Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 98 61
Rank change year-on-year +16 -37 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.01% 0.69% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.73% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 26
Merseyside median annual salary £37,000 £26,250 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.95% -9.48% -17.14%
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £52,750 £38,463 £40,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 926 1233 911
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 94.12% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 712 884 683
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,100
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Merseyside

Tester
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Tester in Merseyside

Tester
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Merseyside

Tester
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +28 8 £36,900 +47.60% 1
Birkenhead +5 1 £32,500 -1.52%
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Merseyside region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Advertising
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) NUnit
6 1 (10.00%) SSH
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Hudson
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (40.00%) Advertising
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA