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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 73 110 101
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.80% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.83% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 19
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £43,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
895 1695 1713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.24% 96.86% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 785 1348 1327
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 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
Crewe +25 3 £35,000 -
Warrington +24 3 £30,000 -23.56%
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 19 (76.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) Selenium
4 12 (48.00%) SDLC
4 12 (48.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (44.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (44.00%) Web Services
6 10 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (36.00%) ISEB
7 9 (36.00%) HP UFT
8 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 8 (32.00%) Windows
8 8 (32.00%) RAD
8 8 (32.00%) FitNesse
8 8 (32.00%) Degree
9 7 (28.00%) .NET
10 6 (24.00%) C#
10 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
11 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 4 (16.00%) JIRA
12 4 (16.00%) QA
12 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
13 3 (12.00%) Open Source
13 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (12.00%) Java
13 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET

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:

Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (36.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (32.00%) FitNesse
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) NUnit
5 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.00%) JUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) SDLC
4 11 (44.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (32.00%) RAD
7 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Open Source
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) BDD
11 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
11 2 (8.00%) Information Management
11 2 (8.00%) MVC
11 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
12 1 (4.00%) TDD
12 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (36.00%) ISEB
3 8 (32.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago