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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 99 84 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 37 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 2.18% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.69% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 33
Average salary £28,500 £27,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.63% -19.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
1642 1373 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.65% 80.96% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1084 1604
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +11 11 £27,500 -8.33%
Crewe - 5 £34,000 -
Wilmslow -9 4 £27,500 +34.14% 2
Northwich +1 1 £26,000 +18.18% 1
Macclesfield -1 1 £40,500 +47.27%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 48 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) ISEB
3 37 (52.86%) SQL
4 34 (48.57%) QA
5 29 (41.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 29 (41.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (40.00%) Performance Testing
7 25 (35.71%) ISTQB
8 23 (32.86%) Manual Testing
9 22 (31.43%) .NET
10 20 (28.57%) Release Management
11 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
11 18 (25.71%) Regression Testing
11 18 (25.71%) Finance
12 17 (24.29%) Selenium
12 17 (24.29%) System Testing
13 16 (22.86%) Integration Testing
13 16 (22.86%) Stress Testing
13 16 (22.86%) Windows
14 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework
15 11 (15.71%) MSTest
16 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 9 (12.86%) V-Model
17 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
17 9 (12.86%) C#
17 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
17 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
17 9 (12.86%) Selenium IDE

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (41.43%) QuickTest Pro
1 29 (41.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (24.29%) Selenium
3 11 (15.71%) MSTest
4 9 (12.86%) Selenium IDE
4 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.86%) JIRA
5 7 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.43%) Toad
8 1 (1.43%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (78.57%) Analyst
2 44 (62.86%) Test Analyst
3 15 (21.43%) Tester
4 12 (17.14%) Software Tester
4 12 (17.14%) QA Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 6 (8.57%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.86%) QA Engineer
11 1 (1.43%) Implementation Project Manager
11 1 (1.43%) QA Test Analyst
11 1 (1.43%) Software Project Manager
11 1 (1.43%) Software Consultant
11 1 (1.43%) Implementation Manager
11 1 (1.43%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) .NET
2 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework
3 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.00%) SOAP
5 5 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.29%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (4.29%) REST
7 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Open Source
2 2 (2.86%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Linux
3 3 (4.29%) UNIX
4 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 23 (32.86%) Manual Testing
4 20 (28.57%) Release Management
5 18 (25.71%) Regression Testing
5 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
6 17 (24.29%) System Testing
7 16 (22.86%) Integration Testing
7 16 (22.86%) Stress Testing
8 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 9 (12.86%) V-Model
10 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
11 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 8 (11.43%) Waterfall
12 5 (7.14%) Automation Testing
13 3 (4.29%) Test Planning
13 3 (4.29%) Project Management
14 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
14 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.86%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (57.14%) ISEB
2 25 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (48.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Telerik
4 2 (2.86%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
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