The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 53 43 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 17 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.66% 3.79% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 4.77% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 7
Average salary £32,500 £30,750 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% -54.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £32,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 482 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.16% 79.41% 69.06%
Number of salaries quoted 438 418 433
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
North West

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -4 15 £32,500 +5.69% 3
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (55.88%) TDD
1 19 (55.88%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) HTML
3 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 14 (41.18%) CSS
3 14 (41.18%) SQL
4 12 (35.29%) Java
4 12 (35.29%) OO
5 11 (32.35%) Selenium
6 10 (29.41%) HTML5
6 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 10 (29.41%) Subversion
6 10 (29.41%) Ruby
7 9 (26.47%) Hudson
7 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
8 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 8 (23.53%) MySQL
8 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
9 7 (20.59%) PHP
9 7 (20.59%) Ajax
9 7 (20.59%) Retail
9 7 (20.59%) MVC
9 7 (20.59%) Scrum
9 7 (20.59%) jQuery
9 7 (20.59%) User Stories
9 7 (20.59%) Open Source
10 6 (17.65%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (14.71%) nginx
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 10 (29.41%) Subversion
3 9 (26.47%) Hudson
3 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
4 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.65%) TeamCity
5 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
5 5 (14.71%) Bugzilla
5 5 (14.71%) JIRA
5 5 (14.71%) RSpec
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (8.82%) Maven
7 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.88%) TestComplete
7 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.88%) Ant
7 2 (5.88%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (20.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) PHP Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) HTML
1 14 (41.18%) CSS
2 10 (29.41%) HTML5
3 7 (20.59%) Ajax
3 7 (20.59%) jQuery
4 6 (17.65%) Symfony
4 6 (17.65%) Web Services
5 5 (14.71%) CakePHP
5 5 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (14.71%) RESTful
5 5 (14.71%) Phusion Passenger
5 5 (14.71%) Laravel
6 4 (11.76%) .NET
7 3 (8.82%) Spring
8 2 (5.88%) Apache CXF
8 2 (5.88%) JPA
8 2 (5.88%) Java EE
8 2 (5.88%) Apache Axis
8 2 (5.88%) Spring MVC
8 2 (5.88%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Open Source
2 5 (14.71%) N-Tier
3 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
1 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) TDD
1 19 (55.88%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) OO
4 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 7 (20.59%) MVC
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) OOP
7 5 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (14.71%) BDD
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.76%) SEO
9 2 (5.88%) System Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) Ruby
4 7 (20.59%) PHP
5 6 (17.65%) C#
6 5 (14.71%) PHP5
7 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Capistrano
1 5 (14.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Zend
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) WSO2
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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