The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Macclesfield region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 30 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 1.46% 4.49% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 7.02% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 2
Average salary £31,500 £25,000 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.00% -0.99%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 114 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 71.53% 64.04% 72.46%
Number of salaries quoted 68 97 104
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
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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 29 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) OLTP
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) VB.NET
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Web Testing
2 5 (71.43%) System Testing
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) OLTP
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Software Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Web Testing
1 5 (71.43%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
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