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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 66 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.80% 1.19% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 1.24% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 25
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1230 1776 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.79% 96.36% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1439 1161
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
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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 - 10 £30,000 -
Chester +3 3 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Warrington +2 2 £25,625 -6.81% 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £40,000 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £42,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Test Scripting
3 29 (42.65%) ISTQB
4 24 (35.29%) Finance
5 22 (32.35%) QA
6 20 (29.41%) Manual Testing
7 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
7 19 (27.94%) Windows
8 18 (26.47%) Functional Testing
8 18 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (25.00%) Scrum
10 16 (23.53%) Selenium
11 15 (22.06%) JIRA
11 15 (22.06%) Web Services
11 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
12 14 (20.59%) SQL
12 14 (20.59%) Degree
12 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
12 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
13 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
13 12 (17.65%) Software Delivery
13 12 (17.65%) SDLC
13 12 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (17.65%) ISEB
13 12 (17.65%) Migration
14 11 (16.18%) VMware
14 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
15 10 (14.71%) FitNesse
15 10 (14.71%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Informix
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Selenium
2 15 (22.06%) JIRA
3 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
4 10 (14.71%) FitNesse
4 10 (14.71%) HP UFT
5 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.88%) JUnit
6 4 (5.88%) Maven
6 4 (5.88%) MSTest
6 4 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.88%) Toad
6 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Retail
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.35%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) .NET
3 4 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Contactless
6 1 (1.47%) EMV
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.47%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Test Scripting
3 20 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
4 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (26.47%) Functional Testing
6 17 (25.00%) Scrum
7 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 12 (17.65%) Migration
8 12 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (17.65%) SDLC
8 12 (17.65%) Software Delivery
8 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
9 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
10 10 (14.71%) RAD
11 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (8.82%) TDD
13 5 (7.35%) Automation Testing
13 5 (7.35%) BDD
13 5 (7.35%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Java
3 5 (7.35%) C#
4 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (42.65%) ISTQB
2 14 (20.59%) Degree
3 12 (17.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.76%) XenApp
2 8 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) VMware
3 9 (13.24%) Citrix
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco
5 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.94%) Juniper
5 2 (2.94%) Sybase
6 1 (1.47%) Google
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Spirit Data Capture
Salary: Competitive + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Sandbach
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago