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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 98 117 137
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 24 2 3
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £37,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £32,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1624 1384 1875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.61% 80.94% 84.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1093 1621
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,500 £55,000
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 22 December 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 22 December 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
(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
Warrington - 8 £40,000 -
Macclesfield - 6 £40,000 -
Chester +10 2 £32,500 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £47,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (54.35%) Test Scripting
2 25 (54.35%) Windows
3 22 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (45.65%) Selenium
4 21 (45.65%) QA
5 20 (43.48%) Automated Testing
5 20 (43.48%) ISEB
5 20 (43.48%) Cucumber
6 19 (41.30%) Finance
7 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
7 15 (32.61%) SQL
7 15 (32.61%) JIRA
8 14 (30.43%) Manual Testing
9 13 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (23.91%) Test Management
10 11 (23.91%) Degree
11 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
11 10 (21.74%) Scrum
11 10 (21.74%) Web Services
12 9 (19.57%) Java
12 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
12 9 (19.57%) LAN
12 9 (19.57%) WAN
12 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
12 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
13 8 (17.39%) RAD
13 8 (17.39%) .NET
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle
13 8 (17.39%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) LAN
1 9 (19.57%) WAN
2 4 (8.70%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (45.65%) Selenium
3 20 (43.48%) Cucumber
4 15 (32.61%) JIRA
5 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
6 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (17.39%) FitNesse
7 6 (13.04%) SpecFlow
7 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
8 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.70%) CruiseControl
8 4 (8.70%) WATIR
9 3 (6.52%) Subversion
10 2 (4.35%) Maven
10 2 (4.35%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (4.35%) JUnit
10 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.39%) QA Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) QA Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 7 (15.22%) XML
4 6 (13.04%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.87%) JSON
5 5 (10.87%) HTML
6 4 (8.70%) XSLT
7 3 (6.52%) SOAP
7 3 (6.52%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (6.52%) REST
8 1 (2.17%) CSS3
8 1 (2.17%) LINQ
8 1 (2.17%) HTML5
8 1 (2.17%) CSS
8 1 (2.17%) Middleware
8 1 (2.17%) Ajax
8 1 (2.17%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 5 (10.87%) UNIX
5 2 (4.35%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (54.35%) Test Scripting
3 20 (43.48%) Automated Testing
4 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
5 14 (30.43%) Manual Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Test Management
7 10 (21.74%) Scrum
8 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.39%) BDD
8 8 (17.39%) RAD
8 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Migration
10 5 (10.87%) TDD
10 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.87%) User Stories
10 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.70%) Kanban
12 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
12 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) Ruby
4 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.70%) VBScript
5 2 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) ISEB
2 11 (23.91%) Degree
3 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
4 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) HNC
6 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (45.65%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Terminal Server
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) Telerik
6 2 (4.35%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.17%) SAP
Chester, Cheshire
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