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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 73 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 24 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.26% 1.30% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.48% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 20
Average salary £33,500 £27,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.81% -7.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £26,450 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1070 1624 1332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.33% 88.12% 83.25%
Number of salaries quoted 939 1326 992
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
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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 12 £37,500 +36.36%
Chester - 5 £32,500 - 2
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 £26,500 -
Wilmslow +9 1 £37,500 +8.69%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (65.38%) SQL
2 47 (60.26%) .NET
3 46 (58.97%) SQL Server
4 43 (55.13%) Performance Testing
5 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (48.72%) Validation
7 37 (47.44%) ISEB
8 35 (44.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (42.31%) Windows
10 32 (41.03%) MS Excel
11 29 (37.18%) XML
11 29 (37.18%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (37.18%) ETL
12 28 (35.90%) HP UFT
13 27 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (34.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (34.62%) Defect Management
14 26 (33.33%) MSTest
15 25 (32.05%) QA
16 22 (28.21%) Test Scripting
17 21 (26.92%) Web Services
18 18 (23.08%) Visual Studio
18 18 (23.08%) Finance
19 17 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
20 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
21 15 (19.23%) Java
21 15 (19.23%) Manual Testing
22 14 (17.95%) C#
22 14 (17.95%) Functional Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 29 (37.18%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (12.82%) CMS
3 3 (3.85%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (41.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Firewall
1 1 (1.28%) LAN
1 1 (1.28%) Skype
1 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (58.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (34.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (44.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (35.90%) HP UFT
3 26 (33.33%) MSTest
4 18 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 10 (12.82%) JIRA
6 9 (11.54%) Selenium
6 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.85%) Ant
9 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.85%) Maven
9 3 (3.85%) Subversion
9 3 (3.85%) TestNG
9 3 (3.85%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.28%) NUnit
10 1 (1.28%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.28%) Sahi
10 1 (1.28%) WatiN
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (58.97%) Analyst
2 45 (57.69%) Test Analyst
3 35 (44.87%) Senior Analyst
4 34 (43.59%) Senior Test Analyst
5 32 (41.03%) SQL Analyst
6 26 (33.33%) Senior Web Analyst
6 26 (33.33%) Web Analyst
6 26 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
7 18 (23.08%) ETL Analyst
8 16 (20.51%) Service Analyst
9 11 (14.10%) Developer
9 11 (14.10%) Tester
10 10 (12.82%) Functional Analyst
10 10 (12.82%) Functional Test Analyst
10 10 (12.82%) Software Tester
10 10 (12.82%) Web Applications Analyst
11 9 (11.54%) QA Tester
12 8 (10.26%) Software QA Tester
13 7 (8.97%) .NET Developer
13 7 (8.97%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (60.26%) .NET
2 29 (37.18%) XML
3 21 (26.92%) Web Services
4 7 (8.97%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) JSON
5 3 (3.85%) REST
5 3 (3.85%) WSDL
6 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) User Experience
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (1.28%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Performance Testing
2 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (48.72%) Validation
4 29 (37.18%) ETL
5 27 (34.62%) Defect Management
6 22 (28.21%) Test Scripting
7 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (19.23%) Manual Testing
9 14 (17.95%) Functional Testing
10 13 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 12 (15.38%) OO
12 11 (14.10%) Test Planning
13 10 (12.82%) Automation Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Automated Testing
14 9 (11.54%) MVC
15 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (10.26%) TDD
16 7 (8.97%) SDLC
17 6 (7.69%) Scrum
17 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (65.38%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) Java
3 14 (17.95%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 9 (11.54%) VB
5 6 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (47.44%) ISEB
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.41%) Degree
4 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.05%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) XenApp
2 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.85%) Docker
4 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Citrix
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.69%) VMware
2 2 (2.56%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.28%) HP
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle
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