Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 141 174
Rank change year-on-year -5 +33 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 24 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.79% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 4
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £35,000 £45,625
North West median annual salary £41,250 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.55% -5.00% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2897 2202 3186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.30% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2221 1895 2702
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Cheshire

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Cheshire

Automation Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 10 £40,000 -
Warrington +3 5 £39,000 -
Knutsford - 5 £40,000 - 2
Macclesfield - 3 £35,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £35,000 -
Automation Tester
North West

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (87.50%) Selenium
3 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (58.33%) Cucumber
5 13 (54.17%) SQL
6 12 (50.00%) Gherkin
7 10 (41.67%) SoapUI
7 10 (41.67%) Process Improvement
7 10 (41.67%) Java
7 10 (41.67%) Scrum
8 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
9 8 (33.33%) QA
9 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
9 8 (33.33%) SOAP
10 6 (25.00%) .NET
10 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (20.83%) C#
11 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (16.67%) SDLC
12 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (16.67%) MVC
13 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
13 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (12.50%) User Stories
14 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
14 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
14 2 (8.33%) TeamCity

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (87.50%) Selenium
2 14 (58.33%) Cucumber
3 10 (41.67%) SoapUI
4 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
7 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 8 (33.33%) SOAP
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Process Improvement
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
8 2 (8.33%) B2C
8 2 (8.33%) Cash Management
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.17%) API Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.17%) RAD
9 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft