The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 30 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 27 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.77% 1.43% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.67% 1.89% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 12
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £35,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
352 370 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 75.21% 75.82% 71.59%
Number of salaries quoted 292 315 426
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Preston +6 15 £30,000 +3.44%
Blackburn - 6 £42,500 -
Chorley - 1 £25,500 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 19 (54.29%) JIRA
2 17 (48.57%) Marketing
2 17 (48.57%) Symfony
2 17 (48.57%) jQuery
2 17 (48.57%) Git (software)
2 17 (48.57%) Apache Solr
2 17 (48.57%) Project Management
2 17 (48.57%) MVC
2 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 17 (48.57%) PHP
2 17 (48.57%) HTML
2 17 (48.57%) MySQL
2 17 (48.57%) CSS
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) OO
2 17 (48.57%) Apache
2 17 (48.57%) Xbox
2 17 (48.57%) OO PHP
3 12 (34.29%) Java
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) .NET
4 10 (28.57%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.86%) ISEB
6 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (17.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (17.14%) Selenium
7 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
7 6 (17.14%) TDD
7 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (48.57%) Apache
1 17 (48.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) JIRA
2 17 (48.57%) Git (software)
3 6 (17.14%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (48.57%) Marketing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) PHP Developer
3 10 (28.57%) Lead Developer
4 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Test Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Development Manager
5 6 (17.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Development Team Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Lead PHP Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Development Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Software Manager
7 3 (8.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Junior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) HTML
1 17 (48.57%) CSS
1 17 (48.57%) Symfony
1 17 (48.57%) jQuery
2 12 (34.29%) .NET
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 6 (17.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Xbox
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) OO
1 17 (48.57%) Project Management
1 17 (48.57%) MVC
1 17 (48.57%) OO PHP
2 10 (28.57%) Scrum
3 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Document Management
6 2 (5.71%) Workflow
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Process Management
7 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
1 17 (48.57%) PHP
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle