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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 134 162 173
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 113 84 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.22% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.27% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 96 69 59
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
6080 6590 6886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.22% 95.42% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4859 5308 5796
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +29 65 £30,000 -4.76% 25
Cheshire +12 31 £32,000 +6.66% 8
Merseyside +17 10 £25,500 -24.44% 1
Lancashire -1 4 £30,000 +11.11% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 130 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (42.64%) SQL
2 110 (42.64%) QA
3 94 (36.43%) ISEB
4 89 (34.50%) Automated Testing
5 85 (32.95%) Test Scripting
6 77 (29.84%) Windows
7 71 (27.52%) Selenium
8 64 (24.81%) Software Testing
9 55 (21.32%) Manual Testing
10 54 (20.93%) .NET
11 49 (18.99%) Regression Testing
12 47 (18.22%) Finance
12 47 (18.22%) Automation Testing
13 41 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (15.50%) ISTQB
15 36 (13.95%) Java
15 36 (13.95%) Degree
16 34 (13.18%) QuickTest Pro
17 33 (12.79%) TDD
18 32 (12.40%) System Testing
18 32 (12.40%) BDD
19 31 (12.02%) Performance Testing
19 31 (12.02%) C#
19 31 (12.02%) Linux
20 30 (11.63%) XML
20 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
20 30 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (11.63%) Test Automation
21 27 (10.47%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (0.39%) IIS
1 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) MS Office
2 5 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.78%) VPN
2 2 (0.78%) Network Security
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) LTE
3 1 (0.39%) ATM
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) SSL
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) 3G
3 1 (0.39%) SS7
3 1 (0.39%) Wireless
3 1 (0.39%) 2G
3 1 (0.39%) NGN
3 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.39%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.55%) VLDB
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (0.78%) MySQL
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 71 (27.52%) Selenium
2 34 (13.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (10.08%) JIRA
4 25 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (8.14%) MSTest
6 20 (7.75%) SoapUI
6 20 (7.75%) SpecFlow
6 20 (7.75%) Jenkins
7 18 (6.98%) Cucumber
8 17 (6.59%) Hudson
8 17 (6.59%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.88%) WatiN
10 8 (3.10%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.71%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.94%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.55%) JUnit
14 3 (1.16%) Maven
14 3 (1.16%) Toad
14 3 (1.16%) UltraEdit
14 3 (1.16%) QAComplete
General
1 47 (18.22%) Finance
2 6 (2.33%) Banking
2 6 (2.33%) Retail
3 5 (1.94%) Legal
3 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.93%) .NET
2 30 (11.63%) XML
3 21 (8.14%) Web Services
4 17 (6.59%) SOAP
5 12 (4.65%) HTML
6 4 (1.55%) CSS
6 4 (1.55%) JSON
7 3 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.16%) WebCenter
7 3 (1.16%) Middleware
8 2 (0.78%) HTML5
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.39%) RESTful
9 1 (0.39%) REST
9 1 (0.39%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.39%) WPF
9 1 (0.39%) LAMP
9 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.59%) Computer Science
1 17 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.20%) Replication
3 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.33%) Open Source
4 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.78%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.39%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.39%) DTV
7 1 (0.39%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.39%) Statistics
7 1 (0.39%) Informatics
7 1 (0.39%) Arduino
7 1 (0.39%) Telematics
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.39%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 77 (29.84%) Windows
2 31 (12.02%) Linux
3 26 (10.08%) Android
3 26 (10.08%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.10%) UNIX
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (34.50%) Automated Testing
3 85 (32.95%) Test Scripting
4 64 (24.81%) Software Testing
5 55 (21.32%) Manual Testing
6 49 (18.99%) Regression Testing
7 47 (18.22%) Automation Testing
8 41 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (12.79%) TDD
10 32 (12.40%) BDD
10 32 (12.40%) System Testing
11 31 (12.02%) Performance Testing
12 30 (11.63%) Test Automation
12 30 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (10.47%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (8.91%) Mentoring
15 21 (8.14%) Security Architecture
15 21 (8.14%) Scrum
15 21 (8.14%) Information Security
16 19 (7.36%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (42.64%) SQL
2 36 (13.95%) Java
3 31 (12.02%) C#
4 16 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.04%) C++
6 10 (3.88%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.49%) C
8 5 (1.94%) VB
8 5 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.94%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.94%) Ruby
9 3 (1.16%) VBScript
9 3 (1.16%) Python
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.78%) Perl
10 2 (0.78%) PHP
11 1 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (36.43%) ISEB
2 40 (15.50%) ISTQB
3 36 (13.95%) Degree
4 26 (10.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (8.14%) OSCP
5 21 (8.14%) OSCE
5 21 (8.14%) CISSP
6 10 (3.88%) HND
7 7 (2.71%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (42.64%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.33%) Nessus
3 5 (1.94%) Nmap
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.04%) Oracle
3 10 (3.88%) Telerik
4 9 (3.49%) HP
5 6 (2.33%) VMware
6 5 (1.94%) Qualys
7 3 (1.16%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) Capita
8 2 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) Trillium
9 1 (0.39%) BancTec
9 1 (0.39%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.39%) Green Hat
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £28 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago