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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 145 138 151
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 112 132 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 1.95% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.21% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 96 100 90
Median salary £39,375 £38,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% -1.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £66,250 £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
5520 5983 6392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.12% 88.41% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4606 4968 5212
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 87 £40,000 - 19
Cheshire +10 13 £27,500 -12.69% 4
Merseyside -17 10 £37,500 +29.31% 1
Lancashire - 2 £40,000 - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 110 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (38.46%) QA
3 74 (37.95%) Selenium
4 69 (35.38%) SQL
5 68 (34.87%) Scrum
6 65 (33.33%) Java
7 61 (31.28%) Test Scripting
8 57 (29.23%) C#
9 50 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (22.56%) .NET
11 41 (21.03%) Test Automation
12 40 (20.51%) SDLC
13 38 (19.49%) ISTQB
14 37 (18.97%) Android
14 37 (18.97%) ISEB
15 36 (18.46%) Apple iOS
16 34 (17.44%) JavaScript
16 34 (17.44%) Git (software)
17 32 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (15.90%) Windows
19 29 (14.87%) JSON
20 28 (14.36%) Software Testing
20 28 (14.36%) Manual Testing
20 28 (14.36%) Web Services
21 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
22 25 (12.82%) OO
22 25 (12.82%) JIRA
22 25 (12.82%) Mobile App
23 24 (12.31%) NoSQL
23 24 (12.31%) HTML

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 8 (4.10%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.56%) JBoss
3 4 (2.05%) Jetty
3 4 (2.05%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.03%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.08%) Internet
2 5 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.31%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.64%) RDBMS
3 11 (5.64%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.62%) MySQL
5 8 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.05%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.05%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.05%) Redis
6 4 (2.05%) Riak
7 3 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 74 (37.95%) Selenium
2 34 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 25 (12.82%) JIRA
4 19 (9.74%) Cucumber
5 13 (6.67%) Appium
6 12 (6.15%) Subversion
7 11 (5.64%) Grunt
7 11 (5.64%) SoapUI
8 10 (5.13%) Broccoli
8 10 (5.13%) Calabash
8 10 (5.13%) gulp
8 10 (5.13%) Jenkins
8 10 (5.13%) JSHint
8 10 (5.13%) Mercurial
9 9 (4.62%) Eclipse
10 8 (4.10%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.59%) Redmine
12 6 (3.08%) TestComplete
13 5 (2.56%) HP UFT
13 5 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (8.72%) Finance
2 4 (2.05%) Games
2 4 (2.05%) Retail
3 3 (1.54%) Banking
3 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Back Office
4 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (37.95%) Tester
2 50 (25.64%) Analyst
2 50 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 41 (21.03%) Software Tester
4 40 (20.51%) Developer
5 28 (14.36%) Automation Tester
6 24 (12.31%) QA Tester
7 22 (11.28%) Java Developer
7 22 (11.28%) QA Leader
8 20 (10.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 20 (10.26%) Senior Tester
8 20 (10.26%) Software Analyst
8 20 (10.26%) Software Test Analyst
9 18 (9.23%) Lead Tester
10 16 (8.21%) Automation Test Analyst
11 15 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
12 13 (6.67%) Architect
12 13 (6.67%) Technical Architect
12 13 (6.67%) Test Engineer
13 12 (6.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.56%) .NET
2 29 (14.87%) JSON
3 28 (14.36%) Web Services
4 24 (12.31%) HTML
5 20 (10.26%) CSS
5 20 (10.26%) RESTful
5 20 (10.26%) SOAP
6 18 (9.23%) XML
7 17 (8.72%) AngularJS
8 15 (7.69%) HTML5
8 15 (7.69%) J2EE
8 15 (7.69%) jQuery
9 13 (6.67%) Node.js
10 12 (6.15%) CSS3
11 11 (5.64%) ASP.NET
12 10 (5.13%) .NET Framework
12 10 (5.13%) Express
13 9 (4.62%) JSP
13 9 (4.62%) Spring
14 8 (4.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.82%) Mobile App
3 19 (9.74%) iPad
4 15 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.13%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.54%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.97%) Android
2 36 (18.46%) Apple iOS
3 31 (15.90%) Windows
4 22 (11.28%) Linux
5 18 (9.23%) Mac OS X
6 17 (8.72%) Windows 10
7 15 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.08%) Unix
9 1 (0.51%) Debian
9 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.87%) Scrum
3 61 (31.28%) Test Scripting
4 50 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (21.03%) Test Automation
6 40 (20.51%) SDLC
7 28 (14.36%) Manual Testing
7 28 (14.36%) Software Testing
8 25 (12.82%) OO
9 24 (12.31%) Regression Testing
10 23 (11.79%) Defect Tracking
11 22 (11.28%) TDD
12 18 (9.23%) BDD
13 17 (8.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (8.21%) Functional Testing
14 16 (8.21%) Kanban
14 16 (8.21%) Web Testing
15 15 (7.69%) API Testing
15 15 (7.69%) Automation Testing
15 15 (7.69%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (35.38%) SQL
2 65 (33.33%) Java
3 57 (29.23%) C#
4 34 (17.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.18%) PHP
6 10 (5.13%) ES6
6 10 (5.13%) Objective-C
7 5 (2.56%) Ruby
8 4 (2.05%) VBScript
9 3 (1.54%) Python
9 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.03%) C++
10 2 (1.03%) Scala
11 1 (0.51%) Go
11 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (19.49%) ISTQB
2 37 (18.97%) ISEB
3 21 (10.77%) Degree
4 15 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 18 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.74%) VMware
3 10 (5.13%) Google
4 8 (4.10%) Apple
4 8 (4.10%) Perforce
5 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.03%) hybris
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle
5 2 (1.03%) Telerik
6 1 (0.51%) NetApp
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sykes Cottages
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Together Money
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago