The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 97 126 95
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 25 7 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 0.37% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.39% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 21
Average salary £30,000 £21,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.53% -28.33%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.56%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1770 1781 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.72% 95.09% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1290 1400 1485
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Cheshire region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 12 £30,000 - 2
Macclesfield +17 6 £28,500 +32.55%
Warrington -23 3 £40,000 +45.45%
Northwich - 3 £25,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 26 (83.87%) QA
2 25 (80.65%) Windows
3 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
4 20 (64.52%) .NET
4 20 (64.52%) C#
4 20 (64.52%) HTML
4 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
4 20 (64.52%) ASP.NET
4 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (64.52%) Web Testing
4 20 (64.52%) System Testing
5 18 (58.06%) SQL
6 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (45.16%) Computer Science
8 13 (41.94%) Degree
9 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
9 12 (38.71%) Selenium
9 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
9 12 (38.71%) Selenium IDE
9 12 (38.71%) T-SQL
10 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (29.03%) Finance
11 9 (29.03%) ISEB
12 8 (25.81%) OLTP
12 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (25.81%) VB.NET
12 8 (25.81%) Oracle
12 8 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (25.81%) OLTP
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium IDE
2 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) HTML
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
1 20 (64.52%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) NHS
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Web Testing
1 20 (64.52%) System Testing
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.23%) UML
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Test Management
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) C#
1 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) T-SQL
4 8 (25.81%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 9 (29.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (83.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
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