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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 117 117 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.058% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Average salary £45,000 - £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1487 1467 1519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.35% 79.90% 80.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1087 1150
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 20 April 2015. 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 - 1 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Finance
2 17 (94.44%) Statistics
2 17 (94.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (88.89%) Test Management
3 16 (88.89%) System Testing
3 16 (88.89%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) QA
4 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

General
1 18 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 17 (94.44%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (88.89%) Test Management
2 16 (88.89%) System Testing
2 16 (88.89%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA