The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 92 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 22 13 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.26% 0.75% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.98% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 40
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -22.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1407 1324 1763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.68% 76.27% 77.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 1074 1571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automated Testing
North West

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Wilmslow - 7 £30,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 6 - - 1
Warrington -19 5 £30,000 -7.69%
Northwich - 3 £35,000 - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 31 (73.81%) QA
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 14 (33.33%) Java
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) TDD
4 13 (30.95%) C#
4 13 (30.95%) BDD
5 12 (28.57%) Selenium
5 12 (28.57%) Degree
6 11 (26.19%) .NET
6 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (23.81%) VBA
7 10 (23.81%) UML
7 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 10 (23.81%) Web Services
7 10 (23.81%) XML
7 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) Google
8 9 (21.43%) MVC
8 9 (21.43%) GWT
9 8 (19.05%) ISEB
10 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (28.57%) Selenium
3 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
4 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (9.52%) MSTest
7 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.38%) NUnit
8 1 (2.38%) Subversion
8 1 (2.38%) JMeter
8 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 8 (19.05%) Tester
5 7 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) .NET
2 10 (23.81%) Web Services
2 10 (23.81%) XML
3 9 (21.43%) GWT
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) JSP
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) WCF
4 1 (2.38%) LINQ
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Manual Testing
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) TDD
3 13 (30.95%) BDD
4 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (23.81%) UML
6 9 (21.43%) MVC
7 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.52%) Release Management
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.38%) SEO
11 1 (2.38%) Migration
11 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
11 1 (2.38%) Document Management
11 1 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (30.95%) C#
4 10 (23.81%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (73.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 9 (21.43%) Google
2 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.38%) SAP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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