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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 150 148 174
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 118 99 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.46% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.82% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 86 85 69
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
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
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +26 72 £43,750 +15.13% 17
Cheshire -9 33 £35,000 - 6
Merseyside +8 10 £33,000 +1.53% 3
Lancashire -6 3 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 115 (51.80%) QA
2 110 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (39.64%) SQL
4 70 (31.53%) Selenium
5 69 (31.08%) Windows
6 65 (29.28%) Manual Testing
7 63 (28.38%) Software Testing
8 60 (27.03%) ISEB
9 59 (26.58%) Java
10 49 (22.07%) Finance
11 48 (21.62%) .NET
11 48 (21.62%) TDD
12 47 (21.17%) QuickTest Pro
13 46 (20.72%) C#
14 45 (20.27%) Test Scripting
15 42 (18.92%) Linux
16 39 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (14.86%) ISTQB
17 33 (14.86%) Scrum
18 30 (13.51%) Degree
19 29 (13.06%) Web Services
20 28 (12.61%) SQL Server
20 28 (12.61%) OO
20 28 (12.61%) BDD
21 27 (12.16%) Cucumber
21 27 (12.16%) Microsoft
21 27 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
22 26 (11.71%) Test Automation
22 26 (11.71%) XML
22 26 (11.71%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (7.21%) Apache
2 15 (6.76%) JBoss
3 7 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.25%) IIS
4 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.25%) Jetty
4 5 (2.25%) nginx
5 4 (1.80%) SAS
6 2 (0.90%) WordPress
7 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.25%) Google App Engine
2 5 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) Trello
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.05%) Wireless
2 7 (3.15%) HTTP
3 5 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.25%) DNS
3 5 (2.25%) IPsec
3 5 (2.25%) DHCP
3 5 (2.25%) FTP
4 3 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.91%) MySQL
3 10 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.25%) Big Data
5 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (31.53%) Selenium
2 47 (21.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (12.16%) Cucumber
4 24 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 22 (9.91%) JIRA
6 21 (9.46%) Jenkins
7 17 (7.66%) WebDriver
8 14 (6.31%) JUnit
9 12 (5.41%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.50%) FitNesse
11 8 (3.60%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.15%) Subversion
13 6 (2.70%) Bugzilla
13 6 (2.70%) MSTest
13 6 (2.70%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.70%) Gradle
14 5 (2.25%) Hudson
14 5 (2.25%) EasyMock
14 5 (2.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (22.07%) Finance
2 23 (10.36%) Retail
3 10 (4.50%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.25%) German Language
4 5 (2.25%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.25%) Turkish Language
5 4 (1.80%) Military
6 3 (1.35%) Electronics
6 3 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (24.32%) Analyst
2 48 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 46 (20.72%) Tester
4 44 (19.82%) Developer
5 32 (14.41%) Software Engineer
6 28 (12.61%) Software Tester
7 24 (10.81%) Test Manager
8 20 (9.01%) Test Engineer
9 19 (8.56%) Senior Developer
10 17 (7.66%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (7.66%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (7.66%) PHP Developer
11 15 (6.76%) QA Analyst
11 15 (6.76%) Software Test Engineer
12 13 (5.86%) QA Tester
13 10 (4.50%) Software Test Analyst
14 8 (3.60%) QA Leader
14 8 (3.60%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.60%) .NET Developer
14 8 (3.60%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.62%) .NET
2 29 (13.06%) Web Services
3 26 (11.71%) XML
4 20 (9.01%) HTML
4 20 (9.01%) WCF
5 18 (8.11%) LINQ
5 18 (8.11%) CSS
6 17 (7.66%) jQuery
7 15 (6.76%) SOAP
8 14 (6.31%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.41%) XSLT
10 11 (4.95%) Symfony
10 11 (4.95%) Laravel
11 10 (4.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (4.05%) Ninject
12 9 (4.05%) .NET Remoting
12 9 (4.05%) RESTful
12 9 (4.05%) Middleware
12 9 (4.05%) XSD
13 7 (3.15%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.60%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.15%) Animation
6 6 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.25%) Blog
7 5 (2.25%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.90%) Open Source
10 1 (0.45%) iPad
10 1 (0.45%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) DTV
10 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 69 (31.08%) Windows
2 42 (18.92%) Linux
3 10 (4.50%) Android
3 10 (4.50%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.15%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
6 1 (0.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.28%) Manual Testing
3 63 (28.38%) Software Testing
4 48 (21.62%) TDD
5 45 (20.27%) Test Scripting
6 39 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (14.86%) Scrum
8 28 (12.61%) OO
8 28 (12.61%) BDD
9 26 (11.71%) Test Automation
9 26 (11.71%) MVC
10 25 (11.26%) Automation Testing
11 24 (10.81%) Load Testing
12 21 (9.46%) Validation
12 21 (9.46%) E-Commerce
13 20 (9.01%) Unit Testing
14 19 (8.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (7.66%) Software Engineering
15 17 (7.66%) Test Strategy
15 17 (7.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.64%) SQL
2 59 (26.58%) Java
3 46 (20.72%) C#
4 25 (11.26%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.36%) PHP
6 16 (7.21%) C++
7 12 (5.41%) Ruby
8 11 (4.95%) Python
9 10 (4.50%) C
10 9 (4.05%) VB
10 9 (4.05%) XPath
10 9 (4.05%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.15%) VBA
12 5 (2.25%) PHP5
13 4 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
14 1 (0.45%) Perl
14 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 60 (27.03%) ISEB
2 33 (14.86%) ISTQB
3 30 (13.51%) Degree
4 8 (3.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (51.80%) QA
2 9 (4.05%) SLA
3 4 (1.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.25%) Xen
3 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.70%) Puppet
3 5 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.60%) VMware
3 7 (3.15%) Zend
4 6 (2.70%) Oracle
5 5 (2.25%) Google
6 4 (1.80%) Telerik
7 2 (0.90%) Wonderware
7 2 (0.90%) SAP
7 2 (0.90%) HP
7 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Stockport
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Stockport
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