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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North West / Cheshire
Rank 81 78 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.08% 2.04% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.11% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 28
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,300 £35,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1279 1753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.18% 96.53% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 786 1112 1473
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Chester +3 3 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Macclesfield -6 3 £27,500 -26.66%
Warrington +14 1 £30,500 -28.23%
Crewe - 1 £32,500 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 40 (60.61%) ISEB
2 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
4 32 (48.48%) Regression Testing
5 30 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 30 (45.45%) QA
6 24 (36.36%) SQL
7 22 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (31.82%) C#
9 18 (27.27%) .NET
10 17 (25.76%) JIRA
11 15 (22.73%) Defect Management
11 15 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (22.73%) Process Improvement
11 15 (22.73%) ITIL
11 15 (22.73%) HP UFT
12 14 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (21.21%) Line Management
13 13 (19.70%) Windows
13 13 (19.70%) Automated Testing
14 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
14 12 (18.18%) Test Strategy
14 12 (18.18%) Manual Testing
15 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
15 11 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (16.67%) MSTest
15 11 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
15 11 (16.67%) Selenium
15 11 (16.67%) Release 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) JIRA
2 15 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 11 (16.67%) MSTest
3 11 (16.67%) Selenium
3 11 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.06%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.52%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.52%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (1.52%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) .NET
2 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.52%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Fixed Income
1 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
3 32 (48.48%) Regression Testing
4 30 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 22 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 15 (22.73%) ITIL
6 15 (22.73%) Process Improvement
7 14 (21.21%) Line Management
8 13 (19.70%) Automated Testing
9 12 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 12 (18.18%) Test Strategy
10 11 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 11 (16.67%) Release Management
11 9 (13.64%) System Testing
11 9 (13.64%) User Stories
12 8 (12.12%) Information Governance
13 5 (7.58%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 21 (31.82%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (60.61%) ISEB
2 14 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) HND
4 1 (1.52%) OSCE
4 1 (1.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.52%) RedGate
1 1 (1.52%) Telerik
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