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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North West
Rank 106 134 146
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 164 96 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.77% 1.73% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.99% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 135 84 99
Median salary £52,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +13.33%

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
5267 4836 5924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.83% 87.39% 86.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4420 4018 5077
Median salary £42,500 £42,469 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.07% +6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +49 140 £55,000 +44.73% 16
Cheshire +4 13 £30,000 -7.69%
Lancashire -6 9 £38,250 -4.37%
Merseyside -22 2 £41,750 +19.28%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 210 (73.43%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
3 110 (38.46%) Java
4 100 (34.97%) Test Scripting
5 99 (34.62%) QA
6 95 (33.22%) SQL
7 90 (31.47%) Scrum
8 86 (30.07%) Selenium
9 83 (29.02%) SDLC
10 82 (28.67%) C#
11 77 (26.92%) Test Automation
12 74 (25.87%) OO
13 62 (21.68%) BDD
14 61 (21.33%) NoSQL
15 60 (20.98%) ISEB
16 58 (20.28%) TDD
17 56 (19.58%) Degree
18 50 (17.48%) Git (software)
19 49 (17.13%) Data Structures
19 49 (17.13%) Algorithms
20 48 (16.78%) ISTQB
21 44 (15.38%) Web Services
22 43 (15.03%) Manual Testing
23 41 (14.34%) .NET
23 41 (14.34%) Finance
24 40 (13.99%) Regression Testing
25 39 (13.64%) PHP
26 38 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
26 38 (13.29%) Subversion
27 37 (12.94%) Software Engineering

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 7 (2.45%) JBoss
2 6 (2.10%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.75%) Jetty
3 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.40%) Apache
4 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.35%) CICS
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.35%) nginx
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.70%) Magento
3 1 (0.35%) BASE24
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.15%) GitHub
4 3 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.10%) HTTP
2 3 (1.05%) LDAP
3 2 (0.70%) IMAP
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) SMTP
3 2 (0.70%) SS7
4 1 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.33%) NoSQL
2 35 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 30 (10.49%) Relational Database
4 24 (8.39%) RDBMS
5 12 (4.20%) MySQL
6 9 (3.15%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.75%) Big Data
8 5 (1.75%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.75%) Redis
8 5 (1.75%) Riak
9 4 (1.40%) DB2
9 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 86 (30.07%) Selenium
2 50 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 38 (13.29%) Subversion
4 36 (12.59%) JIRA
5 35 (12.24%) Cucumber
6 33 (11.54%) Mercurial
7 22 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.24%) HP UFT
9 13 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (4.55%) WebDriver
10 12 (4.20%) FitNesse
10 12 (4.20%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.15%) Broccoli
11 9 (3.15%) Grunt
11 9 (3.15%) gulp
11 9 (3.15%) JSHint
12 8 (2.80%) SpecFlow
13 7 (2.45%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.10%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.10%) NUnit
General
1 41 (14.34%) Finance
2 14 (4.90%) Banking
3 13 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.45%) Retail
6 6 (2.10%) Games
7 5 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.40%) Legal
9 3 (1.05%) Billing
9 3 (1.05%) Electronics
9 3 (1.05%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (25.17%) Tester
2 58 (20.28%) Analyst
3 56 (19.58%) Test Analyst
4 52 (18.18%) Developer
5 39 (13.64%) Automation Tester
6 37 (12.94%) Software Tester
6 37 (12.94%) Test Engineer
7 29 (10.14%) Architect
7 29 (10.14%) Java Developer
8 28 (9.79%) Technical Architect
9 26 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
10 25 (8.74%) QA Tester
11 23 (8.04%) C# Architect
11 23 (8.04%) Java Architect
11 23 (8.04%) Java Technical Architect
11 23 (8.04%) PHP Architect
11 23 (8.04%) PHP Technical Architect
12 22 (7.69%) Senior Tester
13 21 (7.34%) Senior Developer
14 20 (6.99%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.38%) Web Services
2 41 (14.34%) .NET
3 23 (8.04%) HTML
4 20 (6.99%) CSS
5 18 (6.29%) AngularJS
6 16 (5.59%) HTML5
6 16 (5.59%) jQuery
7 15 (5.24%) J2EE
7 15 (5.24%) SOAP
7 15 (5.24%) Spring
8 14 (4.90%) CSS3
8 14 (4.90%) Gherkin
9 13 (4.55%) Node.js
9 13 (4.55%) RESTful
10 12 (4.20%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.85%) .NET Framework
11 11 (3.85%) Hibernate
11 11 (3.85%) JSON
11 11 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.13%) Algorithms
1 49 (17.13%) Data Structures
2 38 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.34%) iPad
5 12 (4.20%) User Experience
6 9 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.75%) Replication
8 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.05%) iSeries
9 3 (1.05%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.70%) RIA
11 1 (0.35%) IVR
11 1 (0.35%) PMI
11 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.84%) Windows
2 21 (7.34%) Android
2 21 (7.34%) Apple iOS
3 19 (6.64%) Linux
4 12 (4.20%) Mac OS X
4 12 (4.20%) Windows 10
4 12 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.10%) Unix
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (73.43%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
3 100 (34.97%) Test Scripting
4 90 (31.47%) Scrum
5 83 (29.02%) SDLC
6 77 (26.92%) Test Automation
7 74 (25.87%) OO
8 62 (21.68%) BDD
9 58 (20.28%) TDD
10 43 (15.03%) Manual Testing
11 40 (13.99%) Regression Testing
12 37 (12.94%) Software Engineering
13 35 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (11.54%) Configuration Management
15 32 (11.19%) Kanban
15 32 (11.19%) Risk Management
16 29 (10.14%) Defect Tracking
16 29 (10.14%) Software Testing
17 28 (9.79%) RUP
18 27 (9.44%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (38.46%) Java
2 95 (33.22%) SQL
3 82 (28.67%) C#
4 39 (13.64%) PHP
5 33 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.24%) Python
7 10 (3.50%) Ruby
8 9 (3.15%) ES6
9 6 (2.10%) C++
10 4 (1.40%) Scala
10 4 (1.40%) VBScript
11 3 (1.05%) Clojure
11 3 (1.05%) Haskell
12 2 (0.70%) C
12 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.35%) COBOL
13 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (20.98%) ISEB
2 56 (19.58%) Degree
3 48 (16.78%) ISTQB
4 25 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) HND
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (34.62%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) GCP
2 1 (0.35%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.75%) Docker
4 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.35%) KVM
5 1 (0.35%) Varnish
5 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.10%) Puppet
2 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.70%) Ansible
3 2 (0.70%) Packer
4 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.35%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.59%) VMware
3 11 (3.85%) Oracle
4 3 (1.05%) SAP
4 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.05%) Sun
5 2 (0.70%) Aquila
5 2 (0.70%) Google
5 2 (0.70%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.35%) BMC
6 1 (0.35%) Chordiant
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) NetApp
6 1 (0.35%) New Relic
6 1 (0.35%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £26000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago