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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 105 110 137
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.21% 0.63% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.67% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 5
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
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
1766 1646 2066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.80% 94.93% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1551 1337 1757
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 £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
(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
Macclesfield - 9 £40,000 -
Crewe +19 4 £32,500 +20.37%
Warrington +4 4 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Wilmslow - 4 £30,000 -
Chester +8 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 31 (88.57%) QA
2 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (65.71%) Selenium
4 21 (60.00%) Manual Testing
5 20 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (54.29%) Windows
7 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
7 18 (51.43%) ISEB
8 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
8 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
9 11 (31.43%) Degree
10 10 (28.57%) JIRA
10 10 (28.57%) Finance
10 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
11 8 (22.86%) FitNesse
11 8 (22.86%) Scrum
11 8 (22.86%) RAD
11 8 (22.86%) Web Services
11 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
12 7 (20.00%) .NET
13 6 (17.14%) SQL
14 5 (14.29%) C#
14 5 (14.29%) Java
14 5 (14.29%) Linux
14 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
14 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
15 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (11.43%) Selenium IDE
15 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
16 3 (8.57%) SOAP

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Selenium
2 20 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (28.57%) JIRA
3 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 8 (22.86%) FitNesse
5 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 4 (11.43%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.86%) Concordion
8 1 (2.86%) MSTest
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 7 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 3 (8.57%) REST
5 2 (5.71%) Middleware
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.86%) Biotechnology
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 8 (22.86%) RAD
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
7 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Market Making
8 2 (5.71%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
9 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (88.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) ION Trading
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25 - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 6 days ago