The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 17 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 10 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.95% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
Automated Testing
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 Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 200 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 88.10% 73.80% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106 146 155
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Chester region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Chester

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Chester

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 12 (85.71%) Web Services
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) Mobile App
4 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (35.71%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) Selenium
6 5 (35.71%) Maven
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
7 4 (28.57%) SDLC
8 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (21.43%) Calabash
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (21.43%) SignalR

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Maven
3 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
4 3 (21.43%) Calabash
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 3 (21.43%) JUnit
4 3 (21.43%) Toad
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) Ant
5 2 (14.29%) Gradle
6 1 (7.14%) Appium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 3 (21.43%) SignalR
3 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
7 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 2 (14.29%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft