The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Liverpool region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 60 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.38% 0.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.03% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
505 290 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 87.07% 80.11% 73.08%
Number of salaries quoted 441 251 303
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Merseyside

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 28 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (90.91%) QA
1 20 (90.91%) Selenium
1 20 (90.91%) SoapUI
1 20 (90.91%) Test Strategy
2 18 (81.82%) Gherkin
2 18 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 18 (81.82%) Open Source
2 18 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 17 (77.27%) C#
3 17 (77.27%) C++
3 17 (77.27%) Java
4 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 16 (72.73%) Windows
4 16 (72.73%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Games
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Hudson
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) LoadUI
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (9.09%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) Selenium
1 20 (90.91%) SoapUI
2 18 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Hudson
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) LoadUI
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) QA Engineer
1 20 (90.91%) QA Automation Engineer
1 20 (90.91%) Automation Engineer
2 16 (72.73%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (81.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
1 16 (72.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Test Strategy
2 18 (81.82%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) System Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
1 17 (77.27%) C++
1 17 (77.27%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (90.91%) QA