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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 94 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.42% - 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% - 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Median salary £40,750 - -
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.78%
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
997 1563 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.50% 90.71% 84.32%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1179 1118
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,725 £28,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £47,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Military
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) EMC

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) EMC Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Head of Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Trainee
3 1 (14.29%) Trainee Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) EMC