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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 53 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 10 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.78% 2.36% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.81% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 3
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £28,250 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,750 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
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
453 533 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.46% 83.81% 79.56%
Number of salaries quoted 375 482 417
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 October 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 +9 10 £33,000 +1.53% 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (59.26%) TDD
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 12 (44.44%) C#
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (37.04%) Linux
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
5 9 (33.33%) CSS
5 9 (33.33%) MySQL
5 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (33.33%) PHP
5 9 (33.33%) OO
5 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 9 (33.33%) QA
5 9 (33.33%) Selenium
6 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Retail
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) C++
9 5 (18.52%) OOP
9 5 (18.52%) Bugzilla
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Symfony
9 5 (18.52%) Zend

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 5 (18.52%) Bugzilla
2 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
2 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
2 5 (18.52%) Hudson
2 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.41%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (25.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
1 9 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (18.52%) Symfony
2 5 (18.52%) CakePHP
2 5 (18.52%) HTML5
2 5 (18.52%) Laravel
3 4 (14.81%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) Ajax
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) TDD
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (33.33%) OO
4 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) BDD
7 5 (18.52%) OOP
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
8 4 (14.81%) OO PHP
8 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.81%) MVC
9 2 (7.41%) SEO
9 2 (7.41%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) PHP
4 6 (22.22%) C++
5 5 (18.52%) Ruby
5 5 (18.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Zend
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
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