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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 45 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.18% 1.95% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.54% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 2
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
363 355 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.26% 77.01% 72.06%
Number of salaries quoted 305 315 336
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,925 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,600 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 (85.71%) Selenium
2 11 (78.57%) SoapUI
3 10 (71.43%) C#
3 10 (71.43%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 9 (64.29%) C++
4 9 (64.29%) SOAP
4 9 (64.29%) Games
4 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
5 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
6 7 (50.00%) JIRA
6 7 (50.00%) Online Games
6 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 4 (28.57%) QA
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) System Testing
8 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (14.29%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 11 (78.57%) SoapUI
3 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 7 (50.00%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (14.29%) Hudson
6 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (14.29%) LoadUI
7 1 (7.14%) WATIR
General
1 9 (64.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Tester
2 7 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Online Games
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA