Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 42 46
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 8 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.59% 2.87% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 3.24% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 16
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -22.73%
10th Percentile £30,250 £34,250 £30,625
90th Percentile £49,000 £58,625 £58,750
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% +6.15%

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 314 247 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 87.71% 88.53% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 273 211 318
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -14.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £23,675
90th Percentile £59,850 £57,500 £65,000
Cheshire median annual salary £44,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.67% -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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Java
3 14 (70.00%) SOAP
3 14 (70.00%) Selenium
4 13 (65.00%) SoapUI
5 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (55.00%) SQL
7 10 (50.00%) Scrum
7 10 (50.00%) QA
7 10 (50.00%) SpecFlow
8 9 (45.00%) Process Improvement
8 9 (45.00%) Gherkin
9 4 (20.00%) C#
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) Python
10 3 (15.00%) ISEB
10 3 (15.00%) TDD
10 3 (15.00%) BDD
11 2 (10.00%) Open Source
11 2 (10.00%) HTML5
11 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
11 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
11 2 (10.00%) Big Data
11 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
11 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 2 (10.00%) Gradle
11 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (10.00%) Spring
11 2 (10.00%) ISTQB

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 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 13 (65.00%) SoapUI
3 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.00%) Gradle
6 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
7 1 (5.00%) JIRA
7 1 (5.00%) JMeter
7 1 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 8 (40.00%) Lead Tester
3 8 (40.00%) Senior Automation Tester
3 8 (40.00%) Senior Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) SOAP
2 9 (45.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) CSS3
3 2 (10.00%) EJB
3 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) JSP
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) Servlets
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Internet of Things
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (45.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) BDD
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) API Testing
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle