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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.72% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £30,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
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
274 243 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 94.16% 90.33% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 182 170 185
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Chester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Google
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) MySQL
7 1 (8.33%) Retail
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) Games

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Appium
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Games
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) Groovy
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Google