The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 114 106 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 14 4 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.73% 0.24% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.26% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 28
Average salary £31,250 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £38,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,000 £38,950
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
Software Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1812 1564 2128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.23% 93.99% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1268 1839
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 6 £30,000 -
Northwich - 2 £35,000 - 1
Macclesfield +10 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Crewe - 1 £37,500 - 2
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (79.41%) QA
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Windows
3 18 (52.94%) Selenium
4 16 (47.06%) .NET
5 15 (44.12%) C#
6 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET
7 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 13 (38.24%) Selenium IDE
8 12 (35.29%) Automation Testing
8 12 (35.29%) HTML
8 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 12 (35.29%) Web Testing
8 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
8 12 (35.29%) System Testing
8 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
10 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
11 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
12 8 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (20.59%) ISEB
14 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
15 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
15 5 (14.71%) Degree
16 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
16 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
17 3 (8.82%) TDD

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.94%) OLTP
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Selenium
2 13 (38.24%) Selenium IDE
3 8 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.88%) JIRA
8 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) .NET
2 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 12 (35.29%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Automation Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Web Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
2 12 (35.29%) System Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.82%) TDD
6 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.82%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Management
8 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) UML
8 1 (2.94%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.82%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) VBA
7 1 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (79.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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