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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 117 109 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 11 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.56% 0.50% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.54% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 15
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,650 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,750 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
1825 1492 2010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.54% 94.01% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1221 1661
Average salary £35,154 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.44% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Crewe - 2 £35,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 £35,250 - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £27,000 -
Northwich - 1 £35,000 -
Warrington - 1 £32,500 - 1
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (79.41%) QA
3 21 (61.76%) Windows
4 20 (58.82%) Selenium
5 15 (44.12%) Manual Testing
5 15 (44.12%) .NET
6 13 (38.24%) C#
6 13 (38.24%) SQL
7 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
7 12 (35.29%) Selenium IDE
8 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
8 11 (32.35%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
9 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
9 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
10 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
10 9 (26.47%) HTML
10 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
10 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (26.47%) System Testing
10 9 (26.47%) Web Testing
11 8 (23.53%) ISEB
12 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
13 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
13 4 (11.76%) BDD
13 4 (11.76%) TDD
13 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (11.76%) Degree

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) Selenium IDE
3 11 (32.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.82%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 9 (26.47%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Manual Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 9 (26.47%) System Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Web Testing
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
6 4 (11.76%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
9 1 (2.94%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Scrum
9 1 (2.94%) RAD
9 1 (2.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) C#
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
2 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (79.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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