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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 94 77 108
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 1.98% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.52% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32 28 29
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
1577 1307 1692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.01% 78.55% 76.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1043 1492
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 22 August 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 -14 17 £30,000 -14.28%
Wilmslow - 6 £32,500 - 1
Macclesfield +6 2 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Crewe -2 1 £37,500 +85.18% 1
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (55.17%) ISEB
3 29 (50.00%) SQL
4 27 (46.55%) QA
5 21 (36.21%) ISTQB
5 21 (36.21%) .NET
6 20 (34.48%) Test Scripting
7 18 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (25.86%) Manual Testing
9 14 (24.14%) Release Management
9 14 (24.14%) Performance Testing
9 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
9 14 (24.14%) Regression Testing
10 13 (22.41%) Windows
11 12 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 12 (20.69%) V-Model
11 12 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (18.97%) Selenium
12 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
13 9 (15.52%) System Testing
13 9 (15.52%) XML
14 8 (13.79%) C#
14 8 (13.79%) Stress Testing
14 8 (13.79%) Integration Testing
15 7 (12.07%) JIRA
16 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
16 6 (10.34%) Oracle
16 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
16 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
16 6 (10.34%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) GPRS
2 2 (3.45%) UMTS
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.72%) OLTP
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (18.97%) Selenium
4 7 (12.07%) JIRA
5 5 (8.62%) Toad
5 5 (8.62%) MSTest
6 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.17%) NUnit
6 3 (5.17%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Analyst
2 29 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) Software Tester
4 10 (17.24%) Tester
4 10 (17.24%) QA Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Developer
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Trainee
8 2 (3.45%) Software Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.72%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
3 9 (15.52%) XML
4 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.62%) SOAP
6 3 (5.17%) Web Services
6 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.17%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.45%) WPF
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.45%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.45%) ServiceStack
7 2 (3.45%) HTML
7 2 (3.45%) WinForms
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) HTML5
8 1 (1.72%) WCF
8 1 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.72%) NHS
2 1 (1.72%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone 7
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.45%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 15 (25.86%) Manual Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Release Management
4 14 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Regression Testing
5 12 (20.69%) V-Model
6 9 (15.52%) System Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Stress Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Scrum
8 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.62%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (6.90%) Project Management
10 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (5.17%) Automation Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) VB
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) ISEB
2 21 (36.21%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (46.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) XenApp
2 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago