The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 105 129 117
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.93% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 1
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1432 1487 1399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.25% 79.39% 78.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1062 1135 1198
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Test Automation
North West

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 5 £30,000 -
Chester +10 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Knutsford - 2 £30,000 -
Northwich - 2 £30,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £32,250 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) QA
2 12 (57.14%) ISEB
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 8 (38.10%) Selenium
4 8 (38.10%) C#
5 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) XenApp
7 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
7 5 (23.81%) NUnit
7 5 (23.81%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) C++
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) HND
8 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 3 (14.29%) Kanban
9 3 (14.29%) Web Development
9 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 3 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Informix
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) NUnit
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) QA Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Software Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Development Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Development Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Development Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) CSS3
2 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Kanban
7 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (14.29%) Web Development
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
8 2 (9.52%) Content Management
8 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.52%) VBScript
6 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) HND
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) XenApp
1 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) AppSense
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