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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 110 100 122
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 0.77% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.98% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 9
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
1558 1322 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.13% 78.50% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1049 1521
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -13 9 £33,150 -18.14% 1
Wilmslow - 3 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (60.00%) ISEB
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) QA
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 11 (36.67%) C#
5 11 (36.67%) SQL
6 10 (33.33%) VMware
6 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (26.67%) C++
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
9 7 (23.33%) LoadRunner
9 7 (23.33%) Citrix
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
9 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) XenApp
9 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
9 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
10 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (20.00%) Degree
10 6 (20.00%) Migration
10 6 (20.00%) Windows 7

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
1 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Informix
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (23.33%) LoadRunner
3 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.67%) Selenium
5 3 (10.00%) NUnit
5 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (3.33%) WATIR
7 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.33%) JMeter
7 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Development Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 4 (13.33%) .NET
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) XSLT
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) WPF
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Test Management
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Workflow
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) C#
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C++
3 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.67%) C
4 5 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (13.33%) VBScript
5 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (20.00%) HND
3 6 (20.00%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (23.33%) XenApp
1 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) AppSense
4 2 (6.67%) Fujitsu
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
RedEye
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 days ago