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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 112 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.65% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.79% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 11
Average salary £41,500 £34,075 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,575 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £40,500
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
1542 1391 1419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.61% 81.58% 78.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 1069 1140
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,704 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +4 6 £35,750 +7.84% 2
Chester - 4 £43,250 - 2
Runcorn - 3 £47,500 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 10 (47.62%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) Pair Programming
4 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (28.57%) OO
7 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 6 (28.57%) HTML
7 6 (28.57%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) Refactoring
8 5 (23.81%) jQuery
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 5 (23.81%) HTML5
8 5 (23.81%) CSS3
8 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 5 (23.81%) Electronics
8 5 (23.81%) C
8 5 (23.81%) C#
8 5 (23.81%) C++
8 5 (23.81%) JUnit

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ATM
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (23.81%) JUnit
4 4 (19.05%) JMeter
5 2 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
6 1 (4.76%) NUnit
6 1 (4.76%) Maven
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Toad
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (23.81%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) CSS
2 5 (23.81%) jQuery
2 5 (23.81%) HTML5
2 5 (23.81%) CSS3
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) Modernizr
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
5 2 (9.52%) WCF
5 2 (9.52%) WPF
5 2 (9.52%) WinForms
5 2 (9.52%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) COM
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) LIMS
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Pair Programming
3 9 (42.86%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
6 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 5 (23.81%) UML
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) Refactoring
6 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
8 3 (14.29%) Web Development
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 10 (47.62%) Java
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
5 5 (23.81%) Embedded C++
5 5 (23.81%) C
5 5 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) C++
6 4 (19.05%) Ruby
6 4 (19.05%) Groovy
6 4 (19.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) HNC
2 5 (23.81%) HND
3 4 (19.05%) ISEB
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) ATG
2 2 (9.52%) hybris
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Moneysupermarket
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago