The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 59 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 38 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.38% 1.51% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.46% 1.54% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 28
Median salary £31,000 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £23,850 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1099 1683 1821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.69% 97.51% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1385 1455
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 £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Cheshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Cheshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cheshire

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 Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Crewe +17 10 £31,000 - 1
Warrington +4 7 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Macclesfield -9 4 £27,500 - 1
Nantwich - 4 £25,000 - 2
Winsford - 2 £25,250 -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) QA
3 26 (45.61%) Software Testing
4 25 (43.86%) C#
4 25 (43.86%) SQL
4 25 (43.86%) .NET
4 25 (43.86%) ISEB
4 25 (43.86%) Test Scripting
5 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET
6 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (29.82%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (26.32%) Regression Testing
8 13 (22.81%) Selenium
8 13 (22.81%) Defect Management
9 12 (21.05%) Finance
9 12 (21.05%) HP UFT
10 11 (19.30%) ISTQB
10 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
10 11 (19.30%) JIRA
10 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
10 11 (19.30%) MSTest
10 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
11 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
12 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
13 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
13 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
14 7 (12.28%) WebDriver
14 7 (12.28%) Test Management

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 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Selenium
2 12 (21.05%) HP UFT
3 11 (19.30%) JIRA
3 11 (19.30%) MSTest
3 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.28%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.53%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.51%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.75%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.75%) JUnit
8 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.75%) Maven
8 1 (1.75%) NUnit
8 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) .NET
2 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.51%) WCF
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Software Testing
3 25 (43.86%) Test Scripting
4 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Regression Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Defect Management
7 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.28%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (12.28%) Test Management
12 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 6 (10.53%) System Testing
12 6 (10.53%) User Stories
12 6 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) C#
1 25 (43.86%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) ISEB
2 11 (19.30%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.75%) OSCE
4 1 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (47.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (29.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) HP
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
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