The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Wilmslow 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 31 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wilmslow 0.82% 2.50% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 2.65% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -19.35%
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 Wilmslow 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
Wilmslow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
119 113 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wilmslow 97.54% 94.17% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 94 108 67
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wilmslow

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wilmslow

Tester
Salary Trend in Wilmslow

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

Tester Salary Trend in Wilmslow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wilmslow

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wilmslow 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) C
3 6 (50.00%) JSON
3 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (8.33%) System Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (8.33%) Telematics
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) ION Trading

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wilmslow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wilmslow 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) RoboHelp
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) XML
1 6 (50.00%) JSON
1 6 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Biotechnology
1 1 (8.33%) Telematics
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) ERP
7 1 (8.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) VMware
1 1 (8.33%) ION Trading