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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 88 90 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.85% 2.01% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.13% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 19
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £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
1761 1599 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.88% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1285 1852
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 £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 £35,000 - 1
Warrington +8 7 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Macclesfield -8 6 £40,000 -33.33%
Chester +7 5 £32,500 -13.33%
Crewe +15 4 £32,500 -45.83%
Northwich +2 1 £26,000 +18.18% 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.06%) QA
3 28 (42.42%) Windows
4 25 (37.88%) ISEB
5 24 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 24 (36.36%) Selenium
6 22 (33.33%) Finance
6 22 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 22 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
8 17 (25.76%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
8 17 (25.76%) Degree
9 16 (24.24%) Java
10 15 (22.73%) SQL
11 14 (21.21%) JIRA
12 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
13 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
14 10 (15.15%) Web Services
14 10 (15.15%) XML
15 9 (13.64%) C++
15 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
15 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (12.12%) Linux
16 8 (12.12%) RAD
16 8 (12.12%) Scrum
16 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
17 7 (10.61%) C
17 7 (10.61%) HTML
17 7 (10.61%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
1 24 (36.36%) Selenium
2 14 (21.21%) JIRA
3 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
5 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.58%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.58%) MSTest
7 4 (6.06%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.03%) Maven
8 2 (3.03%) JUnit
8 2 (3.03%) Toad
9 1 (1.52%) Concordion
General
1 22 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) Web Services
1 10 (15.15%) XML
2 7 (10.61%) HTML
2 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) CSS
2 7 (10.61%) JSON
2 7 (10.61%) HTML5
3 4 (6.06%) SOAP
3 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.55%) Middleware
4 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.55%) REST
4 3 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Open Source
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Statistics
4 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Android
3 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.55%) UNIX
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 22 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
6 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.12%) RAD
7 8 (12.12%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) Release Management
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.06%) BDD
9 4 (6.06%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Test Planning
11 2 (3.03%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Business Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) SQL
3 9 (13.64%) C++
4 7 (10.61%) C
5 6 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.52%) VB
7 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) ISEB
2 17 (25.76%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) CISSP
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CISA
4 1 (1.52%) CISM
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (56.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) AppSense
4 1 (1.52%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
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