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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 130 135 203
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +68
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 117 107 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.60% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.93% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104 91 54
Average salary £35,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £49,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
5695 5535 5974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.16% 82.88% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4733 4573 4965
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +49 90 £35,500 +1.42% 19
Cheshire -4 13 £31,250 -3.84% 6
Merseyside -8 10 £39,250 +20.76%
Lancashire -18 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 148 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (45.27%) SQL
3 97 (39.92%) QA
4 92 (37.86%) .NET
5 87 (35.80%) Selenium
6 82 (33.74%) ISEB
7 81 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 77 (31.69%) Java
9 73 (30.04%) Test Scripting
10 61 (25.10%) C#
11 56 (23.05%) XML
12 51 (20.99%) Scrum
13 48 (19.75%) Windows
13 48 (19.75%) Linux
14 47 (19.34%) Finance
14 47 (19.34%) Degree
15 45 (18.52%) TDD
15 45 (18.52%) Automation Testing
16 43 (17.70%) Software Testing
16 43 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
17 42 (17.28%) ISTQB
17 42 (17.28%) BDD
18 41 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
19 39 (16.05%) Test Automation
19 39 (16.05%) Regression Testing
20 37 (15.23%) Web Services
21 36 (14.81%) SOAP
22 34 (13.99%) JIRA
23 33 (13.58%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (7.41%) Apache
2 14 (5.76%) JBoss
3 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) nginx
4 1 (0.41%) Jetty
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Trello
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.47%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.06%) HTTP
3 3 (1.23%) Wireless
4 2 (0.82%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) IPsec
5 1 (0.41%) DHCP
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.05%) MySQL
3 15 (6.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.65%) OLTP
5 4 (1.65%) VLDB
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 87 (35.80%) Selenium
2 34 (13.99%) JIRA
3 32 (13.17%) Jenkins
4 31 (12.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (10.29%) Cucumber
5 25 (10.29%) SoapUI
6 23 (9.47%) Git (software)
7 22 (9.05%) TeamCity
8 21 (8.64%) SpecFlow
9 17 (7.00%) JUnit
10 15 (6.17%) WatiN
11 14 (5.76%) Hudson
12 13 (5.35%) Maven
13 11 (4.53%) Eclipse
13 11 (4.53%) Gradle
14 10 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (3.70%) Subversion
15 9 (3.70%) WebDriver
15 9 (3.70%) FitNesse
15 9 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (19.34%) Finance
2 18 (7.41%) Retail
3 8 (3.29%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.29%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.29%) Military
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.65%) Advertising
5 3 (1.23%) Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.41%) German Language
6 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.41%) Turkish Language
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (39.09%) Tester
2 61 (25.10%) Analyst
3 55 (22.63%) Test Analyst
4 43 (17.70%) Software Tester
4 43 (17.70%) Developer
5 28 (11.52%) Software Engineer
6 21 (8.64%) QA Tester
7 18 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 17 (7.00%) Senior Tester
9 15 (6.17%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (6.17%) QA Analyst
10 14 (5.76%) Java Developer
10 14 (5.76%) Test Leader
11 13 (5.35%) Automation Tester
12 12 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.94%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (4.94%) Technical Tester
13 11 (4.53%) Test Manager
14 10 (4.12%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 10 (4.12%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (37.86%) .NET
2 56 (23.05%) XML
3 37 (15.23%) Web Services
4 36 (14.81%) SOAP
5 31 (12.76%) HTML
6 23 (9.47%) Hibernate
7 21 (8.64%) Spring
8 20 (8.23%) REST
9 18 (7.41%) CSS
10 16 (6.58%) jQuery
11 15 (6.17%) JSON
11 15 (6.17%) JSP
12 14 (5.76%) ASP.NET
13 13 (5.35%) .NET Framework
14 12 (4.94%) XSLT
15 11 (4.53%) Servlets
16 10 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (4.12%) JMS
16 10 (4.12%) WSDL
16 10 (4.12%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.12%) Replication
5 6 (2.47%) Open Source
5 6 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.82%) User Experience
7 2 (0.82%) Equities
7 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.82%) Animation
7 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.82%) iPhone
8 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.41%) Blog
8 1 (0.41%) Physics
8 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.41%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.75%) Windows
1 48 (19.75%) Linux
2 25 (10.29%) Android
3 24 (9.88%) Apple iOS
4 19 (7.82%) UNIX
5 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) CentOS
6 1 (0.41%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 73 (30.04%) Test Scripting
4 51 (20.99%) Scrum
5 45 (18.52%) TDD
5 45 (18.52%) Automation Testing
6 43 (17.70%) Software Testing
6 43 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (17.28%) BDD
8 41 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 39 (16.05%) Test Automation
9 39 (16.05%) Regression Testing
10 33 (13.58%) MVC
11 24 (9.88%) OO
12 22 (9.05%) Unit Testing
13 21 (8.64%) System Testing
14 20 (8.23%) Compatibility Testing
15 18 (7.41%) E-Commerce
15 18 (7.41%) Mentoring
16 16 (6.58%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 110 (45.27%) SQL
2 77 (31.69%) Java
3 61 (25.10%) C#
4 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 22 (9.05%) C++
6 15 (6.17%) C
6 15 (6.17%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.35%) PHP
8 7 (2.88%) Ruby
8 7 (2.88%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.88%) VB
9 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.65%) Python
10 3 (1.23%) XPath
10 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.23%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 82 (33.74%) ISEB
2 47 (19.34%) Degree
3 42 (17.28%) ISTQB
4 15 (6.17%) HND
5 7 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.65%) VCP4
7 2 (0.82%) CISSP
7 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.82%) CISA
8 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (39.92%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Xen
2 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.41%) Telerik
3 15 (6.17%) VMware
4 14 (5.76%) Oracle
5 5 (2.06%) Zend
5 5 (2.06%) SAP
6 1 (0.41%) Capita
6 1 (0.41%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) HP
6 1 (0.41%) VocaLink
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