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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 134 137 217
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +80
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 123 122 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 1.71% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.07% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 100 97 43
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,700 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
5491 5894 5978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.67% 82.54% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4402 4769 4929
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +27 82 £35,500 -5.33% 10
Cheshire +13 27 £32,500 +8.33% 10
Merseyside +6 9 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Lancashire -20 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 158 (66.11%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (50.21%) SQL
3 103 (43.10%) .NET
4 82 (34.31%) ISEB
5 80 (33.47%) QA
6 77 (32.22%) Manual Testing
7 75 (31.38%) Selenium
8 68 (28.45%) Test Scripting
9 63 (26.36%) Java
10 60 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (24.27%) C#
12 54 (22.59%) XML
13 50 (20.92%) Web Services
14 48 (20.08%) JavaScript
15 47 (19.67%) TDD
16 43 (17.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 43 (17.99%) Scrum
16 43 (17.99%) BDD
16 43 (17.99%) Automation Testing
17 38 (15.90%) SOAP
18 37 (15.48%) Finance
18 37 (15.48%) Software Testing
18 37 (15.48%) ISTQB
18 37 (15.48%) Degree
19 36 (15.06%) Test Automation
19 36 (15.06%) Regression Testing
19 36 (15.06%) HTML
20 35 (14.64%) Jenkins
21 34 (14.23%) Mentoring
22 33 (13.81%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 12 (5.02%) Apache
2 7 (2.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Magento
2 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.84%) Trello
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.51%) TCP/IP
1 6 (2.51%) Wireless
2 3 (1.26%) HTTP
3 1 (0.42%) SSH
3 1 (0.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.42%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.53%) MySQL
3 13 (5.44%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.67%) OLTP
5 4 (1.67%) VLDB
6 3 (1.26%) Big Data
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (31.38%) Selenium
2 35 (14.64%) Jenkins
3 33 (13.81%) SoapUI
4 30 (12.55%) SpecFlow
5 27 (11.30%) TeamCity
6 25 (10.46%) JIRA
7 21 (8.79%) Hudson
8 17 (7.11%) Cucumber
9 15 (6.28%) Git (software)
10 14 (5.86%) Maven
11 12 (5.02%) WatiN
11 12 (5.02%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (4.60%) JUnit
13 8 (3.35%) TestDirector
13 8 (3.35%) Gradle
14 7 (2.93%) Eclipse
15 6 (2.51%) WebDriver
16 5 (2.09%) PHPUnit
17 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
17 4 (1.67%) Mercurial
General
1 37 (15.48%) Finance
2 21 (8.79%) Retail
3 11 (4.60%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.51%) Military
4 6 (2.51%) Banking
4 6 (2.51%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.26%) Electronics
5 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 96 (40.17%) Tester
2 63 (26.36%) Analyst
3 59 (24.69%) Test Analyst
4 42 (17.57%) Developer
5 39 (16.32%) Software Tester
6 24 (10.04%) Software Engineer
7 20 (8.37%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.37%) Senior Tester
8 19 (7.95%) Test Leader
9 16 (6.69%) Technical Tester
10 14 (5.86%) Lead Tester
11 13 (5.44%) Automation Tester
11 13 (5.44%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (5.44%) .NET Developer
12 12 (5.02%) QA Tester
12 12 (5.02%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 11 (4.60%) Team Leader
14 10 (4.18%) Java Developer
15 9 (3.77%) Java Team Leader
16 8 (3.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (43.10%) .NET
2 54 (22.59%) XML
3 50 (20.92%) Web Services
4 38 (15.90%) SOAP
5 36 (15.06%) HTML
6 22 (9.21%) CSS
7 21 (8.79%) Hibernate
8 20 (8.37%) jQuery
9 19 (7.95%) ASP.NET
10 18 (7.53%) Spring
11 17 (7.11%) .NET Framework
12 16 (6.69%) REST
13 15 (6.28%) JSON
14 13 (5.44%) WCF
14 13 (5.44%) JSP
15 10 (4.18%) Servlets
15 10 (4.18%) XSLT
15 10 (4.18%) JMS
15 10 (4.18%) WSDL
15 10 (4.18%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.04%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.69%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.28%) Replication
3 15 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (3.77%) User Experience
5 6 (2.51%) Open Source
6 4 (1.67%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.84%) DTV
8 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.84%) Equities
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Physics
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Arduino
9 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.42%) iPhone
9 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.81%) Windows
1 33 (13.81%) Linux
2 30 (12.55%) Android
3 29 (12.13%) Apple iOS
4 19 (7.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (66.11%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.22%) Manual Testing
3 68 (28.45%) Test Scripting
4 60 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (19.67%) TDD
6 43 (17.99%) Scrum
6 43 (17.99%) BDD
6 43 (17.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (17.99%) Automation Testing
7 37 (15.48%) Software Testing
8 36 (15.06%) Test Automation
8 36 (15.06%) Regression Testing
9 34 (14.23%) Mentoring
10 30 (12.55%) OO
11 29 (12.13%) Unit Testing
12 27 (11.30%) System Testing
13 26 (10.88%) Compatibility Testing
13 26 (10.88%) MVC
14 23 (9.62%) DSDM
15 19 (7.95%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (50.21%) SQL
2 63 (26.36%) Java
3 58 (24.27%) C#
4 48 (20.08%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.86%) C++
6 12 (5.02%) PHP
6 12 (5.02%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.60%) C
8 9 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.51%) Ruby
9 6 (2.51%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.67%) VB
11 3 (1.26%) VBScript
12 1 (0.42%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (34.31%) ISEB
2 37 (15.48%) ISTQB
2 37 (15.48%) Degree
3 12 (5.02%) HND
4 9 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.09%) CISSP
5 5 (2.09%) CISA
6 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (33.47%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.69%) Oracle
3 15 (6.28%) Telerik
4 14 (5.86%) VMware
5 7 (2.93%) SAP
6 5 (2.09%) Zend
7 1 (0.42%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.42%) Unisys
7 1 (0.42%) IBM
7 1 (0.42%) Capita
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