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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 68 84 100
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 39 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.13% 2.31% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.54% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 20
Median salary £35,780 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.81% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £38,000 £40,150
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
975 1534 1539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.19% 90.72% 84.10%
Number of salaries quoted 816 1152 1128
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Chester +5 10 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Wilmslow +6 5 £35,780 -4.58% 2
Warrington +9 4 £33,125 +1.92%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) SQL
3 24 (42.86%) .NET
4 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
4 22 (39.29%) Performance Testing
5 17 (30.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (30.36%) ISEB
6 16 (28.57%) Finance
7 14 (25.00%) QA
7 14 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 13 (23.21%) Validation
8 13 (23.21%) Visual Studio
8 13 (23.21%) Web Services
8 13 (23.21%) C#
8 13 (23.21%) Defect Management
9 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 11 (19.64%) JIRA
10 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
11 10 (17.86%) OO
11 10 (17.86%) XML
12 9 (16.07%) ETL
12 9 (16.07%) HP UFT
12 9 (16.07%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (16.07%) MVC
12 9 (16.07%) TDD
12 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
12 9 (16.07%) SDLC
13 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (14.29%) System Testing

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 9 (16.07%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.57%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Visual Studio
2 11 (19.64%) JIRA
2 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (16.07%) HP UFT
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (12.50%) MSTest
5 7 (12.50%) Selenium
6 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.57%) Maven
8 2 (3.57%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.79%) Ant
9 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.79%) JUnit
9 1 (1.79%) NUnit
9 1 (1.79%) Subversion
9 1 (1.79%) TestNG
9 1 (1.79%) Toad
9 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Analyst
2 26 (46.43%) Test Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Tester
4 12 (21.43%) Developer
4 12 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
4 12 (21.43%) Software Tester
5 11 (19.64%) SQL Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) ETL Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) Web Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) Web Test Analyst
7 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
8 7 (12.50%) Senior Web Analyst
8 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
8 7 (12.50%) SSIS Analyst
9 6 (10.71%) Junior
9 6 (10.71%) Junior .NET Developer
9 6 (10.71%) Junior Developer
10 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
10 4 (7.14%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) .NET
2 13 (23.21%) Web Services
3 10 (17.86%) XML
4 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.57%) JSON
5 2 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) Performance Testing
3 17 (30.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Defect Management
4 13 (23.21%) Validation
5 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
6 10 (17.86%) OO
7 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
7 9 (16.07%) ETL
7 9 (16.07%) MVC
7 9 (16.07%) SDLC
7 9 (16.07%) TDD
8 8 (14.29%) Scrum
8 8 (14.29%) System Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.71%) OOP
10 6 (10.71%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (23.21%) C#
3 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.29%) VB
4 6 (10.71%) VB6
5 3 (5.36%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) ISEB
2 14 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) HP
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