Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 40 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 208 165 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.78% 5.83% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 6.46% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 155 110 86
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,375
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 2,505 2,556 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.71% 90.35% 88.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,897 1,926 1,657
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -3 40 £42,500 +3.03% 12
Warrington +18 32 £47,500 +8.57% 5
Wilmslow +10 25 £35,750 +4.19% 1
Chester -1 23 £51,750 +29.38% 7
Nantwich - 13 £25,000 -
Crewe -5 11 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Daresbury - 8 £40,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 131 (62.98%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (37.98%) Finance
3 68 (32.69%) Java
3 68 (32.69%) SQL
4 64 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 56 (26.92%) Selenium
6 53 (25.48%) REST
7 52 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 43 (20.67%) .NET
9 41 (19.71%) HTML
9 41 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (18.75%) QA
11 37 (17.79%) Collaborative Working
11 37 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (17.31%) C#
13 33 (15.87%) CSS
14 32 (15.38%) Web Services
15 31 (14.90%) jQuery
16 30 (14.42%) SQL Server
17 29 (13.94%) PHP
17 29 (13.94%) Software Testing
18 28 (13.46%) Test Scripting
18 28 (13.46%) MVC
19 27 (12.98%) Linux
19 27 (12.98%) JIRA
20 26 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (12.02%) Scrum
21 25 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (11.54%) OO
22 24 (11.54%) Integration Testing

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 12 (5.77%) Confluence
2 5 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.40%) Sitefinity
3 4 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.44%) JBoss
4 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.96%) Jetty
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) Resin
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.65%) GitHub
3 8 (3.85%) DigitalOcean
3 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.96%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.96%) npm
4 2 (0.96%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.40%) HTTP
2 3 (1.44%) PPP
3 2 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) ATM
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.06%) MySQL
3 20 (9.62%) MariaDB
4 18 (8.65%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.40%) Big Data
7 4 (1.92%) SQLite
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.96%) DB2
9 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) HBase
10 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 56 (26.92%) Selenium
3 27 (12.98%) JIRA
4 22 (10.58%) Cucumber
4 22 (10.58%) PHPUnit
5 18 (8.65%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 14 (6.73%) WebDriver
8 10 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.37%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.88%) Gradle
10 6 (2.88%) HP UFT
11 5 (2.40%) JUnit
11 5 (2.40%) MSBuild
11 5 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
13 3 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (1.44%) Protractor
13 3 (1.44%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (37.98%) Finance
2 19 (9.13%) Banking
3 15 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 14 (6.73%) Law
5 8 (3.85%) Retail
5 8 (3.85%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.88%) Advertising
7 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.96%) Marketing
11 1 (0.48%) Front Office
11 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (26.44%) Developer
2 42 (20.19%) Analyst
3 38 (18.27%) Test Analyst
4 36 (17.31%) Tester
5 21 (10.10%) Automation Tester
6 18 (8.65%) PHP Developer
7 16 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 16 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 15 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (7.21%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.77%) Software Tester
11 11 (5.29%) Test Manager
12 10 (4.81%) Backend Developer
12 10 (4.81%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
13 9 (4.33%) Junior
13 9 (4.33%) Senior Developer
14 8 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (3.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (25.48%) REST
2 43 (20.67%) .NET
3 41 (19.71%) HTML
4 33 (15.87%) CSS
5 32 (15.38%) Web Services
6 31 (14.90%) jQuery
7 20 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 19 (9.13%) SOAP
9 18 (8.65%) Laravel
9 18 (8.65%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (6.73%) HTML5
10 14 (6.73%) Spring
11 13 (6.25%) AngularJS
12 9 (4.33%) ASP.NET
12 9 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (4.33%) RESTful
12 9 (4.33%) XML
13 7 (3.37%) Gherkin
13 7 (3.37%) JSON
14 6 (2.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.65%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (7.21%) Fixed Income
4 10 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.33%) User Experience
6 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.92%) Fintech
10 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.48%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.48%) EMV
12 1 (0.48%) IVR
12 1 (0.48%) PMI
12 1 (0.48%) RIA
12 1 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.98%) Linux
2 21 (10.10%) Unix
3 18 (8.65%) Windows
4 6 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (62.98%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (17.79%) Collaborative Working
3 37 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (13.94%) Software Testing
5 28 (13.46%) MVC
5 28 (13.46%) Test Scripting
6 25 (12.02%) Scrum
7 24 (11.54%) Integration Testing
7 24 (11.54%) OO
7 24 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 23 (11.06%) Unit Testing
9 20 (9.62%) DevOps
9 20 (9.62%) Manual Testing
9 20 (9.62%) Test Planning
10 19 (9.13%) TDD
10 19 (9.13%) Test Strategy
10 19 (9.13%) Waterfall
11 18 (8.65%) Dependency Injection
11 18 (8.65%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (32.69%) Java
1 68 (32.69%) SQL
2 52 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 36 (17.31%) C#
4 29 (13.94%) PHP
5 14 (6.73%) C++
6 9 (4.33%) Java 8
6 9 (4.33%) Python
7 6 (2.88%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.88%) C
7 6 (2.88%) ES6
7 6 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.88%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.40%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.44%) Groovy
9 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.44%) VBScript
10 2 (0.96%) Perl
10 2 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (9.13%) Degree
2 17 (8.17%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.21%) ISEB
4 6 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.48%) CISSP
5 1 (0.48%) CSQA
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) MCSA
5 1 (0.48%) MCSE
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.75%) QA
2 3 (1.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (9.13%) Docker
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.29%) Ansible
3 10 (4.81%) Docker Swarm
3 10 (4.81%) Mesos
3 10 (4.81%) Puppet
4 5 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.48%) Nagios
5 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (8.65%) New Relic
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.29%) Oracle
4 10 (4.81%) Google
5 6 (2.88%) HP
6 5 (2.40%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.92%) Splunk
8 3 (1.44%) Cadence
8 3 (1.44%) IBM
9 2 (0.96%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (0.96%) Green Hat
9 2 (0.96%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.48%) ATG
10 1 (0.48%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.48%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.48%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.48%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.48%) Novell
10 1 (0.48%) Ping Identity
10 1 (0.48%) Twitter