Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 46 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.29% 1.44% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 1.46% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 8
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +29.03% -4.62% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 355 274 459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 98.56% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 310 230 340
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £23,425 £24,950 £23,450
90th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £62,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (83.33%) SoapUI
3 10 (83.33%) Java
4 9 (75.00%) QA
5 8 (66.67%) Scrum
5 8 (66.67%) SQL
5 8 (66.67%) SOAP
5 8 (66.67%) Process Improvement
5 8 (66.67%) SpecFlow
5 8 (66.67%) Gherkin
5 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
5 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
6 2 (16.67%) Big Data
6 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (8.33%) JIRA
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Process Improvement
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA