The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 94 102 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 17 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 0.98% 3.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.03% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 83
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1690 1643 2214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.70% 94.59% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1339 1960
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
North West

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
Wilmslow - 7 £30,000 - 1
Northwich - 3 £35,000 - 1
Macclesfield +15 2 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Warrington -20 2 £42,275 +5.68%
Chester - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 35 (59.32%) QA
2 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) Windows
3 26 (44.07%) .NET
4 25 (42.37%) SQL Server
4 25 (42.37%) C#
5 23 (38.98%) SQL
5 23 (38.98%) ASP.NET
5 23 (38.98%) Web Testing
6 22 (37.29%) Selenium
7 21 (35.59%) System Testing
7 21 (35.59%) HTML
7 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
7 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
8 17 (28.81%) Automation Testing
8 17 (28.81%) Selenium IDE
9 14 (23.73%) Finance
10 13 (22.03%) Software Testing
11 12 (20.34%) ISEB
12 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (16.95%) Degree
13 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
14 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
15 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
15 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
16 7 (11.86%) Java
16 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
17 6 (10.17%) VB.NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2 (3.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) LAN
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (42.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.47%) OLTP
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) Informix
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (37.29%) Selenium
2 17 (28.81%) Selenium IDE
3 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.69%) NUnit
6 1 (1.69%) JIRA
6 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) .NET
2 23 (38.98%) ASP.NET
3 21 (35.59%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.39%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.98%) Web Testing
3 21 (35.59%) System Testing
4 17 (28.81%) Automation Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.08%) BDD
11 3 (5.08%) TDD
12 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
12 2 (3.39%) Project Management
12 2 (3.39%) UML
12 2 (3.39%) Test Management
12 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) C#
2 23 (38.98%) SQL
3 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
4 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.86%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.08%) C++
8 2 (3.39%) VBA
9 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) ISEB
2 10 (16.95%) Degree
3 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (59.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.69%) Tableau
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