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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 50 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.23% 0.93% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.07% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 3
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,375 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +5.96%
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
425 560 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.21% 86.55% 80.21%
Number of salaries quoted 310 491 316
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,550
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 27 April 2015. 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 +15 11 £32,000 -8.57%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) Games
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Data Integration
2 5 (45.45%) Game Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) ETL
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) Replication
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) MSTest
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) SSH
6 1 (9.09%) C

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MSTest
General
1 6 (54.55%) Games
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Software Development Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Development Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Game Development
2 5 (45.45%) ETL
2 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) C++
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft