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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 67 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.73% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 0.92% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 31 14 3
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,100 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £54,500
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
1102 1638 1305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.42% 87.69% 83.02%
Number of salaries quoted 965 1350 986
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
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 8 February 2016. 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 +15 16 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Wilmslow - 11 £30,000 - 1
Knutsford - 4 £40,000 -
Chester +1 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £40,000 - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Selenium
3 30 (53.57%) Cucumber
4 23 (41.07%) Degree
4 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (41.07%) Automated Testing
4 23 (41.07%) Java
4 23 (41.07%) Windows
4 23 (41.07%) Scrum
5 21 (37.50%) C#
6 20 (35.71%) SDLC
7 19 (33.93%) HP UFT
8 16 (28.57%) C
8 16 (28.57%) Web Services
8 16 (28.57%) OO
8 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 15 (26.79%) Software Engineering
9 15 (26.79%) ISTQB
10 13 (23.21%) C++
11 12 (21.43%) Linux
11 12 (21.43%) UML
11 12 (21.43%) Windows CE
11 12 (21.43%) JIRA
11 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 11 (19.64%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (19.64%) Pair Programming
12 11 (19.64%) Embedded C
12 11 (19.64%) Electronics
12 11 (19.64%) ISO 9001
12 11 (19.64%) HNC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Mingle
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Trello
2 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (58.93%) Selenium
2 30 (53.57%) Cucumber
3 19 (33.93%) HP UFT
4 12 (21.43%) JIRA
5 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
6 10 (17.86%) FitNesse
6 10 (17.86%) Maven
6 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
6 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
7 9 (16.07%) SoapUI
8 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
8 6 (10.71%) JUnit
9 5 (8.93%) Ant
10 4 (7.14%) SilkTest
10 4 (7.14%) SpecFlow
10 4 (7.14%) Subversion
10 4 (7.14%) Toad
10 4 (7.14%) Vagrant
11 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
11 3 (5.36%) TestNG
General
1 11 (19.64%) Electronics
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Tester
2 13 (23.21%) Software Tester
3 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) C Software Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) C++ Software Engineer
5 10 (17.86%) Automated Tester
6 7 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 4 (7.14%) Automation Tester
9 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) Test Consultant
10 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Web Services
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) SOAP
3 6 (10.71%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) JSON
5 2 (3.57%) XSLT
6 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) Windows CE
3 11 (19.64%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) Automated Testing
2 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (41.07%) Scrum
3 20 (35.71%) SDLC
4 16 (28.57%) OO
4 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 15 (26.79%) Software Engineering
6 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 12 (21.43%) UML
7 11 (19.64%) BDD
7 11 (19.64%) Embedded Software Development
7 11 (19.64%) Pair Programming
7 11 (19.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (17.86%) OOD
8 10 (17.86%) RAD
9 8 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Coaching
10 6 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (10.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) C#
3 16 (28.57%) C
4 13 (23.21%) C++
5 11 (19.64%) Embedded C
6 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (7.14%) Ruby
7 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.57%) Python
9 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.79%) Groovy
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) Degree
2 15 (26.79%) ISTQB
3 11 (19.64%) HNC
3 11 (19.64%) HND
4 10 (17.86%) ISEB
5 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) ISO 9001
2 7 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) HP
1 5 (8.93%) IBM
2 4 (7.14%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago