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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 93 98 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 33 17 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 1.07% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.29% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 20
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £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
1649 1318 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.22% 83.00% 77.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1360 1050 1345
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £57,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +7 10 £35,000 -
Macclesfield - 7 £37,500 - 1
Warrington -10 4 £31,250 -16.66% 2
Wilmslow - 4 £30,000 -
Chester -6 3 £57,500 +53.33%
Northwich +9 1 £35,000 +59.09%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (68.52%) QA
3 35 (64.81%) Windows
4 25 (46.30%) SQL
5 24 (44.44%) Manual Testing
6 23 (42.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 20 (37.04%) Java
7 20 (37.04%) Selenium
8 17 (31.48%) TDD
8 17 (31.48%) XML
8 17 (31.48%) .NET
9 16 (29.63%) Web Services
9 16 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (27.78%) ISEB
11 14 (25.93%) Finance
12 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
13 12 (22.22%) MVC
13 12 (22.22%) OO
13 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 12 (22.22%) C#
14 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
15 10 (18.52%) XSLT
15 10 (18.52%) Retail
16 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (16.67%) Financial Institution
16 9 (16.67%) Risk Management
16 9 (16.67%) Validation
16 9 (16.67%) Wireless
16 9 (16.67%) SLA
16 9 (16.67%) Middleware

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (37.04%) Selenium
3 16 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.11%) MSTest
6 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.41%) FitNesse
6 4 (7.41%) JIRA
7 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.85%) WATIR
8 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.85%) NUnit
8 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Retail
3 9 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Analyst
2 18 (33.33%) Tester
2 18 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (29.63%) Software Tester
4 12 (22.22%) Developer
5 9 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 9 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 5 (9.26%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Architect
9 2 (3.70%) UAT Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Software Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) XML
1 17 (31.48%) .NET
2 16 (29.63%) Web Services
3 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
4 10 (18.52%) XSLT
5 9 (16.67%) Middleware
5 9 (16.67%) SOAP
5 9 (16.67%) XSD
5 9 (16.67%) WCF
5 9 (16.67%) LINQ
5 9 (16.67%) RESTful
5 9 (16.67%) .NET Remoting
5 9 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (5.56%) GWT
7 1 (1.85%) JSON
7 1 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (64.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 17 (31.48%) TDD
4 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.22%) MVC
5 12 (22.22%) OO
6 9 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 9 (16.67%) Validation
6 9 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (14.81%) BDD
8 7 (12.96%) UML
8 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Release Management
9 6 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.41%) RAD
10 4 (7.41%) Scrum
10 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) Java
3 12 (22.22%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 9 (16.67%) VB
4 9 (16.67%) XPath
5 7 (12.96%) VBA
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) ISEB
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (68.52%) QA
2 9 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago