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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 100 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 30 40 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.73% 2.09% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.48% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24 38 24
Average salary £35,250 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £29,550 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £35,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1510 1611 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.98% 84.04% 81.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1283 1032
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
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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 -3 10 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Crewe +3 7 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Runcorn - 6 £40,000 -
Widnes - 2 £37,250 -
Macclesfield +17 1 £22,500 -28.57% 1
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 44 (58.67%) ISEB
2 43 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (56.00%) Windows
4 38 (50.67%) SQL Server
5 34 (45.33%) SQL
6 32 (42.67%) .NET
6 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
7 28 (37.33%) MS Excel
8 26 (34.67%) C#
9 24 (32.00%) QA
10 22 (29.33%) Finance
11 21 (28.00%) Android
11 21 (28.00%) Apple iOS
12 19 (25.33%) Visual Studio
13 18 (24.00%) XML
14 16 (21.33%) Web Services
14 16 (21.33%) .NET Framework
14 16 (21.33%) Software Engineering
15 15 (20.00%) Retail
16 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
16 14 (18.67%) Wireless
16 14 (18.67%) Risk Management
16 14 (18.67%) Financial Institution
16 14 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (18.67%) Customer Engagement
16 14 (18.67%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (17.33%) Dependency Injection
17 13 (17.33%) MSTest
17 13 (17.33%) MVVM
17 13 (17.33%) Entity Framework

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.67%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (37.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.33%) MS Visio
2 13 (17.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) Wireless
2 7 (9.33%) GPRS
2 7 (9.33%) UMTS
3 1 (1.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (50.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (17.33%) MSTest
4 6 (8.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.33%) Selenium
5 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
General
1 22 (29.33%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Retail
3 14 (18.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Analyst
1 35 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 21 (28.00%) Tester
3 16 (21.33%) Developer
4 14 (18.67%) Software Developer
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.67%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Automated Tester
7 7 (9.33%) Software Tester
8 6 (8.00%) Software Manager
9 5 (6.67%) Automated Test Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Lead Tester
9 5 (6.67%) Development Manager
9 5 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
10 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
11 3 (4.00%) QA Analyst
11 3 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (42.67%) .NET
2 18 (24.00%) XML
3 16 (21.33%) Web Services
3 16 (21.33%) .NET Framework
4 13 (17.33%) WCF
4 13 (17.33%) WPF
4 13 (17.33%) Silverlight
4 13 (17.33%) Entity Framework
4 13 (17.33%) REST
4 13 (17.33%) ServiceStack
4 13 (17.33%) SOAP
4 13 (17.33%) WinForms
4 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (10.67%) COM
6 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.33%) .NET Compact Framework
8 1 (1.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) N-Tier
2 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) LIMS
6 1 (1.33%) Informatics
6 1 (1.33%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.33%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.00%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Android
2 21 (28.00%) Apple iOS
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Phone 7
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Phone
4 7 (9.33%) Windows CE
4 7 (9.33%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.33%) Software Engineering
3 14 (18.67%) Customer Engagement
3 14 (18.67%) Risk Management
4 13 (17.33%) Validation
4 13 (17.33%) MVC
4 13 (17.33%) Dependency Injection
4 13 (17.33%) MVVM
4 13 (17.33%) Line Management
5 12 (16.00%) SDLC
6 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
7 10 (13.33%) ETL
7 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.33%) Web Development
10 4 (5.33%) Test Management
10 4 (5.33%) Change Control
10 4 (5.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.33%) SQL
2 26 (34.67%) C#
3 5 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (58.67%) ISEB
2 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Apple
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) ION Trading
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago