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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 44 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.28% 0.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £31,000 - -
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
226 240 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 96.17% 92.66% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 122 170 167
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Chester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) C#
7 1 (7.69%) C++
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.69%) VBScript
7 1 (7.69%) VB
7 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (7.69%) JUnit
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
7 1 (7.69%) MySQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Appium
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
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