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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 85 92 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 19 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.14% 1.34% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.59% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 25
Median salary £34,312 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.22% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £25,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £54,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
973 1192 1670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.35% 84.06% 88.41%
Number of salaries quoted 777 1051 1454
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 8 £34,312 -
Chester +4 2 £41,250 -31.25%
Knutsford +1 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 17 (68.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Software Testing
4 15 (60.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) .NET
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (12.00%) Fintech
9 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.00%) Adobe
10 2 (8.00%) SOA
10 2 (8.00%) Java
10 2 (8.00%) BASE24
10 2 (8.00%) IVR
10 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.00%) BDD
10 2 (8.00%) Android
10 2 (8.00%) Adobe Experience Manager

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
1 15 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Web Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (12.00%) Fintech
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
3 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (64.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (60.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Sun
3 1 (4.00%) Telerik