Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Automation Tester
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 42 56
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 12 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.88% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 0.38% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 2
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +60.00% -16.67% -7.69%

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 403 260 362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 98.48% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 352 193 320
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,925 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £61,250
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Chester

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Chester

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 12 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 10 (83.33%) QA
2 10 (83.33%) Scrum
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) SOAP
2 10 (83.33%) Process Improvement
2 10 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 10 (83.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (16.67%) Big Data
3 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Internet

Automation Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
1 12 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 10 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Gherkin
1 10 (83.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Process Improvement
2 10 (83.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA