The median annual salary for a Tester was £36,850 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / North West
Rank 142 122 123
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 112 117 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.84% 2.06% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.12% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 106 101 115
Median salary £36,850 £37,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,125 £26,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 5897 5519 6450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.80% 97.08% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4923 4630 5198
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 27 March 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 27 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 +6 88 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Cheshire -21 12 £35,000 +16.66% 19
Lancashire 0 7 £28,500 -24.00% 8
Merseyside -21 2 £27,500 -15.38% 7
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 152 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (46.93%) Selenium
3 104 (45.61%) Test Scripting
4 79 (34.65%) Cucumber
4 79 (34.65%) QA
5 66 (28.95%) Java
6 60 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 60 (26.32%) BDD
7 59 (25.88%) Automated Testing
8 57 (25.00%) SDLC
9 55 (24.12%) TDD
10 51 (22.37%) ISEB
11 50 (21.93%) Finance
12 45 (19.74%) C#
12 45 (19.74%) SQL
13 42 (18.42%) Regression Testing
13 42 (18.42%) Software Testing
13 42 (18.42%) WebDriver
14 39 (17.11%) System Integration Testing
15 36 (15.79%) Automation Testing
15 36 (15.79%) JIRA
16 31 (13.60%) Scrum
17 27 (11.84%) Defect Management
18 26 (11.40%) Defect Tracking
18 26 (11.40%) Windows
19 25 (10.96%) Functional Testing
19 25 (10.96%) Gherkin
20 24 (10.53%) Degree
20 24 (10.53%) ISTQB
21 23 (10.09%) Manual Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (0.44%) Apache
1 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.46%) GitHub
2 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.51%) HTTP
2 2 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.39%) MySQL
3 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 107 (46.93%) Selenium
2 79 (34.65%) Cucumber
3 42 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 36 (15.79%) JIRA
5 23 (10.09%) Jenkins
6 13 (5.70%) FitNesse
6 13 (5.70%) HP UFT
7 12 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 10 (4.39%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.07%) JMeter
10 6 (2.63%) TestComplete
11 5 (2.19%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.19%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.75%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (1.32%) Gradle
13 3 (1.32%) MSTest
13 3 (1.32%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.32%) TestNG
General
1 50 (21.93%) Finance
2 12 (5.26%) Retail
3 6 (2.63%) Legal
4 4 (1.75%) Advertising
4 4 (1.75%) Banking
4 4 (1.75%) Games
4 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.96%) Gherkin
2 19 (8.33%) Web Services
3 15 (6.58%) .NET
4 12 (5.26%) CSS
5 10 (4.39%) HTML
6 7 (3.07%) jQuery
7 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.19%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.19%) HTML5
7 5 (2.19%) XML
8 3 (1.32%) DOM
8 3 (1.32%) SOAP
9 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.88%) Behat
9 2 (0.88%) WSDL
9 2 (0.88%) XSD
10 1 (0.44%) Chai
10 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (5.70%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.82%) iPad
4 8 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.75%) Online Gambling
6 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) Fintech
7 1 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.40%) Windows
2 13 (5.70%) Android
2 13 (5.70%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.07%) Mac OS X
4 7 (3.07%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.44%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (45.61%) Test Scripting
3 60 (26.32%) BDD
3 60 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 59 (25.88%) Automated Testing
5 57 (25.00%) SDLC
6 55 (24.12%) TDD
7 42 (18.42%) Regression Testing
7 42 (18.42%) Software Testing
8 39 (17.11%) System Integration Testing
9 36 (15.79%) Automation Testing
10 31 (13.60%) Scrum
11 27 (11.84%) Defect Management
12 26 (11.40%) Defect Tracking
13 25 (10.96%) Functional Testing
14 23 (10.09%) Manual Testing
14 23 (10.09%) Process Improvement
15 21 (9.21%) Performance Testing
15 21 (9.21%) Test Strategy
16 20 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.95%) Java
2 45 (19.74%) C#
2 45 (19.74%) SQL
3 19 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.89%) Python
5 9 (3.95%) Ruby
6 4 (1.75%) PHP
7 3 (1.32%) C
7 3 (1.32%) C++
7 3 (1.32%) VBScript
8 2 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (22.37%) ISEB
2 24 (10.53%) Degree
2 24 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.32%) OSCE
6 3 (1.32%) OSCP
7 2 (0.88%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.44%) CISSP
8 1 (0.44%) GIAC
8 1 (0.44%) HND
8 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (34.65%) QA
2 5 (2.19%) SDET
3 2 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (3.07%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.32%) Nessus
3 1 (0.44%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 20 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.26%) HP
3 8 (3.51%) Oracle
4 7 (3.07%) VMware
5 4 (1.75%) Google
5 4 (1.75%) SAP
5 4 (1.75%) Tableau
5 4 (1.75%) Talend
6 2 (0.88%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.44%) ATG
7 1 (0.44%) Demandware
7 1 (0.44%) hybris
7 1 (0.44%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) Telerik
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Outstanding + Bens
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Competitive salary
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
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Cloudscope
Salary: From £55 to £75,000 per annum
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Destinology Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum + performance related bonus
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Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 26 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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Next Ventures Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
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