The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North West / Cheshire
Rank 81 62 97
Rank change year-on-year -19 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 40 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.12% 3.08% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 3.22% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11 37 24
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £32,350
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1036 1243 1689
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.00% 95.62% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1059 1294
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 £24,000
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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Cheshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Cheshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Cheshire

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 Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 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 +8 8 £39,500 +5.33% 2
Crewe - 2 £31,500 - 2
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
3 17 (48.57%) ISEB
4 16 (45.71%) Regression Testing
5 15 (42.86%) SQL
6 13 (37.14%) QA
7 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Process Improvement
9 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (20.00%) JIRA
9 7 (20.00%) ITIL
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) MySQL
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 6 (17.14%) C#
10 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (17.14%) Selenium
10 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
10 6 (17.14%) Line Management
10 6 (17.14%) IT Strategy
11 5 (14.29%) User Stories
11 5 (14.29%) Games
11 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 5 (14.29%) ETL
11 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (14.29%) .NET

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JIRA
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium
3 4 (11.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.57%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.86%) Gatling
6 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Games
3 3 (8.57%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
2 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
3 16 (45.71%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
7 6 (17.14%) IT Strategy
7 6 (17.14%) Line Management
8 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 5 (14.29%) ETL
8 5 (14.29%) User Stories
9 4 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Google
1 4 (11.43%) Tableau
1 4 (11.43%) Talend
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) RedGate
3 1 (2.86%) Telerik
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Posted: Yesterday
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