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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 90 86 115
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 42 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.15% 1.58% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.92% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 39 18 21
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £42,000 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
1632 1304 1638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.52% 82.48% 77.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 1046 1387
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 23 September 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 -11 15 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Wilmslow - 8 £32,500 -
Macclesfield +3 3 £31,500 +26.00%
Crewe -5 2 £35,000 +72.83% 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) ISEB
2 34 (53.13%) SQL
3 28 (43.75%) QA
4 24 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (35.94%) .NET
6 20 (31.25%) ISTQB
6 20 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 20 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 19 (29.69%) Test Scripting
7 19 (29.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (28.13%) Release Management
9 16 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
10 13 (20.31%) .NET Framework
10 13 (20.31%) Selenium
10 13 (20.31%) V-Model
11 12 (18.75%) System Testing
11 12 (18.75%) Windows
12 11 (17.19%) Finance
12 11 (17.19%) Stress Testing
12 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
13 8 (12.50%) JIRA
13 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (12.50%) MSTest
13 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
14 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
15 6 (9.38%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) LAN
1 3 (4.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (29.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (20.31%) Selenium
4 8 (12.50%) JIRA
4 8 (12.50%) MSTest
5 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
5 5 (7.81%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.81%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (7.81%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.81%) Toad
6 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.56%) NUnit
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (68.75%) Analyst
2 38 (59.38%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Tester
3 12 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Software Tester
5 8 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) Trainee
9 2 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.56%) Graduate
10 1 (1.56%) Consultant
10 1 (1.56%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.81%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 2 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Biotechnology
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Performance Testing
2 20 (31.25%) Manual Testing
3 19 (29.69%) Test Scripting
4 18 (28.13%) Release Management
5 16 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 13 (20.31%) V-Model
7 12 (18.75%) System Testing
8 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
8 11 (17.19%) Stress Testing
9 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.38%) Project Management
12 5 (7.81%) Scrum
13 4 (6.25%) Test Planning
13 4 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
14 3 (4.69%) Automation Testing
14 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) C++
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) VB
3 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (53.13%) ISEB
2 20 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.13%) XenApp
2 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Citrix
3 3 (4.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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