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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 145 150 156
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 87 115 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 1.79% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.05% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 78 92 92
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
4883 5618 6116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.67% 87.52% 85.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4118 4463 4928
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 3 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 3 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 +7 70 £40,000 +11.11% 17
Merseyside +14 10 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Cheshire +8 7 £36,250 +11.53% 2
Lancashire +5 6 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 104 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (44.02%) Selenium
3 77 (41.85%) QA
4 64 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 58 (31.52%) JIRA
6 56 (30.43%) Manual Testing
7 54 (29.35%) Java
8 49 (26.63%) ISEB
9 44 (23.91%) Web Services
10 43 (23.37%) Scrum
10 43 (23.37%) ISTQB
11 42 (22.83%) SDLC
12 41 (22.28%) SQL
13 40 (21.74%) Windows
13 40 (21.74%) TDD
13 40 (21.74%) Degree
13 40 (21.74%) Test Automation
14 39 (21.20%) .NET
15 37 (20.11%) Cucumber
16 34 (18.48%) BDD
16 34 (18.48%) Functional Testing
17 33 (17.93%) Software Testing
18 32 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (17.39%) Defect Management
19 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (16.30%) SQL Server
21 28 (15.22%) Git (software)
22 27 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 27 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (13.59%) JavaScript

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 2 (1.09%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.54%) IIS
2 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.63%) PuTTY
1 3 (1.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.63%) MySQL
5 3 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.54%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 81 (44.02%) Selenium
2 58 (31.52%) JIRA
3 37 (20.11%) Cucumber
4 28 (15.22%) Git (software)
5 21 (11.41%) HP UFT
6 16 (8.70%) FitNesse
7 15 (8.15%) Appium
8 14 (7.61%) Mercurial
9 13 (7.07%) WebDriver
10 12 (6.52%) Subversion
11 11 (5.98%) Jenkins
12 9 (4.89%) Calabash
12 9 (4.89%) Redmine
13 8 (4.35%) Maven
14 7 (3.80%) JMeter
14 7 (3.80%) NUnit
14 7 (3.80%) SoapUI
14 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (3.26%) SpecFlow
16 5 (2.72%) Bugzilla
General
1 23 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.89%) Retail
3 6 (3.26%) Legal
4 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (38.59%) Tester
2 46 (25.00%) Analyst
3 43 (23.37%) Test Analyst
4 38 (20.65%) Software Tester
5 35 (19.02%) Automation Tester
6 32 (17.39%) Test Engineer
7 26 (14.13%) QA Tester
8 24 (13.04%) Developer
9 17 (9.24%) Senior Tester
10 16 (8.70%) QA Engineer
11 15 (8.15%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (7.07%) QA Analyst
12 13 (7.07%) QA Test Analyst
13 12 (6.52%) Lead Tester
13 12 (6.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 12 (6.52%) Selenium Tester
14 11 (5.98%) QA Test Engineer
14 11 (5.98%) Software Analyst
14 11 (5.98%) Software Test Analyst
15 10 (5.43%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.91%) Web Services
2 39 (21.20%) .NET
3 23 (12.50%) XML
4 21 (11.41%) RESTful
5 20 (10.87%) JSON
5 20 (10.87%) SOAP
6 11 (5.98%) HTML
7 9 (4.89%) Grails
7 9 (4.89%) JSP
8 7 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.26%) CSS
10 5 (2.72%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.72%) HTML5
11 4 (2.17%) WebRTC
12 3 (1.63%) Android SDK
12 3 (1.63%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.63%) CSS3
12 3 (1.63%) jQuery
12 3 (1.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.87%) Mobile App
3 16 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.35%) iPad
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.09%) Telematics
7 1 (0.54%) Animation
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.74%) Windows
2 21 (11.41%) Android
3 18 (9.78%) Apple iOS
4 16 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 13 (7.07%) Mac OS X
6 9 (4.89%) Linux
6 9 (4.89%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.78%) Test Scripting
3 56 (30.43%) Manual Testing
4 43 (23.37%) Scrum
5 42 (22.83%) SDLC
6 40 (21.74%) TDD
6 40 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 34 (18.48%) BDD
7 34 (18.48%) Functional Testing
8 33 (17.93%) Software Testing
9 32 (17.39%) Defect Management
9 32 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 21 (11.41%) Automation Testing
13 17 (9.24%) Regression Testing
14 16 (8.70%) MVC
14 16 (8.70%) RAD
15 14 (7.61%) Workflow
16 13 (7.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.35%) Java
2 41 (22.28%) SQL
3 25 (13.59%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.50%) C#
5 10 (5.43%) Objective-C
6 9 (4.89%) PHP
7 7 (3.80%) Ruby
8 3 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.63%) Python
9 1 (0.54%) ABAP
9 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.54%) SOQL
9 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.54%) VBA
9 1 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 49 (26.63%) ISEB
2 43 (23.37%) ISTQB
3 40 (21.74%) Degree
4 8 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.26%) HND
6 5 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (41.85%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.17%) Docker
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.24%) VMware
3 12 (6.52%) Google
4 10 (5.43%) Apple
5 9 (4.89%) Perforce
6 7 (3.80%) Oracle
6 7 (3.80%) Telerik
7 6 (3.26%) HP
8 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) Cognos
9 1 (0.54%) SAP
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