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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 81 100 80
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 42 21 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.39% 1.23% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.51% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 26 21 40
Average salary £37,250 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.16% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1542 1391 1419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.61% 81.58% 78.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 1069 1140
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 £26,704 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -4 8 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Runcorn - 8 £40,000 - 1
Crewe - 7 - - 1
Widnes - 3 £37,000 - 2
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Chester - 1 £22,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (59.74%) ISEB
2 45 (58.44%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (55.84%) Windows
4 39 (50.65%) SQL
5 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
6 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
6 30 (38.96%) QA
7 24 (31.17%) C#
8 23 (29.87%) Finance
9 22 (28.57%) .NET
10 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
11 19 (24.68%) ISTQB
11 19 (24.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (23.38%) Android
12 18 (23.38%) Apple iOS
13 16 (20.78%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (20.78%) Visual Studio
14 15 (19.48%) MSTest
14 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
15 14 (18.18%) SDLC
15 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
16 13 (16.88%) Retail
16 13 (16.88%) Web Services
17 12 (15.58%) Financial Institution
17 12 (15.58%) Risk Management
17 12 (15.58%) Wireless
17 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
17 12 (15.58%) Line Management
17 12 (15.58%) Performance Testing
17 12 (15.58%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.99%) MS Visio
2 10 (12.99%) MS Project
3 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) Wireless
2 7 (9.09%) GPRS
2 7 (9.09%) UMTS
3 1 (1.30%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (20.78%) Visual Studio
3 15 (19.48%) MSTest
4 8 (10.39%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.60%) Selenium
5 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.60%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.60%) JUnit
6 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Retail
3 12 (15.58%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Analyst
1 35 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 29 (37.66%) Tester
3 16 (20.78%) Developer
4 14 (18.18%) Software Tester
5 12 (15.58%) Software Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) QA Tester
6 8 (10.39%) Test Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) Software Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) QA Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) Automated Tester
8 6 (7.79%) Software Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Software Development Manager
9 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Development Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Test Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) Web Services
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
4 11 (14.29%) XML
5 10 (12.99%) WinForms
5 10 (12.99%) WCF
5 10 (12.99%) WPF
5 10 (12.99%) Silverlight
5 10 (12.99%) Entity Framework
5 10 (12.99%) REST
5 10 (12.99%) ServiceStack
5 10 (12.99%) SOAP
5 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.49%) COM
8 4 (5.19%) .NET Compact Framework
9 2 (2.60%) Akka
9 2 (2.60%) Spring
9 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.99%) N-Tier
3 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) LIMS
5 1 (1.30%) Informatics
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) Physics
5 1 (1.30%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.30%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 43 (55.84%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Android
2 18 (23.38%) Apple iOS
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Phone 7
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Phone
4 7 (9.09%) Windows CE
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.30%) Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (58.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
3 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 14 (18.18%) SDLC
4 12 (15.58%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (15.58%) Line Management
4 12 (15.58%) Performance Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Manual Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.99%) MVC
5 10 (12.99%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (12.99%) MVVM
6 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Release Management
7 8 (10.39%) Validation
7 8 (10.39%) ETL
8 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.49%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) SQL
2 24 (31.17%) C#
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.30%) Python
5 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (59.74%) ISEB
2 19 (24.68%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.39%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (38.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Apple
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) ION Trading
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