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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 51 43 70
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 12 31 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.43% 5.02% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 5.72% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 4
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
419 542 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 84.82% 87.84% 74.52%
Number of salaries quoted 357 476 379
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 12 £47,500 +46.15%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) C++
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 8 (50.00%) QA
3 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) PHP
4 6 (37.50%) MySQL
4 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 6 (37.50%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) Apache
4 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) Retail
4 6 (37.50%) Ajax
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 6 (37.50%) REST
4 6 (37.50%) OO PHP
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) Hudson
1 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) PHP Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
1 6 (37.50%) Ajax
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
1 6 (37.50%) REST
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) TDD
1 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (37.50%) OO PHP
2 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) BDD
3 2 (12.50%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA