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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 91 78 123
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 37 44 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 2.54% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.67% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 35 41 12
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
1766 1646 2066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.80% 94.93% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1551 1337 1757
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 £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 November 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 November 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 - 11 £35,000 -
Macclesfield +10 9 £40,000 -33.33%
Warrington +2 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Crewe +14 4 £32,500 -45.83%
Chester +6 3 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) QA
3 25 (37.88%) Windows
4 24 (36.36%) Selenium
5 22 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 22 (33.33%) Finance
5 22 (33.33%) ISEB
6 21 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 21 (31.82%) Automated Testing
7 18 (27.27%) Degree
8 17 (25.76%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
10 14 (21.21%) Software Testing
10 14 (21.21%) Java
11 11 (16.67%) JIRA
11 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 10 (15.15%) .NET
12 10 (15.15%) SQL
12 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
13 9 (13.64%) C++
14 8 (12.12%) Scrum
14 8 (12.12%) C#
14 8 (12.12%) Web Services
14 8 (12.12%) RAD
14 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
14 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
15 7 (10.61%) Linux
15 7 (10.61%) XML
15 7 (10.61%) HTML
16 6 (9.09%) C

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) 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%) Selenium
2 21 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (16.67%) JIRA
4 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
6 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.58%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.52%) Concordion
10 1 (1.52%) MSTest
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%) .NET
2 8 (12.12%) Web Services
3 7 (10.61%) XML
3 7 (10.61%) HTML
4 6 (9.09%) CSS
4 6 (9.09%) JSON
4 6 (9.09%) HTML5
5 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.06%) SOAP
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.55%) REST
8 2 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Open Source
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.52%) Statistics
3 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.52%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Android
3 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.03%) UNIX
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 21 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 14 (21.21%) Software Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.12%) Scrum
8 8 (12.12%) RAD
8 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.58%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.55%) TDD
10 3 (4.55%) BDD
11 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.03%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.03%) System Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Business Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) Java
2 10 (15.15%) SQL
3 9 (13.64%) C++
4 8 (12.12%) C#
5 6 (9.09%) C
6 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.03%) VB
6 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.52%) VBA
7 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (33.33%) ISEB
2 18 (27.27%) 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 36 (54.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
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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Salary: £25 - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
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Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 5 days ago