The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 143 205 163
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -42
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 122 49 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 0.67% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 0.85% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 97 45 62
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +15.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £39,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West 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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester +32 58 £37,500 +8.69% 6
Lancashire +26 26 £40,000 -
Cheshire +12 20 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Merseyside -1 18 £31,250 +14.67% 5
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 72 (31.30%) SQL
2 71 (30.87%) MVC
3 66 (28.70%) QA
4 62 (26.96%) TDD
5 61 (26.52%) Java
6 60 (26.09%) OO
7 57 (24.78%) .NET
7 57 (24.78%) Selenium
8 55 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (23.91%) MySQL
9 53 (23.04%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (22.61%) PHP
11 48 (20.87%) JavaScript
12 46 (20.00%) Symfony
13 45 (19.57%) HTML
14 44 (19.13%) CSS
15 43 (18.70%) ISEB
16 42 (18.26%) Microsoft
16 42 (18.26%) C#
16 42 (18.26%) Manual Testing
17 40 (17.39%) Software Testing
17 40 (17.39%) SQL Server
18 39 (16.96%) OO PHP
19 38 (16.52%) Web Services
19 38 (16.52%) Linux
19 38 (16.52%) jQuery
20 37 (16.09%) Git (software)
21 32 (13.91%) Degree
22 29 (12.61%) Scrum
23 28 (12.17%) Software Engineering

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (10.43%) Apache
2 17 (7.39%) Apache Solr
3 7 (3.04%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.17%) nginx
5 4 (1.74%) Alfresco
5 4 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.30%) Node.js
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (2.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.78%) HTTP
2 8 (3.48%) AMQP
2 8 (3.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.91%) MySQL
2 40 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.04%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 57 (24.78%) Selenium
2 37 (16.09%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.57%) JIRA
3 22 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (8.70%) JUnit
4 20 (8.70%) Eclipse
5 16 (6.96%) Cucumber
6 15 (6.52%) LoadRunner
6 15 (6.52%) Subversion
6 15 (6.52%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.09%) TestPartner
7 14 (6.09%) SilkPerformer
8 13 (5.65%) Hudson
9 12 (5.22%) Maven
10 11 (4.78%) Visual Studio
10 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (4.35%) EasyMock
11 10 (4.35%) jMock
11 10 (4.35%) QALoad
11 10 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 24 (10.43%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Marketing
3 15 (6.52%) Retail
4 4 (1.74%) Games
4 4 (1.74%) Military
5 2 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 96 (41.74%) Developer
2 51 (22.17%) Analyst
3 39 (16.96%) Test Analyst
4 37 (16.09%) PHP Developer
5 29 (12.61%) Tester
6 17 (7.39%) Java Developer
6 17 (7.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 17 (7.39%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 16 (6.96%) Software Tester
8 14 (6.09%) QA Analyst
8 14 (6.09%) .NET Developer
8 14 (6.09%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.22%) QA Tester
9 12 (5.22%) Software Engineer
9 12 (5.22%) Test Engineer
10 11 (4.78%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.35%) Head of Testing
11 10 (4.35%) QA Engineer
11 10 (4.35%) Lead Developer
12 9 (3.91%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.78%) .NET
2 46 (20.00%) Symfony
3 45 (19.57%) HTML
4 44 (19.13%) CSS
5 38 (16.52%) Web Services
5 38 (16.52%) jQuery
6 22 (9.57%) XML
7 18 (7.83%) Ajax
8 17 (7.39%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.65%) RESTful
10 12 (5.22%) Spring
11 10 (4.35%) JSP
12 9 (3.91%) ASP.NET
13 8 (3.48%) HTML5
13 8 (3.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (3.48%) GWT
13 8 (3.48%) Zend Framework
13 8 (3.48%) WCF
13 8 (3.48%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (3.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.00%) Open Source
2 17 (7.39%) EPoS
2 17 (7.39%) Xbox
3 14 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.91%) Visualisation
5 8 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.61%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.61%) Replication
6 6 (2.61%) Biometrics
7 5 (2.17%) NHS
8 4 (1.74%) GIS
9 3 (1.30%) Social Media
9 3 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.87%) Animation
10 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.43%) RenderMan
11 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.52%) Linux
2 16 (6.96%) UNIX
3 11 (4.78%) Windows
4 5 (2.17%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.87%) MVC
2 62 (26.96%) TDD
3 60 (26.09%) OO
4 55 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (23.04%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (18.26%) Manual Testing
7 40 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 39 (16.96%) OO PHP
9 29 (12.61%) Scrum
10 28 (12.17%) Software Engineering
11 27 (11.74%) Project Management
12 25 (10.87%) Test Automation
13 24 (10.43%) Test Scripting
14 23 (10.00%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.96%) Automation Testing
15 16 (6.96%) BDD
16 14 (6.09%) Migration
17 13 (5.65%) E-Commerce
17 13 (5.65%) Requirements Analysis
17 13 (5.65%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (31.30%) SQL
2 61 (26.52%) Java
3 52 (22.61%) PHP
4 48 (20.87%) JavaScript
5 42 (18.26%) C#
6 25 (10.87%) PHP5
7 11 (4.78%) Ruby
8 9 (3.91%) Python
9 8 (3.48%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.61%) C++
11 3 (1.30%) XAML
11 3 (1.30%) VBScript
11 3 (1.30%) VBA
11 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.30%) XPath
12 2 (0.87%) Perl
12 2 (0.87%) C
13 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (18.70%) ISEB
2 32 (13.91%) Degree
3 24 (10.43%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.74%) HNC
4 4 (1.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (28.70%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (2.17%) Capistrano
1 5 (2.17%) Puppet
2 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.87%) Zend
3 20 (8.70%) Oracle
4 13 (5.65%) HP
5 9 (3.91%) VMware
6 8 (3.48%) Google
7 7 (3.04%) WSO2
8 4 (1.74%) Citrix
8 4 (1.74%) Compuware
8 4 (1.74%) Siebel
9 3 (1.30%) SAP
9 3 (1.30%) IBM
9 3 (1.30%) Apple
9 3 (1.30%) Facebook
10 1 (0.43%) Wonderware
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 25000-30000 Per Annum Excellent market rate + bens.
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 28,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: Very competitive salary and great benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birkenhead
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + TBC
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Birkenhead
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Depending on exp + Bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 25 days ago