Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 46 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 174 176 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.14% 5.50% 4.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.65% 6.02% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 154 108 73
Cheshire median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £25,050
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,625 £50,700
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%

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 2,011 2,923 2,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.10% 91.40% 90.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,511 2,190 1,669
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £61,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +11.18% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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
Warrington +33 42 £52,500 +20.00% 8
Knutsford -4 30 £45,750 +14.38% 5
Wilmslow +5 21 £52,500 +61.54% 1
Chester +23 17 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Nantwich - 10 £30,500 -
Crewe +8 8 £33,750 +3.85% 3
Northwich -5 2 - -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £41,250 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 118 (67.82%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (39.08%) Java
3 66 (37.93%) Finance
4 64 (36.78%) SQL
5 63 (36.21%) Selenium
6 57 (32.76%) Git (software)
7 38 (21.84%) REST
8 36 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 32 (18.39%) QA
10 31 (17.82%) Test Strategy
10 31 (17.82%) Software Engineering
10 31 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (16.09%) .NET
12 28 (16.09%) Collaborative Working
13 27 (15.52%) SOA
13 27 (15.52%) Web Services
13 27 (15.52%) TDD
14 25 (14.37%) Unit Testing
14 25 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (13.79%) Cucumber
15 24 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (13.79%) HTML
16 22 (12.64%) Banking
16 22 (12.64%) Software Testing
16 22 (12.64%) DevOps
17 21 (12.07%) Test Scripting
17 21 (12.07%) Project Management
18 20 (11.49%) PHP
18 20 (11.49%) OO

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 9 (5.17%) Confluence
2 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.72%) Apache
3 3 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.17%) GitHub
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.72%) npm
4 2 (1.15%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.60%) HTTP
2 3 (1.72%) Internet
3 2 (1.15%) ATM
4 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.32%) MySQL
3 9 (5.17%) MariaDB
3 9 (5.17%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.02%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.45%) Big Data
5 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 63 (36.21%) Selenium
2 57 (32.76%) Git (software)
3 24 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.49%) WebDriver
5 18 (10.34%) SoapUI
6 17 (9.77%) JIRA
7 15 (8.62%) PHPUnit
8 11 (6.32%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.60%) TeamCity
10 7 (4.02%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.02%) Subversion
10 7 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.45%) Protractor
12 5 (2.87%) Mercurial
13 4 (2.30%) Grunt
13 4 (2.30%) gulp
13 4 (2.30%) Jasmine
13 4 (2.30%) Zephyr
14 3 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (1.72%) Travis CI
General
1 66 (37.93%) Finance
2 22 (12.64%) Banking
3 18 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 17 (9.77%) Law
5 6 (3.45%) Back Office
6 5 (2.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (22.41%) Developer
2 32 (18.39%) Analyst
3 31 (17.82%) Test Analyst
4 28 (16.09%) Tester
5 18 (10.34%) Automation Tester
6 17 (9.77%) Software Engineer
6 17 (9.77%) Test Manager
7 15 (8.62%) Java Developer
8 14 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Software Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Test Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Backend Developer
10 9 (5.17%) PHP Developer
11 8 (4.60%) C++ Software Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Java Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Junior
11 8 (4.60%) QA Tester
11 8 (4.60%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.02%) Java Software Engineer
12 7 (4.02%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.84%) REST
2 28 (16.09%) .NET
3 27 (15.52%) Web Services
4 24 (13.79%) HTML
5 17 (9.77%) CSS
5 17 (9.77%) Spring
6 16 (9.20%) SOAP
7 15 (8.62%) jQuery
8 14 (8.05%) Gherkin
9 13 (7.47%) HTML5
10 11 (6.32%) RESTful
10 11 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.17%) Laravel
11 9 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (4.02%) XML
13 6 (3.45%) Behat
14 5 (2.87%) React
15 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
15 4 (2.30%) JMS
15 4 (2.30%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.47%) Fixed Income
3 9 (5.17%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.02%) Fintech
5 5 (2.87%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.72%) PMI
7 3 (1.72%) User Experience
8 2 (1.15%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.20%) Windows
2 15 (8.62%) Linux
3 11 (6.32%) Unix
4 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (67.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (17.82%) Software Engineering
2 31 (17.82%) Test Strategy
3 30 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (16.09%) Collaborative Working
5 27 (15.52%) SOA
5 27 (15.52%) TDD
6 25 (14.37%) Unit Testing
7 24 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (12.64%) DevOps
8 22 (12.64%) Software Testing
9 21 (12.07%) Project Management
9 21 (12.07%) Test Scripting
10 20 (11.49%) Analytics
10 20 (11.49%) OO
10 20 (11.49%) Scrum
11 19 (10.92%) Integration Testing
11 19 (10.92%) SDLC
11 19 (10.92%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (39.08%) Java
2 64 (36.78%) SQL
3 36 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.49%) PHP
5 18 (10.34%) C#
6 14 (8.05%) C++
7 13 (7.47%) Python
8 7 (4.02%) Java 8
9 6 (3.45%) ES6
10 4 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.30%) VBScript
11 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.72%) C
11 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.72%) Scala
12 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.57%) Go
13 1 (0.57%) Perl
13 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Degree
2 18 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.75%) ISEB
4 8 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.39%) QA
2 3 (1.72%) PMO
3 2 (1.15%) GDPR
3 2 (1.15%) MiFID
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (8.62%) Ansible
3 13 (7.47%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (7.47%) Mesos
3 13 (7.47%) Puppet
4 6 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.75%) Oracle
3 9 (5.17%) New Relic
4 8 (4.60%) Google
5 6 (3.45%) HP
6 4 (2.30%) IBM
6 4 (2.30%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.72%) Cadence
7 3 (1.72%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.15%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat