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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 66 65 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +35
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.30% 2.94% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.55% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16 35 24
Median salary £32,500 £33,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +21.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
857 1098 1584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.70% 82.87% 88.10%
Number of salaries quoted 659 963 1343
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Warrington -1 8 £21,500 -42.66% 1
Wilmslow -8 4 £34,000 -9.33%
Sandbach - 4 - -
Chester -4 1 £22,500 -16.66% 1
Crewe - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 36 (50.00%) SQL
2 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (34.72%) QA
4 25 (34.72%) ISEB
5 21 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 17 (23.61%) Manual Testing
6 17 (23.61%) Finance
6 17 (23.61%) Defect Management
7 16 (22.22%) C#
7 16 (22.22%) JIRA
8 15 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (20.83%) HP UFT
9 14 (19.44%) SDLC
10 13 (18.06%) Performance Testing
10 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (18.06%) .NET
11 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 12 (16.67%) Release Management
12 11 (15.28%) MSTest
12 11 (15.28%) Windows
13 10 (13.89%) System Testing
14 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
14 9 (12.50%) Billing
14 9 (12.50%) ITIL
14 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 8 (11.11%) MS Office
15 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
15 8 (11.11%) ITIL V3

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 8 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) JIRA
2 15 (20.83%) HP UFT
3 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (15.28%) MSTest
5 5 (6.94%) Selenium
6 4 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.39%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (23.61%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Billing
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (62.50%) Analyst
2 42 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 29 (40.28%) Tester
4 18 (25.00%) QA Tester
5 17 (23.61%) Software Tester
6 15 (20.83%) Software QA Tester
7 14 (19.44%) QA Analyst
7 14 (19.44%) QA Test Analyst
8 11 (15.28%) Software Analyst
8 11 (15.28%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
9 9 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (11.11%) Lead Tester
10 8 (11.11%) Senior Tester
10 8 (11.11%) Test Leader
11 7 (9.72%) Graduate
12 6 (8.33%) Developer
13 5 (6.94%) Applications Support
13 5 (6.94%) Graduate Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) .NET
2 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.56%) Classic ASP
3 4 (5.56%) CSS
3 4 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (5.56%) ISPF
3 4 (5.56%) Web Services
4 2 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) WinForms
4 2 (2.78%) WPF
5 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) iSeries
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 17 (23.61%) Defect Management
4 17 (23.61%) Manual Testing
5 14 (19.44%) SDLC
6 13 (18.06%) Performance Testing
7 12 (16.67%) Release Management
7 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.89%) System Testing
9 9 (12.50%) ITIL
9 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.11%) ITIL V3
10 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 8 (11.11%) User Stories
11 5 (6.94%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (5.56%) Information Management
12 4 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.56%) JCL
4 3 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) C
5 2 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (34.72%) ISEB
2 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (34.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) RACF
1 4 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.39%) Telerik
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago