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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 123 106 132
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% 1.04% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.28% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 7
Average salary £58,750 £45,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.12% -6.18%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
1645 1410 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.86% 81.46% 82.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1138 1375
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Warrington -7 3 - -
Knutsford -9 2 £67,500 +35.00%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) ISTQB
3 16 (44.44%) Test Management
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) Windows
5 9 (25.00%) Linux
5 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (25.00%) ISEB
5 9 (25.00%) UNIX
5 9 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (25.00%) VMware
5 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 9 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
5 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (16.67%) IBM
7 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
7 6 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
8 5 (13.89%) Statistics
8 5 (13.89%) System Testing
9 4 (11.11%) PMI
9 4 (11.11%) PMI Certification
9 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) CSQA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
2 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Test Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Test Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 6 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) Statistics
3 4 (11.11%) PMI
4 3 (8.33%) IVR
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Management
2 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 5 (13.89%) System Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.56%) Validation
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Dependency Management
8 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) ISTQB
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 4 (11.11%) MBA
3 4 (11.11%) CSQA
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) VMware
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) NetApp
3 2 (5.56%) Fujitsu
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.78%) Cognizant