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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 39 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.96% 2.25% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.78% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 9
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
250 360 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.62% 81.08% 81.43%
Number of salaries quoted 206 299 342
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £58,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Liverpool

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) Games
3 6 (40.00%) C++
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) ETL
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 5 (33.33%) Game Development
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 5 (33.33%) Python
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (26.67%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 3 (20.00%) Replication
6 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
7 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Security Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) DB2
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Sahi
1 2 (13.33%) MSTest
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (40.00%) Games
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Development Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ETL
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Game Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) C++
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase
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