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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 96 100 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 16 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 0.93% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.99% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 78
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,300 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £39,650
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
1726 1621 2203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.68% 94.57% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1320 1938
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £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 30 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 30 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 - 6 £31,250 - 1
Northwich - 3 £35,000 - 1
Macclesfield +9 2 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Warrington -21 2 £42,275 +5.68%
Chester - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 - 2
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 33 (57.89%) QA
2 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (47.37%) Windows
4 23 (40.35%) C#
4 23 (40.35%) .NET
5 22 (38.60%) SQL Server
6 21 (36.84%) SQL
6 21 (36.84%) Selenium
6 21 (36.84%) Web Testing
7 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
8 19 (33.33%) HTML
8 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (33.33%) System Testing
9 16 (28.07%) Automation Testing
9 16 (28.07%) Selenium IDE
9 16 (28.07%) T-SQL
10 14 (24.56%) Finance
11 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
12 11 (19.30%) ISEB
13 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (15.79%) Degree
15 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
15 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
15 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
16 7 (12.28%) Java
16 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) LAN
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (38.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) OLTP
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.51%) Informix
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Selenium
2 16 (28.07%) Selenium IDE
3 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) NUnit
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
3 19 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.51%) XML
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) Web Testing
3 19 (33.33%) System Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Automation Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
8 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.26%) TDD
10 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.26%) BDD
11 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.51%) Test Management
11 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.51%) Dependency Management
11 2 (3.51%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) SQL
3 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (28.07%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Java
6 5 (8.77%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.26%) C++
8 2 (3.51%) VBA
9 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) ISEB
2 9 (15.79%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (57.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.75%) Tableau
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