The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Software Tester
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 83 112
Rank change year-on-year -12 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.093% 1.44% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 1.50% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 13
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1046 1265 1705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.12% 95.76% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1076 1304
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Cheshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Cheshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 1 £27,500 - 1
Software Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) ISEB
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) Information Governance
5 4 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (23.08%) Release Management
6 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (23.08%) MSTest
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Advertising
6 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Selenium

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
2 3 (23.08%) MSTest
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (23.08%) Advertising
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (30.77%) Information Governance
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Telerik
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 27 days ago