Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 39 53
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 223 174 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.72% 6.39% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.28% 7.10% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 144 119 90
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,780
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -2.18% +2.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £39,500
% change year-on-year +1.80% +5.70% +5.33%

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 2,694 2,451 1,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.31% 89.94% 88.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,000 1,851 1,649
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,503 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -6 41 £42,500 -3.41% 2
Wilmslow +13 29 £35,000 +2.01% 4
Warrington +24 25 £47,500 +50.79% 10
Crewe -5 22 £30,750 -5.38% 1
Chester -14 16 £48,500 +38.57% 4
Nantwich - 11 £25,000 - 2
Daresbury - 8 £40,000 -
Macclesfield +4 4 £30,000 +39.53%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 130 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (40.36%) SQL
3 82 (36.77%) Java
4 73 (32.74%) Finance
5 60 (26.91%) JavaScript
6 58 (26.01%) Git (software)
7 54 (24.22%) Selenium
8 53 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (23.77%) Web Services
9 51 (22.87%) C#
10 49 (21.97%) REST
11 46 (20.63%) .NET
11 46 (20.63%) MVC
12 44 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (18.83%) HTML
13 42 (18.83%) SQL Server
14 40 (17.94%) Jenkins
15 39 (17.49%) JIRA
16 38 (17.04%) CSS
16 38 (17.04%) PHP
17 37 (16.59%) Degree
18 36 (16.14%) QA
18 36 (16.14%) Scrum
19 34 (15.25%) Software Engineering
19 34 (15.25%) Collaborative Working
20 33 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (14.80%) jQuery
21 31 (13.90%) Test Scripting
22 29 (13.00%) Software Testing
22 29 (13.00%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (7.62%) Tomcat
2 11 (4.93%) Sitefinity
3 9 (4.04%) JBoss
4 8 (3.59%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.14%) Confluence
5 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.24%) Apache
6 5 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.24%) Jetty
7 2 (0.90%) nginx
7 2 (0.90%) Resin
8 1 (0.45%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Blender
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.52%) GitHub
3 12 (5.38%) DigitalOcean
4 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.24%) npm
6 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.35%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.35%) Serverless
7 2 (0.90%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) DNS
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.35%) HTTP
2 3 (1.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) PPP
3 2 (0.90%) SSL
4 1 (0.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.56%) MySQL
3 23 (10.31%) MongoDB
4 20 (8.97%) MariaDB
5 10 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.24%) HBase
6 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.79%) SQLite
8 3 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.35%) Big Data
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.90%) DB2
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (26.01%) Git (software)
2 54 (24.22%) Selenium
3 40 (17.94%) Jenkins
4 39 (17.49%) JIRA
5 25 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (9.42%) PHPUnit
7 19 (8.52%) Cucumber
8 16 (7.17%) Gradle
9 15 (6.73%) MSBuild
9 15 (6.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (6.28%) Maven
11 10 (4.48%) JUnit
11 10 (4.48%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.14%) Ant
12 7 (3.14%) CA Release Automation
12 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.69%) Geb
14 5 (2.24%) HP UFT
14 5 (2.24%) IntelliJ
15 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (32.74%) Finance
2 26 (11.66%) Banking
3 17 (7.62%) Retail
3 17 (7.62%) Retail Banking
4 16 (7.17%) Advertising
5 12 (5.38%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.14%) Law
7 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.90%) Back Office
9 2 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 59 (26.46%) Developer
2 46 (20.63%) Analyst
3 42 (18.83%) Test Analyst
3 42 (18.83%) Tester
4 24 (10.76%) Software Engineer
5 23 (10.31%) Automation Tester
6 19 (8.52%) PHP Developer
7 18 (8.07%) Software Tester
8 16 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (7.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 13 (5.83%) .NET Software Engineer
10 12 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.38%) MySQL Developer
10 12 (5.38%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 12 (5.38%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.93%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.93%) Test Engineer
12 9 (4.04%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
12 9 (4.04%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (23.77%) Web Services
2 49 (21.97%) REST
3 46 (20.63%) .NET
4 42 (18.83%) HTML
5 38 (17.04%) CSS
6 33 (14.80%) jQuery
7 27 (12.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 24 (10.76%) RESTful
9 22 (9.87%) Spring
10 20 (8.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (8.97%) Laravel
11 19 (8.52%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (8.52%) SOAP
12 17 (7.62%) AngularJS
13 16 (7.17%) Middleware
14 14 (6.28%) .NET Framework
15 13 (5.83%) ASP.NET
16 10 (4.48%) Node.js
16 10 (4.48%) XML
17 8 (3.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 19 (8.52%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (8.07%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (5.83%) Fixed Income
5 13 (5.83%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.48%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.59%) User Experience
8 5 (2.24%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.45%) EMV
10 1 (0.45%) IVR
10 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) RIA
10 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.11%) Linux
2 23 (10.31%) Unix
3 19 (8.52%) Windows
4 13 (5.83%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.38%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (20.63%) MVC
4 44 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (16.14%) Scrum
6 34 (15.25%) Collaborative Working
6 34 (15.25%) Software Engineering
7 31 (13.90%) Test Scripting
8 29 (13.00%) Software Testing
9 26 (11.66%) Manual Testing
9 26 (11.66%) OO
9 26 (11.66%) SDLC
10 23 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (10.31%) DevOps
11 22 (9.87%) TDD
12 19 (8.52%) Dependency Injection
12 19 (8.52%) Process Improvement
13 18 (8.07%) Mentoring
13 18 (8.07%) SOLID
14 17 (7.62%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 90 (40.36%) SQL
2 82 (36.77%) Java
3 60 (26.91%) JavaScript
4 51 (22.87%) C#
5 38 (17.04%) PHP
6 18 (8.07%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.38%) VB.NET
8 11 (4.93%) Python
9 10 (4.48%) C++
10 9 (4.04%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.04%) Java 8
11 8 (3.59%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.14%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.69%) C
14 5 (2.24%) Groovy
14 5 (2.24%) VB
15 3 (1.35%) Perl
16 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.90%) Ruby
17 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (16.59%) Degree
2 22 (9.87%) ISTQB
3 20 (8.97%) ISEB
4 8 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) CISSP
5 1 (0.45%) CSQA
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.45%) MCSA
5 1 (0.45%) MCSE
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.14%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (8.07%) Docker
2 6 (2.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (4.04%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.14%) Ansible
3 7 (3.14%) Puppet
4 5 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (1.79%) Mesos
6 3 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.35%) Terraform
7 2 (0.90%) Nagios
7 2 (0.90%) Salt
8 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (8.52%) New Relic
2 15 (6.73%) Xamarin
3 14 (6.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.93%) Oracle
4 11 (4.93%) Splunk
5 5 (2.24%) Cloudera
5 5 (2.24%) Google
6 4 (1.79%) HP
7 2 (0.90%) ATG
7 2 (0.90%) Capita
7 2 (0.90%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.45%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.45%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.45%) Novell
8 1 (0.45%) Ping Identity
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.45%) Sun
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter