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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North West
Rank 117 141 139
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 143 101 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 1.78% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.02% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 111 100 107
Median salary £55,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £41,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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
5360 5005 6095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.33% 88.18% 87.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4449 4180 5061
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +26 121 £55,000 +42.85% 19
Cheshire +16 17 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Lancashire -6 5 £39,000 +0.64% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 223 (75.85%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (43.20%) Java
3 123 (41.84%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (33.67%) Test Scripting
5 96 (32.65%) Selenium
6 92 (31.29%) SQL
7 91 (30.95%) QA
8 85 (28.91%) Scrum
8 85 (28.91%) C#
9 84 (28.57%) OO
9 84 (28.57%) SDLC
10 80 (27.21%) Test Automation
11 74 (25.17%) BDD
12 72 (24.49%) TDD
13 66 (22.45%) NoSQL
14 63 (21.43%) Degree
15 61 (20.75%) Data Structures
15 61 (20.75%) Algorithms
16 60 (20.41%) ISEB
17 57 (19.39%) Git (software)
18 50 (17.01%) ISTQB
19 46 (15.65%) Finance
20 44 (14.97%) Web Services
21 43 (14.63%) PHP
21 43 (14.63%) Subversion
21 43 (14.63%) Cucumber
22 42 (14.29%) Manual Testing
23 41 (13.95%) Configuration Management
24 38 (12.93%) Software Engineering
24 38 (12.93%) .NET

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 5 (1.70%) JBoss
1 5 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.36%) Apache
2 4 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.02%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.02%) CMS
3 3 (1.02%) Jetty
3 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.68%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.68%) Joomla!
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.68%) WordPress
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.34%) CICS
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.34%) MS Project
2 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Magento
2 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.34%) BASE24
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.10%) GitHub
2 10 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.02%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.72%) HTTP
2 3 (1.02%) LDAP
3 2 (0.68%) IMAP
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) SMTP
3 2 (0.68%) SS7
4 1 (0.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.45%) NoSQL
2 33 (11.22%) Relational Database
3 32 (10.88%) SQL Server
4 26 (8.84%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.40%) MySQL
6 7 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.70%) Big Data
7 5 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.36%) DB2
9 3 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.02%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.02%) Redis
9 3 (1.02%) Riak
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 96 (32.65%) Selenium
2 57 (19.39%) Git (software)
3 43 (14.63%) Cucumber
3 43 (14.63%) Subversion
4 36 (12.24%) Mercurial
5 33 (11.22%) JIRA
6 32 (10.88%) Jenkins
7 23 (7.82%) WebDriver
8 18 (6.12%) HP UFT
9 14 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (3.74%) FitNesse
11 11 (3.74%) SpecFlow
12 8 (2.72%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.04%) Broccoli
13 6 (2.04%) Grunt
13 6 (2.04%) gulp
13 6 (2.04%) JSHint
14 5 (1.70%) NUnit
14 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (15.65%) Finance
2 17 (5.78%) Banking
3 14 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.40%) Retail
5 8 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.70%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.36%) Games
7 4 (1.36%) Legal
8 3 (1.02%) Billing
8 3 (1.02%) Electronics
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (23.47%) Tester
2 54 (18.37%) Analyst
3 53 (18.03%) Developer
4 52 (17.69%) Test Analyst
5 47 (15.99%) Automation Tester
6 40 (13.61%) Test Engineer
7 32 (10.88%) Architect
8 31 (10.54%) Technical Architect
9 28 (9.52%) Senior Developer
9 28 (9.52%) Senior Tester
10 26 (8.84%) Java Architect
10 26 (8.84%) Java Developer
10 26 (8.84%) Java Technical Architect
10 26 (8.84%) Test Automation Engineer
11 25 (8.50%) C# Architect
11 25 (8.50%) PHP Architect
11 25 (8.50%) PHP Technical Architect
12 24 (8.16%) Software Tester
13 22 (7.48%) Software Engineer
14 20 (6.80%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.97%) Web Services
2 38 (12.93%) .NET
3 21 (7.14%) HTML
4 20 (6.80%) Gherkin
5 16 (5.44%) CSS
6 15 (5.10%) SOAP
7 14 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 13 (4.42%) HTML5
8 13 (4.42%) jQuery
8 13 (4.42%) XML
9 11 (3.74%) CSS3
10 10 (3.40%) Node.js
10 10 (3.40%) RESTful
10 10 (3.40%) Spring
10 10 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (3.06%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.72%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.72%) J2EE
13 6 (2.04%) Express
13 6 (2.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.75%) Algorithms
1 61 (20.75%) Data Structures
2 38 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (9.86%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.14%) iPad
5 13 (4.42%) User Experience
6 6 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.70%) Replication
8 3 (1.02%) iSeries
8 3 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.02%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.68%) Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.68%) RIA
10 1 (0.34%) IVR
10 1 (0.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.18%) Windows
2 16 (5.44%) Linux
3 15 (5.10%) Android
4 14 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.72%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.72%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.70%) Unix
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (75.85%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (41.84%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (33.67%) Test Scripting
4 85 (28.91%) Scrum
5 84 (28.57%) OO
5 84 (28.57%) SDLC
6 80 (27.21%) Test Automation
7 74 (25.17%) BDD
8 72 (24.49%) TDD
9 42 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 41 (13.95%) Configuration Management
11 38 (12.93%) Software Engineering
12 37 (12.59%) Regression Testing
12 37 (12.59%) Risk Management
13 35 (11.90%) Kanban
13 35 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
13 35 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (11.22%) Automation Testing
15 29 (9.86%) RUP
16 27 (9.18%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 127 (43.20%) Java
2 92 (31.29%) SQL
3 85 (28.91%) C#
4 43 (14.63%) PHP
5 28 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.46%) Python
7 9 (3.06%) Ruby
8 7 (2.38%) C++
9 6 (2.04%) ES6
10 5 (1.70%) VBScript
11 4 (1.36%) Scala
12 3 (1.02%) Clojure
12 3 (1.02%) Haskell
12 3 (1.02%) VBA
13 2 (0.68%) C
13 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 63 (21.43%) Degree
2 60 (20.41%) ISEB
3 50 (17.01%) ISTQB
4 25 (8.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.02%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (30.95%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) GCP
2 1 (0.34%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.36%) Docker
4 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.34%) KVM
5 1 (0.34%) Varnish
5 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.04%) Puppet
2 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) Packer
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (6.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.42%) Oracle
3 12 (4.08%) VMware
4 3 (1.02%) SAP
4 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.02%) Sun
5 2 (0.68%) Aquila
5 2 (0.68%) Cognos
5 2 (0.68%) Google
5 2 (0.68%) HP
5 2 (0.68%) IBM
5 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.34%) BMC
6 1 (0.34%) Chordiant
6 1 (0.34%) NetApp
6 1 (0.34%) Remedy
6 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.34%) Zend
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