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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 98 98 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 28 17 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 1.07% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.30% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 26
Average salary £30,750 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £37,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
1600 1307 1649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.29% 82.15% 77.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1288 1053 1404
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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
Crewe +5 8 - - 1
Warrington -15 6 £30,000 -18.36%
Macclesfield - 4 £32,250 - 1
Chester -2 3 £57,500 +53.33%
Wilmslow - 2 £30,000 - 1
Northwich - 1 £35,000 - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) QA
3 27 (55.10%) Windows
4 24 (48.98%) SQL
5 21 (42.86%) Java
6 18 (36.73%) .NET
6 18 (36.73%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (36.73%) TDD
7 17 (34.69%) Manual Testing
8 16 (32.65%) XML
9 15 (30.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (28.57%) Web Services
10 14 (28.57%) Selenium
11 13 (26.53%) C#
11 13 (26.53%) SQL Server
11 13 (26.53%) MVC
12 12 (24.49%) ISEB
13 11 (22.45%) OO
14 10 (20.41%) Finance
14 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
14 10 (20.41%) BDD
15 9 (18.37%) XSLT
15 9 (18.37%) Retail
15 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
16 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
16 8 (16.33%) VB
16 8 (16.33%) SOAP
16 8 (16.33%) XSD
16 8 (16.33%) JBoss
16 8 (16.33%) SLA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (30.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (28.57%) Selenium
4 6 (12.24%) MSTest
5 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
6 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.04%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) NUnit
7 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.04%) WATIR
7 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Retail
3 8 (16.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Developer
4 12 (24.49%) Tester
5 10 (20.41%) Software Tester
6 8 (16.33%) Senior Developer
7 7 (14.29%) QA Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
9 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (4.08%) UAT Tester
11 2 (4.08%) Senior Tester
11 2 (4.08%) QA Tester
12 1 (2.04%) Test Consultant
12 1 (2.04%) QA Engineer
12 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) XML
3 14 (28.57%) Web Services
4 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
5 9 (18.37%) XSLT
6 8 (16.33%) Middleware
6 8 (16.33%) .NET Remoting
6 8 (16.33%) XSD
6 8 (16.33%) SOAP
6 8 (16.33%) WCF
6 8 (16.33%) LINQ
6 8 (16.33%) RESTful
6 8 (16.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (10.20%) GWT
8 2 (4.08%) HTML
9 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) TDD
3 17 (34.69%) Manual Testing
4 13 (26.53%) MVC
5 11 (22.45%) OO
6 10 (20.41%) BDD
7 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.33%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
8 8 (16.33%) Validation
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.29%) UML
10 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.24%) Release Management
10 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.12%) SOA
11 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
12 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 21 (42.86%) Java
3 13 (26.53%) C#
4 8 (16.33%) XPath
4 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
4 8 (16.33%) VB
5 7 (14.29%) VBA
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (63.27%) QA
2 8 (16.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) JBoss
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.20%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago