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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 70 82
Rank change year-on-year -32 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 18 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.83% 1.87% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.18% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 26
Median salary £34,312 £33,750 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.66% -6.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,641 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.14% -  

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 1273 824 1539
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.55% 85.65% 90.64%
Number of salaries quoted 931 707 1220
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Wilmslow -15 5 £34,312 -3.04%
Chester 0 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Crewe - 1 £30,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £27,500 -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 10 (40.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) Defect Management
6 7 (28.00%) JIRA
6 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (24.00%) ISEB
7 6 (24.00%) System Testing
7 6 (24.00%) SDLC
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 4 (16.00%) C#
9 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
9 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (16.00%) QA
9 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.00%) User Stories
10 3 (12.00%) MVVM
10 3 (12.00%) MVC
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (12.00%) OO
11 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
11 2 (8.00%) OOD
11 2 (8.00%) C
11 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
11 2 (8.00%) SOAP
11 2 (8.00%) Web Services

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
1 17 (68.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Lead Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Junior
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Trainee
5 1 (4.00%) Trainee Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
2 2 (8.00%) WPF
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) PhoneGap
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceStack
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (32.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) SDLC
5 6 (24.00%) System Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
8 3 (12.00%) MVC
8 3 (12.00%) MVVM
8 3 (12.00%) OO
8 3 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (8.00%) Kanban
9 2 (8.00%) OOD
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Xamarin
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