The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 100 95 122
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +27
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 27 26 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 1.53% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.89% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 20
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £23,800 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1642 1373 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.65% 80.96% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1084 1604
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 7 £40,000 -
Warrington -4 6 £37,500 +2.73% 2
Chester +11 3 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Crewe +18 2 £35,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £30,000 - 2
Northwich +1 1 £26,000 +18.18% 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (66.07%) Windows
3 36 (64.29%) QA
4 27 (48.21%) Selenium
5 26 (46.43%) SQL
6 25 (44.64%) Manual Testing
7 24 (42.86%) Test Scripting
7 24 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 23 (41.07%) Finance
9 22 (39.29%) ISEB
9 22 (39.29%) Java
10 21 (37.50%) .NET
11 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
12 19 (33.93%) Web Services
13 18 (32.14%) XML
14 16 (28.57%) TDD
15 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (26.79%) Cucumber
16 13 (23.21%) Retail
16 13 (23.21%) XSLT
17 12 (21.43%) Middleware
17 12 (21.43%) SOAP
17 12 (21.43%) JIRA
17 12 (21.43%) OO
18 11 (19.64%) C#
18 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
18 11 (19.64%) Financial Institution
19 10 (17.86%) BDD
19 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
20 9 (16.07%) MVC

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.07%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Mingle
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Wireless
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (48.21%) Selenium
2 24 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (26.79%) Cucumber
4 12 (21.43%) JIRA
5 8 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.93%) MSTest
8 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.14%) WATIR
8 4 (7.14%) CruiseControl
9 3 (5.36%) Subversion
10 2 (3.57%) Maven
10 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
10 2 (3.57%) JUnit
10 2 (3.57%) Toad
10 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.79%) Concordion
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Retail
3 11 (19.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 22 (39.29%) Tester
3 19 (33.93%) Test Analyst
4 17 (30.36%) Software Tester
5 12 (21.43%) QA Analyst
6 10 (17.86%) Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Senior Developer
7 9 (16.07%) QA Tester
8 7 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (10.71%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) QA Engineer
11 3 (5.36%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
11 3 (5.36%) Architect
11 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
12 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
12 2 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
12 2 (3.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) .NET
2 19 (33.93%) Web Services
3 18 (32.14%) XML
4 13 (23.21%) XSLT
5 12 (21.43%) Middleware
5 12 (21.43%) SOAP
6 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
7 9 (16.07%) .NET Remoting
7 9 (16.07%) WCF
7 9 (16.07%) LINQ
7 9 (16.07%) RESTful
7 9 (16.07%) XSD
7 9 (16.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (8.93%) HTML
8 5 (8.93%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (7.14%) JSON
9 4 (7.14%) REST
10 1 (1.79%) WebSockets
10 1 (1.79%) Sass
10 1 (1.79%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Open Source
2 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.57%) Equities
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (66.07%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) UNIX
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) Manual Testing
3 24 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 16 (28.57%) TDD
6 12 (21.43%) OO
7 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.86%) BDD
8 9 (16.07%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (16.07%) MVC
8 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.07%) Validation
9 8 (14.29%) Scrum
9 8 (14.29%) RAD
10 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Release Management
12 4 (7.14%) Kanban
12 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 22 (39.29%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) C#
4 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
4 9 (16.07%) VB
4 9 (16.07%) XPath
5 6 (10.71%) Ruby
6 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) ISEB
2 8 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (64.29%) QA
2 9 (16.07%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Telerik
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
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