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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 42 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.75% 1.50% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.78% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 11
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +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
320 450 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.80% 84.27% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 236 383 350
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) C++
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) Games
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (41.67%) Data Integration
2 5 (41.67%) Game Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (25.00%) Replication
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MSTest
5 2 (16.67%) C
5 2 (16.67%) Degree

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MSTest
General
1 6 (50.00%) Games
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Development Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 5 (41.67%) Game Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft