The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 87 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 33 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.79% 1.45% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.81% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 33
Average salary £30,000 £29,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,650 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £34,800 £38,700
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1442 1545 1399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.16% 80.09% 78.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1077 1175 1195
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Software Testing
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -13 13 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Macclesfield +17 7 £28,500 -
Northwich -2 6 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Runcorn - 2 £41,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £32,000 - 1
Chester - 1 £37,500 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 47 (69.12%) ISEB
2 44 (64.71%) QA
3 35 (51.47%) SQL
4 33 (48.53%) Test Scripting
5 19 (27.94%) C#
6 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
6 18 (26.47%) .NET
6 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (25.00%) HTML
7 17 (25.00%) Windows
8 14 (20.59%) Oracle
8 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
8 14 (20.59%) Finance
8 14 (20.59%) Degree
9 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
10 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
11 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
11 11 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (14.71%) System Testing
12 10 (14.71%) Web Testing
12 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
12 10 (14.71%) XML
12 10 (14.71%) OLTP
13 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database
14 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (11.76%) NUnit
14 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) GPRS
1 2 (2.94%) UMTS
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) WAN
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) OLTP
3 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (11.76%) NUnit
3 4 (5.88%) Selenium
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 47 (69.12%) Analyst
2 30 (44.12%) QA Analyst
3 21 (30.88%) Test Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Tester
5 12 (17.65%) Software Tester
6 9 (13.24%) Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Web Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Software Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
11 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) QA Engineer
12 1 (1.47%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) .NET
2 17 (25.00%) HTML
3 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 10 (14.71%) XML
5 8 (11.76%) CSS
6 7 (10.29%) Web Services
6 7 (10.29%) Silverlight
7 6 (8.82%) jQuery
7 6 (8.82%) HTML5
8 5 (7.35%) Ajax
8 5 (7.35%) WCF
9 4 (5.88%) REST
9 4 (5.88%) SOAP
10 2 (2.94%) WinForms
10 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.94%) WPF
10 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (2.94%) ServiceStack
10 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.88%) Android
3 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Phone
4 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.94%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Test Scripting
2 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.71%) Web Testing
3 10 (14.71%) System Testing
4 6 (8.82%) Change Control
4 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
5 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.88%) Test Management
6 4 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 4 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 3 (4.41%) V-Model
8 2 (2.94%) Web Accessibility
8 2 (2.94%) MVVM
8 2 (2.94%) Information Security
8 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.94%) MVC
9 1 (1.47%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) SQL
2 19 (27.94%) C#
3 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
5 6 (8.82%) Java
6 5 (7.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (69.12%) ISEB
2 14 (20.59%) Degree
3 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (64.71%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) WAI
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.47%) XenApp
1 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Oracle
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix
Congleton, Cheshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + 5% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Korus Group - Chester
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Training,
Posted: 16 days ago
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago