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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 140 136 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 99 127 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 1.80% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.10% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 93 114 101
Average salary £37,500 £35,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
4897 6053 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.43% 85.65% 84.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4054 5134 4633
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 -11 57 £38,500 +8.45% 19
Cheshire +31 22 £32,500 - 6
Merseyside -6 16 £37,000 -1.98% 1
Lancashire +20 8 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (62.01%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (48.03%) QA
3 103 (44.98%) Selenium
4 75 (32.75%) ISEB
5 74 (32.31%) Test Scripting
6 72 (31.44%) JIRA
7 67 (29.26%) Manual Testing
7 67 (29.26%) SQL
8 66 (28.82%) Windows
9 62 (27.07%) Degree
9 62 (27.07%) Functional Testing
10 60 (26.20%) C#
11 58 (25.33%) Java
11 58 (25.33%) .NET
12 55 (24.02%) Cucumber
13 52 (22.71%) Scrum
13 52 (22.71%) Test Automation
14 46 (20.09%) TDD
15 45 (19.65%) SDLC
16 44 (19.21%) Defect Management
16 44 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (19.21%) ISTQB
17 41 (17.90%) SQL Server
18 39 (17.03%) Finance
18 39 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 38 (16.59%) BDD
20 37 (16.16%) Web Services
21 36 (15.72%) Software Testing
22 35 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
23 34 (14.85%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (5.24%) Node.js
2 5 (2.18%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) Alfresco
3 2 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.44%) Confluence
4 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) Mingle
2 2 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.87%) SaaS
3 2 (0.87%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.18%) PuTTY
1 5 (2.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.99%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.37%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.93%) MySQL
5 5 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.18%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.18%) SAP BI
5 5 (2.18%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (44.98%) Selenium
2 72 (31.44%) JIRA
3 55 (24.02%) Cucumber
4 33 (14.41%) HP UFT
5 22 (9.61%) FitNesse
6 17 (7.42%) Git (software)
7 16 (6.99%) Jenkins
8 14 (6.11%) SpecFlow
8 14 (6.11%) WebDriver
9 11 (4.80%) NUnit
10 10 (4.37%) Ant
10 10 (4.37%) Subversion
11 9 (3.93%) Maven
11 9 (3.93%) Mercurial
11 9 (3.93%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.06%) Bugzilla
12 7 (3.06%) JMeter
12 7 (3.06%) Sahi
12 7 (3.06%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (17.03%) Finance
2 12 (5.24%) Retail
3 8 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (38.43%) Tester
2 55 (24.02%) Analyst
3 54 (23.58%) Software Tester
4 44 (19.21%) Test Analyst
5 41 (17.90%) QA Tester
6 32 (13.97%) Automated Tester
7 31 (13.54%) Developer
8 28 (12.23%) Test Engineer
9 22 (9.61%) QA Engineer
9 22 (9.61%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 22 (9.61%) Senior Tester
10 20 (8.73%) QA Leader
11 19 (8.30%) .NET Developer
11 19 (8.30%) Senior QA Tester
12 18 (7.86%) Lead Tester
13 17 (7.42%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (7.42%) C# Developer
14 15 (6.55%) Software QA Tester
15 14 (6.11%) Automation Tester
16 12 (5.24%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.33%) .NET
2 37 (16.16%) Web Services
3 31 (13.54%) XML
4 24 (10.48%) HTML
5 19 (8.30%) CSS
6 15 (6.55%) AngularJS
6 15 (6.55%) jQuery
7 14 (6.11%) XSLT
8 12 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (4.80%) RESTful
10 10 (4.37%) JSON
11 9 (3.93%) SOAP
12 7 (3.06%) Gherkin
12 7 (3.06%) HTML5
13 5 (2.18%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET
14 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (1.75%) REST
15 3 (1.31%) J2EE
15 3 (1.31%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.92%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.18%) FMCG
5 4 (1.75%) Informatics
5 4 (1.75%) User Experience
6 3 (1.31%) Wiki
7 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.87%) Telematics
8 1 (0.44%) Animation
8 1 (0.44%) LIMS
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (28.82%) Windows
2 22 (9.61%) Windows 10
3 20 (8.73%) Mac OS X
3 20 (8.73%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.30%) Apple iOS
4 19 (8.30%) Linux
5 16 (6.99%) Android
6 6 (2.62%) Unix
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (62.01%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.31%) Test Scripting
3 67 (29.26%) Manual Testing
4 62 (27.07%) Functional Testing
5 52 (22.71%) Scrum
5 52 (22.71%) Test Automation
6 46 (20.09%) TDD
7 45 (19.65%) SDLC
8 44 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (19.21%) Defect Management
9 39 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (16.59%) BDD
11 36 (15.72%) Software Testing
12 26 (11.35%) Regression Testing
13 23 (10.04%) Defect Tracking
14 22 (9.61%) RAD
15 21 (9.17%) QA Automation
15 21 (9.17%) Workflow
16 20 (8.73%) Automation Testing
16 20 (8.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.26%) SQL
2 60 (26.20%) C#
3 58 (25.33%) Java
4 27 (11.79%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.24%) Ruby
6 7 (3.06%) PHP
6 7 (3.06%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.06%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.18%) ABAP
7 5 (2.18%) C
7 5 (2.18%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.87%) Python
8 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.87%) XQuery
9 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 75 (32.75%) ISEB
2 62 (27.07%) Degree
3 44 (19.21%) ISTQB
4 14 (6.11%) HND
4 14 (6.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (48.03%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.18%) Docker
4 2 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.75%) Puppet
2 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 33 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.48%) VMware
3 17 (7.42%) HP
4 12 (5.24%) Telerik
5 6 (2.62%) Oracle
5 6 (2.62%) SAP
6 4 (1.75%) IBM
6 4 (1.75%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.87%) Apple
7 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix
8 1 (0.44%) New Relic
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