The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 49 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.69% 0.84% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.06% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Average salary £52,500 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.06% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
Automation 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
350 379 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 80.46% 79.29% 75.35%
Number of salaries quoted 295 335 348
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Liverpool

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 5 (35.71%) Hudson
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
4 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
4 5 (35.71%) User Experience
4 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Bugzilla
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Ruby
4 5 (35.71%) Banking
4 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 5 (35.71%) Hudson
4 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (35.71%) Bugzilla
4 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
5 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
6 1 (7.14%) eggPlant
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) TDD
1 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP