The first table below looks at the demand for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 104 103 130
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 14 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% 0.77% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.99% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 10
Average salary £32,500 £28,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -30.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £46,950 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1478 1308 1774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.48% 76.99% 77.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1060 1571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Cheshire region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

System 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 System Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 - 6 £30,000 -
Knutsford +3 5 £47,000 -3.09%
Wilmslow - 3 £32,500 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 27 (72.97%) .NET
2 26 (70.27%) SQL
3 24 (64.86%) C#
3 24 (64.86%) ASP.NET
4 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
5 20 (54.05%) Windows
5 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
6 18 (48.65%) HTML
6 18 (48.65%) QA
7 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (45.95%) Web Testing
8 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (37.84%) T-SQL
10 13 (35.14%) Selenium
10 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
10 13 (35.14%) Selenium IDE
11 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (24.32%) Finance
13 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (18.92%) Test Management
14 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
14 7 (18.92%) ISEB
14 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
14 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
15 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
15 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
16 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
16 5 (13.51%) VB.NET
16 5 (13.51%) Statistics

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) OLTP
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium IDE
2 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Software Tester
1 16 (43.24%) Tester
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Software Tester
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Tester
6 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (72.97%) .NET
2 24 (64.86%) ASP.NET
3 18 (48.65%) HTML
4 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.81%) Web Services
6 3 (8.11%) XML
6 3 (8.11%) SOAP
6 3 (8.11%) Classic ASP
6 3 (8.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Statistics
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
3 3 (8.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (45.95%) Web Testing
2 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Test Management
4 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
4 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
4 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.11%) Web Application Development
7 3 (8.11%) Stress Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.11%) V-Model
7 3 (8.11%) UML
7 3 (8.11%) Release Management
7 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) SQL
2 24 (64.86%) C#
3 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
4 14 (37.84%) T-SQL
5 5 (13.51%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Sencha
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle