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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 134 151 169
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 98 99 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.60% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.82% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 85 78 73
Median salary £37,500 £35,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
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
4767 5445 5857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.91% 88.26% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4043 4349 4707
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 81 £42,500 +16.43% 16
Cheshire +4 7 £33,250 +2.30% 1
Merseyside +12 6 £32,500 +11.11% 1
Lancashire +8 6 £36,250 - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 106 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (43.94%) Selenium
3 75 (37.88%) QA
4 67 (33.84%) Test Scripting
5 62 (31.31%) Java
6 55 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 51 (25.76%) JIRA
8 49 (24.75%) Web Services
9 48 (24.24%) ISEB
10 47 (23.74%) Scrum
10 47 (23.74%) SQL
10 47 (23.74%) .NET
11 46 (23.23%) ISTQB
12 45 (22.73%) Windows
13 43 (21.72%) SDLC
14 40 (20.20%) Test Automation
15 38 (19.19%) TDD
16 36 (18.18%) Cucumber
16 36 (18.18%) Degree
17 35 (17.68%) BDD
18 33 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 33 (16.67%) Defect Management
19 32 (16.16%) JavaScript
19 32 (16.16%) Git (software)
20 31 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
21 30 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (14.65%) Functional Testing
23 28 (14.14%) JSON
23 28 (14.14%) C#

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.52%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.01%) Apache
3 2 (1.01%) Node.js
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (11.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) HTTP
1 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.01%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (43.94%) Selenium
2 51 (25.76%) JIRA
3 36 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 32 (16.16%) Git (software)
5 21 (10.61%) HP UFT
6 19 (9.60%) Appium
7 16 (8.08%) FitNesse
8 14 (7.07%) Mercurial
9 13 (6.57%) Jenkins
10 12 (6.06%) Calabash
10 12 (6.06%) Redmine
11 11 (5.56%) Subversion
11 11 (5.56%) WebDriver
12 7 (3.54%) Maven
12 7 (3.54%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.03%) JUnit
13 6 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (2.53%) NUnit
14 5 (2.53%) SpecFlow
15 4 (2.02%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Legal
3 5 (2.53%) Retail
4 3 (1.52%) Games
4 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (37.37%) Tester
2 48 (24.24%) Analyst
3 47 (23.74%) Test Analyst
4 39 (19.70%) Automation Tester
5 34 (17.17%) Software Tester
6 31 (15.66%) Test Engineer
7 30 (15.15%) Developer
8 24 (12.12%) QA Tester
9 18 (9.09%) Senior Tester
10 15 (7.58%) Lead Tester
11 14 (7.07%) Java Developer
11 14 (7.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (6.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 12 (6.06%) QA Analyst
13 12 (6.06%) QA Leader
13 12 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
14 11 (5.56%) QA Engineer
14 11 (5.56%) Senior Developer
14 11 (5.56%) Software Analyst
14 11 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (24.75%) Web Services
2 47 (23.74%) .NET
3 28 (14.14%) JSON
4 27 (13.64%) SOAP
4 27 (13.64%) XML
5 22 (11.11%) RESTful
6 15 (7.58%) HTML
7 14 (7.07%) JSP
8 12 (6.06%) Grails
9 9 (4.55%) CSS
10 8 (4.04%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.54%) ASP.NET
12 6 (3.03%) HTML5
12 6 (3.03%) J2EE
12 6 (3.03%) REST
13 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.02%) AngularJS
14 4 (2.02%) WebRTC
15 3 (1.52%) Android SDK
15 3 (1.52%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.06%) iPad
5 4 (2.02%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.02%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.01%) Telematics
7 2 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (0.51%) Animation
8 1 (0.51%) LIMS
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.73%) Windows
2 26 (13.13%) Android
3 23 (11.62%) Apple iOS
4 19 (9.60%) Windows 10
5 17 (8.59%) Mac OS X
6 12 (6.06%) Linux
6 12 (6.06%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.84%) Test Scripting
3 55 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 47 (23.74%) Scrum
5 43 (21.72%) SDLC
6 40 (20.20%) Test Automation
7 38 (19.19%) TDD
8 35 (17.68%) BDD
9 33 (16.67%) Defect Management
10 30 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (14.65%) Functional Testing
12 27 (13.64%) Software Testing
12 27 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (10.10%) Automation Testing
13 20 (10.10%) Test Strategy
14 18 (9.09%) MVC
15 16 (8.08%) Defect Tracking
15 16 (8.08%) Line Management
15 16 (8.08%) RAD
16 15 (7.58%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.31%) Java
2 47 (23.74%) SQL
3 32 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.14%) C#
5 13 (6.57%) Objective-C
6 6 (3.03%) PHP
6 6 (3.03%) Ruby
7 5 (2.53%) Python
8 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.01%) Scala
9 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) SOQL
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (24.24%) ISEB
2 46 (23.23%) ISTQB
3 36 (18.18%) Degree
4 7 (3.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.02%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (37.88%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.61%) VMware
3 16 (8.08%) Google
4 13 (6.57%) Apple
5 12 (6.06%) Perforce
6 9 (4.55%) Oracle
7 6 (3.03%) Telerik
8 4 (2.02%) HP
9 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.01%) hybris
11 1 (0.51%) Cognos
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