The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 98 98 116
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 30 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 1.20% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.45% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 16
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £56,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Test Strategy
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
1628 1309 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.44% 82.48% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1053 1381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Knutsford -5 9 £47,000 -6.00% 2
Warrington -9 9 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 18 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 16 (41.03%) Test Management
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 14 (35.90%) ISEB
5 13 (33.33%) VMware
6 10 (25.64%) LoadRunner
6 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (23.08%) Linux
7 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 9 (23.08%) UNIX
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (23.08%) VMware ESX
7 9 (23.08%) SilkPerformer
8 8 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
9 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (17.95%) QA
9 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (15.38%) Mainframe
10 6 (15.38%) IBM
10 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
10 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Statistics
11 5 (12.82%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) LoadRunner
2 9 (23.08%) SilkPerformer
3 8 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Test Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Development Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Development Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Quality Manager
6 1 (2.56%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 6 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (12.82%) Statistics
3 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.26%) PMI
4 3 (7.69%) IVR
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (23.08%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Test Management
2 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
2 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) System Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Workflow
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.13%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VBScript
2 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.26%) C
2 4 (10.26%) C#
2 4 (10.26%) C++
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 14 (35.90%) ISEB
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) CSQA
4 4 (10.26%) PMI Certification
4 4 (10.26%) MBA
4 4 (10.26%) HND
5 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.26%) XenApp
2 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (15.38%) IBM
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.13%) NetApp
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.56%) Cognizant
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Real Staffing
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago