Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 78 96
Rank change year-on-year -82 +18 +30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 74 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.55% 3.27% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 3.74% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 12 74 77
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,213 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,125 £40,000 £42,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2726 1981 2855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.74% 87.46% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2052 1675 2416
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe -3 4 - -
Warrington -25 4 £53,750 +76.23% 2
Knutsford - 2 £35,000 - 1
Wilmslow -5 1 £34,000 -0.91%
Macclesfield - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) QA
4 8 (47.06%) .NET
5 7 (41.18%) Selenium
6 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
6 6 (35.29%) Line Management
7 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
7 5 (29.41%) ISEB
8 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (23.53%) C#
8 4 (23.53%) SOAP
8 4 (23.53%) XML
8 4 (23.53%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (23.53%) Matrix Management
8 4 (23.53%) Retail
8 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
8 4 (23.53%) Coaching
8 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
8 4 (23.53%) TestNG
9 3 (17.65%) PhoneGap
9 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
9 3 (17.65%) Xamarin
9 3 (17.65%) ServiceStack
9 3 (17.65%) Apache Cordova
9 3 (17.65%) SOLID

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) TestNG
2 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
1 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
3 2 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Control Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) XML
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 3 (17.65%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
3 3 (17.65%) PhoneGap
3 3 (17.65%) RESTful
3 3 (17.65%) ServiceStack
3 3 (17.65%) WCF
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Life Science
1 3 (17.65%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) SCADA
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Line Management
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
4 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 4 (23.53%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (23.53%) Matrix Management
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) MVVM
6 3 (17.65%) SOLID
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) XAML
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.88%) Rockwell
2 1 (5.88%) Siemens
2 1 (5.88%) Wonderware