The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 115 113 134
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.43% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.53% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 4
Average salary £41,000 £30,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.66% -52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Test Automation
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
1545 1320 1653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.56% 81.33% 83.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1236 997 1310
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 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 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 £32,500 - 2
Warrington +11 4 £47,500 +58.33%
Runcorn - 3 £47,500 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Selenium
3 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
4 21 (53.85%) Windows
5 20 (51.28%) QA
6 19 (48.72%) Automated Testing
7 18 (46.15%) Cucumber
8 16 (41.03%) JIRA
9 14 (35.90%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (35.90%) Finance
10 13 (33.33%) Scrum
10 13 (33.33%) ISEB
10 13 (33.33%) SQL
10 13 (33.33%) Degree
10 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
11 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
12 11 (28.21%) Web Services
13 10 (25.64%) Java
13 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
15 8 (20.51%) RAD
15 8 (20.51%) FitNesse
15 8 (20.51%) BDD
15 8 (20.51%) Test Management
16 7 (17.95%) Ruby
16 7 (17.95%) .NET
17 6 (15.38%) XML
17 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
17 6 (15.38%) User Stories

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Mingle
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
1 5 (12.82%) WAN
2 4 (10.26%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 18 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 16 (41.03%) JIRA
4 14 (35.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (20.51%) FitNesse
7 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
8 5 (12.82%) JUnit
9 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
9 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
9 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
9 3 (7.69%) WATIR
9 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
9 3 (7.69%) Subversion
9 3 (7.69%) Maven
9 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
9 3 (7.69%) Toad
10 2 (5.13%) JMeter
10 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Tester
3 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) QA Tester
5 8 (20.51%) Software Tester
6 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) QA Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 6 (15.38%) XML
4 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) JSON
6 3 (7.69%) REST
6 3 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (7.69%) XSLT
6 3 (7.69%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.56%) HTML5
8 1 (2.56%) CSS3
8 1 (2.56%) RESTful
8 1 (2.56%) LINQ
8 1 (2.56%) Ajax
8 1 (2.56%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.56%) COM
8 1 (2.56%) CSS
8 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
3 19 (48.72%) Automated Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 8 (20.51%) RAD
7 8 (20.51%) BDD
7 8 (20.51%) Test Management
8 6 (15.38%) User Stories
9 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
10 4 (10.26%) OO
10 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
10 4 (10.26%) Kanban
11 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) C++
5 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.69%) C
6 3 (7.69%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) Groovy
8 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) ISEB
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) HNC
3 3 (7.69%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) VCP4
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (51.28%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.26%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.82%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Telerik
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago