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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 83 99 109
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 19 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 0.97% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.00% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 22
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1089 1400 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.97% 97.22% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 909 1242 1605
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +13 6 £30,500 -23.75%
Macclesfield -7 6 £27,500 -
Chester - 4 £30,000 - 1
Crewe - 1 £32,500 - 1
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (75.61%) QA
2 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
2 22 (53.66%) C#
2 22 (53.66%) .NET
3 20 (48.78%) Software Testing
4 19 (46.34%) SQL
5 18 (43.90%) HP UFT
5 18 (43.90%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (41.46%) ISEB
6 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET
7 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
8 12 (29.27%) Windows
8 12 (29.27%) Selenium
8 12 (29.27%) Manual Testing
9 11 (26.83%) MSTest
9 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (26.83%) Release Management
9 11 (26.83%) Performance Testing
9 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
10 10 (24.39%) MySQL
10 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
10 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
10 10 (24.39%) JIRA
10 10 (24.39%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (24.39%) Information Governance
11 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
11 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (17.07%) Selenium IDE

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 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) HP UFT
2 12 (29.27%) Selenium
3 11 (26.83%) MSTest
3 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (24.39%) JIRA
5 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
6 7 (17.07%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET
3 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
3 20 (48.78%) Software Testing
4 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
4 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Manual Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Performance Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Release Management
7 10 (24.39%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (24.39%) Information Governance
7 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.32%) Market Making
10 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.44%) Defect Management
11 1 (2.44%) Functional Testing
11 1 (2.44%) SDLC
11 1 (2.44%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (75.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.44%) RedGate
1 1 (2.44%) Telerik
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago