Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Macclesfield during the 6 months to 19 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 > Macclesfield
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 5.19% 5.71% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 5.78% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 2
Macclesfield median annual salary £37,500 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £28,750 £37,750
Cheshire median annual salary £39,750 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +28.23% -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 Macclesfield. 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
Macclesfield
Permanent vacancies in Macclesfield with a recognized job title 135 173 119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.86% 98.35%
Number of salaries quoted 131 158 100
Macclesfield median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £45,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Macclesfield

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Macclesfield

Tester
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Salary trend for Tester in Macclesfield

Tester Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 19 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 Macclesfield region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (71.43%) Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) User Stories
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Fintech
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Finance

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Macclesfield 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft