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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 98 93 121
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 30 17 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.56% 1.02% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.30% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 15
Average salary £47,000 £47,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £72,500
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
1577 1307 1692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.01% 78.55% 76.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1043 1492
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Knutsford +1 9 £47,000 -6.00%
Warrington -11 8 £42,275 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (37.14%) Test Management
4 11 (31.43%) Windows
4 11 (31.43%) ISEB
5 10 (28.57%) VMware
6 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
7 6 (17.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (17.14%) Linux
7 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
7 6 (17.14%) IBM
7 6 (17.14%) UNIX
7 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
7 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
7 6 (17.14%) SilkPerformer
7 6 (17.14%) QA
7 6 (17.14%) Programme Management
7 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.29%) Degree
8 5 (14.29%) Statistics
8 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (17.14%) SilkPerformer
3 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Test Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Development Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Development Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.29%) Statistics
3 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.43%) PMI
4 3 (8.57%) IVR
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Test Management
2 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Programme Management
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) System Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Workflow
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) Perl
2 4 (11.43%) VBScript
2 4 (11.43%) C
2 4 (11.43%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (31.43%) ISEB
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) CSQA
4 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
4 4 (11.43%) HND
4 4 (11.43%) MBA
5 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
2 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 6 (17.14%) IBM
3 4 (11.43%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) NetApp
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.86%) Cognizant