The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 181 215 240
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +25
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 73 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 62 18 17
Average salary £35,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £23,400 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,600 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Automation 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
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the North West region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 +23 52 £35,500 -4.05% 5
Lancashire - 9 £40,000 - 2
Cheshire +2 8 £32,500 +30.00% 3
Merseyside +10 3 £46,250 +19.35%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 65 (57.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (48.67%) Selenium
3 48 (42.48%) QA
4 44 (38.94%) ISEB
4 44 (38.94%) Software Testing
5 37 (32.74%) Automated Testing
6 36 (31.86%) SQL
7 33 (29.20%) Manual Testing
8 29 (25.66%) WebDriver
9 26 (23.01%) QuickTest Pro
9 26 (23.01%) ISTQB
10 24 (21.24%) Finance
11 23 (20.35%) .NET
12 19 (16.81%) C#
12 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
12 19 (16.81%) BDD
13 18 (15.93%) Java
13 18 (15.93%) JavaScript
13 18 (15.93%) TDD
13 18 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (15.04%) Regression Testing
15 16 (14.16%) System Testing
15 16 (14.16%) SpecFlow
16 15 (13.27%) Cucumber
17 13 (11.50%) Ruby
17 13 (11.50%) QMS
18 12 (10.62%) Linux
18 12 (10.62%) Compatibility Testing
19 11 (9.73%) Oracle
19 11 (9.73%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) MySQL
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (48.67%) Selenium
2 29 (25.66%) WebDriver
3 26 (23.01%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (14.16%) SpecFlow
5 15 (13.27%) Cucumber
6 11 (9.73%) SoapUI
7 10 (8.85%) Hudson
7 10 (8.85%) Jenkins
7 10 (8.85%) TeamCity
8 7 (6.19%) TestDirector
9 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.42%) JIRA
11 4 (3.54%) QALoad
11 4 (3.54%) jMock
11 4 (3.54%) EasyMock
11 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.54%) JUnit
11 4 (3.54%) TestPartner
11 4 (3.54%) SilkPerformer
12 3 (2.65%) eggPlant
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Retail
3 3 (2.65%) Games
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (41.59%) Analyst
2 41 (36.28%) Test Analyst
3 30 (26.55%) Tester
4 24 (21.24%) Test Engineer
5 15 (13.27%) Automation Tester
6 12 (10.62%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (10.62%) Software Engineer
6 12 (10.62%) Software Test Engineer
6 12 (10.62%) Software Tester
7 9 (7.96%) Test Manager
8 8 (7.08%) QA Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.42%) Technical Tester
10 5 (4.42%) Junior
10 5 (4.42%) Junior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Junior Analyst
11 4 (3.54%) Head of Testing
11 4 (3.54%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.35%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) Web Services
3 6 (5.31%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (4.42%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.42%) SOAP
4 5 (4.42%) HTML
5 4 (3.54%) CSS
5 4 (3.54%) Middleware
5 4 (3.54%) Symfony
5 4 (3.54%) jQuery
5 4 (3.54%) HTML5
5 4 (3.54%) CSS3
5 4 (3.54%) Laravel
6 3 (2.65%) XML
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Replication
2 3 (2.65%) Fixed Income
2 3 (2.65%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.77%) DTV
3 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.77%) Open Source
3 2 (1.77%) STB
4 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) UNIX
2 8 (7.08%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Android
4 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.52%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Software Testing
3 37 (32.74%) Automated Testing
4 33 (29.20%) Manual Testing
5 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
5 19 (16.81%) BDD
6 18 (15.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (15.93%) TDD
7 17 (15.04%) Regression Testing
8 16 (14.16%) System Testing
9 13 (11.50%) QMS
10 12 (10.62%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (9.73%) Scrum
11 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.96%) Service Management
12 9 (7.96%) ITIL
12 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
13 8 (7.08%) Load Testing
13 8 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.86%) SQL
2 19 (16.81%) C#
3 18 (15.93%) Java
3 18 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.50%) Ruby
5 8 (7.08%) PHP
6 6 (5.31%) Python
7 4 (3.54%) PHP5
8 2 (1.77%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (38.94%) ISEB
2 26 (23.01%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.31%) Degree
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (42.48%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) VMware
4 3 (2.65%) Telerik
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
5 2 (1.77%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
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