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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 108 101 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 0.95% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.19% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 5
Average salary £46,250 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.16% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +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
1460 1430 1451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.39% 79.62% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 1059 1100
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +8 4 £47,500 +58.33%
Chester +11 3 £39,750 +32.50% 1
Northwich +5 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Runcorn - 3 £47,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (44.00%) Java
4 10 (40.00%) Windows
5 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (32.00%) Pair Programming
6 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (32.00%) BDD
7 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (28.00%) QA
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
8 6 (24.00%) JUnit
8 6 (24.00%) OO
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (20.00%) Ruby
9 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 5 (20.00%) JIRA
9 5 (20.00%) TDD
9 5 (20.00%) Open Source
9 5 (20.00%) HNC
9 5 (20.00%) HND
9 5 (20.00%) C
9 5 (20.00%) C++
9 5 (20.00%) HTML
9 5 (20.00%) Electronics
9 5 (20.00%) ISO 9001

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) ATM
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (24.00%) JUnit
4 5 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (12.00%) Maven
6 3 (12.00%) JMeter
6 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (12.00%) Toad
6 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.00%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
8 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.00%) WATIR
8 1 (4.00%) Subversion
8 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
8 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Electronics
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Test Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) jQuery
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) CSS3
3 3 (12.00%) Modernizr
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) COM
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) XSLT
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows CE
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) Pair Programming
3 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (32.00%) BDD
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) OO
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) UML
6 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Web Design
8 3 (12.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.00%) C
4 5 (20.00%) C++
4 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (12.00%) Groovy
5 3 (12.00%) Python
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.00%) VBScript
7 1 (4.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) HNC
2 5 (20.00%) HND
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
2 5 (20.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Telerik
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 36k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 19 days ago