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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 72 81 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 1.69% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.00% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 24
Median salary £26,250 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +27.27%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
872 1100 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.55% 84.75% 89.73%
Number of salaries quoted 682 952 1334
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £54,000
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
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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +3 6 £21,500 -42.66%
Sandbach - 3 - - 2
Wilmslow -3 2 £34,156 -8.91%
Chester -4 2 £22,250 -39.04% 2
Crewe - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (30.36%) ISEB
5 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 16 (28.57%) QA
5 16 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 15 (26.79%) SDLC
6 15 (26.79%) Finance
7 13 (23.21%) JIRA
8 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 12 (21.43%) C#
9 11 (19.64%) .NET
9 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
10 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
11 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 8 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
12 7 (12.50%) System Testing
12 7 (12.50%) Release Management
13 6 (10.71%) MSTest
13 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
13 6 (10.71%) Windows
13 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
14 5 (8.93%) ITIL
14 5 (8.93%) User Stories
14 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
14 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
14 5 (8.93%) Billing

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 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) JIRA
2 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 8 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.71%) MSTest
4 3 (5.36%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Billing
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) Analyst
2 34 (60.71%) Test Analyst
3 17 (30.36%) Tester
4 10 (17.86%) Software Tester
5 9 (16.07%) QA Tester
6 8 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
7 6 (10.71%) Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Lead Test Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Software Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (8.93%) Graduate
8 5 (8.93%) Lead Tester
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Tester
8 5 (8.93%) Test Leader
9 4 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) Classic ASP
3 4 (7.14%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) ISPF
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 2 (3.57%) WinForms
4 2 (3.57%) WPF
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.57%) iSeries
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 15 (26.79%) SDLC
5 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Release Management
8 7 (12.50%) System Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.93%) ITIL
10 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.93%) User Stories
11 4 (7.14%) Information Management
11 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
11 4 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Test Management
12 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) JCL
4 2 (3.57%) C
4 2 (3.57%) C++
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) ISEB
2 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) RACF
1 4 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (7.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Telerik
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