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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - - 38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - - 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £20,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
261 225 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.55% 83.96% 83.67%
Number of salaries quoted 170 147 158
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Junior
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA