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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 52 70 46
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 2.41% 0.41% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 0.41% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 4
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
439 487 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 96.27% 98.98% 93.85%
Number of salaries quoted 385 371 275
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Warrington

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) ISEB
4 10 (62.50%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Manual Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (56.25%) MSTest
6 8 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (37.50%) SDLC
9 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
9 5 (31.25%) C#
9 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
10 4 (25.00%) Release Management
10 4 (25.00%) Java
10 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (12.50%) Wireless
11 2 (12.50%) LAN
11 2 (12.50%) XML
11 2 (12.50%) Python
11 2 (12.50%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (56.25%) MSTest
3 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (12.50%) AppScan
4 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
1 2 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Informatics
2 1 (6.25%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 10 (62.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
7 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft