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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 152 147 153
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 83 115 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.80% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.04% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 71 95 89
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
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
4806 5642 6036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.83% 88.29% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4065 4585 4819
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 £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -2 70 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Cheshire +17 6 £35,000 - 5
Merseyside -1 4 £32,500 +14.03% 4
Lancashire +13 3 £27,500 - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 101 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (42.71%) Selenium
3 67 (34.90%) QA
4 63 (32.81%) Java
5 61 (31.77%) Test Scripting
6 49 (25.52%) Scrum
7 47 (24.48%) SQL
8 45 (23.44%) Web Services
8 45 (23.44%) SDLC
9 44 (22.92%) .NET
10 43 (22.40%) ISTQB
11 42 (21.88%) Manual Testing
11 42 (21.88%) Windows
12 41 (21.35%) ISEB
12 41 (21.35%) JIRA
13 40 (20.83%) Test Automation
14 36 (18.75%) TDD
15 35 (18.23%) JavaScript
15 35 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (17.71%) Cucumber
17 33 (17.19%) Git (software)
18 32 (16.67%) JSON
19 31 (16.15%) Degree
19 31 (16.15%) BDD
20 30 (15.63%) Software Testing
20 30 (15.63%) C#
20 30 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (15.10%) SQL Server
21 29 (15.10%) SOAP
21 29 (15.10%) Android

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 6 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.56%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.60%) Internet
2 4 (2.08%) HTTP
3 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 82 (42.71%) Selenium
2 41 (21.35%) JIRA
3 34 (17.71%) Cucumber
4 33 (17.19%) Git (software)
5 20 (10.42%) Appium
6 18 (9.38%) HP UFT
7 14 (7.29%) Jenkins
7 14 (7.29%) Redmine
8 13 (6.77%) FitNesse
8 13 (6.77%) Mercurial
9 12 (6.25%) Calabash
9 12 (6.25%) WebDriver
10 10 (5.21%) Subversion
11 6 (3.13%) Maven
11 6 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.60%) JUnit
13 4 (2.08%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.08%) Gerrit
13 4 (2.08%) JMeter
13 4 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 15 (7.81%) Finance
2 3 (1.56%) Games
2 3 (1.56%) Legal
2 3 (1.56%) Retail
2 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (35.94%) Tester
2 45 (23.44%) Analyst
3 44 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 35 (18.23%) Automation Tester
5 34 (17.71%) Developer
6 33 (17.19%) Software Tester
7 27 (14.06%) Test Engineer
8 20 (10.42%) QA Tester
9 17 (8.85%) Senior Tester
10 15 (7.81%) Java Developer
10 15 (7.81%) Senior Developer
11 14 (7.29%) Lead Tester
12 13 (6.77%) Software Analyst
12 13 (6.77%) Software Test Analyst
12 13 (6.77%) Test Automation Engineer
13 12 (6.25%) QA Leader
13 12 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 12 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (5.21%) QA Analyst
14 10 (5.21%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.44%) Web Services
2 44 (22.92%) .NET
3 32 (16.67%) JSON
4 29 (15.10%) SOAP
5 27 (14.06%) XML
6 24 (12.50%) RESTful
7 18 (9.38%) HTML
8 16 (8.33%) JSP
9 14 (7.29%) Grails
10 12 (6.25%) CSS
11 8 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.17%) J2EE
11 8 (4.17%) REST
12 7 (3.65%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.65%) ASP.NET
13 6 (3.13%) HTML5
14 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (2.08%) jQuery
15 4 (2.08%) WebRTC
16 3 (1.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (14.58%) Mobile App
3 14 (7.29%) iPad
4 12 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.04%) Telematics
7 2 (1.04%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Animation
8 1 (0.52%) LIMS
8 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.88%) Windows
2 29 (15.10%) Android
3 27 (14.06%) Apple iOS
4 17 (8.85%) Windows 10
5 16 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 13 (6.77%) Linux
7 11 (5.73%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (31.77%) Test Scripting
3 49 (25.52%) Scrum
4 45 (23.44%) SDLC
5 42 (21.88%) Manual Testing
6 40 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 36 (18.75%) TDD
8 35 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (16.15%) BDD
10 30 (15.63%) Software Testing
11 26 (13.54%) Defect Management
12 22 (11.46%) Functional Testing
13 20 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (9.38%) Line Management
15 17 (8.85%) Automation Testing
16 16 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
16 16 (8.33%) MVC
16 16 (8.33%) Test Strategy
17 15 (7.81%) Android Development
18 14 (7.29%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.81%) Java
2 47 (24.48%) SQL
3 35 (18.23%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.63%) C#
5 14 (7.29%) Objective-C
6 6 (3.13%) Ruby
7 5 (2.60%) PHP
7 5 (2.60%) Python
8 3 (1.56%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) Scala
10 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) SOQL
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (22.40%) ISTQB
2 41 (21.35%) ISEB
3 31 (16.15%) Degree
4 9 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (34.90%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.90%) VMware
3 16 (8.33%) Google
4 13 (6.77%) Apple
5 12 (6.25%) Perforce
6 9 (4.69%) Oracle
7 3 (1.56%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.56%) Telerik
8 2 (1.04%) hybris
9 1 (0.52%) Cognos
9 1 (0.52%) HP
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