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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 98 103 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 29 13 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.52% 0.80% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 0.85% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 57
Average salary £36,250 £31,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £25,050 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £42,250 £39,700
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
1799 1527 2122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.19% 93.85% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1233 1822
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 27 August 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 - 4 £27,000 -
Macclesfield +9 3 £32,000 +2.40% 1
Knutsford - 3 £52,500 -
Northwich +8 2 £35,000 - 1
Warrington -20 2 £42,275 - 1
Crewe - 1 £37,500 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (51.85%) QA
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) Windows
3 20 (37.04%) Selenium
4 17 (31.48%) C#
4 17 (31.48%) .NET
5 15 (27.78%) SQL
6 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 14 (25.93%) Finance
7 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
7 13 (24.07%) Selenium IDE
8 12 (22.22%) Automation Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Web Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 12 (22.22%) System Testing
8 12 (22.22%) HTML
8 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.37%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
9 11 (20.37%) T-SQL
10 10 (18.52%) ISEB
11 8 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (12.96%) Java
12 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
14 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
14 5 (9.26%) Degree

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (5.56%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) Informix
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) OLTP
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Selenium
2 13 (24.07%) Selenium IDE
3 8 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.70%) JIRA
6 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) .NET
2 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (3.70%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Open Source
3 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 3 (5.56%) Android
3 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) Web Testing
2 12 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 12 (22.22%) System Testing
2 12 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
4 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
5 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.56%) BDD
6 3 (5.56%) TDD
7 2 (3.70%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (3.70%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.70%) UML
7 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) C#
2 15 (27.78%) SQL
3 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.37%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.96%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.70%) VBA
7 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) ISEB
2 5 (9.26%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (51.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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