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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 47 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.80% 0.85% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.02% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +32.35%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
298 394 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.89% 83.65% 81.06%
Number of salaries quoted 241 356 339
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (75.00%) C#
3 9 (75.00%) Java
4 8 (66.67%) Games
4 8 (66.67%) C++
4 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
5 7 (58.33%) JIRA
5 7 (58.33%) Online Games
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) SOAP
5 7 (58.33%) Windows
5 7 (58.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (33.33%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
7 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (16.67%) SQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
5 7 (58.33%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
6 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (8.33%) WATIR
General
1 8 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
2 7 (58.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Online Games
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA