The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Chester region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 26 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.29% - 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% - 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £30,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 125 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 99.24% 96.90% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 89 111 159
Median salary £32,500 £36,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of job ads across the Chester region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Chester region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Chester

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Software 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 Chester region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) RedGate
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) RedGate
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Performance Related Bonuses
Posted: 15 days ago