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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 94 78 123
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.28% 2.24% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.76% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23 20 22
Average salary £27,500 £29,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.56% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
1515 1268 1771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.07% 81.07% 84.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 959 1481
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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
Warrington +12 10 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Crewe - 3 £35,000 - 1
Northwich 0 1 £26,000 -25.71% 2
Wilmslow -5 1 £31,500 +46.51%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (72.58%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (62.90%) ISEB
3 35 (56.45%) SQL
4 33 (53.23%) QA
5 29 (46.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (45.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (43.55%) Performance Testing
8 26 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (37.10%) Manual Testing
10 22 (35.48%) ISTQB
11 19 (30.65%) Release Management
12 18 (29.03%) Test Scripting
13 17 (27.42%) Windows
13 17 (27.42%) .NET
14 16 (25.81%) Regression Testing
14 16 (25.81%) Finance
15 15 (24.19%) System Testing
16 14 (22.58%) Stress Testing
16 14 (22.58%) Integration Testing
16 14 (22.58%) Selenium
17 13 (20.97%) MSTest
18 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
19 8 (12.90%) C#
19 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
19 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
19 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
19 8 (12.90%) Selenium IDE
20 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
20 7 (11.29%) JIRA
21 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (46.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (45.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (22.58%) Selenium
4 13 (20.97%) MSTest
5 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 8 (12.90%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (11.29%) JIRA
7 6 (9.68%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.61%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (77.42%) Analyst
2 38 (61.29%) Test Analyst
3 21 (33.87%) Tester
4 17 (27.42%) Software Tester
5 13 (20.97%) QA Tester
6 11 (17.74%) QA Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) Software Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Test Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) QA Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
11 2 (3.23%) Manual Tester
11 2 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) .NET
2 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (9.68%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.84%) REST
5 3 (4.84%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) UNIX
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Performance Testing
3 23 (37.10%) Manual Testing
4 19 (30.65%) Release Management
5 18 (29.03%) Test Scripting
6 16 (25.81%) Regression Testing
7 15 (24.19%) System Testing
8 14 (22.58%) Stress Testing
8 14 (22.58%) Integration Testing
9 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
11 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.68%) V-Model
12 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
13 2 (3.23%) Project Management
13 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
13 2 (3.23%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (4.84%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) ISEB
2 22 (35.48%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (53.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Telerik
3 1 (1.61%) ION Trading
Crewe, Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Northwich
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 20 days ago
Northwich
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago