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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 60 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 35 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.12% 1.78% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.98% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 37
Median salary £31,000 £35,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.05% +17.50%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
958 1513 1680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.31% 89.53% 86.64%
Number of salaries quoted 839 1239 1331
Median salary £39,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 11 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Crewe +7 8 £31,000 +12.72%
Wilmslow - 8 £34,312 -
Winsford - 2 £25,250 -
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (34.48%) ISEB
4 19 (32.76%) QA
5 18 (31.03%) Finance
6 17 (29.31%) SQL
7 15 (25.86%) Defect Management
8 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.69%) Performance Testing
9 12 (20.69%) System Testing
10 11 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
10 11 (18.97%) HP UFT
11 10 (17.24%) C#
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
11 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
12 9 (15.52%) Selenium
13 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
14 7 (12.07%) JIRA
14 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
14 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Scrum
15 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
15 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
15 6 (10.34%) User Stories
15 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Selenium IDE
15 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) HP UFT
2 9 (15.52%) Selenium
3 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
4 7 (12.07%) JIRA
5 6 (10.34%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.62%) MSTest
7 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.72%) JUnit
8 1 (1.72%) Maven
8 1 (1.72%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.62%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (68.97%) Analyst
2 37 (63.79%) Test Analyst
3 26 (44.83%) Tester
4 17 (29.31%) Software Tester
5 14 (24.14%) QA Tester
6 11 (18.97%) Software QA Tester
7 8 (13.79%) QA Analyst
7 8 (13.79%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (12.07%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (12.07%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (12.07%) Software Analyst
8 7 (12.07%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (10.34%) Senior Tester
10 5 (8.62%) Test Leader
11 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
11 4 (6.90%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (6.90%) Lead Test Analyst
11 4 (6.90%) Lead Tester
12 3 (5.17%) Graduate
13 2 (3.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) iSeries
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.45%) PMI
4 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (25.86%) Defect Management
4 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.69%) Performance Testing
5 12 (20.69%) System Testing
6 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Scrum
8 6 (10.34%) SDLC
8 6 (10.34%) User Stories
9 5 (8.62%) ITIL
9 5 (8.62%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.62%) Release Management
10 3 (5.17%) Defect Tracking
11 2 (3.45%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) C#
3 4 (6.90%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) ISEB
2 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
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