The median annual salary for a Tester was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 55 59
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.10% 0.64% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.65% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 5
Median salary £41,500 £32,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.69% +27.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 498 461 480
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 91.38% 97.67% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 371 375 352
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Liverpool +4 2 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Wirral - 2 £38,250 -
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (25.00%) GCP
5 2 (25.00%) SSH
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
4 1 (12.50%) Hudson
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (25.00%) GCP
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) AppDynamics
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