Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 35 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.65% 4.03% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 4.15% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 1
Chester median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% +56.25%
10th Percentile £24,300 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,500 £43,250 £38,750
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year - +14.75% -4.69%

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 294 289 333
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 96.98% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 268 265 302
Chester median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,875 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £53,625
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Chester over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) WebInspect
4 1 (20.00%) AppScan
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AppScan
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter