The median annual salary for a Tester was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 21 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.84% 2.56% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.11% 2.60% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 4
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +56.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £37,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £30,250
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 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 131 154 157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.62% 98.72% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 113 136 108
Median salary £35,000 £36,375 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.78% +11.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Chester

Tester
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Tester in Chester

Tester
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Chester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Chester

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Games
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (41.67%) ETL
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 4 (33.33%) Google
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (33.33%) Talend
4 4 (33.33%) Tableau
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Advertising
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) QA
7 1 (8.33%) RedGate
7 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) RESTful
7 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (8.33%) User Stories
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 10

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Games
3 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
1 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Business Development
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Google
1 4 (33.33%) Tableau
1 4 (33.33%) Talend
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) RedGate
Chester, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Posted: 17 days ago