The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 60 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 0.43% 0.57% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.59% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £29,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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 Warrington 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
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
436 508 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 93.97% 96.76% 93.39%
Number of salaries quoted 344 369 234
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Tester
Salary Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Warrington region.

Tester Salary Trend in Warrington

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (75.00%) MSTest
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (75.00%) QA
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
4 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (62.50%) Release Management
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) AppSense
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) HTML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (75.00%) MSTest
3 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Release Management
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Cash Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense