The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 85 85 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 36 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.85% 2.12% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.65% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27 25 18
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,400 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Software Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1475 1358 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.11% 80.12% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 1003 1169
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 8 £30,000 - 1
Crewe - 5 £35,000 - 2
Wilmslow -3 2 £34,500 +26.60% 1
Chester +13 1 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Northwich +2 1 £20,000 -42.85%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (71.19%) ISEB
3 33 (55.93%) SQL
3 33 (55.93%) QA
4 28 (47.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (45.76%) Windows
6 25 (42.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 25 (42.37%) Performance Testing
7 24 (40.68%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (35.59%) Test Scripting
8 21 (35.59%) ISTQB
9 18 (30.51%) Manual Testing
9 18 (30.51%) MSTest
9 18 (30.51%) Finance
10 16 (27.12%) Release Management
11 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
12 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
12 9 (15.25%) System Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Regression Testing
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.56%) Selenium
14 7 (11.86%) Stress Testing
14 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
14 7 (11.86%) .NET
15 6 (10.17%) C#
16 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
16 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
16 5 (8.47%) WebDriver
16 5 (8.47%) Selenium IDE

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Wireless
2 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (47.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (42.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (30.51%) MSTest
4 8 (13.56%) Selenium
5 5 (8.47%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.47%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.39%) JUnit
7 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.69%) JIRA
8 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
2 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (79.66%) Analyst
2 39 (66.10%) Test Analyst
3 25 (42.37%) Tester
4 17 (28.81%) Software Tester
5 16 (27.12%) QA Tester
6 11 (18.64%) QA Analyst
7 10 (16.95%) Test Consultant
7 10 (16.95%) QA Consultant
7 10 (16.95%) Software Consultant
7 10 (16.95%) Consultant
8 5 (8.47%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Manual Tester
10 2 (3.39%) Test Team Leader
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.08%) SOAP
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.39%) Akka
4 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.39%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.69%) Physics
3 1 (1.69%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) UNIX
4 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.39%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) Performance Testing
3 21 (35.59%) Test Scripting
4 18 (30.51%) Manual Testing
5 16 (27.12%) Release Management
6 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) System Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Regression Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Stress Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Line Management
10 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.78%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
11 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.08%) Automation Testing
12 2 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Perl
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (71.19%) ISEB
2 21 (35.59%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (55.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (40.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Telerik
3 2 (3.39%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) ION Trading
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
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Salary: £20000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
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Crewe
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
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Salary: £15,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago