Period
to 6 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Engineer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - +43
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 23 1 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 8.85% 0.59% -
As % of the Job Titles category 9.58% 0.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 2 0
Median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.53% - +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 240 166 403
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.31% 98.22% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 197 147 359
Median annual salary £42,000 £37,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.51% -12.94% +16.44%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £24,900
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £59,250
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +15.38%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Chester

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Automation Engineer in Chester.

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in Chester

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Java
1 23 (100.00%) SOAP
1 23 (100.00%) Selenium
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 23 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 23 (100.00%) REST
2 22 (95.65%) GitHub
2 22 (95.65%) Bitbucket
2 22 (95.65%) Jenkins
2 22 (95.65%) Docker
2 22 (95.65%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (95.65%) TestNG
2 22 (95.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 22 (95.65%) JUnit
2 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (95.65%) NUnit
2 22 (95.65%) Scrum
2 22 (95.65%) Maven
2 22 (95.65%) C#
2 22 (95.65%) Hudson
3 21 (91.30%) Cucumber
3 21 (91.30%) BDD
3 21 (91.30%) Microservices
4 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (52.17%) Shell Script
4 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
4 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) VBScript
5 10 (43.48%) Appium

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 22 (95.65%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 23 (100.00%) Selenium
1 23 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 22 (95.65%) Bitbucket
2 22 (95.65%) Hudson
2 22 (95.65%) Jenkins
2 22 (95.65%) JUnit
2 22 (95.65%) Maven
2 22 (95.65%) NUnit
2 22 (95.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (95.65%) TestNG
3 21 (91.30%) Cucumber
4 10 (43.48%) Appium
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) REST
1 23 (100.00%) SOAP
2 22 (95.65%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (95.65%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (95.65%) Scrum
3 21 (91.30%) BDD
3 21 (91.30%) Microservices
4 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (95.65%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 12 (52.17%) Shell Script
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Docker