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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 35 22
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 11.26% 0.56% 7.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.17% 0.67% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 11
Median salary £35,000 £27,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.62% -32.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £28,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 149 166
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 79.47% 83.71% 90.71%
Number of salaries quoted 367 578 441
Median salary £40,000 £36,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -8.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £48,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) SQL
3 19 (57.58%) ISEB
3 19 (57.58%) Finance
3 19 (57.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (57.58%) Mentoring
4 13 (39.39%) Manual Testing
4 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
4 13 (39.39%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) Advertising
6 6 (18.18%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) Selenium
8 4 (12.12%) QA
8 4 (12.12%) SOAP
8 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) PHP
9 3 (9.09%) Google
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) API Testing
10 2 (6.06%) RESTful
10 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
11 1 (3.03%) TDD
11 1 (3.03%) Spring
11 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
11 1 (3.03%) HTTP
11 1 (3.03%) Web Services

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Gradle
3 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
1 22 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 19 (57.58%) Senior Analyst
2 19 (57.58%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Head of QA
4 3 (9.09%) Head of Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.03%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) Behat
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) EJB
3 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) JSP
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) Servlets
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Internet of Things
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Mentoring
2 19 (57.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (39.39%) Manual Testing
3 13 (39.39%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Migration
5 6 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) API Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.03%) BDD
8 1 (3.03%) DevOps
8 1 (3.03%) Open Source
8 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.03%) SDLC
8 1 (3.03%) Task Automation
8 1 (3.03%) TDD
8 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) ISEB
2 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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