Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 30 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 38 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 6.38% 7.48% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.11% 7.82% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 13
Warrington median annual salary £36,500 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.64% +37.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £24,250 £35,125 £36,850
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £58,750
Cheshire median annual salary £41,000 £49,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.33% +22.50% +10.34%

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 Warrington with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warrington
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 394 486 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Warrington 89.75% 95.67% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 308 354 429
Warrington median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +17.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £63,750
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warrington.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Warrington

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Warrington

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Warrington

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Warrington over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) QA
3 14 (50.00%) Selenium
4 13 (46.43%) C#
5 11 (39.29%) Artificial Intelligence
5 11 (39.29%) Scrum
5 11 (39.29%) Java
5 11 (39.29%) WebDriver
6 10 (35.71%) Kanban
6 10 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (32.14%) Robotics
8 7 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
9 6 (21.43%) JIRA
10 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
10 5 (17.86%) JMeter
10 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
10 5 (17.86%) Confluence
10 5 (17.86%) Postman
11 4 (14.29%) User Stories
11 4 (14.29%) API Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
11 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 4 (14.29%) Agile Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 5 (17.86%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (39.29%) WebDriver
3 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
4 5 (17.86%) JMeter
4 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
4 5 (17.86%) Postman
4 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
5 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (10.71%) TestRail
7 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.57%) Maven
7 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) QA Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 7 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 7 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Junior
6 3 (10.71%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Junior QA Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Build Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) React
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) jBPM
3 1 (3.57%) JDBC
3 1 (3.57%) JMS
3 1 (3.57%) JPA
3 1 (3.57%) JTA
3 1 (3.57%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Robotics
2 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Artificial Intelligence
2 11 (39.29%) Scrum
3 10 (35.71%) Kanban
3 10 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 4 (14.29%) API Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.71%) DevOps
6 3 (10.71%) MVC
7 2 (7.14%) Coaching
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Java 8
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) VMware