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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 70 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 0.65% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 6
Median salary £35,780 £40,750 £34,075
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.19% +19.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,351 £34,350 £31,575
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
799 1544 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.97% 90.29% 84.34%
Number of salaries quoted 696 1222 1136
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 9 £35,000 -
Warrington +17 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Knutsford - 3 £60,000 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) C#
3 29 (44.62%) Selenium
4 25 (38.46%) Degree
4 25 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 24 (36.92%) Windows
6 21 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (30.77%) Scrum
7 20 (30.77%) Java
7 20 (30.77%) SDLC
8 19 (29.23%) Web Services
9 18 (27.69%) Finance
9 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
9 18 (27.69%) QA
10 17 (26.15%) ISTQB
10 17 (26.15%) Visual Studio
11 16 (24.62%) .NET
11 16 (24.62%) ISEB
11 16 (24.62%) Defect Management
12 15 (23.08%) SQL
12 15 (23.08%) OO
12 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
13 14 (21.54%) WebDriver
13 14 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (20.00%) SoapUI
14 13 (20.00%) Linux
14 13 (20.00%) HP UFT
15 12 (18.46%) C++
15 12 (18.46%) Performance Testing
15 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) GitHub
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Engine Yard
2 1 (1.54%) Heroku
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.54%) SSL
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (44.62%) Selenium
2 25 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 17 (26.15%) Visual Studio
4 14 (21.54%) WebDriver
5 13 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 13 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (13.85%) FitNesse
8 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
8 8 (12.31%) JIRA
9 7 (10.77%) Maven
9 7 (10.77%) MSTest
10 6 (9.23%) JUnit
10 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
11 4 (6.15%) Toad
12 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
13 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
13 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
14 1 (1.54%) FishEye
14 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Automation Tester
1 20 (30.77%) Tester
2 19 (29.23%) Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Test Analyst
3 11 (16.92%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) C Software Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Developer in Test
5 9 (13.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Automation Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Test Automation Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Test Automation Developer
7 5 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) Web Services
2 16 (24.62%) .NET
3 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
4 9 (13.85%) SOAP
5 4 (6.15%) XML
6 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.08%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) jQuery
7 1 (1.54%) LAMP
7 1 (1.54%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.92%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.08%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Windows CE
4 10 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.62%) Unix
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
6 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (30.77%) Scrum
3 20 (30.77%) SDLC
4 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
5 16 (24.62%) Defect Management
6 15 (23.08%) OO
6 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Performance Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Embedded Software Development
8 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
8 11 (16.92%) UML
9 10 (15.38%) OOD
9 10 (15.38%) Pair Programming
9 10 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (13.85%) Manual Testing
10 9 (13.85%) RAD
10 9 (13.85%) TDD
10 9 (13.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) C#
2 20 (30.77%) Java
3 15 (23.08%) SQL
4 12 (18.46%) C++
5 11 (16.92%) C
6 10 (15.38%) Embedded C
7 9 (13.85%) VB.NET
8 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.08%) Python
9 2 (3.08%) Ruby
10 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) Degree
2 17 (26.15%) ISTQB
3 16 (24.62%) ISEB
4 11 (16.92%) HNC
4 11 (16.92%) HND
5 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) QA
2 10 (15.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.54%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.54%) Nagios
2 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.54%) BMC
3 1 (1.54%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.54%) VMware