Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Test Strategy
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 115 139
Rank change year-on-year -18 +24 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 33 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.43% 1.46% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.67% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 30 42
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% +15.67% -24.72%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,750 £45,000 £51,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,100
% change year-on-year +5.88% -9.77% +0.21%

Test Strategy 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%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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
Knutsford -25 19 £35,000 - 3
Chester -1 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Warrington +2 5 £55,000 +74.60% 1
Crewe 0 1 £34,000 -9.33%
Macclesfield -8 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Test Strategy
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 34 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 24 (54.55%) QA
4 23 (52.27%) Finance
5 21 (47.73%) Java
6 18 (40.91%) SDLC
7 16 (36.36%) Risk Management
8 15 (34.09%) Waterfall
9 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (29.55%) Wealth Management
10 13 (29.55%) Banking
10 13 (29.55%) Investment Banking
11 12 (27.27%) TDD
11 12 (27.27%) BDD
12 11 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (25.00%) Selenium
13 10 (22.73%) Law
13 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
14 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
14 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
14 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
15 8 (18.18%) XML
15 8 (18.18%) Confluence
15 8 (18.18%) Mentoring
16 7 (15.91%) User Stories
16 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
16 7 (15.91%) SQL
16 7 (15.91%) C#
16 7 (15.91%) Oracle
16 7 (15.91%) Scrum

Test Strategy
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 8 (18.18%) Confluence
2 4 (9.09%) CICS
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.55%) JBoss
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.27%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Big Data
2 4 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.55%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.36%) JUnit
4 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.09%) FitNesse
5 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.09%) JIRA
5 4 (9.09%) JMeter
5 4 (9.09%) NUnit
5 4 (9.09%) Ranorex
6 3 (6.82%) SonarQube
6 3 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (6.82%) TestNG
7 2 (4.55%) ClearCase
7 2 (4.55%) Subversion
7 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (52.27%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
2 13 (29.55%) Investment Banking
3 10 (22.73%) Law
4 4 (9.09%) Billing
5 2 (4.55%) Automotive
6 1 (2.27%) Games
6 1 (2.27%) Publishing
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 10 (22.73%) Test Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Automation Test Lead
5 6 (13.64%) Software Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.55%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
9 1 (2.27%) CICS Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) XML
2 5 (11.36%) CSS
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 3 (6.82%) .NET
4 3 (6.82%) JSON
4 3 (6.82%) Spring
4 3 (6.82%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.82%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) EJB
5 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.55%) J2EE
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) JSP
5 2 (4.55%) OAuth
5 2 (4.55%) REST
5 2 (4.55%) Servlets
5 2 (4.55%) Struts
5 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 2 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.09%) Internet of Things
2 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Fintech
3 3 (6.82%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Online Banking
4 2 (4.55%) PMI
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Android
1 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 18 (40.91%) SDLC
4 16 (36.36%) Risk Management
5 15 (34.09%) Waterfall
6 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (29.55%) Wealth Management
8 12 (27.27%) BDD
8 12 (27.27%) TDD
9 11 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
10 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
11 8 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 7 (15.91%) Scrum
12 7 (15.91%) User Stories
13 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
14 5 (11.36%) ERP
14 5 (11.36%) OOP
14 5 (11.36%) Service Management
15 4 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) C#
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) COBOL
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.55%) Chordiant
3 2 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (2.27%) Apigee
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft