The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 29 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.41% 0.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Median salary £32,500 £22,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Software Testing
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
138 215 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 83.13% 93.48% 80.33%
Number of salaries quoted 127 117 134
Median salary £37,500 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of job ads across the Chester region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Chester region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Chester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Chester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) SDLC
3 7 (58.33%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (58.33%) ISEB
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
7 2 (16.67%) Skype
7 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 1 (8.33%) Sahi
8 1 (8.33%) WatiN
8 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Sahi
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Toad
4 1 (8.33%) WatiN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) SDLC
3 7 (58.33%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft