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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 70 90 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.08% 2.11% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.19% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 22
Median salary £36,000 £32,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.62% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,975 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £33,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1015 1597 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.94% 96.09% 98.52%
Number of salaries quoted 868 1253 1291
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Warrington +17 12 £42,500 +28.78% 3
Crewe - 2 £35,000 -
Wilmslow -1 1 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Chester -17 1 - -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (65.52%) Test Scripting
3 37 (63.79%) ISTQB
4 25 (43.10%) Functional Testing
5 24 (41.38%) Test Automation
6 23 (39.66%) Finance
7 21 (36.21%) SQL
7 21 (36.21%) ISEB
7 21 (36.21%) Selenium
8 20 (34.48%) Web Services
9 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
9 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
10 15 (25.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (25.86%) SDLC
11 14 (24.14%) Software Delivery
11 14 (24.14%) Waterfall
11 14 (24.14%) Manual Testing
11 14 (24.14%) Migration
12 13 (22.41%) .NET
13 12 (20.69%) Windows
13 12 (20.69%) QA
14 11 (18.97%) FitNesse
14 11 (18.97%) Degree
14 11 (18.97%) RAD
14 11 (18.97%) HP UFT
14 11 (18.97%) C#
14 11 (18.97%) Scrum
15 10 (17.24%) JIRA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Network Security
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Selenium
2 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
3 11 (18.97%) FitNesse
3 11 (18.97%) HP UFT
4 10 (17.24%) JIRA
5 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (13.79%) MSTest
7 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
7 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
8 6 (10.34%) JUnit
8 6 (10.34%) Maven
8 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
8 6 (10.34%) Toad
9 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.45%) NUnit
10 2 (3.45%) TestComplete
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) Web Services
2 13 (22.41%) .NET
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
5 6 (10.34%) XML
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.72%) Contactless
2 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.72%) EMV
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (65.52%) Test Scripting
3 25 (43.10%) Functional Testing
4 24 (41.38%) Test Automation
5 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
5 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (25.86%) Non-Functional Testing
6 15 (25.86%) SDLC
7 14 (24.14%) Manual Testing
7 14 (24.14%) Migration
7 14 (24.14%) Software Delivery
7 14 (24.14%) Waterfall
8 11 (18.97%) RAD
8 11 (18.97%) Scrum
9 9 (15.52%) Defect Management
9 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Test Management
10 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Validation
11 7 (12.07%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) VB.NET
4 8 (13.79%) Java
5 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (63.79%) ISTQB
2 21 (36.21%) ISEB
3 11 (18.97%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
Bristol, Warrington or Weybridge
Environment Agency
Salary: £42,915 - £53,995
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
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