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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 76 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 32 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.17% 1.78% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.23% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28 22 24
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £40,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
1479 1434 1497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.59% 79.80% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1055 1143
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Crewe - 9 £35,000 - 1
Warrington +3 8 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Chester +10 1 £25,000 -33.33%
Northwich +2 1 £20,000 -20.00%
Runcorn -2 1 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Wilmslow -4 1 £37,500 +17.18%
Knutsford - 1 £62,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (73.77%) ISEB
2 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (57.38%) QA
4 33 (54.10%) SQL
5 31 (50.82%) Windows
6 25 (40.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (39.34%) QuickTest Pro
8 23 (37.70%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (36.07%) Performance Testing
10 21 (34.43%) ISTQB
11 20 (32.79%) Test Scripting
11 20 (32.79%) Finance
12 19 (31.15%) MSTest
13 16 (26.23%) Manual Testing
13 16 (26.23%) Release Management
14 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
15 10 (16.39%) .NET
16 9 (14.75%) Retail
17 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
17 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
17 8 (13.11%) Financial Institution
17 8 (13.11%) Wireless
17 8 (13.11%) Customer Engagement
18 7 (11.48%) Line Management
18 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
18 7 (11.48%) Selenium
19 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
19 6 (9.84%) System Testing
19 6 (9.84%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Wireless
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (39.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (31.15%) MSTest
4 7 (11.48%) Selenium
5 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.56%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.28%) JUnit
6 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.28%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Retail
3 8 (13.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (78.69%) Analyst
2 41 (67.21%) Test Analyst
3 28 (45.90%) Tester
4 16 (26.23%) Software Tester
5 15 (24.59%) QA Tester
6 10 (16.39%) Test Consultant
6 10 (16.39%) Software Consultant
6 10 (16.39%) QA Consultant
6 10 (16.39%) Consultant
7 9 (14.75%) QA Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Automated Test Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Automated Tester
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.56%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (4.92%) SOAP
4 2 (3.28%) Akka
4 2 (3.28%) XML
4 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.28%) Spring
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) WinForms
5 1 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) COM
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.64%) WCF
5 1 (1.64%) WPF
5 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.64%) REST
5 1 (1.64%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Informatics
3 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.64%) Physics
3 1 (1.64%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) UNIX
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) Performance Testing
3 20 (32.79%) Test Scripting
4 16 (26.23%) Manual Testing
4 16 (26.23%) Release Management
5 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.11%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (11.48%) Line Management
7 6 (9.84%) System Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.56%) Stress Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Test Management
8 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.92%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (73.77%) ISEB
2 21 (34.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (57.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (37.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Telerik
3 2 (3.28%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Apple
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 26 days ago