The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 59 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 9 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.51% 3.12% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 3.73% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 9
Median salary £37,500 £25,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Automated Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
518 375 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.06% 83.52% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 375 288 418
Median salary £40,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,920 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Merseyside region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -9 9 £37,500 +42.85% 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) API Testing
4 8 (53.33%) SDLC
4 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
7 4 (26.67%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
9 2 (13.33%) BDD
9 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
9 2 (13.33%) TDD
9 2 (13.33%) JIRA
9 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 2 (13.33%) OO
10 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
10 1 (6.67%) JMeter
10 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
10 1 (6.67%) Workflow
10 1 (6.67%) Games
10 1 (6.67%) C++

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) Gerrit
5 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Leader
2 6 (40.00%) QA Leader
2 6 (40.00%) Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) API Testing
2 8 (53.33%) SDLC
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Open Source
7 1 (6.67%) OWASP
7 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
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