The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 120 118 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 0.37% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.47% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 10
Average salary - £31,250 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.88%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1442 1486 1391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.24% 79.55% 78.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1079 1123 1188
Average salary £37,950 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Strategy
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (50.00%) Test Management
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Programme Management
3 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (31.82%) System Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Banking
6 6 (27.27%) Retail
7 5 (22.73%) ATM
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Statistics
8 4 (18.18%) QA
9 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) .NET
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
9 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (9.09%) ISEB
10 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.55%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Programme Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Test Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Statistics
2 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) e-Health
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Test Management
2 10 (45.45%) Programme Management
3 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (31.82%) System Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.55%) Data Management
10 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.55%) Migration
10 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
1 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Cognizant
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
Warrington, Cheshire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Appleton Thorn, Cheshire
Net-Tec Resourcing
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: 24 days ago