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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 83 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.08% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.04% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 9
Median salary £35,906 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,232 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
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
947 1545 1657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.24% 89.83% 86.03%
Number of salaries quoted 828 1257 1318
Median salary £39,250 £41,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.26% +3.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 - 7 £34,312 -
Crewe - 3 £37,500 -
Knutsford - 1 £60,000 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 19 (51.35%) Defect Management
3 14 (37.84%) .NET
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 13 (35.14%) C#
5 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) Selenium
7 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
8 8 (21.62%) QA
8 8 (21.62%) VB.NET
8 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
9 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 7 (18.92%) Java
9 7 (18.92%) ISEB
9 7 (18.92%) Validation
9 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
9 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
9 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (16.22%) MSTest
10 6 (16.22%) Degree
10 6 (16.22%) Test Management
11 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
12 4 (10.81%) Cucumber

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 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) Engine Yard
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
1 1 (2.70%) Heroku
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.70%) SSL
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
1 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
3 6 (16.22%) MSTest
4 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.70%) JIRA
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Maven
7 1 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.70%) Synon
7 1 (2.70%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.70%) Toad
7 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
1 16 (43.24%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Tester
3 8 (21.62%) Automation Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Developer in Test
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Automation Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Automation Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) MCollective
5 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) PMI
4 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows CE
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.70%) CentOS
5 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Defect Management
2 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
6 7 (18.92%) Validation
7 6 (16.22%) Test Management
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (10.81%) DevOps
8 4 (10.81%) OO
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) TDD
9 3 (8.11%) BDD
9 3 (8.11%) Code Coverage
9 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C#
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) VB.NET
4 7 (18.92%) Java
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.11%) C
6 3 (8.11%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.70%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) RPG
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) HNC
3 3 (8.11%) HND
4 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) BMC
2 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.70%) VMware