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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 53 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 16 10 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.93% 2.09% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.36% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 35
Average salary £37,000 £37,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.98% +16.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,650 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
481 423 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.10% 88.49% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 384 366 468
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
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 8 February 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
(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 0 14 £37,000 -1.98%
Southport - 2 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (70.00%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) JIRA
2 20 (66.67%) QA
3 16 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (53.33%) Defect Management
4 14 (46.67%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) Functional Testing
5 13 (43.33%) Manual Testing
6 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (36.67%) Degree
7 11 (36.67%) Automation Testing
8 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 10 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 10 (33.33%) TDD
8 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 10 (33.33%) .NET
9 9 (30.00%) Ruby
9 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
10 8 (26.67%) Wealth Management
10 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (26.67%) MVC
10 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (23.33%) JMeter
11 7 (23.33%) Workflow
11 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
11 7 (23.33%) QA Automation
12 6 (20.00%) BDD
12 6 (20.00%) Scrum
12 6 (20.00%) Ant

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 5 (16.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) MySQL
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) JIRA
3 10 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (23.33%) JMeter
6 6 (20.00%) Ant
7 5 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
7 5 (16.67%) WATIR
8 4 (13.33%) Sahi
9 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (10.00%) Xcode
10 2 (6.67%) Gerrit
10 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
10 2 (6.67%) Mercurial
11 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
11 1 (3.33%) Maven
11 1 (3.33%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (3.33%) SilkTest
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Tester
3 12 (40.00%) QA Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) QA Analyst
4 9 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (23.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 7 (23.33%) QA Tester
5 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
6 6 (20.00%) Java Engineer
6 6 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 6 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
6 6 (20.00%) Software Tester
6 6 (20.00%) Web Analyst
6 6 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Automation Tester
7 4 (13.33%) Developer
8 3 (10.00%) iOS Developer
8 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
8 3 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.33%) HornetQ
4 1 (3.33%) JDBC
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) WSDL
4 1 (3.33%) XBRL
4 1 (3.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Defect Management
1 16 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (46.67%) Functional Testing
3 13 (43.33%) Manual Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (36.67%) Automation Testing
6 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 10 (33.33%) TDD
7 8 (26.67%) MVC
7 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (26.67%) Wealth Management
8 7 (23.33%) QA Automation
8 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Workflow
9 6 (20.00%) BDD
9 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
10 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.67%) Validation
11 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) Ruby
3 5 (16.67%) PHP
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (16.67%) HND
3 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) HP
1 5 (16.67%) Telerik
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP