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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 107 103 126
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.93% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.70% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 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 £24,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
1594 1283 1644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.38% 79.79% 76.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1022 1437
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £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 1 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 1 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 - 10 £33,150 - 2
Wilmslow - 4 £31,250 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 (58.06%) ISEB
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) Regression Testing
4 12 (38.71%) QA
4 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
4 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (35.48%) C#
6 10 (32.26%) SQL
6 10 (32.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (32.26%) VMware
7 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
8 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.81%) C++
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
9 7 (22.58%) Citrix
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (22.58%) Migration
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (22.58%) XenApp
9 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
9 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
9 7 (22.58%) Cucumber

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.68%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Informix
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
3 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.90%) Selenium
5 2 (6.45%) NUnit
5 2 (6.45%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (3.23%) WATIR
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.23%) JMeter
6 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Development Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) IT Development Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Gherkin
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 2 (6.45%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) XSLT
5 1 (3.23%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) WPF
5 1 (3.23%) RESTful
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Regression Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
3 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Migration
5 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
6 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Test Management
7 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) Workflow
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) TDD
9 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.45%) User Stories
10 2 (6.45%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) C#
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) C++
4 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
5 5 (16.13%) C
5 5 (16.13%) Java
6 4 (12.90%) VBScript
6 4 (12.90%) Perl
6 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.23%) VBA
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (19.35%) HND
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) XenApp
2 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) VMware
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) AppSense
4 2 (6.45%) Fujitsu
4 2 (6.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
RedEye
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago