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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 31 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.56% 0.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
152 190 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 84.92% 73.36% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 109 135 202
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL