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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 58 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.59% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +0.18%
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
418 575 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 81.80% 86.08% 78.69%
Number of salaries quoted 358 513 377
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 21 November 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 +17 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (76.92%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) QA
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) TeamCity
5 5 (38.46%) Hudson
5 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 5 (38.46%) JIRA
5 5 (38.46%) Bugzilla
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Testing
7 3 (23.08%) PHP
7 3 (23.08%) Python
8 2 (15.38%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) Hudson
3 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) Bugzilla
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) TeamCity
4 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
6 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Games
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) User Stories
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Line Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP