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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 100 105 121
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 17 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.98% 0.94% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.18% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 7
Average salary £32,500 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1475 1358 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.11% 80.12% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 1003 1169
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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
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 27 March 2015. 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
Chester - 5 £28,750 - 5
Wilmslow - 5 £32,500 - 3
Alderley Edge - 4 £30,000 -
Warrington +6 3 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Selenium
3 19 (48.72%) SQL
4 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 16 (41.03%) .NET
5 16 (41.03%) QA
5 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
5 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
5 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
6 15 (38.46%) XML
7 14 (35.90%) Windows
7 14 (35.90%) ISEB
8 13 (33.33%) HTML
8 13 (33.33%) Java
8 13 (33.33%) Finance
8 13 (33.33%) Scrum
9 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
9 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (28.21%) C#
10 11 (28.21%) XSLT
10 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
10 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
11 10 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (25.64%) Web Services
11 10 (25.64%) jQuery
11 10 (25.64%) JIRA
11 10 (25.64%) LESS
12 8 (20.51%) MVC
12 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
12 8 (20.51%) Twitter Bootstrap

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) VPN
3 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) OLTP
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 10 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (25.64%) JIRA
4 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 5 (12.82%) FitNesse
7 4 (10.26%) Mercurial
7 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
8 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
8 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.69%) WATIR
8 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
8 3 (7.69%) Subversion
8 3 (7.69%) Maven
8 3 (7.69%) JUnit
8 3 (7.69%) Toad
9 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
9 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.13%) MSTest
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Tester
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Developer
4 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) Software Tester
5 8 (20.51%) .NET Developer
6 7 (17.95%) QA Analyst
7 6 (15.38%) QA Tester
8 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
9 2 (5.13%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (5.13%) Database Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 15 (38.46%) XML
3 13 (33.33%) HTML
4 11 (28.21%) XSLT
5 10 (25.64%) Web Services
5 10 (25.64%) jQuery
5 10 (25.64%) LESS
6 8 (20.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (20.51%) WCF
6 8 (20.51%) WF
6 8 (20.51%) NHibernate
6 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
6 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
7 5 (12.82%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (12.82%) REST
8 3 (7.69%) JSON
8 3 (7.69%) SOAP
8 3 (7.69%) Middleware
9 2 (5.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (12.82%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.13%) Equities
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
2 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
3 13 (33.33%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.51%) MVC
5 8 (20.51%) BDD
6 7 (17.95%) Kanban
6 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.82%) RAD
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 4 (10.26%) Web Design
8 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.13%) User Stories
10 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 13 (33.33%) Java
4 11 (28.21%) C#
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Telerik
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