Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 137 160
Rank change year-on-year -30 +23 +8
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 10 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.33% 0.49% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.56% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 14
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +40.50% +0.83%
10th Percentile £32,400 £40,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £37,750 £43,750 £50,125
North West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -5.11%

System 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%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Cheshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Cheshire

System 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 System 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
Warrington - 5 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 2 £37,500 -
Crewe - 1 £34,000 -
System Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (50.00%) JDA
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (50.00%) Logistics
1 5 (50.00%) RedPrairie
1 5 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Programming
4 1 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics

System 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Solutions Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) React
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Logistics
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) JDA
1 5 (50.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft