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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 52 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.15% 1.59% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.78% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 1
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
376 506 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 86.44% 89.40% 82.99%
Number of salaries quoted 283 444 281
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Game Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Game Development
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft