Period
to 22 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 50 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 167 101 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.43% 4.45% 5.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 5.09% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 116 90 136
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 £23,125
90th Percentile £55,500 £48,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +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 2732 1984 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.82% 87.44% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2059 1678 2397
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 22 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 22 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 +12 68 £40,000 -33.33% 8
Chester +7 20 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Crewe -5 16 £32,500 -1.52% 1
Warrington +3 13 £43,750 +34.62% 5
Macclesfield -9 6 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Wilmslow +2 5 £32,500 -5.28% 1
Congleton - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 112 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (56.89%) Java
3 66 (39.52%) Finance
4 65 (38.92%) Selenium
5 60 (35.93%) SDLC
6 56 (33.53%) JavaScript
6 56 (33.53%) SQL
7 52 (31.14%) TDD
8 44 (26.35%) SOAP
9 43 (25.75%) QA
10 41 (24.55%) Cucumber
11 40 (23.95%) Banking
11 40 (23.95%) Web Services
12 38 (22.75%) BDD
13 37 (22.16%) HTML
14 34 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (18.56%) Scrum
15 31 (18.56%) C#
16 30 (17.96%) CSS
17 29 (17.37%) WebDriver
17 29 (17.37%) Software Engineering
18 28 (16.77%) XML
18 28 (16.77%) .NET
18 28 (16.77%) Risk Management
18 28 (16.77%) Test Strategy
19 27 (16.17%) MVC
19 27 (16.17%) Hibernate
19 27 (16.17%) SQL Server
19 27 (16.17%) Spring
19 27 (16.17%) jQuery

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 (4.79%) Confluence
1 8 (4.79%) JBoss
1 8 (4.79%) WebLogic
1 8 (4.79%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.19%) CICS
3 2 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.20%) 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%) Resin
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.19%) BASE24
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.99%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.40%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.77%) Internet
2 13 (7.78%) HTTP
3 5 (2.99%) ATM
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.58%) DB2
3 11 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.99%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.80%) Big Data
7 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.20%) GIS
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 65 (38.92%) Selenium
2 41 (24.55%) Cucumber
3 29 (17.37%) WebDriver
4 26 (15.57%) Git (software)
4 26 (15.57%) SoapUI
5 18 (10.78%) Jenkins
5 18 (10.78%) Subversion
6 16 (9.58%) Bitbucket
6 16 (9.58%) JIRA
7 15 (8.98%) Jasmine
8 14 (8.38%) Gradle
9 13 (7.78%) JUnit
10 12 (7.19%) SonarQube
11 10 (5.99%) SpecFlow
12 9 (5.39%) Visual Studio
13 8 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (4.79%) TestNG
14 7 (4.19%) ClearCase
14 7 (4.19%) FitNesse
14 7 (4.19%) Ranorex
General
1 66 (39.52%) Finance
2 40 (23.95%) Banking
3 17 (10.18%) Law
4 14 (8.38%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.99%) Advertising
6 9 (5.39%) Retail Banking
7 7 (4.19%) Retail
8 5 (2.99%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.80%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.60%) Games
12 1 (0.60%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.95%) Developer
2 37 (22.16%) Tester
3 28 (16.77%) Test Engineer
4 25 (14.97%) Automation Tester
5 24 (14.37%) Java Developer
6 16 (9.58%) Analyst
7 15 (8.98%) Test Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) Software Developer
9 11 (6.59%) Software Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Test Leader
10 10 (5.99%) Lead Tester
10 10 (5.99%) Senior Tester
10 10 (5.99%) Software Tester
11 9 (5.39%) Senior Automation Tester
12 8 (4.79%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.79%) Automation Test Lead
13 7 (4.19%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (4.19%) Java Software Developer
14 6 (3.59%) Software Test Engineer
15 5 (2.99%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.35%) SOAP
2 40 (23.95%) Web Services
3 37 (22.16%) HTML
4 30 (17.96%) CSS
5 28 (16.77%) .NET
5 28 (16.77%) XML
6 27 (16.17%) Hibernate
6 27 (16.17%) jQuery
6 27 (16.17%) Spring
7 25 (14.97%) REST
8 22 (13.17%) J2EE
8 22 (13.17%) Servlets
9 21 (12.57%) HTML5
10 20 (11.98%) EJB
10 20 (11.98%) JSON
10 20 (11.98%) JSP
11 19 (11.38%) AngularJS
12 18 (10.78%) Gherkin
13 15 (8.98%) CSS3
14 10 (5.99%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.57%) User Experience
2 17 (10.18%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.99%) RIA
4 9 (5.39%) Life Science
4 9 (5.39%) Mainframe
5 8 (4.79%) PMI
6 5 (2.99%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.40%) Contactless
7 4 (2.40%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.40%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.40%) Tandem
8 3 (1.80%) Fintech
8 3 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.80%) IVR
8 3 (1.80%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) Xbox
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.57%) Windows
2 10 (5.99%) Linux
3 8 (4.79%) Mac OS
4 7 (4.19%) Unix
5 4 (2.40%) Android
5 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (35.93%) SDLC
3 52 (31.14%) TDD
4 38 (22.75%) BDD
5 34 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (18.56%) Scrum
7 29 (17.37%) Software Engineering
8 28 (16.77%) Risk Management
8 28 (16.77%) Test Strategy
9 27 (16.17%) MVC
10 26 (15.57%) Waterfall
11 19 (11.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (11.38%) DevOps
12 17 (10.18%) Functional Testing
13 15 (8.98%) OO
13 15 (8.98%) Software Testing
13 15 (8.98%) Wealth Management
14 14 (8.38%) Manual Testing
14 14 (8.38%) Non-Functional Testing
14 14 (8.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 95 (56.89%) Java
2 56 (33.53%) JavaScript
2 56 (33.53%) SQL
3 31 (18.56%) C#
4 16 (9.58%) Python
5 12 (7.19%) COBOL
6 10 (5.99%) PHP
7 7 (4.19%) Assembly Language
7 7 (4.19%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.99%) Perl
9 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.80%) XAML
10 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.20%) C++
10 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) ISEB
2 17 (10.18%) ISTQB
3 14 (8.38%) Degree
4 8 (4.79%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.40%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (25.75%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.20%) Graphite
2 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Nagios
3 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (13.17%) Oracle
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.19%) Chordiant
4 4 (2.40%) Sun
5 3 (1.80%) Google
5 3 (1.80%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.20%) Adobe
6 2 (1.20%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.20%) 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