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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 71 100 104
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.59% 1.51% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.55% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 25
Median salary £31,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
983 1676 1718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.42% 97.05% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 855 1323 1362
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 £23,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +20 6 £33,000 - 1
Warrington +8 3 £30,000 -15.49% 1
Macclesfield -7 2 £27,500 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (43.18%) .NET
4 18 (40.91%) ISTQB
5 17 (38.64%) C#
5 17 (38.64%) SQL
6 16 (36.36%) QA
7 15 (34.09%) ISEB
7 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
8 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
9 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (27.27%) Selenium
10 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
11 11 (25.00%) Finance
11 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
12 10 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
13 9 (20.45%) VB.NET
13 9 (20.45%) Defect Management
14 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
14 8 (18.18%) JIRA
14 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (15.91%) SDLC
15 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
15 7 (15.91%) Test Management
15 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (15.91%) MSTest
15 7 (15.91%) Validation
15 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
15 7 (15.91%) Web Services

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Network Security
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) MySQL
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Selenium
2 8 (18.18%) JIRA
3 7 (15.91%) MSTest
3 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
4 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
5 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.82%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (4.55%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.55%) JUnit
8 2 (4.55%) Maven
8 2 (4.55%) NUnit
8 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
8 2 (4.55%) Toad
9 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
4 7 (15.91%) Web Services
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.55%) WCF
5 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
4 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Defect Management
8 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
9 7 (15.91%) SDLC
9 7 (15.91%) Test Management
9 7 (15.91%) Validation
10 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Migration
11 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
11 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) C#
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) VB.NET
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 15 (34.09%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) HP
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