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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 57 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 1.32% 0.94% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.98% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
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
426 407 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 93.42% 95.99% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 344 313 321
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 £22,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 30 January 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (50.00%) MSTest
5 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Release Management
5 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (40.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Java
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle
7 3 (30.00%) REST
7 3 (30.00%) Open Source
8 1 (10.00%) TDD
8 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (10.00%) .NET
8 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (10.00%) IIS
8 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (10.00%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (50.00%) MSTest
2 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Release Management
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) AppSense