The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - 64 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.96% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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
417 561 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 84.58% 88.07% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 354 495 391
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) Online Games
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (83.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA