The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 103 103 121
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 26 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.43% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.69% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 15
Average salary £47,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.25% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £48,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1479 1308 1771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.35% 76.76% 77.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1061 1568
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
North West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +6 9 £47,000 -3.09%
Warrington -20 4 £42,275 +53.72% 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Test Management
3 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
4 8 (23.53%) Mainframe
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
5 7 (20.59%) System Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (20.59%) ISEB
5 7 (20.59%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) IBM
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Retail
6 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.65%) VMware
6 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) QA
7 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 5 (14.71%) Statistics
7 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Workflow
8 4 (11.76%) MBA
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.76%) Citrix
8 4 (11.76%) PMI

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.88%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Test Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Test Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Development Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Development Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mainframe
2 6 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (14.71%) Statistics
4 4 (11.76%) PMI
4 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (8.82%) IVR
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Test Management
2 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
2 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
3 7 (20.59%) System Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Workflow
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C
1 4 (11.76%) C#
1 4 (11.76%) C++
1 4 (11.76%) Perl
1 4 (11.76%) VBScript
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.59%) ISEB
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) MBA
4 4 (11.76%) PMI Certification
4 4 (11.76%) HND
4 4 (11.76%) CSQA
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) XenApp
1 4 (11.76%) XenDesktop
2 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) IBM
1 6 (17.65%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) NetApp
3 1 (2.94%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
JM
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago