Period
to 31 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 124 154
Rank change year-on-year +40 +30 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 14 17 20
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.21% 0.82% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.85% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 11
Median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% -10.53%

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 1,098 2,000 2,983
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 96.43% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1,459 2,215
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Cheshire

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Automation Tester in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Cheshire

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Automation Tester in Cheshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram 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 31 May 2020. 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 £32,500 -
Warrington +11 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Ellesmere Port - 2 - -
Knutsford +32 1 - -
Automation Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) Selenium
3 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) C#
3 12 (85.71%) WebDriver
4 11 (78.57%) Scrum
5 9 (64.29%) Java
6 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
7 7 (50.00%) REST
7 7 (50.00%) SOAP
8 6 (42.86%) .NET
8 6 (42.86%) JUnit
8 6 (42.86%) NUnit
8 6 (42.86%) QA
8 6 (42.86%) Maven
8 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (42.86%) TestNG
8 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (42.86%) BDD
8 6 (42.86%) GitHub
8 6 (42.86%) Bitbucket
8 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
8 6 (42.86%) Microservices
8 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (42.86%) Docker
8 6 (42.86%) Hudson
9 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Postman
10 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 6 (42.86%) Bitbucket
4 6 (42.86%) Hudson
4 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (42.86%) JUnit
4 6 (42.86%) Maven
4 6 (42.86%) NUnit
4 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (42.86%) TestNG
5 3 (21.43%) Postman
5 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) JMeter
7 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) REST
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (42.86%) Microservices
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Coaching
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.14%) API Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.14%) Migration
8 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 22301
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Docker