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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 95 82 119
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +37
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 34 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 2.18% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.68% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 17
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1582 1267 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.60% 81.06% 83.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 956 1337
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +3 11 £28,250 -9.60%
Northwich +4 2 £23,000 -34.28%
Wilmslow -3 2 £34,500 +53.33% 1
Crewe - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (61.29%) ISEB
3 37 (59.68%) QA
4 36 (58.06%) SQL
5 29 (46.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (45.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (43.55%) Performance Testing
8 26 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (33.87%) Windows
10 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
10 20 (32.26%) ISTQB
11 18 (29.03%) Manual Testing
12 16 (25.81%) Release Management
12 16 (25.81%) MSTest
12 16 (25.81%) Finance
13 13 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (20.97%) Selenium
14 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
15 11 (17.74%) Integration Testing
15 11 (17.74%) System Testing
15 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
16 9 (14.52%) Stress Testing
16 9 (14.52%) .NET
17 8 (12.90%) C#
18 7 (11.29%) WebDriver
18 7 (11.29%) Selenium IDE
18 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
18 7 (11.29%) Linux
19 6 (9.68%) Java
19 6 (9.68%) Open Source

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (46.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (45.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (25.81%) MSTest
4 13 (20.97%) Selenium
5 7 (11.29%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.29%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.23%) JUnit
7 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) JIRA
8 1 (1.61%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (79.03%) Analyst
2 39 (62.90%) Test Analyst
3 23 (37.10%) Tester
4 20 (32.26%) Software Tester
5 16 (25.81%) QA Tester
6 13 (20.97%) QA Analyst
7 9 (14.52%) Software Consultant
7 9 (14.52%) Consultant
8 8 (12.90%) QA Consultant
8 8 (12.90%) Test Consultant
9 7 (11.29%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (4.84%) Developer
11 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
12 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
12 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
12 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (3.23%) Manual Tester
12 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.06%) SOAP
4 3 (4.84%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (4.84%) REST
5 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.23%) Spring
5 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) Akka
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
6 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.61%) Physics
2 1 (1.61%) Biotechnology
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) UNIX
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Performance Testing
3 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 18 (29.03%) Manual Testing
5 16 (25.81%) Release Management
6 13 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Integration Testing
8 11 (17.74%) System Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.52%) Stress Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Project Management
11 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
13 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
13 2 (3.23%) ETL
13 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
4 1 (1.61%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (61.29%) ISEB
2 20 (32.26%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (59.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Telerik
3 2 (3.23%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) ION Trading
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