The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 26 28 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.83% 2.62% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 2.82% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 2
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
Cheshire

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
105 177 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 99.06% 92.67% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 93 151 137
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Tester
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Tester Salary Trend in Chester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Games
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
1 5 (62.50%) QA
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Toad
3 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) Toad
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Games
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago