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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 97 101 108
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 40 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 1.20% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.44% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 37 9 26
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £22,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £42,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1691 1387 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.10% 83.30% 80.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1120 1350
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +2 12 £30,000 -28.57% 1
Wilmslow - 9 £30,000 -
Macclesfield +11 3 £32,500 +22.64%
Crewe -2 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (54.41%) ISEB
3 35 (51.47%) SQL
4 29 (42.65%) QA
5 28 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (35.29%) .NET
7 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
7 23 (33.82%) Performance Testing
8 22 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (32.35%) Manual Testing
9 20 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
10 19 (27.94%) Regression Testing
11 18 (26.47%) Release Management
12 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
13 15 (22.06%) System Testing
13 15 (22.06%) Selenium
14 14 (20.59%) Integration Testing
14 14 (20.59%) Stress Testing
15 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
15 13 (19.12%) Finance
16 12 (17.65%) V-Model
17 11 (16.18%) Windows
17 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
18 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
19 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
19 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
20 8 (11.76%) MSTest
20 8 (11.76%) JIRA
20 8 (11.76%) Oracle
21 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) LAN
1 1 (1.47%) WAN
1 1 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (22.06%) Selenium
4 8 (11.76%) JIRA
4 8 (11.76%) MSTest
5 6 (8.82%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.82%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.35%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.35%) Toad
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (67.65%) Analyst
2 42 (61.76%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Tester
4 13 (19.12%) Software Tester
5 12 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
12 1 (1.47%) Graduate
12 1 (1.47%) Junior
12 1 (1.47%) Consultant
12 1 (1.47%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
3 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.82%) SOAP
4 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Open Source
3 2 (2.94%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) Performance Testing
3 22 (32.35%) Manual Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Regression Testing
5 18 (26.47%) Release Management
6 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 15 (22.06%) System Testing
8 14 (20.59%) Integration Testing
8 14 (20.59%) Stress Testing
9 12 (17.65%) V-Model
10 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
12 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
13 6 (8.82%) Project Management
13 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
14 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
14 5 (7.35%) Scrum
15 4 (5.88%) Test Planning
15 4 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
16 3 (4.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) C#
3 3 (4.41%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (54.41%) ISEB
2 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (42.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
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