The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
North West / Cheshire
Rank 84 87 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.30% 1.37% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.44% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 12
Median salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
964 1251 1821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.69% 95.35% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 780 1083 1434
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Chester +3 2 £27,750 -
Crewe - 1 £32,500 - 2
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Software 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 Cheshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (76.19%) QA
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) ISEB
5 10 (47.62%) C#
6 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
7 8 (38.10%) .NET
8 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (33.33%) Windows
8 7 (33.33%) HP UFT
8 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
9 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
9 6 (28.57%) JIRA
9 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 6 (28.57%) MySQL
9 6 (28.57%) MSTest
9 6 (28.57%) Release Management
9 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (28.57%) Information Governance
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Advertising
11 3 (14.29%) Selenium
12 2 (9.52%) WebDriver

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) MSTest
2 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (28.57%) Information Governance
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Release Management
5 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) BDD
7 1 (4.76%) Market Making
7 1 (4.76%) MVC
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) OOD
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) RedGate
1 1 (4.76%) Telerik
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago