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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 109 111 137
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 7 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 0.31% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.39% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 2
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
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
1490 1298 1810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.04% 80.97% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 984 1522
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Crewe - 3 £32,500 - 1
Wilmslow 0 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) QA
3 9 (52.94%) Selenium
4 8 (47.06%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) ISEB
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (29.41%) TDD
8 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
8 4 (23.53%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Middleware
8 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (17.65%) C#
9 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
9 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 3 (17.65%) Telerik
10 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
10 2 (11.76%) Open Source
10 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) Electronics

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) WATIR
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Junior Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Junior Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Junior
4 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (23.53%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Market Making
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Telerik
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft