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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 70 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 30 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.53% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 0.88% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 17
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £25,650 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
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
1160 1599 1868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.73% 97.26% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1010 1369 1538
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 £23,750 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 +5 9 £30,500 -12.85%
Crewe - 9 £33,000 -
Macclesfield - 7 £27,500 - 1
Nantwich - 5 £25,000 -
Chester +18 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) QA
3 22 (59.46%) C#
3 22 (59.46%) .NET
4 21 (56.76%) Test Scripting
5 18 (48.65%) Software Testing
6 17 (45.95%) SQL
7 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
7 16 (43.24%) HP UFT
7 16 (43.24%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (37.84%) Selenium
8 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
9 12 (32.43%) ISEB
9 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Windows
11 9 (24.32%) Performance Testing
11 9 (24.32%) Release Management
11 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
11 9 (24.32%) MSTest
12 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
12 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (18.92%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (18.92%) Information Governance
13 7 (18.92%) MySQL
13 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
13 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
13 7 (18.92%) JIRA

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) HP UFT
2 14 (37.84%) Selenium
3 9 (24.32%) MSTest
3 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
4 7 (18.92%) JIRA
4 7 (18.92%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) .NET
2 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Test Scripting
3 18 (48.65%) Software Testing
4 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
5 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Performance Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Release Management
7 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (18.92%) Information Governance
8 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Market Making
9 3 (8.11%) MVC
9 3 (8.11%) SDLC
9 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.41%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) C#
2 17 (45.95%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (67.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (43.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) RedGate
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