Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 66 32
Rank change year-on-year +20 -34 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 199 73 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.86% 3.39% 6.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 3.86% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 108 58 173
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,625 £65,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,041 1,891 2,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.52% 87.87% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 1,535 2,118
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cheshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cheshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cheshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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
Knutsford +10 78 £40,000 -4.76% 3
Warrington +7 21 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Crewe -3 12 - - 4
Chester -22 10 £40,250 -2.42% 4
Macclesfield -6 8 £36,250 +31.82%
Northwich - 8 £35,000 - 1
Wilmslow +11 6 £34,500 +0.55% 1
Congleton - 1 £40,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £27,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 122 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (57.29%) Java
3 88 (44.22%) Finance
4 71 (35.68%) SQL
5 66 (33.17%) Selenium
6 65 (32.66%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (30.15%) Web Services
8 59 (29.65%) Banking
9 53 (26.63%) JavaScript
10 49 (24.62%) SDLC
11 46 (23.12%) MVC
11 46 (23.12%) QA
12 44 (22.11%) REST
13 42 (21.11%) Git (software)
14 36 (18.09%) Wealth Management
14 36 (18.09%) Degree
14 36 (18.09%) Test Strategy
15 35 (17.59%) Cucumber
15 35 (17.59%) Linux
16 34 (17.09%) HTML
16 34 (17.09%) Risk Management
16 34 (17.09%) TDD
16 34 (17.09%) BDD
16 34 (17.09%) DevOps
17 33 (16.58%) Software Engineering
17 33 (16.58%) jQuery
18 32 (16.08%) CSS
19 31 (15.58%) PHP
19 31 (15.58%) Jenkins
20 29 (14.57%) Oracle

Test Automation
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 10 (5.03%) Apache
2 8 (4.02%) Confluence
2 8 (4.02%) nginx
2 8 (4.02%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (2.51%) JBoss
4 5 (2.51%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.51%) CICS
6 3 (1.51%) CMS
6 3 (1.51%) Sitefinity
7 2 (1.01%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.01%) Resin
7 2 (1.01%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) BASE24
2 1 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.54%) GitHub
3 16 (8.04%) DigitalOcean
4 5 (2.51%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.51%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.57%) Internet
2 25 (12.56%) HTTP
3 10 (5.03%) DNS
3 10 (5.03%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.02%) SSL
5 6 (3.02%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.05%) MySQL
3 16 (8.04%) MongoDB
4 12 (6.03%) DB2
5 10 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.01%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.51%) Big Data
7 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.01%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (33.17%) Selenium
2 42 (21.11%) Git (software)
3 35 (17.59%) Cucumber
4 31 (15.58%) Jenkins
5 24 (12.06%) JIRA
6 22 (11.06%) WebDriver
7 16 (8.04%) PHPUnit
7 16 (8.04%) SoapUI
8 15 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (7.04%) Bitbucket
10 13 (6.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (6.03%) Gradle
11 12 (6.03%) JUnit
12 11 (5.53%) Jasmine
12 11 (5.53%) MSBuild
13 7 (3.52%) Maven
14 6 (3.02%) SonarQube
14 6 (3.02%) SpecFlow
14 6 (3.02%) Subversion
14 6 (3.02%) TestNG
General
1 88 (44.22%) Finance
2 59 (29.65%) Banking
3 29 (14.57%) Law
4 27 (13.57%) Investment Banking
5 19 (9.55%) Retail
6 18 (9.05%) Advertising
7 17 (8.54%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.01%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) International Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (28.14%) Developer
2 28 (14.07%) Analyst
2 28 (14.07%) Tester
3 27 (13.57%) Java Developer
3 27 (13.57%) Test Analyst
4 24 (12.06%) Test Engineer
5 21 (10.55%) Automation Tester
6 19 (9.55%) Test Leader
7 17 (8.54%) Automation Test Lead
8 16 (8.04%) MongoDB Developer
8 16 (8.04%) MySQL Developer
8 16 (8.04%) PHP Developer
8 16 (8.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 14 (7.04%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.53%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
10 11 (5.53%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.02%) Asset Management Analyst
12 8 (4.02%) IT Analyst
12 8 (4.02%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (30.15%) Web Services
2 44 (22.11%) REST
3 34 (17.09%) HTML
4 33 (16.58%) jQuery
5 32 (16.08%) CSS
6 27 (13.57%) SOAP
7 26 (13.07%) .NET
8 25 (12.56%) J2EE
8 25 (12.56%) Servlets
8 25 (12.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 22 (11.06%) Spring
10 19 (9.55%) Hibernate
11 16 (8.04%) Laravel
11 16 (8.04%) Middleware
11 16 (8.04%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (8.04%) XML
12 15 (7.54%) Gherkin
12 15 (7.54%) JSP
13 14 (7.04%) HTML5
13 14 (7.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.04%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (8.04%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.04%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.54%) User Experience
4 10 (5.03%) RIA
5 8 (4.02%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.52%) IVR
7 6 (3.02%) Online Banking
7 6 (3.02%) PMI
8 5 (2.51%) Internet of Things
9 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.01%) Tandem
10 3 (1.51%) Fintech
10 3 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.51%) VSAM
10 3 (1.51%) Xbox
11 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.59%) Linux
2 27 (13.57%) Unix
3 11 (5.53%) Android
3 11 (5.53%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.53%) Windows
4 6 (3.02%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.51%) AIX
5 3 (1.51%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.66%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (24.62%) SDLC
4 46 (23.12%) MVC
5 36 (18.09%) Test Strategy
5 36 (18.09%) Wealth Management
6 34 (17.09%) BDD
6 34 (17.09%) DevOps
6 34 (17.09%) Risk Management
6 34 (17.09%) TDD
7 33 (16.58%) Software Engineering
8 27 (13.57%) OO
8 27 (13.57%) Scrum
9 26 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (13.07%) Process Improvement
10 24 (12.06%) Waterfall
11 22 (11.06%) Information Security
12 21 (10.55%) Collaborative Working
12 21 (10.55%) Software Testing
13 17 (8.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 114 (57.29%) Java
2 71 (35.68%) SQL
3 53 (26.63%) JavaScript
4 31 (15.58%) PHP
5 26 (13.07%) C#
6 11 (5.53%) Python
6 11 (5.53%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.03%) VB
8 8 (4.02%) COBOL
9 7 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.02%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.01%) Perl
12 3 (1.51%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.51%) REXX
13 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.09%) Degree
2 19 (9.55%) ISEB
2 19 (9.55%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.52%) PMI Certification
4 9 (4.52%) Sun Certification
5 8 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.51%) CSQA
6 3 (1.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (23.12%) QA
2 8 (4.02%) GDPR
2 8 (4.02%) MiFID
3 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.51%) Puppet
3 4 (2.01%) Salt
4 2 (1.01%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (14.57%) Oracle
2 16 (8.04%) New Relic
3 9 (4.52%) Sun
4 8 (4.02%) Adobe
5 7 (3.52%) HP
5 7 (3.52%) Xamarin
6 6 (3.02%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.01%) Google
8 3 (1.51%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.51%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.51%) Chordiant
8 3 (1.51%) Informatica
8 3 (1.51%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.01%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.01%) ATG
9 2 (1.01%) Facebook
9 2 (1.01%) IBM
10 1 (0.50%) Avaloq
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.50%) VMware