Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 53 46
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 168 101 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.56% 4.46% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 5.12% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 117 90 138
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,200 £23,375
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +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 2679 1974 2898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.62% 87.23% 88.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2023 1676 2452
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,900 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 65 £40,000 -33.33% 4
Chester +9 20 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Crewe -4 17 £32,500 -1.52% 1
Warrington +10 14 £42,500 +30.77% 3
Macclesfield -16 6 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Wilmslow +3 5 £32,500 -5.28% 1
Congleton - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 113 (67.26%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (55.95%) Java
3 66 (39.29%) Selenium
4 64 (38.10%) Finance
5 58 (34.52%) SDLC
6 56 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 54 (32.14%) SQL
8 51 (30.36%) TDD
9 44 (26.19%) SOAP
10 41 (24.40%) Web Services
10 41 (24.40%) QA
10 41 (24.40%) Cucumber
11 38 (22.62%) Banking
12 37 (22.02%) HTML
12 37 (22.02%) BDD
13 33 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (19.05%) C#
15 31 (18.45%) Scrum
16 30 (17.86%) CSS
16 30 (17.86%) Software Engineering
16 30 (17.86%) Test Strategy
17 29 (17.26%) WebDriver
17 29 (17.26%) XML
17 29 (17.26%) .NET
18 27 (16.07%) Risk Management
18 27 (16.07%) MVC
18 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
19 26 (15.48%) Hibernate
19 26 (15.48%) jQuery
19 26 (15.48%) Spring

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 8 (4.76%) Confluence
1 8 (4.76%) JBoss
1 8 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 8 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.17%) CICS
3 2 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.60%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Resin
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) BASE24
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.98%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.38%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.10%) Internet
2 12 (7.14%) HTTP
3 5 (2.98%) ATM
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.93%) DB2
3 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.79%) Big Data
6 2 (1.19%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.19%) GIS
6 2 (1.19%) MySQL
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (39.29%) Selenium
2 41 (24.40%) Cucumber
3 29 (17.26%) WebDriver
4 26 (15.48%) SoapUI
5 25 (14.88%) Git (software)
6 18 (10.71%) JIRA
6 18 (10.71%) Subversion
7 17 (10.12%) Jenkins
8 15 (8.93%) Bitbucket
9 14 (8.33%) Jasmine
10 13 (7.74%) Gradle
10 13 (7.74%) JUnit
11 12 (7.14%) SonarQube
12 10 (5.95%) SpecFlow
13 9 (5.36%) Visual Studio
14 8 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (4.76%) TestNG
15 7 (4.17%) ClearCase
15 7 (4.17%) FitNesse
15 7 (4.17%) Ranorex
General
1 64 (38.10%) Finance
2 38 (22.62%) Banking
3 15 (8.93%) Law
4 12 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.36%) Advertising
5 9 (5.36%) Retail Banking
6 7 (4.17%) Retail
7 5 (2.98%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.79%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.60%) Games
11 1 (0.60%) German Language
11 1 (0.60%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.79%) Developer
2 37 (22.02%) Tester
3 28 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 24 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 23 (13.69%) Java Developer
6 18 (10.71%) Analyst
7 17 (10.12%) Test Analyst
8 12 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Lead Tester
9 11 (6.55%) Software Developer
9 11 (6.55%) Test Leader
10 10 (5.95%) Software Tester
11 9 (5.36%) Senior Tester
12 8 (4.76%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
13 7 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
13 7 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
14 6 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
14 6 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
15 5 (2.98%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.19%) SOAP
2 41 (24.40%) Web Services
3 37 (22.02%) HTML
4 30 (17.86%) CSS
5 29 (17.26%) .NET
5 29 (17.26%) XML
6 26 (15.48%) Hibernate
6 26 (15.48%) jQuery
6 26 (15.48%) Spring
7 24 (14.29%) REST
8 21 (12.50%) J2EE
8 21 (12.50%) Servlets
9 20 (11.90%) HTML5
9 20 (11.90%) JSON
10 19 (11.31%) EJB
10 19 (11.31%) Gherkin
10 19 (11.31%) JSP
11 18 (10.71%) AngularJS
12 14 (8.33%) CSS3
13 11 (6.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.88%) User Experience
2 16 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.36%) Life Science
4 9 (5.36%) RIA
5 8 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 8 (4.76%) PMI
6 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.98%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.98%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.38%) Contactless
8 4 (2.38%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.38%) Tandem
9 3 (1.79%) Fintech
9 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.19%) IVR
10 2 (1.19%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.19%) Xbox
11 1 (0.60%) Blog
11 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Windows
2 10 (5.95%) Linux
3 9 (5.36%) Mac OS
4 8 (4.76%) Unix
5 4 (2.38%) Android
5 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (67.26%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (34.52%) SDLC
3 51 (30.36%) TDD
4 37 (22.02%) BDD
5 33 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (18.45%) Scrum
7 30 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 30 (17.86%) Test Strategy
8 27 (16.07%) MVC
8 27 (16.07%) Risk Management
9 26 (15.48%) Waterfall
10 19 (11.31%) DevOps
11 18 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (10.12%) Functional Testing
13 16 (9.52%) Software Testing
14 15 (8.93%) OO
14 15 (8.93%) Test Scripting
15 14 (8.33%) Manual Testing
15 14 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
16 13 (7.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 94 (55.95%) Java
2 56 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 54 (32.14%) SQL
4 32 (19.05%) C#
5 17 (10.12%) Python
6 12 (7.14%) COBOL
7 10 (5.95%) PHP
8 8 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.17%) Assembly Language
10 5 (2.98%) Perl
11 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.79%) XAML
13 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.19%) C++
13 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.19%) Ruby
13 2 (1.19%) VB
14 1 (0.60%) C
14 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (13.10%) ISEB
2 18 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 14 (8.33%) Degree
4 8 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.38%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (24.40%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.19%) Graphite
2 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Nagios
3 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (13.10%) Oracle
2 10 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.17%) Chordiant
4 4 (2.38%) Sun
5 3 (1.79%) Google
5 3 (1.79%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.19%) Adobe
6 2 (1.19%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.19%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.60%) Apigee
7 1 (0.60%) ATG
7 1 (0.60%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) Perforce