The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 36 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 1.64% 0.52% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.62% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 6
Average salary £32,500 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.64% -24.28%
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 Macclesfield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
152 162 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 83.06% 84.38% 84.09%
Number of salaries quoted 139 137 129
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Macclesfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Macclesfield

Software Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft