The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Senior Tester
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 229 235
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 36 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 16
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5952 5571 6393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.88% 97.06% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4981 4675 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in the North West

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in the North West

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Manchester 0 30 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Cheshire +8 5 £41,500 -2.35%
Lancashire - 1 £30,500 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Tester in the job title.

1 51 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (55.56%) Selenium
3 36 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 33 (45.83%) Cucumber
5 31 (43.06%) Automated Testing
5 31 (43.06%) Java
6 29 (40.28%) WebDriver
7 27 (37.50%) BDD
7 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
8 25 (34.72%) TDD
9 24 (33.33%) C#
10 23 (31.94%) System Integration Testing
10 23 (31.94%) SDLC
11 21 (29.17%) Automation Testing
12 20 (27.78%) Gherkin
12 20 (27.78%) ISEB
13 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
14 18 (25.00%) GitHub
14 18 (25.00%) QA
14 18 (25.00%) Configuration Management
15 15 (20.83%) SQL
16 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
16 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
17 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
17 13 (18.06%) Case Management
18 12 (16.67%) MS Excel
18 12 (16.67%) JIRA
19 11 (15.28%) Finance
19 11 (15.28%) Windows
19 11 (15.28%) Mentoring

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 12 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) GitHub
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (55.56%) Selenium
2 33 (45.83%) Cucumber
3 29 (40.28%) WebDriver
4 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
5 12 (16.67%) JIRA
6 6 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.94%) TestComplete
8 4 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (4.17%) Gradle
9 3 (4.17%) Ranorex
9 3 (4.17%) TestNG
10 2 (2.78%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Legal
3 4 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 8 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) CSS
3 3 (4.17%) DOM
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) .NET
4 2 (2.78%) Behat
4 2 (2.78%) SOAP
4 2 (2.78%) WSDL
4 2 (2.78%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.39%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
1 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
2 7 (9.72%) Mac OS X
2 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 31 (43.06%) Automated Testing
4 27 (37.50%) BDD
4 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 25 (34.72%) TDD
6 23 (31.94%) SDLC
6 23 (31.94%) System Integration Testing
7 21 (29.17%) Automation Testing
8 18 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
9 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
10 13 (18.06%) Case Management
11 11 (15.28%) Mentoring
12 10 (13.89%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 7 (9.72%) Defect Tracking
14 7 (9.72%) Functional Testing
14 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) C#
3 15 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (6.94%) Python
5 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) ISEB
2 10 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.50%) Degree
4 5 (6.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) VMware
3 4 (5.56%) Google
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Tableau
3 4 (5.56%) Talend
4 2 (2.78%) HP
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