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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 100 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.16% 0.92% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 9
Average salary £26,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.47% -8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1070 1624 1332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.33% 88.12% 83.25%
Number of salaries quoted 939 1326 992
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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
(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
Chester - 2 £26,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (20.00%) C
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Siebel
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (20.00%) Toad

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (20.00%) Toad
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) F5
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Siebel
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