The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 97 86 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.28% 1.92% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.05% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 14
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £27,250 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £60,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1762 1465 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.22% 93.73% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1392 1129 1539
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Chester +11 7 £32,500 +18.18% 5
Warrington 0 5 £27,500 -50.00%
Crewe +10 2 £33,750 -43.75%
Northwich - 1 £26,000 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 52 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (65.00%) QA
3 32 (53.33%) Windows
4 30 (50.00%) ISEB
4 30 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 27 (45.00%) SQL
6 23 (38.33%) Software Testing
7 22 (36.67%) Selenium
8 18 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 18 (30.00%) Manual Testing
9 17 (28.33%) Degree
10 16 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (23.33%) JIRA
12 14 (23.33%) Java
13 13 (21.67%) Performance Testing
13 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
13 13 (21.67%) Release Management
13 13 (21.67%) MSTest
14 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
14 12 (20.00%) Finance
15 11 (18.33%) Web Services
16 10 (16.67%) XML
17 9 (15.00%) C++
17 9 (15.00%) Scrum
18 8 (13.33%) HTML
18 8 (13.33%) Linux
18 8 (13.33%) RAD
18 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (36.67%) Selenium
3 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (23.33%) JIRA
5 13 (21.67%) MSTest
6 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (13.33%) FitNesse
8 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (5.00%) Toad
9 3 (5.00%) Maven
9 3 (5.00%) JUnit
10 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.67%) Concordion
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) Web Services
2 10 (16.67%) XML
3 8 (13.33%) HTML
4 7 (11.67%) CSS
4 7 (11.67%) JSON
4 7 (11.67%) HTML5
5 6 (10.00%) .NET
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.00%) SOAP
6 3 (5.00%) Middleware
6 3 (5.00%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.67%) Statistics
3 1 (1.67%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Telematics
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) UNIX
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (38.33%) Software Testing
4 18 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 18 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
5 13 (21.67%) Release Management
5 13 (21.67%) Performance Testing
6 9 (15.00%) Scrum
7 8 (13.33%) RAD
7 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Automation Testing
9 4 (6.67%) BDD
10 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.33%) TDD
11 2 (3.33%) ETL
11 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.33%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) SQL
2 14 (23.33%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) C++
4 7 (11.67%) C
5 6 (10.00%) C#
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) ISEB
2 17 (28.33%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CISA
5 1 (1.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (65.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) AppSense
4 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.67%) Tableau
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