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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 160 145 195
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 95 109 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.52% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.61% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 88 100 45
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,850 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 61 £35,000 +5.26% 31
Cheshire +1 27 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Lancashire -8 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Merseyside +10 3 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 121 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (49.76%) QA
3 97 (45.97%) SQL
4 88 (41.71%) ISEB
5 73 (34.60%) Automated Testing
6 71 (33.65%) Test Scripting
7 61 (28.91%) Selenium
7 61 (28.91%) Software Testing
8 50 (23.70%) Windows
9 49 (23.22%) Finance
9 49 (23.22%) SDLC
10 47 (22.27%) .NET
11 45 (21.33%) ISTQB
11 45 (21.33%) Manual Testing
12 42 (19.91%) Degree
13 40 (18.96%) Automation Testing
13 40 (18.96%) C#
14 35 (16.59%) Microsoft
15 34 (16.11%) Regression Testing
16 33 (15.64%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (14.22%) Test Automation
17 30 (14.22%) Java
18 28 (13.27%) System Testing
19 27 (12.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
20 26 (12.32%) TDD
20 26 (12.32%) JIRA
21 25 (11.85%) HP UFT
22 24 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (11.37%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.79%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.42%) Trello
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) VPN
1 4 (1.90%) Network Security
2 3 (1.42%) Internet
3 2 (0.95%) Wireless
3 2 (0.95%) HTTP
3 2 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.47%) SSL
4 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.84%) MySQL
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.95%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) VLDB
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (28.91%) Selenium
2 26 (12.32%) JIRA
3 25 (11.85%) HP UFT
4 19 (9.00%) Cucumber
4 19 (9.00%) SpecFlow
5 18 (8.53%) Jenkins
5 18 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.58%) SoapUI
7 15 (7.11%) MSTest
8 14 (6.64%) Hudson
8 14 (6.64%) TeamCity
9 10 (4.74%) WebDriver
10 9 (4.27%) WatiN
11 5 (2.37%) FitNesse
12 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.90%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.90%) UltraEdit
12 4 (1.90%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (0.95%) AppScan
13 2 (0.95%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (23.22%) Finance
2 7 (3.32%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.32%) Retail
3 6 (2.84%) Banking
4 5 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.37%) Electronics
4 5 (2.37%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.27%) .NET
2 23 (10.90%) Web Services
3 22 (10.43%) XML
4 16 (7.58%) SOAP
5 7 (3.32%) HTML
6 6 (2.84%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.90%) WebCenter
8 3 (1.42%) JSON
8 3 (1.42%) WPF
8 3 (1.42%) LAMP
9 2 (0.95%) WinForms
9 2 (0.95%) WCF
9 2 (0.95%) REST
9 2 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.95%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.47%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.47%) RESTful
10 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.16%) Replication
4 11 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.42%) Telematics
6 2 (0.95%) Chemistry
6 2 (0.95%) Biotechnology
6 2 (0.95%) DTV
6 2 (0.95%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Informatics
7 1 (0.47%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.70%) Windows
2 19 (9.00%) Android
2 19 (9.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.79%) Linux
4 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.95%) UNIX
5 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (34.60%) Automated Testing
3 71 (33.65%) Test Scripting
4 61 (28.91%) Software Testing
5 49 (23.22%) SDLC
6 45 (21.33%) Manual Testing
7 40 (18.96%) Automation Testing
8 34 (16.11%) Regression Testing
9 33 (15.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (14.22%) Test Automation
11 28 (13.27%) System Testing
12 26 (12.32%) TDD
13 24 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (11.37%) BDD
14 20 (9.48%) Scrum
15 19 (9.00%) Mentoring
16 15 (7.11%) Performance Testing
17 14 (6.64%) Compatibility Testing
17 14 (6.64%) API Testing
18 13 (6.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 97 (45.97%) SQL
2 40 (18.96%) C#
3 30 (14.22%) Java
4 11 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.27%) C++
5 9 (4.27%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.84%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.84%) Ruby
7 5 (2.37%) Python
8 4 (1.90%) C
9 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) PHP
10 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.95%) Groovy
10 2 (0.95%) VB
10 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (41.71%) ISEB
2 45 (21.33%) ISTQB
3 42 (19.91%) Degree
4 27 (12.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.27%) HND
6 7 (3.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (49.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.32%) Nessus
2 7 (3.32%) Nmap
3 4 (1.90%) Puppet
4 3 (1.42%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 35 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.74%) Oracle
3 9 (4.27%) Telerik
4 8 (3.79%) HP
5 6 (2.84%) Qualys
6 4 (1.90%) IBM
7 2 (0.95%) VMware
7 2 (0.95%) Capita
7 2 (0.95%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Trillium
8 1 (0.47%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.47%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.47%) Green Hat
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TEKsystems
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 2 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: To £60k + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary dependent on Experance
Posted: 3 days ago
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Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hols, healthcare2
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + BUPA, holidays, excellent benfits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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