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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 155 168 178
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 111 77 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.12% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.41% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 88 71 67
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £47,500
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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
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 £58,000 £57,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +55 76 £50,000 +42.85% 11
Cheshire +1 29 £31,500 -3.07% 4
Merseyside -10 4 £42,750 +31.53% 2
Lancashire -2 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 19 September 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (45.45%) QA
3 91 (41.36%) SQL
4 70 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 65 (29.55%) ISEB
6 60 (27.27%) Selenium
7 58 (26.36%) TDD
8 54 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (24.09%) Manual Testing
10 52 (23.64%) Windows
11 50 (22.73%) .NET
12 47 (21.36%) Java
13 42 (19.09%) C#
14 41 (18.64%) Web Services
15 40 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
16 37 (16.82%) Finance
16 37 (16.82%) Test Scripting
16 37 (16.82%) ISTQB
17 34 (15.45%) Microsoft
18 33 (15.00%) BDD
19 31 (14.09%) SQL Server
20 30 (13.64%) Automation Testing
21 28 (12.73%) Linux
21 28 (12.73%) OO
22 27 (12.27%) MVC
22 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
23 26 (11.82%) JavaScript
24 25 (11.36%) Degree
24 25 (11.36%) Cucumber
24 25 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (4.09%) Apache
1 9 (4.09%) nginx
2 7 (3.18%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.27%) Jetty
3 5 (2.27%) IIS
4 4 (1.82%) SAS
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.91%) WordPress
6 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (2.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.27%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.64%) Wireless
2 6 (2.73%) HTTP
3 5 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.27%) DNS
3 5 (2.27%) IPsec
3 5 (2.27%) DHCP
3 5 (2.27%) FTP
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.82%) MySQL
2 15 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.27%) Big Data
6 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 60 (27.27%) Selenium
2 40 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (11.36%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.45%) Git (software)
5 22 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 20 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 13 (5.91%) JIRA
8 12 (5.45%) JUnit
8 12 (5.45%) TeamCity
9 11 (5.00%) Hudson
9 11 (5.00%) Subversion
9 11 (5.00%) TestPartner
10 10 (4.55%) Eclipse
11 9 (4.09%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.64%) Bugzilla
12 8 (3.64%) SilkPerformer
12 8 (3.64%) QALoad
12 8 (3.64%) jMock
12 8 (3.64%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (16.82%) Finance
2 21 (9.55%) Retail
3 8 (3.64%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.27%) German Language
4 5 (2.27%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.27%) Turkish Language
5 3 (1.36%) Electronics
5 3 (1.36%) Military
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (23.18%) Analyst
2 49 (22.27%) Developer
3 46 (20.91%) Test Analyst
4 35 (15.91%) Tester
5 32 (14.55%) Software Engineer
6 23 (10.45%) Test Manager
7 22 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 20 (9.09%) Test Engineer
9 17 (7.73%) .NET Developer
10 16 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (7.27%) Senior Test Analyst
11 15 (6.82%) Senior Developer
11 15 (6.82%) PHP Developer
12 13 (5.91%) Software Test Engineer
13 12 (5.45%) C# Developer
13 12 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
14 11 (5.00%) Software Developer
14 11 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
15 8 (3.64%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (22.73%) .NET
2 41 (18.64%) Web Services
3 23 (10.45%) WCF
4 21 (9.55%) LINQ
4 21 (9.55%) HTML
5 20 (9.09%) XML
6 19 (8.64%) CSS
7 18 (8.18%) jQuery
8 17 (7.73%) SOAP
9 13 (5.91%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.91%) Ninject
10 12 (5.45%) RESTful
11 11 (5.00%) Symfony
11 11 (5.00%) Laravel
12 10 (4.55%) HTML5
12 10 (4.55%) XSLT
13 9 (4.09%) Ajax
13 9 (4.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (3.64%) .NET Remoting
14 8 (3.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.73%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.73%) Open Source
3 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.27%) Blog
4 5 (2.27%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (2.27%) Replication
4 5 (2.27%) Animation
5 4 (1.82%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.64%) Windows
2 28 (12.73%) Linux
3 11 (5.00%) Android
3 11 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.73%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.27%) UNIX
6 4 (1.82%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 58 (26.36%) TDD
4 54 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (24.09%) Manual Testing
6 37 (16.82%) Test Scripting
7 33 (15.00%) BDD
8 30 (13.64%) Automation Testing
9 28 (12.73%) OO
10 27 (12.27%) MVC
11 25 (11.36%) Test Automation
12 24 (10.91%) Load Testing
13 22 (10.00%) Scrum
14 21 (9.55%) Validation
15 20 (9.09%) Software Engineering
16 19 (8.64%) Unit Testing
16 19 (8.64%) E-Commerce
16 19 (8.64%) Test Strategy
17 18 (8.18%) Performance Testing
18 17 (7.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 91 (41.36%) SQL
2 47 (21.36%) Java
3 42 (19.09%) C#
4 26 (11.82%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.64%) PHP
6 14 (6.36%) Ruby
7 10 (4.55%) Python
8 8 (3.64%) C
8 8 (3.64%) XPath
8 8 (3.64%) C++
8 8 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.64%) VB
9 7 (3.18%) VBA
10 5 (2.27%) PHP5
11 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.91%) VBScript
13 1 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 65 (29.55%) ISEB
2 37 (16.82%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.36%) Degree
4 14 (6.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.36%) HNC
6 3 (1.36%) HND
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (45.45%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) SLA
3 4 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.27%) Xen
3 2 (0.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (4.55%) Puppet
2 5 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.27%) Ansible
3 4 (1.82%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 34 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.55%) JBoss
2 10 (4.55%) Google
3 9 (4.09%) Oracle
4 7 (3.18%) VMware
4 7 (3.18%) Zend
5 6 (2.73%) HP
6 3 (1.36%) Compuware
7 2 (0.91%) SAP
7 2 (0.91%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.91%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
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