The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Altrincham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 13 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 12.61% 10.22% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.15% 15.91% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 1
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Software Testing
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Altrincham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Altrincham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
106 88 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Altrincham 89.08% 64.23% 73.42%
Number of salaries quoted 99 77 56
Average salary £42,500 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.86% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Altrincham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Altrincham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Altrincham

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Altrincham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Altrincham region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Altrincham

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Altrincham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Altrincham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Altrincham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Altrincham region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 6 (27.27%) MS Office
5 6 (27.27%) C#
5 6 (27.27%) UNIX
5 6 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 5 (22.73%) QMS
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) QA
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
7 4 (18.18%) ISO 9000
7 4 (18.18%) HND
7 4 (18.18%) JUnit
7 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
7 4 (18.18%) SilkPerformer
7 4 (18.18%) QALoad
7 4 (18.18%) Selenium
7 4 (18.18%) jMock
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Altrincham region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 4 (18.18%) TestPartner
2 4 (18.18%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (18.18%) QALoad
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) jMock
2 4 (18.18%) EasyMock
2 4 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Systems Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Graduate Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Graduate
3 6 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Software Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Head of Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) J2EE
1 2 (9.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
1 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
1 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
2 5 (22.73%) QMS
2 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) System Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Document Management
5 2 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.09%) C
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) HND
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle