Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 23 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 23 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.33% 7.91% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.88% 8.94% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 8
Chester median annual salary £51,750 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.38% -3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £43,750 £32,000 £30,400
90th Percentile £62,500 £43,750 £50,500
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -6.67%

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 259 246 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 93.84% 88.49% 87.09%
Number of salaries quoted 228 213 229
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,250 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Chester

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Chester

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Chester over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
4 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
4 10 (43.48%) Puppet
4 10 (43.48%) Data Analytics
4 10 (43.48%) Analytics
4 10 (43.48%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (43.48%) Ansible
4 10 (43.48%) Docker
4 10 (43.48%) DevOps
4 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
4 10 (43.48%) Mesos
4 10 (43.48%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (26.09%) C#
5 6 (26.09%) .NET
6 4 (17.39%) OOP
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA Agile
6 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (17.39%) REST
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
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 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA Agile
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (17.39%) REST
2 4 (17.39%) WPF
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) OAuth
3 1 (4.35%) OAuth2
3 1 (4.35%) SailPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Servlets
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) SPML
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (43.48%) Analytics
3 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
3 10 (43.48%) Data Analytics
3 10 (43.48%) DevOps
3 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
4 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
5 4 (17.39%) OOP
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
8 1 (4.35%) Logistics
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) BeanShell
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Ansible
1 10 (43.48%) Docker Swarm
1 10 (43.48%) Mesos
1 10 (43.48%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (43.48%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Novell
3 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Ping Identity
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Sun
3 1 (4.35%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter