The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Chester region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 39 25 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.50% 5.08% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 5.20% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Median salary - £25,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
193 173 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 96.98% 97.74% 99.22%
Number of salaries quoted 176 120 193
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 Chester

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

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 Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
3 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#