The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 43 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.39% - 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% - 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
238 242 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.61% 94.90% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 165 164 162
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Cheshire

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 29 July 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 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Informix
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Tableau
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ETL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Informix
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
1 1 (16.67%) Tableau