Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.08% 3.76% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 4.15% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 13
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £45,625 £57,875 £59,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%

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 377 241 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 90.41% 90.60% 86.27%
Number of salaries quoted 326 177 288
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,000 £63,750
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% 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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 15 (88.24%) Java
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
1 15 (88.24%) SoapUI
2 13 (76.47%) WebDriver
2 13 (76.47%) SOAP
3 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) Scrum
3 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
3 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
3 12 (70.59%) QA
4 11 (64.71%) Process Improvement
4 11 (64.71%) Gherkin
5 4 (23.53%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) Python
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB
7 2 (11.76%) Internet
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
7 2 (11.76%) Big Data
7 2 (11.76%) Internet of Things
7 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
8 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (5.88%) API Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
1 15 (88.24%) SoapUI
2 13 (76.47%) WebDriver
3 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
3 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Automation Tester
1 12 (70.59%) Tester
2 10 (58.82%) Senior Automation Tester
2 10 (58.82%) Senior Tester
3 8 (47.06%) Lead Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) SOAP
2 11 (64.71%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Scrum
3 11 (64.71%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) API Testing
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) QA