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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North West / Merseyside
Rank - 48 50
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 0 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 2.92% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.30% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 10
Median salary - £35,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.82%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
488 454 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.89% 88.33% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 400 373 376
Median salary £41,792 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £55,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) iPad
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft