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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 97 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 35 31 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.81% 1.76% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.18% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 33 11 31
Average salary £31,500 £26,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.86% -23.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £22,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
1663 1423 1756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.85% 80.90% 82.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1462 1141 1494
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +8 11 £30,000 - 1
Crewe +22 6 £33,250 -5.00%
Wilmslow - 6 £30,000 -
Macclesfield 0 2 £36,500 +37.73%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) ISEB
3 37 (49.33%) SQL
4 36 (48.00%) QA
5 29 (38.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (37.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (34.67%) Performance Testing
8 26 (34.67%) .NET
8 26 (34.67%) ISTQB
9 24 (32.00%) Manual Testing
10 20 (26.67%) Selenium
10 20 (26.67%) Release Management
11 19 (25.33%) Regression Testing
12 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
13 17 (22.67%) Finance
14 16 (21.33%) System Testing
15 15 (20.00%) Integration Testing
15 15 (20.00%) Stress Testing
15 15 (20.00%) Windows
16 13 (17.33%) .NET Framework
17 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (14.67%) V-Model
18 10 (13.33%) MSTest
18 10 (13.33%) Automated Testing
18 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
18 10 (13.33%) C#
19 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
19 9 (12.00%) Selenium IDE
19 9 (12.00%) Mentoring

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (37.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (26.67%) Selenium
4 10 (13.33%) MSTest
5 9 (12.00%) Selenium IDE
5 9 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.67%) JIRA
7 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.67%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.33%) Toad
10 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.33%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (74.67%) Analyst
2 45 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Tester
4 12 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Software Tester
4 12 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) QA Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.67%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.33%) Graduate
11 1 (1.33%) Junior
11 1 (1.33%) Consultant
11 1 (1.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) .NET
2 13 (17.33%) .NET Framework
3 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (9.33%) SOAP
5 5 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (4.00%) REST
7 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.67%) Performance Testing
3 24 (32.00%) Manual Testing
4 20 (26.67%) Release Management
5 19 (25.33%) Regression Testing
6 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 16 (21.33%) System Testing
8 15 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 15 (20.00%) Stress Testing
9 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (14.67%) V-Model
10 10 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
14 6 (8.00%) Automation Testing
15 5 (6.67%) Project Management
16 4 (5.33%) Scrum
16 4 (5.33%) Test Planning
17 3 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (49.33%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 3 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (54.67%) ISEB
2 26 (34.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (48.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Telerik
4 2 (2.67%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
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