The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 95 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 1.52% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.61% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 20 28 12
Average salary £32,500 £36,250 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £27,050 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £61,500 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1659 1806 1499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.17% 94.51% 94.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1442 1212
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cheshire

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 Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Warrington +15 11 £35,000 -17.20% 8
Chester - 4 £34,500 - 2
Wilmslow +1 2 £20,000 -25.92%
Knutsford -3 2 £32,000 -39.04%
Macclesfield +17 1 £27,500 -14.06%
Crewe -2 1 - -
Northwich -9 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 27 (45.00%) ISEB
4 22 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 22 (36.67%) QA
5 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (33.33%) Windows
7 19 (31.67%) Test Scripting
7 19 (31.67%) ISTQB
8 17 (28.33%) C#
9 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.00%) Finance
10 12 (20.00%) .NET
10 12 (20.00%) MSTest
11 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
11 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
12 10 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 8 (13.33%) Degree
13 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
13 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (13.33%) Java
13 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
14 7 (11.67%) SDLC
14 7 (11.67%) Mobile App
14 7 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (11.67%) Selenium
15 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
16 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) Mingle
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Trello
2 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) LAN
1 2 (3.33%) Wireless
2 1 (1.67%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MSTest
2 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.67%) Selenium
5 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.67%) JIRA
6 4 (6.67%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.33%) Metasploit
8 2 (3.33%) AppScan
9 1 (1.67%) JUnit
9 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.67%) NUnit
9 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.67%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.67%) Appium
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Electronics
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
3 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) WinForms
3 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.33%) JSON
3 2 (3.33%) WCF
3 2 (3.33%) WPF
3 2 (3.33%) REST
3 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Telematics
4 1 (1.67%) LIMS
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Informatics
4 1 (1.67%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.67%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Android
2 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 19 (31.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (11.67%) SDLC
6 7 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.33%) BDD
8 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.00%) ETL
9 3 (5.00%) System Testing
10 2 (3.33%) Test Planning
10 2 (3.33%) Release Management
10 2 (3.33%) Scrum
10 2 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 17 (28.33%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) Ruby
6 3 (5.00%) Python
6 3 (5.00%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) Perl
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
8 1 (1.67%) VBScript
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (45.00%) ISEB
2 19 (31.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (36.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
2 1 (1.67%) Google
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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