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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 76 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 24 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.71% 1.40% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.75% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 35
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,750 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1394 1373 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.94% 79.97% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1020 1101
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Crewe - 11 £35,000 -
Warrington +7 9 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Runcorn 0 4 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Chester - 1 £25,000 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £62,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 48 (70.59%) ISEB
2 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (55.88%) SQL
3 38 (55.88%) Windows
4 32 (47.06%) QA
5 25 (36.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 21 (30.88%) Finance
8 20 (29.41%) Performance Testing
8 20 (29.41%) ISTQB
8 20 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (27.94%) MSTest
9 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
10 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
11 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
12 15 (22.06%) Release Management
12 15 (22.06%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
13 14 (20.59%) .NET
13 14 (20.59%) C#
14 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
15 11 (16.18%) Retail
15 11 (16.18%) Android
15 11 (16.18%) Apple iOS
16 10 (14.71%) Customer Engagement
16 10 (14.71%) Line Management
16 10 (14.71%) Wireless
16 10 (14.71%) Risk Management
16 10 (14.71%) Financial Institution
17 9 (13.24%) Web Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.82%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) Wireless
2 4 (5.88%) GPRS
2 4 (5.88%) UMTS
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (36.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (27.94%) MSTest
3 15 (22.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.94%) JUnit
5 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Retail
3 10 (14.71%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.47%) Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (60.29%) Analyst
1 41 (60.29%) Test Analyst
2 31 (45.59%) Tester
3 17 (25.00%) Software Tester
4 14 (20.59%) QA Tester
5 10 (14.71%) QA Consultant
5 10 (14.71%) Software Consultant
5 10 (14.71%) Test Consultant
5 10 (14.71%) Consultant
6 9 (13.24%) Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Automated Tester
7 7 (10.29%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Automated Test Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Software Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.88%) Development Manager
9 4 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
9 4 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) Web Services
3 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.29%) XML
5 6 (8.82%) SOAP
5 6 (8.82%) WinForms
5 6 (8.82%) WCF
5 6 (8.82%) WPF
5 6 (8.82%) Silverlight
5 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (8.82%) ServiceStack
5 6 (8.82%) Entity Framework
5 6 (8.82%) REST
6 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.88%) .NET Compact Framework
7 2 (2.94%) COM
7 2 (2.94%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.94%) Spring
7 2 (2.94%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Open Source
3 1 (1.47%) Informatics
3 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.47%) Physics
3 1 (1.47%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.47%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.47%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Windows
2 11 (16.18%) Android
2 11 (16.18%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Phone
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Phone 7
4 4 (5.88%) Windows CE
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
4 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 15 (22.06%) Release Management
6 10 (14.71%) Customer Engagement
6 10 (14.71%) Line Management
6 10 (14.71%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.82%) MVC
9 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.82%) System Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (8.82%) MVVM
10 5 (7.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.88%) SQL
2 14 (20.59%) C#
3 5 (7.35%) C++
4 3 (4.41%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (70.59%) ISEB
2 20 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.82%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (47.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Apple
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (1.47%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.47%) IBM
Warrington, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits asnd bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago