The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 9 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.67% 3.31% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.56% 3.85% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 1
Median salary £34,000 £38,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.25% +19.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 130 138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 88.15% 86.09% 86.25%
Number of salaries quoted 102 113 95
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Chester

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Chester.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Chester

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Chester region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) Mentoring
3 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
3 8 (72.73%) ISEB
3 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) B2C
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) Telematics
5 1 (9.09%) Hadoop

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Senior Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Senior Test Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior PHP Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Behat
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Laravel
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Mentoring
3 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) B2C
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) SOLID
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) New Relic