While messing around with the Cygnius Password Strength Test I noticed that if you enter a sequence like
the test labels it as a "spatial" pattern — obviously because the keys are close together on a qwerty keyboard, if on different rows.
Googling around I can hardly find any mention of the idea, and I can't imagine it'd be especially common anyway (outside of one-handed passwords). Plus there may be multiple keyboard layouts to consider.
So the question is, are cracking algorithms actually likely to take this pattern into consideration?