
15 9 (4.62%) OWASP
16 8 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (3.59%) Unit Testing
18 6 (3.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.92%) SQL
2 42 (21.54%) C#
3 23 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.26%) Java
5 13 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.64%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.05%) C++
8 3 (1.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) Python
9 2 (1.03%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) VB
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (33.85%) ISEB
2 49 (25.13%) Degree
3 21 (10.77%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.10%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.05%) HNC
5 4 (2.05%) HND
6 2 (1.03%) CEH
7 1 (0.51%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (32.31%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
1 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.23%) Oracle
3 15 (7.69%) HP
4 5 (2.56%) Citrix
5 4 (2.05%) Compuware
6 2 (1.03%) Telerik
7 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.51%) IBM
7 1 (0.51%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.51%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.51%) Tableau
7 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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