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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 139 135 208
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +73
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 117 110 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 1.70% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.06% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 103 92 55
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +32 90 £35,500 +1.42% 23
Cheshire -1 15 £32,500 +6.55% 4
Merseyside -11 9 £34,500 +6.15%
Lancashire -16 2 £44,250 +47.50% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 131 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (42.80%) QA
3 97 (41.10%) SQL
4 88 (37.29%) Selenium
5 82 (34.75%) .NET
6 81 (34.32%) Manual Testing
7 80 (33.90%) ISEB
8 77 (32.63%) Java
9 69 (29.24%) Test Scripting
10 63 (26.69%) Finance
11 61 (25.85%) Windows
12 58 (24.58%) Software Testing
13 53 (22.46%) C#
14 48 (20.34%) Degree
15 47 (19.92%) XML
16 46 (19.49%) Linux
17 45 (19.07%) Automation Testing
18 44 (18.64%) TDD
19 43 (18.22%) ISTQB
20 40 (16.95%) Test Automation
20 40 (16.95%) QuickTest Pro
21 38 (16.10%) BDD
21 38 (16.10%) User Acceptance Testing
22 36 (15.25%) Regression Testing
22 36 (15.25%) Scrum
23 35 (14.83%) Web Services
24 34 (14.41%) JIRA
25 32 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
25 32 (13.56%) JavaScript
25 32 (13.56%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (9.75%) Apache
2 21 (8.90%) JBoss
3 5 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.69%) Jetty
4 4 (1.69%) nginx
4 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.69%) Google App Engine
2 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (1.69%) Trello
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.81%) Wireless
1 9 (3.81%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.39%) HTTP
3 4 (1.69%) DHCP
3 4 (1.69%) FTP
3 4 (1.69%) DNS
3 4 (1.69%) IPsec
4 2 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.32%) MySQL
2 21 (8.90%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.69%) VLDB
6 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 88 (37.29%) Selenium
2 40 (16.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (14.41%) JIRA
4 32 (13.56%) Jenkins
5 26 (11.02%) Cucumber
6 22 (9.32%) Git (software)
7 21 (8.90%) JUnit
8 20 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (8.05%) SoapUI
10 17 (7.20%) TeamCity
11 15 (6.36%) SpecFlow
12 14 (5.93%) WatiN
13 12 (5.08%) WebDriver
13 12 (5.08%) Eclipse
13 12 (5.08%) Gradle
14 10 (4.24%) TestDirector
15 9 (3.81%) Subversion
15 9 (3.81%) FitNesse
16 8 (3.39%) Hudson
17 6 (2.54%) Maven
General
1 63 (26.69%) Finance
2 22 (9.32%) Retail
3 14 (5.93%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.39%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.39%) Military
5 4 (1.69%) German Language
5 4 (1.69%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.69%) Turkish Language
5 4 (1.69%) Advertising
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (36.86%) Tester
2 51 (21.61%) Analyst
3 45 (19.07%) Test Analyst
4 40 (16.95%) Software Tester
5 39 (16.53%) Developer
6 22 (9.32%) Software Engineer
7 20 (8.47%) Test Manager
7 20 (8.47%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.47%) QA Tester
8 17 (7.20%) QA Analyst
9 16 (6.78%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (5.93%) Senior Tester
10 14 (5.93%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.51%) Test Leader
11 13 (5.51%) Automation Tester
12 12 (5.08%) Java Developer
12 12 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (4.24%) Software Test Analyst
13 10 (4.24%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (34.75%) .NET
2 47 (19.92%) XML
3 35 (14.83%) Web Services
4 31 (13.14%) SOAP
5 23 (9.75%) HTML
6 15 (6.36%) Hibernate
6 15 (6.36%) CSS
6 15 (6.36%) Spring
7 14 (5.93%) .NET Framework
7 14 (5.93%) REST
8 13 (5.51%) XSLT
9 12 (5.08%) jQuery
9 12 (5.08%) JSP
9 12 (5.08%) Middleware
10 9 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (3.81%) XSD
10 9 (3.81%) .NET Remoting
10 9 (3.81%) WCF
10 9 (3.81%) LINQ
10 9 (3.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.97%) Replication
5 6 (2.54%) Open Source
6 5 (2.12%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.69%) Blog
8 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.85%) Animation
9 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.85%) Equities
9 2 (0.85%) User Experience
10 1 (0.42%) Physics
10 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.42%) iPad
10 1 (0.42%) Arduino
10 1 (0.42%) iPhone
10 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.85%) Windows
2 46 (19.49%) Linux
3 19 (8.05%) Android
4 18 (7.63%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.08%) UNIX
6 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) openSUSE
7 1 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (34.32%) Manual Testing
3 69 (29.24%) Test Scripting
4 58 (24.58%) Software Testing
5 45 (19.07%) Automation Testing
6 44 (18.64%) TDD
7 40 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 38 (16.10%) BDD
8 38 (16.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (15.25%) Regression Testing
9 36 (15.25%) Scrum
10 32 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (13.56%) MVC
11 29 (12.29%) OO
12 24 (10.17%) Unit Testing
13 23 (9.75%) Test Strategy
14 20 (8.47%) Validation
15 18 (7.63%) Test Management
15 18 (7.63%) E-Commerce
16 17 (7.20%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (41.10%) SQL
2 77 (32.63%) Java
3 53 (22.46%) C#
4 32 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 18 (7.63%) C++
6 15 (6.36%) PHP
7 14 (5.93%) PL/SQL
8 13 (5.51%) VB
9 11 (4.66%) C
10 9 (3.81%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.81%) XPath
11 8 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.97%) Ruby
13 5 (2.12%) Python
14 4 (1.69%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.27%) VBScript
16 1 (0.42%) Perl
16 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (33.90%) ISEB
2 48 (20.34%) Degree
3 43 (18.22%) ISTQB
4 14 (5.93%) HND
5 8 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (42.80%) QA
2 9 (3.81%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.69%) Xen
4 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.12%) Puppet
2 4 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.69%) Ansible
2 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.63%) VMware
3 17 (7.20%) Telerik
4 10 (4.24%) Oracle
5 5 (2.12%) SAP
6 4 (1.69%) Zend
6 4 (1.69%) Google
7 1 (0.42%) HP
7 1 (0.42%) Capita
7 1 (0.42%) VocaLink
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