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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 132 149 161
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 139 116 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 1.55% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.86% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 108 94 72
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
5762 6239 5491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.95% 83.59% 79.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 4994 4671
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +26 90 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Cheshire -2 32 £31,500 +5.00% 5
Merseyside +21 13 £27,500 -45.00% 6
Lancashire +4 1 - - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 173 (70.90%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (45.49%) SQL
3 106 (43.44%) .NET
4 96 (39.34%) QA
5 83 (34.02%) Selenium
6 79 (32.38%) Test Scripting
7 74 (30.33%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (30.33%) C#
8 72 (29.51%) Web Services
9 70 (28.69%) Java
10 68 (27.87%) Finance
11 64 (26.23%) ISEB
12 63 (25.82%) SDLC
13 62 (25.41%) Manual Testing
14 60 (24.59%) Degree
15 59 (24.18%) TDD
16 56 (22.95%) BDD
17 52 (21.31%) HTML
18 51 (20.90%) Windows
18 51 (20.90%) Scrum
19 50 (20.49%) JavaScript
19 50 (20.49%) XML
20 45 (18.44%) Mentoring
21 44 (18.03%) Microsoft
22 40 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
23 39 (15.98%) JIRA
23 39 (15.98%) CSS
23 39 (15.98%) OO
24 38 (15.57%) ISTQB
25 37 (15.16%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 17 (6.97%) IIS
2 14 (5.74%) JBoss
3 12 (4.92%) Apache
4 7 (2.87%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.87%) Node.js
5 5 (2.05%) Alfresco
5 5 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.64%) Liferay
6 4 (1.64%) Jetty
7 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.64%) MS Office
3 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Magento
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
3 2 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) Wireless
2 1 (0.41%) SSH
2 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.41%) VPN
2 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.38%) MySQL
2 18 (7.38%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.87%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.23%) Big Data
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.82%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.41%) MS Access
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (34.02%) Selenium
2 39 (15.98%) JIRA
3 32 (13.11%) Jenkins
4 30 (12.30%) Cucumber
5 28 (11.48%) SoapUI
6 27 (11.07%) SpecFlow
7 20 (8.20%) HP UFT
8 17 (6.97%) Maven
9 16 (6.56%) TeamCity
9 16 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (4.92%) Git (software)
11 11 (4.51%) Hudson
12 10 (4.10%) WebDriver
12 10 (4.10%) Ant
13 9 (3.69%) SilkTest
14 8 (3.28%) FitNesse
14 8 (3.28%) WatiN
15 7 (2.87%) MSTest
16 5 (2.05%) NUnit
16 5 (2.05%) Subversion
General
1 68 (27.87%) Finance
2 21 (8.61%) Retail
3 12 (4.92%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.87%) Banking
5 5 (2.05%) Games
6 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (27.05%) Analyst
2 65 (26.64%) Tester
3 57 (23.36%) Test Analyst
4 50 (20.49%) Developer
5 31 (12.70%) Software Tester
6 21 (8.61%) QA Tester
7 20 (8.20%) Test Engineer
8 18 (7.38%) Test Manager
9 17 (6.97%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.92%) QA Engineer
11 11 (4.51%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.51%) Lead Tester
11 11 (4.51%) Automated Tester
12 10 (4.10%) Software Engineer
12 10 (4.10%) C# Developer
13 9 (3.69%) Technical Tester
14 8 (3.28%) Test Leader
14 8 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
15 7 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
15 7 (2.87%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (43.44%) .NET
2 72 (29.51%) Web Services
3 52 (21.31%) HTML
4 50 (20.49%) XML
5 39 (15.98%) CSS
6 33 (13.52%) SOAP
7 29 (11.89%) jQuery
8 24 (9.84%) HTML5
9 21 (8.61%) RESTful
9 21 (8.61%) AngularJS
10 20 (8.20%) .NET Framework
11 19 (7.79%) Spring
12 15 (6.15%) Hibernate
13 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
13 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (4.92%) WCF
15 10 (4.10%) WSDL
15 10 (4.10%) Gherkin
16 9 (3.69%) XSLT
17 8 (3.28%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.89%) Mobile App
2 20 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 19 (7.79%) User Experience
4 10 (4.10%) Replication
5 6 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.05%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.23%) Informatics
7 3 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.82%) DTV
8 2 (0.82%) FMCG
9 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.90%) Windows
2 31 (12.70%) Linux
3 24 (9.84%) Apple iOS
4 23 (9.43%) Android
5 11 (4.51%) UNIX
6 8 (3.28%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (2.46%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (70.90%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.38%) Test Scripting
3 74 (30.33%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (25.82%) SDLC
5 62 (25.41%) Manual Testing
6 59 (24.18%) TDD
7 56 (22.95%) BDD
8 51 (20.90%) Scrum
9 45 (18.44%) Mentoring
10 40 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (15.98%) OO
12 37 (15.16%) Software Testing
12 37 (15.16%) Test Automation
13 30 (12.30%) Regression Testing
14 26 (10.66%) Unit Testing
15 23 (9.43%) Automation Testing
16 20 (8.20%) Workflow
17 19 (7.79%) Compatibility Testing
17 19 (7.79%) System Testing
17 19 (7.79%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 111 (45.49%) SQL
2 74 (30.33%) C#
3 70 (28.69%) Java
4 50 (20.49%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.79%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.56%) PHP
7 13 (5.33%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.10%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.10%) C
9 5 (2.05%) XQuery
10 4 (1.64%) Ruby
10 4 (1.64%) C++
11 3 (1.23%) Python
12 2 (0.82%) ABAP
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
13 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.41%) COBOL
13 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (26.23%) ISEB
2 60 (24.59%) Degree
3 38 (15.57%) ISTQB
4 20 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (5.33%) HND
6 8 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.23%) CISA
7 3 (1.23%) CISSP
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (39.34%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.05%) vSphere
2 4 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 44 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.61%) Oracle
3 13 (5.33%) Telerik
4 11 (4.51%) SAP
4 11 (4.51%) HP
5 9 (3.69%) IBM
6 6 (2.46%) Micro Focus
7 4 (1.64%) VMware
8 3 (1.23%) Zend
9 1 (0.41%) New Relic
9 1 (0.41%) Perforce
9 1 (0.41%) Unisys
9 1 (0.41%) Apple
9 1 (0.41%) McAfee
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, FlexTime, Life Assurance
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
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