The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 142 185 164
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -21
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 102 65 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 0.89% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.14% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 88 54 85
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 £28,000 £28,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5698 5700 5697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.91% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4534 4846 5017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +35 58 £38,750 -3.12% 11
Cheshire +6 22 £30,000 +2.56% 2
Merseyside -7 17 £32,500 +5.69% 3
Lancashire - 3 £31,250 - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 90 (40.72%) QA
2 80 (36.20%) SQL
3 67 (30.32%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (27.60%) Selenium
5 57 (25.79%) TDD
6 56 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (22.62%) MVC
7 50 (22.62%) ISEB
8 47 (21.27%) C#
8 47 (21.27%) .NET
9 46 (20.81%) JavaScript
9 46 (20.81%) Linux
10 45 (20.36%) Java
10 45 (20.36%) Software Testing
11 44 (19.91%) HTML
11 44 (19.91%) Web Services
11 44 (19.91%) Git (software)
12 43 (19.46%) CSS
13 40 (18.10%) PHP
14 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 39 (17.65%) Manual Testing
15 38 (17.19%) jQuery
15 38 (17.19%) OO
15 38 (17.19%) MySQL
16 35 (15.84%) Symfony
17 33 (14.93%) Software Engineering
18 32 (14.48%) Windows
19 30 (13.57%) BDD
20 29 (13.12%) QuickTest Pro
20 29 (13.12%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (8.14%) Apache
2 17 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 5 (2.26%) nginx
4 4 (1.81%) SAS
5 3 (1.36%) Node.js
6 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.90%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.45%) WordPress
7 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.52%) HTTP
2 8 (3.62%) Internet
3 7 (3.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.19%) MySQL
2 29 (13.12%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.81%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (27.60%) Selenium
2 44 (19.91%) Git (software)
3 29 (13.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (12.67%) JIRA
5 24 (10.86%) Cucumber
6 17 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 16 (7.24%) Eclipse
8 13 (5.88%) JUnit
8 13 (5.88%) Hudson
8 13 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 12 (5.43%) Subversion
9 12 (5.43%) TestPartner
10 9 (4.07%) LoadRunner
10 9 (4.07%) Bugzilla
10 9 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (4.07%) PHPUnit
11 8 (3.62%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.62%) jMock
11 8 (3.62%) TeamCity
11 8 (3.62%) EasyMock
General
1 23 (10.41%) Marketing
2 15 (6.79%) Retail
3 7 (3.17%) Finance
4 6 (2.71%) Military
5 5 (2.26%) Electronics
6 2 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (32.58%) Developer
2 43 (19.46%) Analyst
3 39 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 32 (14.48%) Software Engineer
5 31 (14.03%) Tester
6 25 (11.31%) PHP Developer
7 21 (9.50%) .NET Developer
8 20 (9.05%) Software Tester
9 17 (7.69%) Test Engineer
10 15 (6.79%) C# Developer
10 15 (6.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (6.33%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (6.33%) Software Developer
12 11 (4.98%) Lead Developer
12 11 (4.98%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (4.98%) .NET Software Engineer
13 10 (4.52%) QA Engineer
14 9 (4.07%) Development Manager
15 8 (3.62%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.27%) .NET
2 44 (19.91%) HTML
2 44 (19.91%) Web Services
3 43 (19.46%) CSS
4 38 (17.19%) jQuery
5 35 (15.84%) Symfony
6 17 (7.69%) WCF
7 15 (6.79%) LINQ
8 14 (6.33%) XML
8 14 (6.33%) HTML5
8 14 (6.33%) Ninject
9 12 (5.43%) RESTful
10 11 (4.98%) Laravel
11 10 (4.52%) ASP.NET
11 10 (4.52%) Ajax
11 10 (4.52%) .NET Framework
12 9 (4.07%) GWT
13 8 (3.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (3.62%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (3.17%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.69%) Xbox
2 15 (6.79%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.52%) Open Source
5 8 (3.62%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.71%) Animation
6 6 (2.71%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.26%) Replication
7 5 (2.26%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.81%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.36%) Social Media
10 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.45%) DTV
11 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.45%) RenderMan
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.81%) Linux
2 32 (14.48%) Windows
3 10 (4.52%) UNIX
4 7 (3.17%) Android
4 7 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.71%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.32%) Continuous Integration
2 57 (25.79%) TDD
3 56 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (22.62%) MVC
5 45 (20.36%) Software Testing
6 39 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 38 (17.19%) OO
8 33 (14.93%) Software Engineering
9 30 (13.57%) BDD
10 26 (11.76%) Scrum
11 23 (10.41%) Project Management
11 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
12 22 (9.95%) Test Scripting
12 22 (9.95%) Automation Testing
13 21 (9.50%) Load Testing
14 19 (8.60%) OO PHP
15 18 (8.14%) Unit Testing
15 18 (8.14%) SOA
16 17 (7.69%) E-Commerce
16 17 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.20%) SQL
2 47 (21.27%) C#
3 46 (20.81%) JavaScript
4 45 (20.36%) Java
5 40 (18.10%) PHP
6 18 (8.14%) Ruby
7 12 (5.43%) PHP5
8 11 (4.98%) Python
9 10 (4.52%) VBA
10 9 (4.07%) C++
11 5 (2.26%) C
11 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.36%) VBScript
13 2 (0.90%) XAML
13 2 (0.90%) XPath
14 1 (0.45%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 50 (22.62%) ISEB
2 21 (9.50%) ISTQB
2 21 (9.50%) Degree
3 12 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.81%) HNC
4 4 (1.81%) HND
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (40.72%) QA
2 7 (3.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.26%) Capistrano
2 5 (2.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.33%) Oracle
3 13 (5.88%) Zend
4 9 (4.07%) HP
4 9 (4.07%) Google
5 8 (3.62%) VMware
6 4 (1.81%) SAP
6 4 (1.81%) Compuware
7 3 (1.36%) Wonderware
7 3 (1.36%) Apple
7 3 (1.36%) Facebook
8 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.90%) WSO2
8 2 (0.90%) IBM
9 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
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