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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 90 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 1.61% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.67% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 21
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
1597 1740 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.22% 96.83% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1270 1393
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £51,700 £50,500
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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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
Chester +15 10 £25,000 -13.04% 1
Warrington +16 5 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Crewe - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (70.59%) SQL
3 32 (62.75%) QA
4 30 (58.82%) ISEB
5 29 (56.86%) Windows
6 28 (54.90%) Software Testing
7 25 (49.02%) Test Scripting
8 20 (39.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (33.33%) MSTest
11 16 (31.37%) Performance Testing
12 15 (29.41%) Release Management
13 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
14 10 (19.61%) .NET
14 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
14 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
15 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
15 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
16 8 (15.69%) Java
17 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
17 7 (13.73%) Selenium
17 7 (13.73%) XML
18 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
18 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
19 5 (9.80%) JIRA
19 5 (9.80%) C#
19 5 (9.80%) Finance
20 4 (7.84%) C++
20 4 (7.84%) HTML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) VPN
2 1 (1.96%) ATM
2 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (33.33%) MSTest
4 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 7 (13.73%) Selenium
6 5 (9.80%) JIRA
7 4 (7.84%) JUnit
8 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.88%) Toad
8 3 (5.88%) Maven
9 1 (1.96%) Appium
9 1 (1.96%) Concordion
9 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) Web Services
4 3 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (5.88%) Middleware
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.96%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) Statistics
2 1 (1.96%) Informatics
2 1 (1.96%) Chemistry
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) Software Testing
3 25 (49.02%) Test Scripting
4 16 (31.37%) Performance Testing
5 15 (29.41%) Release Management
6 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.84%) BDD
9 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.88%) ETL
10 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
11 2 (3.92%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Web Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Market Making
12 1 (1.96%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 36 (70.59%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) C++
6 3 (5.88%) C
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) VBScript
8 1 (1.96%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (58.82%) ISEB
2 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (62.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
2 1 (1.96%) VMware
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
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