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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 58 45
Rank change year-on-year +23 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 94 30 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.46% 3.12% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 3.64% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56 27 56
Median salary £35,000 £35,780 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -10.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,800 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 1273 824 1539
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.55% 85.65% 90.64%
Number of salaries quoted 931 707 1220
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Knutsford -11 33 £48,750 +6.55% 8
Chester +21 17 £35,000 -2.77% 5
Crewe -5 14 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Wilmslow -11 9 £34,312 -3.04%
Warrington -9 7 £29,000 -31.76% 2
Macclesfield +1 2 £21,500 -42.66% 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 95 (70.90%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (51.49%) Finance
3 61 (45.52%) Java
4 49 (36.57%) SQL
5 41 (30.60%) SDLC
6 35 (26.12%) Web Services
7 33 (24.63%) Selenium
8 31 (23.13%) Waterfall
9 30 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (22.39%) TDD
9 30 (22.39%) Banking
9 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
10 29 (21.64%) SOAP
11 28 (20.90%) XML
11 28 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (20.15%) ISEB
13 26 (19.40%) Windows
14 24 (17.91%) HTML
15 23 (17.16%) Software Engineering
16 22 (16.42%) C#
16 22 (16.42%) Mentoring
17 21 (15.67%) Manual Testing
18 19 (14.18%) Git (software)
18 19 (14.18%) JSON
18 19 (14.18%) JIRA
18 19 (14.18%) .NET
18 19 (14.18%) Risk Management
19 18 (13.43%) MVC
19 18 (13.43%) Linux
19 18 (13.43%) Subversion

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 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.99%) Confluence
4 3 (2.24%) CICS
4 3 (2.24%) JBoss
4 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.49%) Apache
5 2 (1.49%) nginx
5 2 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) BASE24
1 2 (1.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) Internet
2 6 (4.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) DNS
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) SSL
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.46%) MySQL
3 9 (6.72%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.73%) DB2
5 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.49%) GIS
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (24.63%) Selenium
2 19 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.18%) JIRA
3 18 (13.43%) Subversion
4 16 (11.94%) SonarQube
5 8 (5.97%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.99%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.99%) JUnit
7 4 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.99%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.24%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.24%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.24%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.49%) Grunt
9 2 (1.49%) gulp
9 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (51.49%) Finance
2 30 (22.39%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.48%) Advertising
5 4 (2.99%) Retail
5 4 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.24%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.49%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (30.60%) Developer
2 40 (29.85%) Analyst
3 39 (29.10%) Test Analyst
4 19 (14.18%) Java Developer
4 19 (14.18%) Senior Analyst
4 19 (14.18%) Senior Test Analyst
5 18 (13.43%) Tester
6 15 (11.19%) Senior Developer
7 11 (8.21%) Consultant
7 11 (8.21%) Integration Engineer
7 11 (8.21%) Software Developer
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (6.72%) Test Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) Integration Consultant
10 8 (5.97%) Senior Integration Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Senior Software Developer
12 6 (4.48%) Software Tester
12 6 (4.48%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.48%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.12%) Web Services
2 29 (21.64%) SOAP
3 28 (20.90%) XML
4 24 (17.91%) HTML
5 19 (14.18%) .NET
5 19 (14.18%) JSON
6 15 (11.19%) Hibernate
6 15 (11.19%) RESTful
6 15 (11.19%) Spring
7 14 (10.45%) .NET Framework
7 14 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (10.45%) EJB
7 14 (10.45%) JSP
7 14 (10.45%) Servlets
8 13 (9.70%) CSS
9 12 (8.96%) ASP.NET
9 12 (8.96%) Entity Framework
9 12 (8.96%) WCF
10 11 (8.21%) WinForms
10 11 (8.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) N-Tier
2 11 (8.21%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.22%) PMI
4 7 (5.22%) Social Media
5 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.24%) Contactless
6 3 (2.24%) Fintech
6 3 (2.24%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.24%) User Experience
7 2 (1.49%) Blog
7 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.49%) IVR
7 2 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.40%) Windows
2 18 (13.43%) Linux
3 14 (10.45%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.99%) Unix
5 3 (2.24%) Android
5 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (70.90%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.60%) SDLC
3 31 (23.13%) Waterfall
4 30 (22.39%) TDD
4 30 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.16%) Software Engineering
7 22 (16.42%) Mentoring
8 21 (15.67%) Manual Testing
9 19 (14.18%) Risk Management
10 18 (13.43%) BDD
10 18 (13.43%) MVC
10 18 (13.43%) Test Strategy
11 17 (12.69%) Scrum
12 14 (10.45%) OO
12 14 (10.45%) OOP
12 14 (10.45%) Unit Testing
13 13 (9.70%) Web Development
14 12 (8.96%) SOA
14 12 (8.96%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (45.52%) Java
2 49 (36.57%) SQL
3 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.42%) C#
5 11 (8.21%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.72%) VB.NET
6 9 (6.72%) XPath
6 9 (6.72%) XQuery
7 6 (4.48%) Python
8 5 (3.73%) PHP
9 3 (2.24%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.24%) COBOL
9 3 (2.24%) Ruby
10 2 (1.49%) Go
10 2 (1.49%) Perl
10 2 (1.49%) Scala
10 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.49%) VB
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (20.15%) ISEB
2 17 (12.69%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.46%) Degree
4 7 (5.22%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.73%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.49%) PMP
7 1 (0.75%) OCP
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.49%) Graphite
2 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Oracle
2 5 (3.73%) Sun
3 4 (2.99%) Cognizant
3 4 (2.99%) Google
4 3 (2.24%) Chordiant
4 3 (2.24%) HP
4 3 (2.24%) IBM
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.49%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.75%) Apigee
6 1 (0.75%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.75%) New Relic
6 1 (0.75%) Zend
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Frodsham, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £30001 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum + Inc Car +Bonus +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Northwich
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago