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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North West / Cheshire
Rank 80 96 109
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 0.69% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.81% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 14
Median salary £72,500 £39,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +84.71% -7.64%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

Test Strategy 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 924 1117 1579
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.42% 85.33% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 737 941 1203
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 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 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
Chester +4 3 £72,500 +178.84% 1
Warrington +9 1 £30,500 -32.22%
Knutsford +1 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Finance
3 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Oracle
5 8 (30.77%) Banking
5 8 (30.77%) QA
5 8 (30.77%) SDLC
6 7 (26.92%) JIRA
6 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
6 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Java
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (23.08%) TDD
7 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (19.23%) Coaching
8 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
8 5 (19.23%) Feasibility Study
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 5 (19.23%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (19.23%) .NET
8 5 (19.23%) Financial Institution
8 5 (19.23%) Project Management

Test Strategy
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 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.85%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
4 2 (7.69%) ClearCase
4 2 (7.69%) Gradle
4 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Corporate Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Financial Institution
4 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Functional Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Lead Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Development Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Head of QA
6 2 (7.69%) Head of Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Product Development Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Product Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 4 (15.38%) EJB
2 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 4 (15.38%) J2EE
2 4 (15.38%) JSP
2 4 (15.38%) Servlets
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) CSS3
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) HTML5
3 3 (11.54%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) Spring
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) Backbone.js
4 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Life Science
4 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.69%) PMI
4 2 (7.69%) RIA
4 2 (7.69%) User Experience
5 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 8 (30.77%) SDLC
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (23.08%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Coaching
6 5 (19.23%) Feasibility Study
6 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.85%) COBOL
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) CISA
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Google
2 2 (7.69%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Chordiant
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
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