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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 113 109 130
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.58% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.75% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 9
Average salary £32,825 £29,125 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.70% +5.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,575 £40,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1442 1325 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.74% 76.32% 77.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1070 1592
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -19 2 £33,150 -18.14%
Wilmslow - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (56.00%) ISEB
1 14 (56.00%) QA
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) C#
3 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) Windows
5 8 (32.00%) C++
5 8 (32.00%) VMware
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (28.00%) XenApp
6 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
6 7 (28.00%) Citrix
7 6 (24.00%) HND
7 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Selenium
8 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) C
9 4 (16.00%) Perl
9 4 (16.00%) Java
9 4 (16.00%) VBScript
9 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (16.00%) Workflow

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (12.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Informix
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) NUnit
3 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Development Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Software Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) IT Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.00%) Workflow
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (20.00%) C
6 4 (16.00%) Perl
6 4 (16.00%) Java
6 4 (16.00%) VBScript
6 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) HND
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) XenApp
1 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) AppSense
5 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago