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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 144 166 180
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +14
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 116 80 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.19% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.50% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 93 71 65
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Manchester +39 77 £50,750 +45.00% 14
Cheshire +5 33 £33,000 -5.71% 4
Merseyside -3 4 £33,000 +1.53% 4
Lancashire -8 2 £34,500 +46.80% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 110 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (46.08%) QA
3 86 (39.63%) SQL
4 68 (31.34%) Software Testing
5 61 (28.11%) ISEB
6 60 (27.65%) Selenium
7 59 (27.19%) Windows
8 57 (26.27%) Manual Testing
9 53 (24.42%) TDD
10 49 (22.58%) .NET
11 48 (22.12%) Java
12 45 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (19.82%) QuickTest Pro
14 41 (18.89%) Finance
14 41 (18.89%) Test Scripting
15 40 (18.43%) C#
16 36 (16.59%) Web Services
17 35 (16.13%) ISTQB
18 32 (14.75%) Microsoft
19 30 (13.82%) Linux
20 29 (13.36%) OO
20 29 (13.36%) SQL Server
21 28 (12.90%) MVC
22 27 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
22 27 (12.44%) BDD
23 26 (11.98%) Scrum
24 25 (11.52%) Degree
24 25 (11.52%) JavaScript
24 25 (11.52%) Automation Testing
24 25 (11.52%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (5.53%) Apache
2 8 (3.69%) nginx
3 7 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.30%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.30%) Jetty
4 5 (2.30%) IIS
5 4 (1.84%) SAS
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.92%) WordPress
7 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.46%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.30%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.15%) Wireless
2 6 (2.76%) HTTP
3 5 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.30%) DNS
3 5 (2.30%) DHCP
3 5 (2.30%) FTP
3 5 (2.30%) IPsec
4 1 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.29%) MySQL
3 14 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.30%) Big Data
7 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 60 (27.65%) Selenium
2 43 (19.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (11.06%) Git (software)
5 23 (10.60%) Cucumber
6 18 (8.29%) Jenkins
7 16 (7.37%) WebDriver
8 15 (6.91%) JIRA
9 12 (5.53%) TeamCity
10 11 (5.07%) JUnit
11 10 (4.61%) Eclipse
11 10 (4.61%) Subversion
12 9 (4.15%) TestPartner
13 7 (3.23%) Bugzilla
14 6 (2.76%) MSTest
14 6 (2.76%) EasyMock
14 6 (2.76%) LoadRunner
14 6 (2.76%) jMock
14 6 (2.76%) FitNesse
14 6 (2.76%) QALoad
General
1 41 (18.89%) Finance
2 23 (10.60%) Retail
3 9 (4.15%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.30%) German Language
4 5 (2.30%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.30%) Turkish Language
5 4 (1.84%) Military
6 3 (1.38%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (23.04%) Developer
1 50 (23.04%) Analyst
2 44 (20.28%) Test Analyst
3 37 (17.05%) Tester
4 31 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 26 (11.98%) Software Tester
6 24 (11.06%) Test Manager
7 20 (9.22%) Test Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) PHP Developer
8 16 (7.37%) Senior Developer
9 15 (6.91%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (6.91%) Senior Test Analyst
10 14 (6.45%) .NET Developer
11 13 (5.99%) Software Test Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) C# Developer
12 11 (5.07%) QA Analyst
12 11 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (4.61%) Software Developer
13 10 (4.61%) .NET Software Engineer
13 10 (4.61%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.58%) .NET
2 36 (16.59%) Web Services
3 23 (10.60%) WCF
4 21 (9.68%) LINQ
4 21 (9.68%) XML
5 20 (9.22%) HTML
6 19 (8.76%) CSS
7 18 (8.29%) jQuery
8 14 (6.45%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.99%) SOAP
10 12 (5.53%) RESTful
10 12 (5.53%) Ninject
11 11 (5.07%) Symfony
11 11 (5.07%) XSLT
11 11 (5.07%) Laravel
12 10 (4.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (4.15%) .NET Remoting
13 9 (4.15%) Ajax
13 9 (4.15%) XSD
13 9 (4.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.76%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.30%) Blog
5 5 (2.30%) Animation
5 5 (2.30%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (2.30%) Open Source
6 4 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) iPhone
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) DTV
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.19%) Windows
2 30 (13.82%) Linux
3 12 (5.53%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.53%) Android
4 5 (2.30%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.84%) UNIX
6 3 (1.38%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (31.34%) Software Testing
3 57 (26.27%) Manual Testing
4 53 (24.42%) TDD
5 45 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (18.89%) Test Scripting
7 29 (13.36%) OO
8 28 (12.90%) MVC
9 27 (12.44%) BDD
10 26 (11.98%) Scrum
11 25 (11.52%) Automation Testing
12 23 (10.60%) Load Testing
13 21 (9.68%) Test Automation
13 21 (9.68%) Validation
14 20 (9.22%) E-Commerce
15 19 (8.76%) Unit Testing
15 19 (8.76%) Test Strategy
16 18 (8.29%) Software Engineering
17 16 (7.37%) Performance Testing
18 15 (6.91%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (39.63%) SQL
2 48 (22.12%) Java
3 40 (18.43%) C#
4 25 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.22%) PHP
6 13 (5.99%) Ruby
7 10 (4.61%) Python
8 9 (4.15%) XPath
8 9 (4.15%) VB
8 9 (4.15%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.69%) C
9 8 (3.69%) C++
10 7 (3.23%) VBA
11 5 (2.30%) PHP5
12 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.92%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 61 (28.11%) ISEB
2 35 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.52%) Degree
4 13 (5.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.38%) HNC
6 3 (1.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (46.08%) QA
2 9 (4.15%) SLA
3 4 (1.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.30%) Xen
3 2 (0.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (4.15%) Puppet
1 9 (4.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.30%) Ansible
3 3 (1.38%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 32 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.99%) JBoss
3 9 (4.15%) Oracle
4 8 (3.69%) Google
5 7 (3.23%) VMware
5 7 (3.23%) Zend
6 5 (2.30%) HP
7 3 (1.38%) Compuware
8 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.92%) SAP
8 2 (0.92%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
MPP Global Solutions LTD
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - plus exceptional benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Rossendale
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Almonds-bury
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago