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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 92 108 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 26 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.68% 1.42% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.49% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 66
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1724 1746 1731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.80% 95.20% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1255 1365 1501
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 11 £30,000 - 2
Macclesfield +12 6 £28,500 +22.58%
Northwich +6 5 £25,000 +11.11%
Chester - 5 £28,750 - 1
Warrington -20 3 £40,000 +18.51%
Knutsford +10 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Crewe +7 1 £60,000 +71.42%
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (59.65%) SQL Server
2 31 (54.39%) SQL
3 30 (52.63%) .NET
3 30 (52.63%) QA
4 29 (50.88%) ASP.NET
5 26 (45.61%) Windows
6 22 (38.60%) C#
6 22 (38.60%) Web Testing
7 21 (36.84%) System Testing
7 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (35.09%) HTML
8 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
9 19 (33.33%) Selenium
10 17 (29.82%) Selenium IDE
11 16 (28.07%) Automation Testing
11 16 (28.07%) Degree
12 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
13 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
13 13 (22.81%) T-SQL
13 13 (22.81%) ISEB
14 10 (17.54%) Finance
14 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (15.79%) OWASP
15 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (15.79%) Web Development
15 9 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
15 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (15.79%) Oracle
16 8 (14.04%) VB.NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SSH
1 1 (1.75%) LAN
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (59.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (14.04%) OLTP
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database
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 19 (33.33%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) Selenium IDE
3 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) .NET
2 29 (50.88%) ASP.NET
3 20 (35.09%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Web Testing
2 21 (36.84%) System Testing
2 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.07%) Automation Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
5 9 (15.79%) OWASP
5 9 (15.79%) Web Development
5 9 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.51%) Test Management
8 2 (3.51%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.51%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.51%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.51%) TDD
9 1 (1.75%) Migration
9 1 (1.75%) Project Management
9 1 (1.75%) UML
9 1 (1.75%) ETL
9 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 22 (38.60%) C#
3 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (22.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.02%) Java
7 2 (3.51%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Degree
2 13 (22.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (52.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Telerik
4 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) Tableau
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 25000-30000 Per Annum Excellent market rate + bens.
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago