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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 53 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.69% 2.73% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 3.32% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
434 392 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 81.73% 82.35% 70.07%
Number of salaries quoted 374 352 351
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 13 (76.47%) SoapUI
3 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
3 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
3 12 (70.59%) C#
3 12 (70.59%) Java
4 11 (64.71%) C++
5 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 9 (52.94%) QA
6 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
6 8 (47.06%) Games
7 7 (41.18%) SOAP
8 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
8 6 (35.29%) Open Source
8 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
9 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
9 5 (29.41%) JIRA
9 5 (29.41%) Online Games
10 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (11.76%) System Testing
11 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
11 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (11.76%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 13 (76.47%) SoapUI
3 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
5 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
6 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (11.76%) Hudson
6 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.76%) LoadUI
7 1 (5.88%) WATIR
General
1 8 (47.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Tester
2 7 (41.18%) QA Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
5 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) SOAP
2 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Open Source
2 5 (29.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA