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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 117 142 149
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 164 104 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.61% 1.69% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 1.93% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 141 82 99
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
5549 5389 6384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.26% 87.81% 86.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4665 4410 5463
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +50 136 £45,000 +15.38% 17
Cheshire +7 12 £27,500 -18.51% 4
Lancashire -6 10 £39,000 -2.50% 2
Merseyside -16 6 £36,000 +10.76%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 180 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.97%) QA
3 93 (34.96%) Java
4 92 (34.59%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (33.46%) SQL
6 88 (33.08%) Selenium
7 86 (32.33%) Scrum
8 85 (31.95%) Test Scripting
9 82 (30.83%) C#
10 72 (27.07%) SDLC
11 70 (26.32%) Test Automation
12 59 (22.18%) OO
13 55 (20.68%) ISEB
14 46 (17.29%) .NET
14 46 (17.29%) NoSQL
15 45 (16.92%) ISTQB
16 43 (16.17%) Degree
16 43 (16.17%) Web Services
16 43 (16.17%) BDD
17 42 (15.79%) Git (software)
18 41 (15.41%) TDD
18 41 (15.41%) Regression Testing
19 40 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
20 38 (14.29%) Windows
21 37 (13.91%) JIRA
22 36 (13.53%) SQL Server
23 35 (13.16%) JavaScript
23 35 (13.16%) Finance
23 35 (13.16%) Manual Testing
24 34 (12.78%) PHP

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 (2.26%) JBoss
1 6 (2.26%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.88%) Jetty
2 5 (1.88%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.50%) Apache
4 3 (1.13%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.38%) CICS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) nginx
5 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) BASE24
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.13%) GitHub
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.88%) HTTP
2 4 (1.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.75%) IMAP
3 2 (0.75%) SMTP
3 2 (0.75%) SS7
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.29%) NoSQL
2 36 (13.53%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.27%) Relational Database
4 19 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 15 (5.64%) MySQL
6 9 (3.38%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.88%) Big Data
8 5 (1.88%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.88%) Redis
8 5 (1.88%) Riak
9 3 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.38%) DB2
11 1 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (33.08%) Selenium
2 42 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 37 (13.91%) JIRA
4 33 (12.41%) Cucumber
5 29 (10.90%) Subversion
6 23 (8.65%) Mercurial
7 15 (5.64%) Jenkins
7 15 (5.64%) SoapUI
8 13 (4.89%) Broccoli
8 13 (4.89%) Grunt
8 13 (4.89%) gulp
8 13 (4.89%) HP UFT
8 13 (4.89%) JSHint
9 11 (4.14%) FitNesse
9 11 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.38%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.01%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.63%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.63%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (13.16%) Finance
2 14 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.38%) Banking
4 8 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.63%) Retail
6 5 (1.88%) Games
7 4 (1.50%) Marketing
8 3 (1.13%) Billing
8 3 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.13%) Electronics
8 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (28.57%) Tester
2 57 (21.43%) Analyst
3 56 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 51 (19.17%) Developer
5 42 (15.79%) Software Tester
6 33 (12.41%) Automation Tester
7 30 (11.28%) QA Tester
8 27 (10.15%) Java Developer
8 27 (10.15%) QA Leader
9 26 (9.77%) Architect
9 26 (9.77%) Test Engineer
10 25 (9.40%) Technical Architect
11 22 (8.27%) Lead Tester
12 21 (7.89%) Senior Tester
12 21 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
13 19 (7.14%) Senior Developer
14 18 (6.77%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 17 (6.39%) C# Architect
15 17 (6.39%) PHP Architect
15 17 (6.39%) PHP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (17.29%) .NET
2 43 (16.17%) Web Services
3 25 (9.40%) HTML
4 23 (8.65%) CSS
5 19 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 18 (6.77%) Node.js
6 18 (6.77%) RESTful
7 17 (6.39%) jQuery
8 16 (6.02%) HTML5
9 15 (5.64%) CSS3
9 15 (5.64%) JSON
10 14 (5.26%) .NET Framework
10 14 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 14 (5.26%) J2EE
11 13 (4.89%) Express
11 13 (4.89%) SOAP
11 13 (4.89%) Spring
12 12 (4.51%) Gherkin
13 11 (4.14%) XML
14 9 (3.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (12.41%) Algorithms
2 33 (12.41%) Data Structures
3 23 (8.65%) Computer Science
4 18 (6.77%) iPad
5 13 (4.89%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.63%) User Experience
7 5 (1.88%) Replication
8 3 (1.13%) iSeries
9 2 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.38%) IVR
10 1 (0.38%) PMI
10 1 (0.38%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.29%) Windows
2 29 (10.90%) Apple iOS
3 28 (10.53%) Android
4 25 (9.40%) Linux
5 17 (6.39%) Mac OS X
5 17 (6.39%) Windows 10
5 17 (6.39%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.63%) Unix
7 1 (0.38%) Debian
7 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (34.59%) Continuous Integration
3 86 (32.33%) Scrum
4 85 (31.95%) Test Scripting
5 72 (27.07%) SDLC
6 70 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 59 (22.18%) OO
8 43 (16.17%) BDD
9 41 (15.41%) Regression Testing
9 41 (15.41%) TDD
10 35 (13.16%) Manual Testing
11 34 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (11.65%) Software Testing
13 30 (11.28%) Defect Tracking
14 28 (10.53%) Kanban
15 24 (9.02%) Software Engineering
16 23 (8.65%) Risk Management
16 23 (8.65%) RUP
17 22 (8.27%) Automation Testing
17 22 (8.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.96%) Java
2 89 (33.46%) SQL
3 82 (30.83%) C#
4 35 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 34 (12.78%) PHP
6 13 (4.89%) ES6
7 10 (3.76%) Python
8 9 (3.38%) Ruby
9 7 (2.63%) C++
10 4 (1.50%) Scala
10 4 (1.50%) VBScript
11 3 (1.13%) Clojure
11 3 (1.13%) Haskell
11 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.75%) Go
12 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.38%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (20.68%) ISEB
2 45 (16.92%) ISTQB
3 43 (16.17%) Degree
4 16 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (37.97%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) GCP
2 1 (0.38%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.88%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.38%) KVM
5 1 (0.38%) Varnish
5 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (2.63%) Puppet
2 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
3 2 (0.75%) Packer
4 1 (0.38%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.89%) VMware
3 5 (1.88%) Oracle
4 3 (1.13%) SAP
5 2 (0.75%) Google
5 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe
6 1 (0.38%) Aquila
6 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.38%) Chordiant
6 1 (0.38%) NetApp
6 1 (0.38%) New Relic
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Inter-est UK Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus performance related bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
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Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
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Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £26000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Rossendale
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, 25+ holiday, and more
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
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Stockport
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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