The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 89 118
Rank change year-on-year +2 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 0.84% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.98% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 4
Median salary £42,750 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £45,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 946 1121 1575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.19% 85.31% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 752 938 1194
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Cheshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Cheshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Cheshire

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 5 £72,500 +61.11%
Knutsford -4 1 £48,000 +37.14% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £21,500 -
Automation Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) iPad
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter

Automation Testing
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 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) Gatling
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Head of QA
1 3 (23.08%) Head of Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) JDBC
3 1 (7.69%) JPA
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Spring Batch
3 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) iPad
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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