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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 136 139 168
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 94 111 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 1.82% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.89% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 85 97 69
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,000 £36,600
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
5317 5883 6569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.19% 96.52% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4510 4709 5259
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +6 62 £37,500 +25.00% 15
Cheshire +17 21 £37,000 +13.84% 4
Merseyside +9 8 £32,500 +27.45% 3
Lancashire +8 5 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 119 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (46.02%) QA
3 93 (41.15%) Test Scripting
4 81 (35.84%) ISTQB
5 80 (35.40%) ISEB
6 75 (33.19%) Selenium
7 74 (32.74%) Automated Testing
8 70 (30.97%) Windows
9 59 (26.11%) SQL
10 57 (25.22%) Web Services
11 54 (23.89%) JIRA
12 51 (22.57%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (21.24%) Functional Testing
13 48 (21.24%) SDLC
14 47 (20.80%) Test Automation
15 45 (19.91%) Java
16 44 (19.47%) C#
17 42 (18.58%) Finance
18 39 (17.26%) Scrum
19 36 (15.93%) Manual Testing
20 35 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
20 35 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
20 35 (15.49%) Software Testing
21 33 (14.60%) Automation Testing
22 32 (14.16%) Cucumber
22 32 (14.16%) BDD
23 31 (13.72%) Degree
24 29 (12.83%) .NET
25 28 (12.39%) Microsoft
25 28 (12.39%) Defect Management

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 1 (0.44%) Apache
1 1 (0.44%) CMS
1 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) Maya
3 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.52%) Network Security
2 13 (5.75%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.31%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (33.19%) Selenium
2 54 (23.89%) JIRA
3 32 (14.16%) Cucumber
4 22 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (9.73%) WebDriver
5 18 (7.96%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.08%) FitNesse
6 16 (7.08%) HP UFT
7 14 (6.19%) SoapUI
8 12 (5.31%) JMeter
8 12 (5.31%) MSTest
9 11 (4.87%) NUnit
10 7 (3.10%) Bugzilla
10 7 (3.10%) Gradle
10 7 (3.10%) TestNG
10 7 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.65%) JUnit
11 6 (2.65%) Maven
11 6 (2.65%) Toad
12 5 (2.21%) Ranorex
General
1 42 (18.58%) Finance
2 23 (10.18%) Banking
3 5 (2.21%) Games
4 4 (1.77%) Marketing
5 3 (1.33%) Back Office
5 3 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (25.22%) Web Services
2 29 (12.83%) .NET
3 13 (5.75%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.87%) .NET Framework
4 11 (4.87%) HTML
4 11 (4.87%) XML
5 7 (3.10%) CSS
5 7 (3.10%) DOM
5 7 (3.10%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.88%) WCF
7 1 (0.44%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.31%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.98%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.98%) iPad
4 9 (3.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.33%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.33%) Blog
6 3 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
8 1 (0.44%) Contactless
8 1 (0.44%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.44%) EMV
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 70 (30.97%) Windows
2 18 (7.96%) Android
2 18 (7.96%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.52%) Apple iOS
3 17 (7.52%) Unix
4 16 (7.08%) Mac OS X
4 16 (7.08%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (41.15%) Test Scripting
3 74 (32.74%) Automated Testing
4 48 (21.24%) Functional Testing
4 48 (21.24%) SDLC
5 47 (20.80%) Test Automation
6 39 (17.26%) Scrum
7 36 (15.93%) Manual Testing
8 35 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
8 35 (15.49%) Software Testing
8 35 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (14.60%) Automation Testing
10 32 (14.16%) BDD
11 28 (12.39%) Defect Management
12 27 (11.95%) Information Security
13 25 (11.06%) TDD
14 22 (9.73%) Reverse Engineering
15 21 (9.29%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (7.08%) RAD
16 16 (7.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.11%) SQL
2 45 (19.91%) Java
3 44 (19.47%) C#
4 16 (7.08%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.31%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.77%) C++
6 4 (1.77%) PHP
6 4 (1.77%) Ruby
7 3 (1.33%) Python
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 81 (35.84%) ISTQB
2 80 (35.40%) ISEB
3 31 (13.72%) Degree
4 8 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.77%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.33%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) HND
7 2 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (46.02%) QA
2 12 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 12 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (7.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.88%) Nessus
2 2 (0.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 28 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.08%) VMware
3 9 (3.98%) Telerik
4 5 (2.21%) Oracle
5 2 (0.88%) HP
5 2 (0.88%) Qualys
6 1 (0.44%) Facebook
6 1 (0.44%) hybris
6 1 (0.44%) Twitter
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