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

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

Tester
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.29% - 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% - 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Median salary £35,000 - £31,000
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 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 144 174 183
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.74% 97.75% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 132 160 116
Median salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% -21.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
4 5 (38.46%) ETL
4 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Games
5 4 (30.77%) Google
5 4 (30.77%) Tableau
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (30.77%) Talend
5 4 (30.77%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) PHP
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP
8 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
8 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) RESTful
8 1 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 1 (7.69%) User Stories
8 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (7.69%) Internet of Things

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Internet of Things
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 5 (38.46%) ETL
4 4 (30.77%) API Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Business Development
6 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Google
1 4 (30.77%) Tableau
1 4 (30.77%) Talend
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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