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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 85 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 0.53% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.55% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 18
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,750 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -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
1101 1629 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.16% 96.39% 98.44%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1250 1292
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 £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 5 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 5 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 +19 5 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Crewe +21 1 £35,000 - 1
Chester -6 1 - -
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 5 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 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Test Scripting
3 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
4 16 (51.61%) Selenium
4 16 (51.61%) Manual Testing
5 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
5 15 (48.39%) Web Services
6 14 (45.16%) Scrum
7 13 (41.94%) ISEB
7 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
7 13 (41.94%) Cucumber
7 13 (41.94%) SDLC
8 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
9 11 (35.48%) FitNesse
9 11 (35.48%) Degree
9 11 (35.48%) HP UFT
9 11 (35.48%) Windows
9 11 (35.48%) RAD
10 9 (29.03%) JIRA
10 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
11 7 (22.58%) QA
11 7 (22.58%) SQL
12 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (16.13%) .NET
13 5 (16.13%) TDD
13 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
14 4 (12.90%) Java
14 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
14 4 (12.90%) WebDriver

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 (3.23%) CMS
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) Cucumber
3 11 (35.48%) FitNesse
3 11 (35.48%) HP UFT
4 9 (29.03%) JIRA
5 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) JUnit
6 2 (6.45%) Maven
6 2 (6.45%) NUnit
6 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.45%) Toad
7 1 (3.23%) MSTest
7 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Test Scripting
3 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
4 16 (51.61%) Manual Testing
5 14 (45.16%) Scrum
6 13 (41.94%) SDLC
6 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
7 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
8 11 (35.48%) RAD
9 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
10 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
11 5 (16.13%) TDD
12 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
13 3 (9.68%) BDD
13 3 (9.68%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 3 (9.68%) Open Source
14 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
14 2 (6.45%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
2 13 (41.94%) ISEB
3 11 (35.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on Exp, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Crewe
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago