The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 38 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 6 8 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.81% 1.74% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.14% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 24
Average salary £27,500 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
263 373 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.22% 81.26% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 212 308 335
Average salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,950
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Liverpool

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (60.00%) ISEB
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) QA
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) XBRL
4 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) SAP
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (30.00%) SilkTest
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Sahi
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) XBRL
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SOA
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Management
1 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
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