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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 91 86 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.79% 1.83% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.93% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35 28 24
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,550 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
1818 1500 1990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.85% 94.46% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1221 1628
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Macclesfield - 6 £37,500 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £30,000 - 1
Crewe 0 3 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Warrington -9 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Chester -9 2 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Knutsford - 2 £62,500 -
Northwich +7 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (61.67%) QA
2 28 (46.67%) Selenium
3 24 (40.00%) Windows
4 20 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 18 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 17 (28.33%) Finance
6 17 (28.33%) .NET
7 16 (26.67%) SQL
8 15 (25.00%) ISEB
9 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
9 14 (23.33%) C#
10 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
10 13 (21.67%) Selenium IDE
11 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
11 11 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
14 8 (13.33%) HTML
14 8 (13.33%) Java
14 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
14 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (13.33%) System Testing
14 8 (13.33%) Web Testing
14 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
15 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
15 7 (11.67%) Degree
16 6 (10.00%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (46.67%) Selenium
2 18 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (21.67%) Selenium IDE
4 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 5 (8.33%) JIRA
7 4 (6.67%) FitNesse
8 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) .NET
2 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (13.33%) HTML
4 5 (8.33%) SOAP
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
6 3 (5.00%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Open Source
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 18 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.33%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (13.33%) System Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Web Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Scrum
11 4 (6.67%) TDD
11 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.67%) RAD
11 4 (6.67%) BDD
12 3 (5.00%) Test Planning
13 2 (3.33%) Ethical Hacking
13 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
13 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) SQL
2 14 (23.33%) C#
3 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.33%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) ISEB
2 7 (11.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (61.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Tableau
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