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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 95 96 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.57% 1.51% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.58% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 16
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1640 1713 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.52% 95.91% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1361 1343
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 July 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 July 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 +13 10 £35,500 -16.02% 1
Chester 0 4 £31,000 - 6
Wilmslow -1 3 £22,500 -25.00%
Knutsford -1 3 £31,500 -10.00%
Macclesfield +12 2 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Northwich -4 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Crewe - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (58.18%) SQL
3 31 (56.36%) ISEB
4 27 (49.09%) Software Testing
5 23 (41.82%) Windows
5 23 (41.82%) QA
6 20 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 14 (25.45%) C#
8 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
9 13 (23.64%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (21.82%) MSTest
10 12 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (20.00%) .NET
12 10 (18.18%) HP UFT
12 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
12 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
13 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
13 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
14 8 (14.55%) Finance
15 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
15 7 (12.73%) Java
15 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
15 7 (12.73%) Degree
15 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
15 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
15 7 (12.73%) SDLC
16 6 (10.91%) Release Management
16 6 (10.91%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) Mingle
3 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) LAN
1 2 (3.64%) Wireless
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MSTest
1 12 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.09%) Selenium
4 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.64%) Metasploit
5 2 (3.64%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) AppScan
6 1 (1.82%) NUnit
6 1 (1.82%) JUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) Appium
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Electronics
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.64%) JSON
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) WinForms
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) WCF
4 1 (1.82%) WPF
4 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Telematics
4 1 (1.82%) LIMS
4 1 (1.82%) Informatics
4 1 (1.82%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.82%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.27%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Software Testing
3 20 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
6 7 (12.73%) SDLC
7 6 (10.91%) Release Management
8 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.27%) BDD
8 4 (7.27%) ETL
8 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.45%) System Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Test Planning
10 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (1.82%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) Java
4 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) Ruby
6 3 (5.45%) C++
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (56.36%) ISEB
2 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.73%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) ION Trading
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
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Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Macclesfield
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