The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Tester
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 78 90
Rank change year-on-year -19 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 10 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.18% 1.04% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.08% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 31
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 1374 928 1658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.28% 96.37% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 812 1322
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 £35,000 - 1
Crewe -18 2 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Knutsford - 2 £45,500 - 2
Macclesfield - 2 £21,500 -
Warrington -15 1 £24,500 -42.35%
Wilmslow - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 9 (31.03%) Selenium
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 8 (27.59%) User Stories
5 7 (24.14%) QA
6 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
6 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) System Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.24%) API Testing
7 5 (17.24%) ETL
7 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) Games
8 4 (13.79%) Google
8 4 (13.79%) JIRA
8 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) Windows
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.79%) ISEB
8 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Talend
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Tableau
8 4 (13.79%) Cucumber

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 2 (6.90%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.45%) Gatling
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Games
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
3 8 (27.59%) User Stories
4 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) API Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.24%) ETL
5 5 (17.24%) System Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
6 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) SDLC
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Google
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) Tableau
1 4 (13.79%) Talend
2 3 (10.34%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago