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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 139 168 169
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 116 76 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.09% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.40% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 95 66 78
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
5999 5422 5797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.88% 77.62% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4767 4591 5047
Average salary £40,000 £38,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +47 72 £38,750 +10.71% 14
Cheshire +8 34 £30,000 +7.14% 4
Merseyside -18 8 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Lancashire -5 2 £35,000 +32.07% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 97 (45.54%) QA
2 86 (40.38%) SQL
3 61 (28.64%) Selenium
3 61 (28.64%) Software Testing
4 60 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (27.70%) TDD
6 57 (26.76%) ISEB
7 56 (26.29%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (24.41%) .NET
9 47 (22.07%) Java
9 47 (22.07%) Windows
10 45 (21.13%) C#
11 41 (19.25%) Web Services
12 40 (18.78%) Manual Testing
13 39 (18.31%) Microsoft
14 35 (16.43%) QuickTest Pro
15 32 (15.02%) SQL Server
16 30 (14.08%) Test Scripting
17 29 (13.62%) ISTQB
17 29 (13.62%) MVC
17 29 (13.62%) BDD
18 27 (12.68%) JavaScript
19 26 (12.21%) Automation Testing
20 25 (11.74%) Linux
20 25 (11.74%) Degree
21 24 (11.27%) Load Testing
21 24 (11.27%) OO
21 24 (11.27%) Finance
22 23 (10.80%) HTML
22 23 (10.80%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (3.76%) nginx
2 6 (2.82%) Apache
3 5 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.88%) SAS
4 4 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.88%) Jetty
4 4 (1.88%) IIS
5 3 (1.41%) Node.js
6 2 (0.94%) WordPress
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.88%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.76%) HTTP
2 6 (2.82%) Wireless
3 4 (1.88%) IPsec
3 4 (1.88%) DHCP
3 4 (1.88%) FTP
3 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.10%) MySQL
5 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.35%) Big Data
6 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (28.64%) Selenium
2 35 (16.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (10.80%) Cucumber
4 20 (9.39%) Jenkins
5 19 (8.92%) Git (software)
6 17 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (7.98%) WebDriver
7 13 (6.10%) JUnit
7 13 (6.10%) Eclipse
7 13 (6.10%) TestPartner
8 11 (5.16%) JIRA
8 11 (5.16%) Hudson
9 10 (4.69%) LoadRunner
10 9 (4.23%) Bugzilla
10 9 (4.23%) QALoad
10 9 (4.23%) SilkPerformer
10 9 (4.23%) Subversion
10 9 (4.23%) jMock
10 9 (4.23%) TeamCity
10 9 (4.23%) EasyMock
General
1 24 (11.27%) Finance
2 20 (9.39%) Retail
3 6 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.35%) Marketing
5 4 (1.88%) German Language
5 4 (1.88%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.88%) Turkish Language
5 4 (1.88%) Military
6 3 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (25.35%) Developer
2 48 (22.54%) Analyst
3 44 (20.66%) Test Analyst
4 33 (15.49%) Tester
5 31 (14.55%) Software Engineer
6 21 (9.86%) Software Tester
7 20 (9.39%) .NET Developer
8 19 (8.92%) Test Engineer
9 16 (7.51%) Test Manager
10 15 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (6.57%) C# Developer
11 14 (6.57%) Senior Developer
11 14 (6.57%) PHP Developer
11 14 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
13 11 (5.16%) C# Software Engineer
13 11 (5.16%) Software Developer
13 11 (5.16%) .NET Software Engineer
14 9 (4.23%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (24.41%) .NET
2 41 (19.25%) Web Services
3 23 (10.80%) HTML
4 21 (9.86%) CSS
4 21 (9.86%) WCF
5 19 (8.92%) LINQ
5 19 (8.92%) XML
5 19 (8.92%) jQuery
6 14 (6.57%) SOAP
7 13 (6.10%) HTML5
7 13 (6.10%) Ninject
8 12 (5.63%) .NET Framework
9 11 (5.16%) Symfony
9 11 (5.16%) Laravel
9 11 (5.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (4.69%) RESTful
11 8 (3.76%) GWT
11 8 (3.76%) Ajax
11 8 (3.76%) XSLT
11 8 (3.76%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.82%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.35%) Open Source
4 5 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (2.35%) Replication
4 5 (2.35%) Animation
5 4 (1.88%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.88%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.88%) Blog
6 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.41%) Social Media
7 1 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.07%) Windows
2 25 (11.74%) Linux
3 10 (4.69%) Android
3 10 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.29%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.35%) UNIX
6 4 (1.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.64%) Software Testing
2 60 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (27.70%) TDD
4 56 (26.29%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (18.78%) Manual Testing
6 30 (14.08%) Test Scripting
7 29 (13.62%) MVC
7 29 (13.62%) BDD
8 26 (12.21%) Automation Testing
9 24 (11.27%) OO
9 24 (11.27%) Load Testing
10 23 (10.80%) Test Automation
10 23 (10.80%) Software Engineering
11 21 (9.86%) Unit Testing
12 19 (8.92%) SOA
13 18 (8.45%) E-Commerce
14 17 (7.98%) Performance Testing
15 16 (7.51%) Validation
16 13 (6.10%) Scrum
16 13 (6.10%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.38%) SQL
2 47 (22.07%) Java
3 45 (21.13%) C#
4 27 (12.68%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.98%) PHP
5 17 (7.98%) Ruby
6 9 (4.23%) VBA
7 8 (3.76%) Python
8 6 (2.82%) XPath
8 6 (2.82%) C++
8 6 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.82%) C
8 6 (2.82%) VB
9 5 (2.35%) PHP5
10 3 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 57 (26.76%) ISEB
2 29 (13.62%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.74%) Degree
4 13 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.88%) HNC
6 4 (1.88%) HND
7 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (45.54%) QA
2 6 (2.82%) SLA
3 4 (1.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.88%) Xen
3 2 (0.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (4.23%) Puppet
2 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.88%) Ansible
2 4 (1.88%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 39 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.63%) Google
3 10 (4.69%) Oracle
4 7 (3.29%) HP
4 7 (3.29%) JBoss
4 7 (3.29%) Zend
5 6 (2.82%) VMware
6 4 (1.88%) Compuware
7 3 (1.41%) Apple
7 3 (1.41%) Facebook
8 2 (0.94%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.94%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.94%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
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