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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 110 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.53% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 10
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,300 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1628 1309 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.44% 82.48% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1053 1381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 8 £35,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 6 £30,750 -
Macclesfield - 1 £37,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
4 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (43.33%) Regression Testing
5 12 (40.00%) QA
6 10 (33.33%) Finance
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) SQL
7 9 (30.00%) VMware
8 8 (26.67%) C#
8 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
8 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
9 7 (23.33%) XenApp
9 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
9 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
9 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
9 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 7 (23.33%) Oracle
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
9 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
9 7 (23.33%) Migration
9 7 (23.33%) Citrix

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) WATIR
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.33%) JMeter
6 1 (3.33%) NUnit
6 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Performance 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 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) XSLT
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Regression Testing
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
3 7 (23.33%) Migration
4 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Management
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Workflow
7 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.67%) User Stories
8 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) C++
3 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.67%) C
5 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.33%) VBScript
6 3 (10.00%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) ISEB
2 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (23.33%) Degree
4 6 (20.00%) HND
5 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) XenApp
2 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) AppSense
4 2 (6.67%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
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