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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 184 204 246
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +42
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 59 46 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.65% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.79% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 50 40 8
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
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
5265 5848 5926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.28% 82.70% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4225 4707 5012
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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 +28 43 £37,500 +4.89% 9
Cheshire -6 8 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Lancashire - 7 £37,500 - 3
Merseyside +4 1 £19,296 -67.84%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 87 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (50.00%) SQL
3 47 (39.17%) BDD
4 45 (37.50%) TDD
4 45 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 44 (36.67%) ISEB
6 42 (35.00%) Automated Testing
7 41 (34.17%) Selenium
7 41 (34.17%) .NET
7 41 (34.17%) SpecFlow
8 39 (32.50%) System Testing
9 38 (31.67%) SoapUI
10 36 (30.00%) QA
10 36 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
11 32 (26.67%) Jenkins
12 29 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (24.17%) TeamCity
13 27 (22.50%) Software Testing
13 27 (22.50%) Hudson
14 23 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (19.17%) Regression Testing
15 21 (17.50%) Apple iOS
16 20 (16.67%) SOAP
16 20 (16.67%) Android
17 18 (15.00%) Test Automation
17 18 (15.00%) Java
17 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
18 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
18 17 (14.17%) Web Services
18 17 (14.17%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.67%) CMS
1 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Mingle
2 1 (0.83%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Trello
2 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) VPN
1 4 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (0.83%) xDSL
2 1 (0.83%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.83%) ADSL
2 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) MySQL
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (34.17%) Selenium
1 41 (34.17%) SpecFlow
2 38 (31.67%) SoapUI
3 32 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 29 (24.17%) TeamCity
5 27 (22.50%) Hudson
6 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
7 13 (10.83%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (9.17%) JIRA
9 10 (8.33%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.17%) Robotium
10 5 (4.17%) Jasmine
10 5 (4.17%) Calabash
10 5 (4.17%) Appium
11 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.33%) TestDirector
12 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (1.67%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (11.67%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.83%) Billing
3 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (41.67%) Test Analyst
1 50 (41.67%) Analyst
2 44 (36.67%) Tester
3 18 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) Technical Tester
5 15 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 14 (11.67%) Software Tester
7 13 (10.83%) Test Manager
8 9 (7.50%) Technical Test Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) Software Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Test Leader
10 7 (5.83%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (5.00%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Developer
12 4 (3.33%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (34.17%) .NET
2 20 (16.67%) SOAP
3 17 (14.17%) Web Services
4 4 (3.33%) LAMP
4 4 (3.33%) HTML
5 3 (2.50%) Symfony
5 3 (2.50%) jQuery
5 3 (2.50%) CSS
5 3 (2.50%) CSS3
5 3 (2.50%) Laravel
5 3 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
6 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.83%) XML
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Replication
2 11 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.67%) User Experience
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.83%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Apple iOS
2 20 (16.67%) Android
3 8 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (1.67%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.17%) BDD
3 45 (37.50%) TDD
3 45 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 42 (35.00%) Automated Testing
5 39 (32.50%) System Testing
6 36 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 29 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (22.50%) Software Testing
9 23 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (19.17%) Regression Testing
10 18 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 14 (11.67%) Scrum
12 12 (10.00%) User Stories
13 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
13 10 (8.33%) SDLC
14 9 (7.50%) E-Commerce
15 8 (6.67%) QMS
16 7 (5.83%) Web Testing
16 7 (5.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.00%) SQL
2 18 (15.00%) Java
3 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.67%) Ruby
5 7 (5.83%) PHP
6 6 (5.00%) C#
6 6 (5.00%) C++
7 3 (2.50%) PHP5
8 2 (1.67%) C
8 2 (1.67%) VB
8 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.67%) Python
9 1 (0.83%) Groovy
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (36.67%) ISEB
2 13 (10.83%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) WCAG
2 2 (1.67%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) SAP
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) VMware
5 2 (1.67%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.83%) HP
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