Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 43 33
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.77% 4.11% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 4.44% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 40 16 10
Chester median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £46,325 £31,875 £31,675
90th Percentile £62,500 £45,625 £57,875
Cheshire median annual salary £49,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +22.50% +14.29% -

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 180 383 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 93.26% 92.51% 92.11%
Number of salaries quoted 161 333 182
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £57,250
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Ansible
3 12 (80.00%) Docker
3 12 (80.00%) DevOps
3 12 (80.00%) Mentoring
3 12 (80.00%) Mesos
3 12 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (80.00%) Puppet
3 12 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (80.00%) Data Analytics
3 12 (80.00%) Analytics
3 12 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (80.00%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 12 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) QA
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) TDD

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Analytics
2 12 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (80.00%) Data Analytics
2 12 (80.00%) DevOps
2 12 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 12 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (86.67%) Ansible
2 12 (80.00%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (80.00%) Mesos
2 12 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (80.00%) Puppet