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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 68 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 42 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.88% 2.43% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.71% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 27
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
858 1548 1519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.03% 89.64% 85.92%
Number of salaries quoted 745 1214 1187
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Wilmslow - 6 £32,500 - 1
Chester +16 4 £32,500 +47.72%
Crewe +11 4 £30,500 +10.90% 1
Warrington +8 1 £23,500 -27.69% 1
Knutsford - 1 £24,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Finance
4 12 (28.57%) ISEB
4 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 12 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 10 (23.81%) System Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 8 (19.05%) QA
6 8 (19.05%) Selenium
6 8 (19.05%) C#
6 8 (19.05%) .NET
6 8 (19.05%) SDLC
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) JIRA
10 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
10 4 (9.52%) TDD
10 4 (9.52%) Web Services
10 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
10 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (9.52%) BDD
11 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
11 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center

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 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.90%) JIRA
4 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.76%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Maven
7 1 (2.38%) NUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Sahi
7 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.38%) Toad
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.38%) WatiN
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Analyst
2 24 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 15 (35.71%) Tester
4 11 (26.19%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Web Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) PMI
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (23.81%) System Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 8 (19.05%) SDLC
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.52%) BDD
9 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.52%) TDD
10 3 (7.14%) User Stories
11 2 (4.76%) Information Management
11 2 (4.76%) Open Source
12 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) C#
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) ISEB
1 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
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