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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 81 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.62% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.64% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 18
Median salary £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,575 £27,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £33,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
1037 1560 1696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.84% 96.18% 98.72%
Number of salaries quoted 887 1219 1242
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 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 +15 4 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Crewe +22 2 £35,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 20 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Selenium
4 15 (53.57%) ISTQB
4 15 (53.57%) Web Services
5 14 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
6 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
6 13 (46.43%) Cucumber
6 13 (46.43%) SDLC
7 12 (42.86%) ISEB
8 11 (39.29%) HP UFT
8 11 (39.29%) Windows
8 11 (39.29%) RAD
8 11 (39.29%) Scrum
8 11 (39.29%) FitNesse
8 11 (39.29%) Degree
9 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 8 (28.57%) SQL
10 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
12 5 (17.86%) JIRA
12 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
13 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
13 4 (14.29%) QA
13 4 (14.29%) Java
14 3 (10.71%) C#
14 3 (10.71%) Open Source
14 3 (10.71%) BDD
14 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (3.57%) CMS
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) Cucumber
3 11 (39.29%) FitNesse
3 11 (39.29%) HP UFT
4 5 (17.86%) JIRA
5 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
7 2 (7.14%) JUnit
7 2 (7.14%) Maven
7 2 (7.14%) NUnit
7 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.14%) TestComplete
7 2 (7.14%) Toad
8 1 (3.57%) MSTest
8 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) Web Services
2 6 (21.43%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.14%) WCF
3 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 13 (46.43%) SDLC
4 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
5 11 (39.29%) RAD
5 11 (39.29%) Scrum
6 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) BDD
9 3 (10.71%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Open Source
9 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
10 2 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 2 (7.14%) Information Management
10 2 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) ISTQB
2 12 (42.86%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on Exp, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 16 days ago