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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.48% 0.93% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.18% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 2
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +25.49%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
493 507 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.82% 78.60% 75.20%
Number of salaries quoted 408 445 438
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 +12 9 £35,000 +9.37%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (86.67%) Selenium
2 12 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (73.33%) Cucumber
4 10 (66.67%) C#
4 10 (66.67%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
5 9 (60.00%) C++
5 9 (60.00%) SOAP
5 9 (60.00%) Games
6 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
7 7 (46.67%) Windows
7 7 (46.67%) Linux
7 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (46.67%) JIRA
7 7 (46.67%) Online Games
8 5 (33.33%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Open Source
10 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
11 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
11 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 2 (13.33%) LoadUI
11 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
11 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (13.33%) Line Management
11 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (13.33%) Hudson
11 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Selenium
2 12 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (73.33%) Cucumber
4 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (46.67%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) LoadUI
6 2 (13.33%) Hudson
6 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (6.67%) WATIR
General
1 9 (60.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) Automation Tester
3 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Online Games
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA