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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 51 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 51 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.37% 1.86% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 1.91% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48 24 29
Median salary £31,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £29,150 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
1140 1621 1834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.60% 97.24% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 994 1383 1498
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Crewe - 10 £31,000 - 1
Warrington +8 9 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Macclesfield - 6 £27,500 - 2
Nantwich - 5 £25,000 - 1
Chester +15 2 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Winsford - 2 £25,250 -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) ISEB
3 29 (47.54%) QA
3 29 (47.54%) Test Scripting
4 28 (45.90%) Software Testing
4 28 (45.90%) C#
5 25 (40.98%) .NET
6 23 (37.70%) SQL
7 22 (36.07%) Regression Testing
8 20 (32.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (29.51%) ASP.NET
9 18 (29.51%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (26.23%) HP UFT
11 15 (24.59%) Selenium
12 13 (21.31%) Defect Management
12 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
13 12 (19.67%) JIRA
14 11 (18.03%) MSTest
14 11 (18.03%) Performance Testing
14 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
14 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
15 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
15 10 (16.39%) Finance
15 10 (16.39%) Windows
16 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
16 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
16 9 (14.75%) Defect Tracking
17 8 (13.11%) Line Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) HP UFT
2 15 (24.59%) Selenium
3 12 (19.67%) JIRA
4 11 (18.03%) MSTest
4 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
6 7 (11.48%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.28%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.64%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) .NET
2 18 (29.51%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.28%) WCF
6 1 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
1 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (47.54%) Test Scripting
3 28 (45.90%) Software Testing
4 22 (36.07%) Regression Testing
5 20 (32.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Defect Management
7 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Performance Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
8 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (14.75%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (13.11%) ITIL
10 8 (13.11%) Line Management
10 8 (13.11%) Process Improvement
10 8 (13.11%) Release Management
10 8 (13.11%) System Testing
10 8 (13.11%) User Stories
11 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) C#
2 23 (37.70%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) ISEB
2 8 (13.11%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) OSCE
4 1 (1.64%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (47.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.64%) HP
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.64%) RedGate
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