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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 137 120 192
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +72
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 124 128 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 1.88% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.33% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 103 103 71
Average salary £35,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
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
6141 5498 6364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 80.86% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5289 4576 5617
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +2 82 £35,500 +1.42% 9
Cheshire -7 27 £37,500 +2.73% 6
Merseyside -7 12 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Lancashire -10 2 £50,000 +96.07%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 121 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (49.36%) QA
3 98 (42.06%) SQL
4 83 (35.62%) Selenium
5 73 (31.33%) Manual Testing
5 73 (31.33%) ISEB
6 69 (29.61%) Java
7 67 (28.76%) Windows
8 66 (28.33%) .NET
9 65 (27.90%) Software Testing
10 60 (25.75%) Test Scripting
11 59 (25.32%) Finance
12 54 (23.18%) Linux
13 46 (19.74%) C#
14 44 (18.88%) QuickTest Pro
15 43 (18.45%) Test Automation
15 43 (18.45%) ISTQB
15 43 (18.45%) Degree
16 40 (17.17%) TDD
16 40 (17.17%) Scrum
17 38 (16.31%) Automation Testing
18 37 (15.88%) BDD
19 36 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
20 35 (15.02%) XML
21 32 (13.73%) MVC
21 32 (13.73%) Jenkins
22 31 (13.30%) JIRA
23 30 (12.88%) Microsoft
24 29 (12.45%) Load Testing
25 27 (11.59%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 24 (10.30%) Apache
2 21 (9.01%) JBoss
3 6 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.15%) IIS
4 5 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.15%) Jetty
4 5 (2.15%) nginx
5 4 (1.72%) SAS
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.15%) Google App Engine
2 5 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.72%) Trello
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.86%) Wireless
2 9 (3.86%) HTTP
3 5 (2.15%) IPsec
3 5 (2.15%) DNS
3 5 (2.15%) DHCP
3 5 (2.15%) FTP
4 2 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.87%) MySQL
2 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.15%) Big Data
6 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 83 (35.62%) Selenium
2 44 (18.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 31 (13.30%) JIRA
5 27 (11.59%) Git (software)
6 26 (11.16%) Cucumber
7 25 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (8.15%) JUnit
9 17 (7.30%) TeamCity
10 16 (6.87%) WebDriver
11 12 (5.15%) Eclipse
11 12 (5.15%) Gradle
12 11 (4.72%) WatiN
13 10 (4.29%) SpecFlow
14 9 (3.86%) FitNesse
14 9 (3.86%) TestDirector
14 9 (3.86%) Subversion
15 8 (3.43%) Hudson
15 8 (3.43%) SoapUI
16 6 (2.58%) LoadRunner
General
1 59 (25.32%) Finance
2 21 (9.01%) Retail
3 13 (5.58%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.86%) Military
5 8 (3.43%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.15%) German Language
6 5 (2.15%) Italian Language
6 5 (2.15%) Turkish Language
7 4 (1.72%) Advertising
8 3 (1.29%) Electronics
9 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (29.18%) Tester
2 53 (22.75%) Analyst
3 46 (19.74%) Test Analyst
4 36 (15.45%) Developer
5 31 (13.30%) Software Tester
6 29 (12.45%) Software Engineer
7 25 (10.73%) Test Engineer
8 20 (8.58%) Software Test Engineer
8 20 (8.58%) Test Manager
9 18 (7.73%) QA Analyst
10 17 (7.30%) Senior Developer
10 17 (7.30%) QA Tester
11 14 (6.01%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (6.01%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (5.58%) Test Leader
13 12 (5.15%) Senior Tester
13 12 (5.15%) Java Developer
14 11 (4.72%) PHP Developer
14 11 (4.72%) Software Test Analyst
14 11 (4.72%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (28.33%) .NET
2 35 (15.02%) XML
3 27 (11.59%) Web Services
4 24 (10.30%) SOAP
5 16 (6.87%) HTML
6 15 (6.44%) jQuery
7 14 (6.01%) .NET Framework
8 13 (5.58%) XSLT
9 12 (5.15%) Hibernate
9 12 (5.15%) Spring
9 12 (5.15%) CSS
9 12 (5.15%) JSP
9 12 (5.15%) Middleware
10 10 (4.29%) WCF
10 10 (4.29%) REST
10 10 (4.29%) LINQ
11 9 (3.86%) RESTful
11 9 (3.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 9 (3.86%) .NET Remoting
11 9 (3.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.73%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.00%) Animation
4 7 (3.00%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.15%) Open Source
6 5 (2.15%) Blog
6 5 (2.15%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.72%) Replication
8 2 (0.86%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.86%) Equities
9 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.43%) DTV
9 1 (0.43%) Physics
9 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.76%) Windows
2 54 (23.18%) Linux
3 17 (7.30%) Android
4 16 (6.87%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.00%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.15%) UNIX
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) CentOS
7 1 (0.43%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (31.33%) Manual Testing
3 65 (27.90%) Software Testing
4 60 (25.75%) Test Scripting
5 43 (18.45%) Test Automation
6 40 (17.17%) Scrum
6 40 (17.17%) TDD
7 38 (16.31%) Automation Testing
8 37 (15.88%) BDD
9 36 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (13.73%) MVC
11 29 (12.45%) Load Testing
12 27 (11.59%) Unit Testing
13 26 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (11.16%) Regression Testing
14 23 (9.87%) OO
15 20 (8.58%) Validation
15 20 (8.58%) Test Strategy
16 17 (7.30%) Test Management
16 17 (7.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (42.06%) SQL
2 69 (29.61%) Java
3 46 (19.74%) C#
4 26 (11.16%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.30%) C++
6 16 (6.87%) PHP
7 11 (4.72%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.72%) Ruby
8 10 (4.29%) Python
9 9 (3.86%) VB
9 9 (3.86%) XPath
9 9 (3.86%) C
9 9 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.29%) VBA
11 3 (1.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (31.33%) ISEB
2 43 (18.45%) ISTQB
2 43 (18.45%) Degree
3 11 (4.72%) HND
4 8 (3.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (49.36%) QA
2 9 (3.86%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.15%) Xen
3 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.58%) Puppet
3 5 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.44%) VMware
3 14 (6.01%) Telerik
4 10 (4.29%) Oracle
5 5 (2.15%) Google
6 2 (0.86%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.43%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.43%) Zend
7 1 (0.43%) Capita
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