The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 83 117 110
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 9 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 0.48% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.54% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 12
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
Automation 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
866 1494 1479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.85% 89.89% 83.94%
Number of salaries quoted 728 1150 1106
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 4 £42,500 +9.67%
Crewe - 2 £35,000 -
Chester -10 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Knutsford - 1 £24,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) Information Management
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
7 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
8 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Ranorex
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (11.76%) Skype
8 2 (11.76%) REST
8 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project Server
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Skype
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Ranorex
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Software Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Software Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Developer in Test
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Web Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Open Source
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Information Management
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
6 2 (11.76%) API Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) VMware