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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 91 73 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 42 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.57% 2.43% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 3.18% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 27 37 35
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1442 1321 1792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.01% 76.36% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1070 1594
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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
Warrington -11 17 £30,000 -14.28%
Wilmslow - 4 £32,500 - 1
Macclesfield +5 2 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 32 (55.17%) ISEB
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) QA
3 25 (43.10%) SQL
4 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
5 20 (34.48%) .NET
6 18 (31.03%) ISTQB
7 16 (27.59%) Windows
8 15 (25.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
10 12 (20.69%) C#
11 11 (18.97%) Selenium
12 10 (17.24%) Manual Testing
12 10 (17.24%) Oracle
12 10 (17.24%) XML
13 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
14 8 (13.79%) Finance
14 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (13.79%) System Testing
14 8 (13.79%) Release Management
14 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
15 7 (12.07%) V-Model
15 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing
15 7 (12.07%) HTML
15 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
15 7 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
16 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
16 6 (10.34%) VB.NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.45%) UMTS
2 2 (3.45%) GPRS
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) OLTP
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.97%) Selenium
3 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (8.62%) NUnit
4 5 (8.62%) Toad
5 4 (6.90%) MSTest
6 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.45%) JIRA
7 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Analyst
2 27 (46.55%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.41%) QA Analyst
4 12 (20.69%) Tester
5 11 (18.97%) Software Tester
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Developer
9 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.17%) Trainee
9 3 (5.17%) Software Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) XML
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.07%) HTML
5 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.90%) SOAP
6 4 (6.90%) Web Services
6 4 (6.90%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.45%) jQuery
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.45%) HTML5
7 2 (3.45%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.45%) ServiceStack
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.45%) CSS
7 2 (3.45%) WCF
7 2 (3.45%) WPF
7 2 (3.45%) WinForms
7 2 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.45%) Windows CE
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.45%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone 7
4 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
3 10 (17.24%) Manual Testing
4 8 (13.79%) System Testing
4 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
4 8 (13.79%) Release Management
5 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing
5 7 (12.07%) V-Model
6 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.62%) Web Testing
6 5 (8.62%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Change Control
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (5.17%) Automation Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Test Management
8 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) C#
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.34%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) ISEB
2 18 (31.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.34%) Degree
4 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (53.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.45%) XenApp
2 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
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