The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 55 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 1.59% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 1
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
Test Automation
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
371 388 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 84.13% 87.39% 82.48%
Number of salaries quoted 295 295 289
Average salary £35,000 £39,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.82% +12.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Warrington region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Warrington

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Warrington

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 14 (73.68%) Test Scripting
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (57.89%) Regression Testing
5 10 (52.63%) SQL
6 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 8 (42.11%) LAN
6 8 (42.11%) WAN
6 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 8 (42.11%) QA
7 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
7 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (36.84%) ISEB
7 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
7 7 (36.84%) .NET
7 7 (36.84%) Oracle
7 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
7 7 (36.84%) Migration
7 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Java
8 6 (31.58%) BDD
8 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Ruby

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (21.05%) WATIR
3 4 (21.05%) TeamCity
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
3 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) CruiseControl
4 3 (15.79%) Subversion
5 2 (10.53%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) XSLT
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows CE
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Test Scripting
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Regression Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 6 (31.58%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) Test Management
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) Kanban
8 3 (15.79%) Pair Programming
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) OO
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) Validation
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.79%) VBScript
6 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
6 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
6 2 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) C
7 1 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) HNC
3 2 (10.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft