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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 135 154 173
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 123 99 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.38% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.66% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 103 87 57
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £58,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +30 87 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Cheshire +1 22 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Merseyside +14 12 £28,000 -23.28% 3
Lancashire -7 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 167 (69.29%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (44.81%) SQL
3 104 (43.15%) .NET
4 88 (36.51%) QA
5 78 (32.37%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (31.12%) Web Services
7 73 (30.29%) Test Scripting
8 71 (29.46%) Selenium
9 67 (27.80%) ISEB
9 67 (27.80%) Java
9 67 (27.80%) Manual Testing
10 64 (26.56%) C#
11 63 (26.14%) TDD
12 58 (24.07%) Degree
13 57 (23.65%) Finance
13 57 (23.65%) SDLC
14 55 (22.82%) BDD
14 55 (22.82%) XML
15 54 (22.41%) JavaScript
15 54 (22.41%) Scrum
16 49 (20.33%) HTML
17 46 (19.09%) OO
18 45 (18.67%) Mentoring
19 44 (18.26%) Microsoft
20 42 (17.43%) SOAP
21 40 (16.60%) SQL Server
22 38 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
23 36 (14.94%) Windows
24 35 (14.52%) SoapUI
25 34 (14.11%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (5.81%) IIS
2 13 (5.39%) JBoss
3 12 (4.98%) Apache
4 7 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.07%) Alfresco
5 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.66%) Liferay
6 4 (1.66%) Jetty
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.98%) Wireless
2 1 (0.41%) SSH
2 1 (0.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.41%) VPN
2 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.88%) MySQL
3 13 (5.39%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.73%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.90%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.66%) OLTP
9 3 (1.24%) Big Data
10 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.41%) MS Access
11 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.41%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 71 (29.46%) Selenium
2 35 (14.52%) SoapUI
3 34 (14.11%) Jenkins
3 34 (14.11%) JIRA
4 31 (12.86%) SpecFlow
5 23 (9.54%) Maven
6 22 (9.13%) TeamCity
7 18 (7.47%) Hudson
8 16 (6.64%) Cucumber
8 16 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (6.22%) Git (software)
10 10 (4.15%) HP UFT
11 9 (3.73%) Ant
11 9 (3.73%) WatiN
11 9 (3.73%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.90%) MSTest
13 6 (2.49%) PHPUnit
14 5 (2.07%) Mercurial
14 5 (2.07%) NUnit
14 5 (2.07%) Subversion
General
1 57 (23.65%) Finance
2 24 (9.96%) Retail
3 12 (4.98%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.49%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.49%) Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Games
6 4 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Electronics
7 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 73 (30.29%) Tester
2 71 (29.46%) Analyst
3 64 (26.56%) Test Analyst
4 54 (22.41%) Developer
5 30 (12.45%) Software Tester
6 17 (7.05%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.05%) QA Tester
7 15 (6.22%) Test Engineer
7 15 (6.22%) Test Manager
8 13 (5.39%) Technical Tester
8 13 (5.39%) Automated Tester
9 12 (4.98%) Lead Tester
9 12 (4.98%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.73%) Senior Tester
11 9 (3.73%) QA Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) Test Leader
12 7 (2.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 7 (2.90%) Technical Test Analyst
12 7 (2.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (43.15%) .NET
2 75 (31.12%) Web Services
3 55 (22.82%) XML
4 49 (20.33%) HTML
5 42 (17.43%) SOAP
6 33 (13.69%) CSS
7 29 (12.03%) jQuery
8 26 (10.79%) .NET Framework
9 25 (10.37%) Spring
10 23 (9.54%) Hibernate
11 22 (9.13%) ASP.NET
11 22 (9.13%) HTML5
12 21 (8.71%) RESTful
13 18 (7.47%) WCF
14 16 (6.64%) WSDL
15 14 (5.81%) JSON
16 13 (5.39%) AngularJS
17 12 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 10 (4.15%) NHibernate
19 9 (3.73%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.86%) Mobile App
2 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.88%) User Experience
4 18 (7.47%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.39%) Replication
6 9 (3.73%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.49%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.07%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.66%) Social Media
10 2 (0.83%) DTV
11 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.41%) Informatics
11 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.41%) iPhone
11 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.94%) Windows
2 27 (11.20%) Linux
3 22 (9.13%) Android
3 22 (9.13%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.56%) UNIX
5 7 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.66%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (69.29%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (32.37%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (30.29%) Test Scripting
4 67 (27.80%) Manual Testing
5 63 (26.14%) TDD
6 57 (23.65%) SDLC
7 55 (22.82%) BDD
8 54 (22.41%) Scrum
9 46 (19.09%) OO
10 45 (18.67%) Mentoring
11 38 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (14.11%) Software Testing
13 33 (13.69%) Regression Testing
14 30 (12.45%) Unit Testing
15 28 (11.62%) Test Automation
15 28 (11.62%) Automation Testing
16 26 (10.79%) System Testing
16 26 (10.79%) Compatibility Testing
17 24 (9.96%) MVC
18 20 (8.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 108 (44.81%) SQL
2 67 (27.80%) Java
3 64 (26.56%) C#
4 54 (22.41%) JavaScript
5 18 (7.47%) PHP
6 13 (5.39%) VB.NET
7 11 (4.56%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.73%) C
9 8 (3.32%) C++
10 5 (2.07%) XQuery
11 4 (1.66%) Ruby
12 2 (0.83%) Python
12 2 (0.83%) VB
13 1 (0.41%) COBOL
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (27.80%) ISEB
2 58 (24.07%) Degree
3 34 (14.11%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.56%) HND
6 8 (3.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (2.07%) CISA
7 5 (2.07%) CISSP
8 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (36.51%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.07%) vSphere
2 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.13%) Oracle
3 11 (4.56%) Telerik
4 7 (2.90%) SAP
5 5 (2.07%) Zend
6 4 (1.66%) IBM
7 3 (1.24%) VMware
7 3 (1.24%) HP
8 1 (0.41%) McAfee
8 1 (0.41%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.41%) Perforce
8 1 (0.41%) Unisys
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