The median annual salary for a Tester was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Tester
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 125 166
Rank change year-on-year -51 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 95 107 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 1.90% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.94% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 78 98 89
Median salary £39,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Tester in the North West

Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the North West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the North West

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 Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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 -45 68 £42,250 +20.71% 13
Cheshire -25 17 £35,000 - 3
Merseyside +2 6 £41,500 +27.69% 2
Lancashire +3 4 £36,200 +30.45%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 146 (70.87%) Test Automation
2 138 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (51.46%) Selenium
4 90 (43.69%) Test Scripting
5 88 (42.72%) Cucumber
6 85 (41.26%) Java
7 68 (33.01%) BDD
8 61 (29.61%) C#
8 61 (29.61%) QA
9 56 (27.18%) SDLC
10 55 (26.70%) TDD
11 46 (22.33%) System Integration Testing
12 42 (20.39%) WebDriver
13 35 (16.99%) Software Testing
14 34 (16.50%) Gherkin
15 33 (16.02%) Finance
16 30 (14.56%) SQL
16 30 (14.56%) Jenkins
17 29 (14.08%) JIRA
17 29 (14.08%) ISEB
18 27 (13.11%) Configuration Management
18 27 (13.11%) Regression Testing
19 25 (12.14%) Manual Testing
20 24 (11.65%) GitHub
20 24 (11.65%) Scrum
21 23 (11.17%) Performance Testing
22 22 (10.68%) Functional Testing
22 22 (10.68%) ISTQB
23 21 (10.19%) Python
23 21 (10.19%) User Stories

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.97%) WordPress
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.65%) GitHub
2 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.97%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.97%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) HTTP
2 3 (1.46%) Firewall
3 2 (0.97%) SSH
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) Wireless
4 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.43%) MySQL
3 2 (0.97%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) Redis
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 106 (51.46%) Selenium
2 88 (42.72%) Cucumber
3 42 (20.39%) WebDriver
4 30 (14.56%) Jenkins
5 29 (14.08%) JIRA
6 12 (5.83%) LoadRunner
7 9 (4.37%) FitNesse
7 9 (4.37%) HP UFT
8 7 (3.40%) JMeter
9 6 (2.91%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.91%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.94%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.94%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (1.46%) Hudson
11 3 (1.46%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.46%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.46%) TestRail
12 2 (0.97%) Gradle
12 2 (0.97%) TestNG
General
1 33 (16.02%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Retail
3 6 (2.91%) Legal
4 5 (2.43%) Banking
4 5 (2.43%) Games
5 4 (1.94%) Marketing
5 4 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.50%) Gherkin
2 20 (9.71%) Web Services
3 10 (4.85%) CSS
4 9 (4.37%) .NET
5 8 (3.88%) HTML
6 6 (2.91%) jQuery
7 4 (1.94%) HTML5
7 4 (1.94%) REST
7 4 (1.94%) SOAP
7 4 (1.94%) XML
8 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.97%) DOM
8 2 (0.97%) WSDL
8 2 (0.97%) XSD
9 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.49%) Chai
9 1 (0.49%) JSON
9 1 (0.49%) Node.js
9 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.88%) iPad
4 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) Fintech
6 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.22%) Windows
2 10 (4.85%) Android
2 10 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.46%) Linux
5 1 (0.49%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (70.87%) Test Automation
2 138 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (43.69%) Test Scripting
4 68 (33.01%) BDD
5 56 (27.18%) SDLC
6 55 (26.70%) TDD
7 46 (22.33%) System Integration Testing
8 35 (16.99%) Software Testing
9 27 (13.11%) Configuration Management
9 27 (13.11%) Regression Testing
10 25 (12.14%) Manual Testing
11 24 (11.65%) Scrum
12 23 (11.17%) Performance Testing
13 22 (10.68%) Functional Testing
14 21 (10.19%) Scenario Testing
14 21 (10.19%) User Stories
15 19 (9.22%) Defect Tracking
16 17 (8.25%) Defect Management
17 16 (7.77%) E-Commerce
18 15 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (41.26%) Java
2 61 (29.61%) C#
3 30 (14.56%) SQL
4 21 (10.19%) Python
5 16 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.40%) Ruby
7 5 (2.43%) C
8 3 (1.46%) PHP
8 3 (1.46%) VBScript
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (14.08%) ISEB
2 22 (10.68%) ISTQB
3 20 (9.71%) Degree
4 7 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.46%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.97%) OSCE
6 2 (0.97%) OSCP
7 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (29.61%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.97%) GCP
3 1 (0.49%) PMO
Systems Management
1 16 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.49%) Nessus
2 1 (0.49%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.31%) HP
3 5 (2.43%) Tableau
4 4 (1.94%) Google
4 4 (1.94%) Oracle
4 4 (1.94%) Talend
5 2 (0.97%) IBM
6 1 (0.49%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.49%) ATG
6 1 (0.49%) Demandware
6 1 (0.49%) hybris
6 1 (0.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.49%) Siebel
6 1 (0.49%) Vertica
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