The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 79 83 85
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 19 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.14% 1.46% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.71% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 28
Median salary £30,250 £37,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.24% +23.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £23,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,450 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 922 1109 1577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.31% 85.24% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 735 933 1202
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cheshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Cheshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Cheshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +8 5 £30,125 -19.66%
Chester -1 2 £22,250 -44.37%
Wilmslow -6 2 £34,312 -8.50%
Sandbach - 1 - -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 19 (43.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) Defect Management
4 15 (34.09%) SDLC
5 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
6 12 (27.27%) Finance
7 11 (25.00%) JIRA
8 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 10 (22.73%) .NET
8 10 (22.73%) ISEB
9 9 (20.45%) C#
9 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
9 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
10 7 (15.91%) QA
11 5 (11.36%) System Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Degree
11 5 (11.36%) HTML
11 5 (11.36%) Web Services
12 4 (9.09%) Classic ASP
12 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
12 4 (9.09%) CSS
12 4 (9.09%) IBM
12 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
12 4 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (9.09%) RACF
12 4 (9.09%) JCL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.82%) MSTest
4 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Analyst
2 26 (59.09%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Junior
6 4 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Graduate
7 3 (6.82%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Software Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
2 5 (11.36%) Web Services
3 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.09%) Classic ASP
3 4 (9.09%) CSS
3 4 (9.09%) ISPF
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.55%) WinForms
4 2 (4.55%) WPF
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceStack
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
5 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) Defect Management
3 15 (34.09%) SDLC
4 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.36%) System Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Information Management
8 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Release Management
8 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Test Management
8 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.82%) ITIL
9 3 (6.82%) MVC
9 3 (6.82%) MVVM
9 3 (6.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) JCL
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) RACF
1 4 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Telerik
3 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
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