Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 28 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 155 220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.51% 7.80% 7.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 8.50% 7.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44 117 139
Median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,875 £72,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 853 1,823 2,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.05% 91.79% 93.31%
Number of salaries quoted 633 1,377 2,061
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,850 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cheshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cheshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Cheshire over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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
Chester +3 18 £36,750 -30.00% 1
Warrington -11 8 £48,750 +18.18% 3
Crewe +24 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Wilmslow +3 7 £50,000 +31.58%
Knutsford +8 4 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Northwich +1 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 33 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (66.00%) Selenium
2 28 (56.00%) Java
3 22 (44.00%) WebDriver
4 21 (42.00%) C#
5 17 (34.00%) .NET
5 17 (34.00%) SOAP
6 14 (28.00%) Scrum
6 14 (28.00%) Cucumber
7 13 (26.00%) BDD
7 13 (26.00%) REST
7 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
8 12 (24.00%) CSS
8 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (24.00%) QA
8 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (22.00%) Maven
9 11 (22.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.00%) GitHub
10 10 (20.00%) Bitbucket
10 10 (20.00%) Microservices
10 10 (20.00%) HTML
11 9 (18.00%) JUnit
11 9 (18.00%) Git (software)
11 9 (18.00%) jQuery
11 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
11 9 (18.00%) User Experience
11 9 (18.00%) Docker
12 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API

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 6 (12.00%) Apache
1 6 (12.00%) Liferay
2 2 (4.00%) JBoss
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) GitHub
2 3 (6.00%) AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) Selenium
2 22 (44.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (28.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (22.00%) Maven
7 10 (20.00%) Bitbucket
8 9 (18.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (18.00%) JUnit
9 8 (16.00%) Hudson
9 8 (16.00%) JIRA
9 8 (16.00%) NUnit
9 8 (16.00%) TestNG
10 7 (14.00%) Postman
11 6 (12.00%) PHPUnit
12 5 (10.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
12 5 (10.00%) Subversion
12 5 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Tester
2 11 (22.00%) Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Automation Tester
3 7 (14.00%) Software Tester
4 6 (12.00%) PHP Developer
5 5 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) Junior
7 3 (6.00%) Junior Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Junior Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) Tools Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) .NET
1 17 (34.00%) SOAP
2 13 (26.00%) REST
3 12 (24.00%) CSS
4 10 (20.00%) HTML
5 9 (18.00%) jQuery
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (16.00%) Web Services
7 6 (12.00%) HTML5
7 6 (12.00%) Laravel
7 6 (12.00%) li3
8 5 (10.00%) LAMP
8 5 (10.00%) PhoneGap
9 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.00%) .NET Core
10 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
10 3 (6.00%) Qt
10 3 (6.00%) React
10 3 (6.00%) WPF
11 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) User Experience
2 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (8.00%) PlayStation
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Scrum
3 13 (26.00%) BDD
4 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.00%) Microservices
6 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (16.00%) MVC
8 7 (14.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Project Delivery
8 7 (14.00%) SDLC
9 6 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (12.00%) DevOps
9 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
9 6 (12.00%) Modular Programming
9 6 (12.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) OOP
9 6 (12.00%) Web Development
10 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 5 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) Java
2 21 (42.00%) C#
3 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.00%) SQL
5 6 (12.00%) PHP
5 6 (12.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) C++
6 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.00%) Groovy
7 2 (4.00%) VBScript
8 1 (2.00%) Go
8 1 (2.00%) Java 8
8 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Perforce
3 1 (2.00%) Pega