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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 62
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 16
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
475 418 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.96% 88.19% 90.15%
Number of salaries quoted 375 360 477
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Sahi
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Sahi
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Line Management
1 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase