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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 66 91 96
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 29 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.35% 1.69% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.75% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 25
Median salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £30,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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
1134 1657 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.21% 96.34% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1267 1309
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +26 14 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Chester -11 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Wilmslow - 2 £30,000 - 2
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (61.67%) ISTQB
3 36 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 24 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 24 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 23 (38.33%) Finance
6 22 (36.67%) ISEB
7 20 (33.33%) Web Services
7 20 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (31.67%) Selenium
8 19 (31.67%) Automated Testing
9 18 (30.00%) SQL
10 17 (28.33%) Cucumber
11 15 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (25.00%) QA
11 15 (25.00%) Manual Testing
12 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
12 14 (23.33%) JIRA
12 14 (23.33%) Software Delivery
12 14 (23.33%) SDLC
12 14 (23.33%) Migration
12 14 (23.33%) Scrum
13 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
14 12 (20.00%) Windows
15 11 (18.33%) RAD
15 11 (18.33%) HP UFT
15 11 (18.33%) .NET
15 11 (18.33%) FitNesse
15 11 (18.33%) Degree

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 (1.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Network Security
1 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Selenium
2 17 (28.33%) Cucumber
3 14 (23.33%) JIRA
4 11 (18.33%) FitNesse
4 11 (18.33%) HP UFT
5 9 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (13.33%) MSTest
7 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
8 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (10.00%) JUnit
8 6 (10.00%) Maven
8 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 6 (10.00%) Toad
9 4 (6.67%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 23 (38.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.33%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
3 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.67%) Contactless
2 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.67%) EMV
2 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 24 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 24 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 20 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (31.67%) Automated Testing
6 15 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 15 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (23.33%) Migration
7 14 (23.33%) Scrum
7 14 (23.33%) SDLC
7 14 (23.33%) Software Delivery
7 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
8 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
9 11 (18.33%) RAD
10 9 (15.00%) Defect Management
10 9 (15.00%) Test Management
11 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) C#
2 8 (13.33%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) VB.NET
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) ISTQB
2 22 (36.67%) ISEB
3 11 (18.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on Exp, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 17 days ago
Crewe
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Wilmslow
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 25 days ago