The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 59 69 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.35% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.57% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Automation 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
455 522 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.67% 83.92% 79.69%
Number of salaries quoted 377 471 417
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 £31,500 £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%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Merseyside region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 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 +13 2 £40,000 +23.07%
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Ruby
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
5 5 (31.25%) Bugzilla
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Hudson
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
5 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
5 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
2 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Bugzilla
3 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
3 5 (31.25%) Hudson
3 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
3 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
3 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
5 1 (6.25%) eggPlant
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
4 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP