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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 105 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.93% 0.89% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.06% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 7
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
1504 1605 1303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.19% 83.99% 81.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1277 1035
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 +9 12 £33,750 +1.80% 3
Chester - 3 £40,000 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Selenium
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
5 10 (38.46%) .NET
6 9 (34.62%) C
6 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
7 8 (30.77%) Coaching
7 8 (30.77%) Pair Programming
8 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
8 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
9 6 (23.08%) SilkTest
9 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
9 6 (23.08%) C#
9 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
9 6 (23.08%) IBM
9 6 (23.08%) HP UFT
9 6 (23.08%) HP
9 6 (23.08%) Micro Focus
9 6 (23.08%) Validation
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
10 5 (19.23%) TDD
10 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
10 5 (19.23%) HTML
10 5 (19.23%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
10 5 (19.23%) CSS
10 5 (19.23%) HTML5

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) HP UFT
3 6 (23.08%) SilkTest
3 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) JMeter
4 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.85%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.85%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 3 (11.54%) Electronics
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Test Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Test Automation Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) CSS
2 5 (19.23%) HTML5
2 5 (19.23%) CSS3
2 5 (19.23%) jQuery
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) Modernizr
4 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) WinForms
4 2 (7.69%) Spring
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (7.69%) WCF
4 2 (7.69%) WPF
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) LIMS
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
3 8 (30.77%) Coaching
3 8 (30.77%) Pair Programming
4 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Validation
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 5 (19.23%) Refactoring
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (11.54%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Kanban
6 3 (11.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) C
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
5 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
6 3 (11.54%) C++
6 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
6 3 (11.54%) Embedded C++
7 2 (7.69%) Ruby
7 2 (7.69%) Groovy
7 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) HNC
4 3 (11.54%) HND
4 3 (11.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) IBM
1 6 (23.08%) HP
1 6 (23.08%) Micro Focus
2 2 (7.69%) ATG
2 2 (7.69%) hybris
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