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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 86 128 103
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 3 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.98% 0.17% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.19% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 21
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -30.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,300 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
964 1548 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.69% 89.69% 86.45%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1271 1309
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
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 31 August 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
Crewe - 3 £37,500 -
Chester - 1 £35,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £46,705 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) System Testing
3 6 (40.00%) User Stories
4 5 (33.33%) JIRA
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Military
7 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
7 2 (13.33%) Electronics
7 2 (13.33%) Validation
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.67%) User Experience
8 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
8 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 1 (6.67%) BDD
8 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (6.67%) HTML

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 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Tester
3 6 (40.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (26.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Lead Tester
5 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) EMC Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) EMC Test Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (40.00%) System Testing
3 6 (40.00%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) EMC