The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 144 149 202
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +53
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 97 91 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 1.35% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.63% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73 72 45
Average salary £36,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+19.06% -
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5153 5567 5777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.57% 82.41% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4473 4870
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Manchester +35 63 £37,000 -12.94% 13
Cheshire +8 28 £32,500 +8.33% 8
Merseyside -5 4 £29,250 -5.64% 2
Lancashire -17 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 149 (68.98%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (55.09%) SQL
3 104 (48.15%) .NET
4 72 (33.33%) ISEB
5 67 (31.02%) Manual Testing
6 65 (30.09%) Selenium
6 65 (30.09%) QA
7 64 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (26.39%) Test Scripting
8 57 (26.39%) Web Services
9 55 (25.46%) Java
9 55 (25.46%) C#
10 52 (24.07%) XML
11 49 (22.69%) TDD
12 48 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 43 (19.91%) BDD
14 41 (18.98%) Automation Testing
15 40 (18.52%) Scrum
16 39 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (18.06%) SoapUI
17 37 (17.13%) Mentoring
17 37 (17.13%) Degree
18 35 (16.20%) Regression Testing
18 35 (16.20%) HTML
18 35 (16.20%) SOAP
19 34 (15.74%) SpecFlow
19 34 (15.74%) Jenkins
20 33 (15.28%) OO
21 32 (14.81%) Finance
22 31 (14.35%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (3.70%) Apache
2 4 (1.85%) JBoss
3 3 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) Wireless
2 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.46%) SSL
2 1 (0.46%) HTTP
2 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.46%) VPN
2 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.94%) MySQL
3 12 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.85%) VLDB
5 4 (1.85%) OLTP
6 3 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.39%) Big Data
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (30.09%) Selenium
2 39 (18.06%) SoapUI
3 34 (15.74%) SpecFlow
3 34 (15.74%) Jenkins
4 26 (12.04%) JIRA
4 26 (12.04%) TeamCity
5 22 (10.19%) Hudson
6 15 (6.94%) Maven
6 15 (6.94%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.56%) WatiN
8 9 (4.17%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.24%) JUnit
9 7 (3.24%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (2.78%) Gradle
10 6 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.31%) MSTest
11 5 (2.31%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.85%) Calabash
12 4 (1.85%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.85%) Mercurial
General
1 32 (14.81%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Retail
3 7 (3.24%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.78%) Banking
5 5 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 88 (40.74%) Tester
2 55 (25.46%) Analyst
3 54 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 39 (18.06%) Developer
5 33 (15.28%) Software Tester
6 20 (9.26%) Software Engineer
7 17 (7.87%) Test Engineer
7 17 (7.87%) Technical Tester
8 16 (7.41%) Senior Tester
9 15 (6.94%) .NET Developer
10 14 (6.48%) Lead Tester
10 14 (6.48%) Test Leader
11 12 (5.56%) QA Tester
12 11 (5.09%) Automated Tester
13 10 (4.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 9 (4.17%) Test Manager
14 9 (4.17%) Automation Tester
15 8 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (3.70%) Team Leader
15 8 (3.70%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (48.15%) .NET
2 57 (26.39%) Web Services
3 52 (24.07%) XML
4 35 (16.20%) HTML
4 35 (16.20%) SOAP
5 21 (9.72%) CSS
5 21 (9.72%) .NET Framework
6 20 (9.26%) ASP.NET
7 19 (8.80%) Hibernate
7 19 (8.80%) jQuery
8 16 (7.41%) Spring
9 14 (6.48%) WCF
10 13 (6.02%) JSON
11 12 (5.56%) REST
12 11 (5.09%) JSP
13 10 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (4.63%) LESS
13 10 (4.63%) NHibernate
13 10 (4.63%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (4.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.57%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.87%) Replication
3 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.63%) User Experience
6 9 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.31%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.85%) Open Source
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) DTV
10 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.46%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.46%) Social Media
10 1 (0.46%) iPhone
10 1 (0.46%) Arduino
10 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.46%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.50%) Android
2 26 (12.04%) Apple iOS
3 21 (9.72%) Windows
4 17 (7.87%) Linux
5 14 (6.48%) UNIX
6 1 (0.46%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (68.98%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (31.02%) Manual Testing
3 64 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (26.39%) Test Scripting
5 49 (22.69%) TDD
6 43 (19.91%) BDD
7 41 (18.98%) Automation Testing
8 40 (18.52%) Scrum
9 39 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (17.13%) Mentoring
11 35 (16.20%) Regression Testing
12 33 (15.28%) OO
13 31 (14.35%) System Testing
14 30 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
15 27 (12.50%) Software Testing
16 26 (12.04%) Unit Testing
17 23 (10.65%) Test Automation
18 22 (10.19%) MVC
19 18 (8.33%) DSDM
20 17 (7.87%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (55.09%) SQL
2 55 (25.46%) Java
2 55 (25.46%) C#
3 48 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 12 (5.56%) C
5 11 (5.09%) C++
6 10 (4.63%) PHP
6 10 (4.63%) VB.NET
7 9 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.85%) VB
9 2 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.46%) COBOL
10 1 (0.46%) XQuery
10 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (33.33%) ISEB
2 37 (17.13%) Degree
3 31 (14.35%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.56%) HND
5 9 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.31%) CISSP
6 5 (2.31%) CISA
7 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (30.09%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.41%) Oracle
3 12 (5.56%) Telerik
4 10 (4.63%) SAP
5 8 (3.70%) VMware
6 5 (2.31%) Zend
7 2 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.46%) Unisys
8 1 (0.46%) Perforce
8 1 (0.46%) VocaLink
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