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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 103 111 134
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 0.60% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.73% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 4
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £37,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
1678 1379 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.18% 82.72% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1124 1370
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £56,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 - 12 £40,000 - 2
Macclesfield - 8 £40,000 -
Wilmslow - 5 £30,000 -
Chester +12 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 21 (53.85%) Windows
3 19 (48.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (46.15%) ISEB
5 17 (43.59%) QA
5 17 (43.59%) Cucumber
6 16 (41.03%) Finance
7 13 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (33.33%) Selenium
7 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Manual Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Scrum
8 12 (30.77%) SQL
9 11 (28.21%) JIRA
10 10 (25.64%) Test Management
10 10 (25.64%) Degree
11 8 (20.51%) FitNesse
11 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle
11 8 (20.51%) RAD
11 8 (20.51%) LAN
11 8 (20.51%) WAN
11 8 (20.51%) Web Services
12 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
12 7 (17.95%) .NET
12 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
12 7 (17.95%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) LAN
1 8 (20.51%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (43.59%) Cucumber
3 13 (33.33%) Selenium
4 11 (28.21%) JIRA
5 8 (20.51%) FitNesse
6 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
7 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
8 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.69%) WATIR
9 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
9 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
9 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
9 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
10 2 (5.13%) Subversion
10 2 (5.13%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
1 16 (41.03%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Software Tester
3 8 (20.51%) QA Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 6 (15.38%) Gherkin
4 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) XML
5 4 (10.26%) JSON
6 3 (7.69%) XSLT
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
7 2 (5.13%) REST
8 1 (2.56%) CSS3
8 1 (2.56%) LINQ
8 1 (2.56%) CSS
8 1 (2.56%) Ajax
8 1 (2.56%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 13 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Test Management
6 8 (20.51%) RAD
7 7 (17.95%) Migration
7 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.82%) User Stories
8 5 (12.82%) TDD
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
10 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.69%) Kanban
10 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.13%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Java
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) VBScript
3 4 (10.26%) Ruby
3 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 10 (25.64%) Degree
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) NetApp
4 2 (5.13%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago