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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North West / Cheshire
Rank 82 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.49% 0.23% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.27% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 17
Median salary £72,500 £26,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+178.84% -43.47%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
888 1101 1688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.49% 84.95% 89.84%
Number of salaries quoted 697 950 1341
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 2 £72,500 +178.84%
Knutsford - 1 £40,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) User Stories
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Google
5 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Gradle
2 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Lead Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Head of QA
3 2 (16.67%) Head of Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) EJB
1 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
1 2 (16.67%) JSP
1 2 (16.67%) Servlets
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Ext JS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Struts
2 1 (8.33%) WSDL
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) RIA
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) User Stories
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Google
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Chordiant
2 1 (8.33%) Sun