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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 109 109 136
Rank change year-on-year
0 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 11 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.53% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 8
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -6.55%
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
1699 1502 2058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.87% 93.70% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1413 1176 1754
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £55,000
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
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 26 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 3 £27,500 -
Crewe - 2 £32,500 -
Northwich - 1 £26,000 - 1
Chester - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (91.43%) QA
2 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (65.71%) Windows
5 21 (60.00%) ISEB
6 20 (57.14%) Selenium
7 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
7 18 (51.43%) Manual Testing
8 17 (48.57%) Software Testing
9 16 (45.71%) Automated Testing
10 11 (31.43%) SQL
10 11 (31.43%) JIRA
11 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (28.57%) Finance
12 9 (25.71%) Degree
13 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
13 8 (22.86%) FitNesse
13 8 (22.86%) Scrum
13 8 (22.86%) Web Services
13 8 (22.86%) RAD
13 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
14 7 (20.00%) Release Management
14 7 (20.00%) MSTest
14 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
15 5 (14.29%) Linux
16 4 (11.43%) .NET
16 4 (11.43%) Open Source
17 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
17 3 (8.57%) Oracle

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 25 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (57.14%) Selenium
3 11 (31.43%) JIRA
4 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
4 8 (22.86%) FitNesse
4 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (20.00%) MSTest
6 3 (8.57%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.86%) Concordion
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.57%) SOAP
3 3 (8.57%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.86%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
2 18 (51.43%) Manual Testing
3 17 (48.57%) Software Testing
4 16 (45.71%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) RAD
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) Release Management
6 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Market Making
8 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) TDD
9 1 (2.86%) Web Testing
9 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISEB
2 9 (25.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (91.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) ION Trading
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