The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire / Macclesfield
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Macclesfield 4.76% 3.23% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 3.33% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £21,500 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.66% +36.36%  
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 Macclesfield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Macclesfield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 40 30 71
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Macclesfield 95.24% 96.77% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 57
Median salary £35,000 £28,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.80% -18.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Macclesfield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Macclesfield citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Macclesfield

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 26 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 Macclesfield region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) HP

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Macclesfield 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 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Web Applications Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM