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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 33 36 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.35% 4.00% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 4.17% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
207 216 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 93.24% 96.00% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 174 167 201
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,000 £55,000
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 22 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Concordion
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Concordion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau