Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Tester
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 141 177
Rank change year-on-year -22 +36 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 13 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.42% 0.48% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.49% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 3
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
North West median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year +8.82% -1.73% +23.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2995 2239 3028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.35% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2296 1888 2592
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Cheshire

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Cheshire

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Cheshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Cheshire

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 10 £40,000 -
Knutsford - 2 £65,000 -
Senior Tester
North West

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Senior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Java
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
2 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 11 (84.62%) SOAP
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) SoapUI
3 10 (76.92%) QA
3 10 (76.92%) Process Improvement
3 10 (76.92%) SpecFlow
3 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
3 10 (76.92%) WebDriver
3 10 (76.92%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) IVR
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) SoapUI
2 10 (76.92%) SpecFlow
2 10 (76.92%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) SOAP
2 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) IVR
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) Process Improvement
3 10 (76.92%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Java
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) QA