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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 40 33 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.80% 3.54% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 3.65% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 0
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
226 219 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 90.76% 96.90% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 173 176 175
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £50,000
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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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