The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 30 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.70% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.64% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £27,500 - £23,000
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 Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 136 157 167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.77% 98.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 125 140 118
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.10% +12.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Chester

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Chester

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 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 Chester region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Business Development
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) OOD
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
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