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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 101 112 134
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 4
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -48.00%
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
1490 1298 1810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.04% 80.97% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 984 1522
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Warrington +11 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Chester +19 3 £32,500 -
Runcorn - 2 £47,500 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Test Scripting
3 24 (55.81%) Windows
4 23 (53.49%) Selenium
5 21 (48.84%) QA
6 20 (46.51%) Automated Testing
7 19 (44.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (44.19%) Cucumber
8 17 (39.53%) Finance
9 16 (37.21%) ISEB
9 16 (37.21%) JIRA
10 15 (34.88%) SQL
11 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
11 14 (32.56%) Manual Testing
12 12 (27.91%) Scrum
12 12 (27.91%) Degree
13 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
13 11 (25.58%) Web Services
14 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (20.93%) Test Management
15 9 (20.93%) Java
15 9 (20.93%) BDD
15 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (18.60%) .NET
16 8 (18.60%) RAD
16 8 (18.60%) LAN
16 8 (18.60%) WAN
16 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
16 8 (18.60%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) LAN
1 8 (18.60%) WAN
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Selenium
2 19 (44.19%) Cucumber
2 19 (44.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (37.21%) JIRA
4 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (18.60%) FitNesse
6 7 (16.28%) LoadRunner
6 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
7 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
7 4 (9.30%) CruiseControl
7 4 (9.30%) WATIR
7 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
7 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
8 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.98%) JUnit
8 3 (6.98%) Subversion
8 3 (6.98%) Maven
8 3 (6.98%) Toad
9 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
2 17 (39.53%) Test Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Tester
4 9 (20.93%) QA Tester
5 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) Software Tester
6 6 (13.95%) Software Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) QA Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Web Services
2 8 (18.60%) .NET
3 7 (16.28%) XML
4 6 (13.95%) HTML
5 5 (11.63%) JSON
6 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
6 4 (9.30%) XSLT
7 3 (6.98%) SOAP
7 3 (6.98%) REST
7 3 (6.98%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (2.33%) LINQ
8 1 (2.33%) RESTful
8 1 (2.33%) HTML5
8 1 (2.33%) CSS3
8 1 (2.33%) CSS
8 1 (2.33%) Middleware
8 1 (2.33%) Ajax
8 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Test Scripting
3 20 (46.51%) Automated Testing
4 14 (32.56%) Manual Testing
4 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
5 12 (27.91%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (20.93%) Test Management
7 9 (20.93%) BDD
8 8 (18.60%) RAD
9 6 (13.95%) TDD
9 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Migration
10 5 (11.63%) User Stories
10 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.30%) Pair Programming
11 4 (9.30%) Kanban
11 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.93%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) Ruby
5 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.30%) VBScript
6 3 (6.98%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) C
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) Degree
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) HNC
6 2 (4.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (48.84%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Terminal Server
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
1 6 (13.95%) VMware
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) Telerik
5 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.33%) NetApp