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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 98 97 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 24 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 1.35% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.42% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 79
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1651 1696 2109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.77% 95.17% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1376 1876
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%
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 9 July 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 9 July 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
Wilmslow - 9 £30,000 -
Northwich +7 2 £35,000 +55.55%
Macclesfield +5 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Warrington -22 2 £42,275 +25.25%
Knutsford +8 1 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Chester - 1 - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 36 (62.07%) QA
2 32 (55.17%) Windows
3 28 (48.28%) .NET
3 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (46.55%) SQL Server
4 27 (46.55%) C#
5 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
5 25 (43.10%) Web Testing
6 23 (39.66%) System Testing
6 23 (39.66%) HTML
6 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
6 23 (39.66%) SQL
6 23 (39.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (36.21%) Selenium
8 17 (29.31%) Automation Testing
8 17 (29.31%) Selenium IDE
8 17 (29.31%) T-SQL
9 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
10 14 (24.14%) Degree
11 13 (22.41%) Finance
12 12 (20.69%) ISEB
12 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
13 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
16 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
16 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (13.79%) Oracle
16 8 (13.79%) VB.NET
17 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database 10g

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 (3.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (46.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (12.07%) OLTP
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.45%) Informix
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Selenium
2 17 (29.31%) Selenium IDE
3 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) NUnit
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) .NET
2 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
3 23 (39.66%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 32 (55.17%) Windows
2 23 (39.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) Web Testing
3 23 (39.66%) System Testing
4 17 (29.31%) Automation Testing
5 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (3.45%) UML
10 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.45%) TDD
10 2 (3.45%) Project Management
10 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.45%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.45%) Dependency Management
10 2 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Test Management
10 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) C#
2 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
2 23 (39.66%) SQL
3 17 (29.31%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.79%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.34%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Degree
2 12 (20.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (62.07%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Tableau
2 1 (1.72%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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