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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 109 93 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 14 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% 1.07% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.14% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 9
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% +34.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £28,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £30,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
1713 1491 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.12% 94.01% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1137 1421
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
Warrington +4 2 £28,250 -
Chester - 1 £23,000 - 1
Crewe - 1 £35,000 -
Northwich - 1 £26,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (86.11%) QA
3 26 (72.22%) ISEB
3 26 (72.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (66.67%) Windows
5 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
6 21 (58.33%) Software Testing
7 17 (47.22%) SQL
8 16 (44.44%) Selenium
9 14 (38.89%) Manual Testing
9 14 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
11 12 (33.33%) MSTest
11 12 (33.33%) Release Management
11 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
12 10 (27.78%) JIRA
12 10 (27.78%) Finance
13 9 (25.00%) Degree
14 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
14 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
14 8 (22.22%) FitNesse
14 8 (22.22%) Scrum
14 8 (22.22%) Web Services
14 8 (22.22%) RAD
15 5 (13.89%) Linux
16 4 (11.11%) Open Source
17 3 (8.33%) REST
17 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
17 3 (8.33%) Java

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (44.44%) Selenium
3 13 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (33.33%) MSTest
5 10 (27.78%) JIRA
6 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (22.22%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.78%) Concordion
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) REST
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 2 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
3 21 (58.33%) Software Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Release Management
6 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.22%) Scrum
7 8 (22.22%) RAD
8 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.56%) Market Making
10 1 (2.78%) Black-Box Testing
10 1 (2.78%) BDD
10 1 (2.78%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.78%) TDD
10 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) ISEB
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (86.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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