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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 40 24 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 1 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.51% 5.62% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 6.33% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 0
Median salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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
170 158 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 85.86% 88.76% 79.21%
Number of salaries quoted 152 109 161
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,041 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of job ads across the Chester region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Chester region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Maven
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Toad
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) JUnit
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) TDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) Toad
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Sahi
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA