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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 200 255
Rank change year-on-year -34 +55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 30 28 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.50% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.51% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 3
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +54.54%  
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,400 £23,750
90th Percentile £55,250 £47,500 £40,650
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -  

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 6612 5478 6233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.41% 97.79% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20848 19393 22584
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 June 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 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
Manchester -25 26 £51,250 +17.14% 2
Merseyside -5 2 £41,500 +27.69%
Cheshire -32 2 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Senior Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 54 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 49 (74.24%) Java
3 46 (69.70%) Selenium
4 44 (66.67%) C#
5 41 (62.12%) Cucumber
6 40 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (59.09%) Test Scripting
8 37 (56.06%) System Integration Testing
9 29 (43.94%) WebDriver
10 28 (42.42%) BDD
10 28 (42.42%) TDD
11 26 (39.39%) Gherkin
11 26 (39.39%) SDLC
12 25 (37.88%) Jenkins
13 24 (36.36%) GitHub
13 24 (36.36%) Configuration Management
14 13 (19.70%) Python
15 11 (16.67%) SQL
15 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
16 7 (10.61%) Finance
16 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
16 7 (10.61%) Process Improvement
16 7 (10.61%) Functional Testing
17 6 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
17 6 (9.09%) Web Services
17 6 (9.09%) QA
18 5 (7.58%) Legal
18 5 (7.58%) HTTP
18 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
18 5 (7.58%) Case Management

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 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.36%) GitHub
2 2 (3.03%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 46 (69.70%) Selenium
2 41 (62.12%) Cucumber
3 29 (43.94%) WebDriver
4 25 (37.88%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.03%) Gradle
7 2 (3.03%) Ranorex
7 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.03%) TestNG
8 1 (1.52%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.52%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.52%) JIRA
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Legal
3 4 (6.06%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (39.39%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) CSS
3 2 (3.03%) DOM
3 2 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) Fintech
2 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 40 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (59.09%) Test Scripting
4 37 (56.06%) System Integration Testing
5 28 (42.42%) BDD
5 28 (42.42%) TDD
6 26 (39.39%) SDLC
7 24 (36.36%) Configuration Management
8 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.61%) Functional Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Process Improvement
10 6 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Case Management
11 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.06%) ETL
12 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (74.24%) Java
2 44 (66.67%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) Python
4 11 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
1 3 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Google
1 4 (6.06%) Tableau
1 4 (6.06%) Talend
2 2 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Siebel
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