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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 98 118 130
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.52% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27 2 4
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +49.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £37,500 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £57,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
1645 1412 1707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.17% 81.48% 82.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1443 1135 1437
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,000 £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 24 November 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 November 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 - 9 £40,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 8 £40,000 -
Wilmslow - 4 £30,000 -
Chester +11 1 - - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Windows
3 22 (48.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (48.89%) Test Scripting
4 20 (44.44%) QA
4 20 (44.44%) ISEB
5 19 (42.22%) Finance
5 19 (42.22%) Selenium
6 18 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 18 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 15 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 14 (31.11%) Manual Testing
9 13 (28.89%) JIRA
9 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (28.89%) SQL
10 12 (26.67%) Scrum
10 12 (26.67%) Test Management
11 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
12 9 (20.00%) Degree
12 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
12 9 (20.00%) .NET
13 8 (17.78%) Oracle
13 8 (17.78%) Java
13 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
13 8 (17.78%) Web Services
13 8 (17.78%) RAD
13 8 (17.78%) LAN
13 8 (17.78%) WAN
13 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
13 8 (17.78%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) LAN
1 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 4 (8.89%) HTTP
3 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (42.22%) Selenium
3 18 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (28.89%) JIRA
5 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 8 (17.78%) FitNesse
7 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
9 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
9 4 (8.89%) WATIR
9 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
9 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
9 4 (8.89%) CruiseControl
10 3 (6.67%) Subversion
11 2 (4.44%) SilkPerformer
12 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Analyst
2 20 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.78%) QA Tester
5 6 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.11%) JSON
4 5 (11.11%) XML
5 4 (8.89%) XSLT
6 3 (6.67%) SOAP
6 3 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (4.44%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) CSS3
8 1 (2.22%) LINQ
8 1 (2.22%) CSS
8 1 (2.22%) Middleware
8 1 (2.22%) Ajax
8 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) Test Scripting
3 18 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Manual Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Test Management
6 12 (26.67%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) RAD
7 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.56%) User Stories
8 7 (15.56%) Migration
9 6 (13.33%) TDD
9 6 (13.33%) BDD
10 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.89%) Kanban
12 3 (6.67%) Automation Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 2 (4.44%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.33%) Ruby
4 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.67%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) VBScript
6 2 (4.44%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) VBA
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) ISEB
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.00%) Degree
4 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Terminal Server
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
3 3 (6.67%) Telerik
4 2 (4.44%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
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