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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 116 107 135
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +28
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 9 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% 0.57% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.71% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 2
Average salary £24,500 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.61% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £28,300 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £38,500 £34,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
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
1596 1270 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.35% 79.82% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1011 1433
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 £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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 - 3 £22,500 - 1
Wilmslow - 3 £24,500 -
Warrington -20 1 £32,000 -11.11%
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) QA
3 19 (76.00%) Windows
4 18 (72.00%) C#
5 17 (68.00%) .NET
5 17 (68.00%) Selenium
6 13 (52.00%) SQL
7 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
8 11 (44.00%) System Testing
8 11 (44.00%) Web Testing
8 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (44.00%) T-SQL
8 11 (44.00%) HTML
8 11 (44.00%) Selenium IDE
9 9 (36.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (24.00%) C++
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (20.00%) XenApp
11 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
11 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (20.00%) VMware
11 5 (20.00%) Degree
11 5 (20.00%) C
11 5 (20.00%) Citrix
11 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Selenium
2 11 (44.00%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.00%) Electronics
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Tester
1 12 (48.00%) Software Tester
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Junior Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Graduate
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate Software Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (44.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Web Testing
2 11 (44.00%) System Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) Validation
8 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (44.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (24.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) C
7 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (16.00%) Perl
7 4 (16.00%) VBScript
8 1 (4.00%) VB
8 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) HND
2 4 (16.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) XenApp
1 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) Citrix
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
Crewe, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday