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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 147 166 183
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 114 79 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 1.16% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.47% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 90 72 70
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £53,500
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
6197 5386 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 79.30% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4561 5012
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +44 76 £51,500 +47.14% 16
Cheshire -6 32 £31,500 -3.07% 3
Merseyside -10 4 £42,750 +31.53% 2
Lancashire -1 2 £34,500 +46.80% 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 113 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (45.74%) QA
3 92 (41.26%) SQL
4 70 (31.39%) Software Testing
5 66 (29.60%) ISEB
6 61 (27.35%) Selenium
7 59 (26.46%) TDD
8 55 (24.66%) Manual Testing
8 55 (24.66%) Windows
9 54 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (22.87%) .NET
11 48 (21.52%) Java
12 43 (19.28%) C#
12 43 (19.28%) Web Services
13 42 (18.83%) QuickTest Pro
14 40 (17.94%) Finance
15 38 (17.04%) Test Scripting
15 38 (17.04%) ISTQB
16 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
17 33 (14.80%) BDD
18 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
19 30 (13.45%) Automation Testing
20 29 (13.00%) OO
21 28 (12.56%) Linux
21 28 (12.56%) MVC
22 27 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
23 26 (11.66%) Cucumber
23 26 (11.66%) Team Foundation Server
23 26 (11.66%) Test Automation
23 26 (11.66%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (4.04%) Apache
1 9 (4.04%) nginx
2 7 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.24%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.24%) Jetty
3 5 (2.24%) IIS
4 4 (1.79%) SAS
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.90%) WordPress
6 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (2.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.24%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) Wireless
2 6 (2.69%) HTTP
3 5 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.24%) DNS
3 5 (2.24%) IPsec
3 5 (2.24%) DHCP
3 5 (2.24%) FTP
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.73%) MySQL
2 15 (6.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.24%) Big Data
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (27.35%) Selenium
2 42 (18.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (11.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (11.66%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.31%) Git (software)
5 22 (9.87%) Jenkins
6 20 (8.97%) WebDriver
7 14 (6.28%) JIRA
8 12 (5.38%) TeamCity
9 11 (4.93%) Hudson
9 11 (4.93%) Subversion
9 11 (4.93%) JUnit
10 10 (4.48%) Eclipse
10 10 (4.48%) TestPartner
11 8 (3.59%) LoadRunner
11 8 (3.59%) Bugzilla
11 8 (3.59%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.14%) EasyMock
12 7 (3.14%) SilkPerformer
12 7 (3.14%) QALoad
General
1 40 (17.94%) Finance
2 22 (9.87%) Retail
3 9 (4.04%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.24%) German Language
4 5 (2.24%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.24%) Turkish Language
5 3 (1.35%) Electronics
5 3 (1.35%) Military
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (23.32%) Analyst
2 50 (22.42%) Developer
3 47 (21.08%) Test Analyst
4 37 (16.59%) Tester
5 32 (14.35%) Software Engineer
6 24 (10.76%) Test Manager
6 24 (10.76%) Software Tester
7 20 (8.97%) Test Engineer
8 17 (7.62%) .NET Developer
9 16 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (7.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 16 (7.17%) Senior Developer
10 15 (6.73%) PHP Developer
11 13 (5.83%) Software Test Engineer
12 12 (5.38%) C# Developer
12 12 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (4.93%) C# Software Engineer
13 11 (4.93%) Software Developer
13 11 (4.93%) .NET Software Engineer
14 9 (4.04%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.87%) .NET
2 43 (19.28%) Web Services
3 24 (10.76%) WCF
4 22 (9.87%) LINQ
5 21 (9.42%) XML
5 21 (9.42%) HTML
6 19 (8.52%) CSS
7 18 (8.07%) jQuery
7 18 (8.07%) SOAP
8 14 (6.28%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.83%) RESTful
9 13 (5.83%) Ninject
10 11 (4.93%) Laravel
10 11 (4.93%) Symfony
10 11 (4.93%) XSLT
11 10 (4.48%) HTML5
11 10 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (4.04%) Middleware
12 9 (4.04%) XSD
12 9 (4.04%) .NET Remoting
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.69%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.69%) Open Source
3 6 (2.69%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.24%) Blog
4 5 (2.24%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (2.24%) Replication
4 5 (2.24%) Animation
5 4 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.66%) Windows
2 28 (12.56%) Linux
3 11 (4.93%) Android
3 11 (4.93%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.69%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.24%) UNIX
6 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (31.39%) Software Testing
3 59 (26.46%) TDD
4 55 (24.66%) Manual Testing
5 54 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (17.04%) Test Scripting
7 33 (14.80%) BDD
8 30 (13.45%) Automation Testing
9 29 (13.00%) OO
10 28 (12.56%) MVC
11 26 (11.66%) Test Automation
12 24 (10.76%) Load Testing
13 23 (10.31%) Scrum
14 22 (9.87%) Validation
15 20 (8.97%) Software Engineering
15 20 (8.97%) Test Strategy
16 19 (8.52%) Unit Testing
16 19 (8.52%) E-Commerce
17 18 (8.07%) Performance Testing
18 17 (7.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 92 (41.26%) SQL
2 48 (21.52%) Java
3 43 (19.28%) C#
4 26 (11.66%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.52%) PHP
6 14 (6.28%) Ruby
7 10 (4.48%) Python
8 9 (4.04%) XPath
8 9 (4.04%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.04%) VB
9 8 (3.59%) C++
9 8 (3.59%) C
10 7 (3.14%) VBA
11 5 (2.24%) PHP5
12 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.90%) VBScript
14 1 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 66 (29.60%) ISEB
2 38 (17.04%) ISTQB
3 26 (11.66%) Degree
4 14 (6.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.35%) HNC
6 3 (1.35%) HND
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (45.74%) QA
2 9 (4.04%) SLA
3 4 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.24%) Xen
3 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (4.48%) Puppet
2 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.24%) Ansible
3 4 (1.79%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.93%) JBoss
3 10 (4.48%) Google
4 9 (4.04%) Oracle
5 7 (3.14%) VMware
5 7 (3.14%) Zend
6 6 (2.69%) HP
7 3 (1.35%) Compuware
8 2 (0.90%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.90%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Almonds-bury
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 11 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 11 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago