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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 62 59 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +39
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 36 53 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.16% 3.74% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 4.45% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 32
Median salary £34,000 £33,500 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% +8.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,900 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
973 1192 1670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.35% 84.06% 88.41%
Number of salaries quoted 777 1051 1454
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 15 £29,250 -22.00%
Wilmslow - 8 £34,312 -
Sandbach - 2 - -
Crewe - 1 £32,500 - 2
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) SQL
3 30 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (35.53%) QA
4 27 (35.53%) ISEB
5 20 (26.32%) Finance
5 20 (26.32%) Defect Management
6 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 18 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (23.68%) HP UFT
8 16 (21.05%) C#
8 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 16 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 13 (17.11%) .NET
10 12 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (15.79%) Release Management
10 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 12 (15.79%) JIRA
11 11 (14.47%) System Testing
11 11 (14.47%) MSTest
11 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
11 11 (14.47%) User Stories
11 11 (14.47%) SDLC
11 11 (14.47%) Regression Testing
11 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
11 11 (14.47%) Windows
12 9 (11.84%) Billing
12 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.84%) ITIL
12 9 (11.84%) MS Office

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
1 9 (11.84%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) HP UFT
2 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 12 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (14.47%) MSTest
4 8 (10.53%) Selenium
5 7 (9.21%) Selenium IDE
5 7 (9.21%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.32%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Billing
3 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (67.11%) Analyst
2 47 (61.84%) Test Analyst
3 34 (44.74%) Tester
4 21 (27.63%) QA Tester
5 20 (26.32%) Software Tester
6 18 (23.68%) Software QA Tester
7 15 (19.74%) QA Analyst
7 15 (19.74%) QA Test Analyst
8 12 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (14.47%) Senior Tester
9 11 (14.47%) Software Analyst
9 11 (14.47%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (13.16%) Lead Test Analyst
11 9 (11.84%) Lead Tester
11 9 (11.84%) Test Leader
12 6 (7.89%) Graduate
13 5 (6.58%) Applications Support
13 5 (6.58%) Graduate Applications Support
14 4 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.26%) Classic ASP
3 4 (5.26%) CSS
3 4 (5.26%) HTML
3 4 (5.26%) ISPF
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) iSeries
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (26.32%) Defect Management
4 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Release Management
7 11 (14.47%) Regression Testing
7 11 (14.47%) SDLC
7 11 (14.47%) System Testing
7 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
7 11 (14.47%) User Stories
8 9 (11.84%) ITIL
8 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
9 7 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (6.58%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (5.26%) QA Automation
11 4 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) SQL
2 16 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.26%) JCL
4 3 (3.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) ISEB
2 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (35.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) RACF
1 4 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (1.32%) Telerik
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