The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 65 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.20% 0.62% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 382 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.60% 79.42% 72.52%
Number of salaries quoted 505 320 408
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Merseyside

Test Automation
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -10 8 £35,000 +16.66%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 20 (90.91%) QA
1 20 (90.91%) Selenium
1 20 (90.91%) SoapUI
1 20 (90.91%) Test Strategy
2 18 (81.82%) Gherkin
2 18 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 18 (81.82%) Open Source
2 18 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 17 (77.27%) C#
3 17 (77.27%) C++
3 17 (77.27%) Java
4 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 16 (72.73%) Windows
4 16 (72.73%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Games
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Hudson
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) LoadUI
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (9.09%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) Selenium
1 20 (90.91%) SoapUI
2 18 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Hudson
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) LoadUI
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) QA Engineer
1 20 (90.91%) QA Automation Engineer
1 20 (90.91%) Automation Engineer
2 16 (72.73%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (81.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
1 16 (72.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Test Strategy
2 18 (81.82%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) System Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
1 17 (77.27%) C++
1 17 (77.27%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (90.91%) QA