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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / North West
Rank 170 184 201
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 65 46 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.93% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 55 41 54
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £39,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
5424 4924 6114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.26% 88.16% 87.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4500 4102 5065
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%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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 -6 51 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Cheshire +12 5 £48,000 +37.14% 4
Lancashire -5 5 £30,250 -32.77% 2
Merseyside -8 4 £27,500 -21.42%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 76 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (61.16%) Selenium
3 58 (47.93%) QA
4 47 (38.84%) BDD
5 44 (36.36%) Java
6 42 (34.71%) TDD
7 39 (32.23%) Test Scripting
8 38 (31.40%) Cucumber
9 37 (30.58%) C#
10 33 (27.27%) Automated Testing
10 33 (27.27%) WebDriver
11 30 (24.79%) Gherkin
12 29 (23.97%) SDLC
13 28 (23.14%) Test Automation
13 28 (23.14%) Jenkins
14 27 (22.31%) JavaScript
14 27 (22.31%) JIRA
15 24 (19.83%) SQL
16 23 (19.01%) E-Commerce
16 23 (19.01%) Finance
16 23 (19.01%) Manual Testing
17 21 (17.36%) Scrum
17 21 (17.36%) Configuration Management
18 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (14.88%) System Integration Testing
19 18 (14.88%) Python
19 18 (14.88%) .NET
20 17 (14.05%) ISEB
20 17 (14.05%) Ruby
20 17 (14.05%) ISTQB

Automation 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 4 (3.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Magento
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.40%) GitHub
2 4 (3.31%) SaaS
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 74 (61.16%) Selenium
2 38 (31.40%) Cucumber
3 33 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 28 (23.14%) Jenkins
5 27 (22.31%) JIRA
6 12 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 9 (7.44%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.96%) JUnit
9 6 (4.96%) MSBuild
9 6 (4.96%) NuGet
10 5 (4.13%) JMeter
11 4 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.31%) Calabash
11 4 (3.31%) Capybara
11 4 (3.31%) Fiddler
11 4 (3.31%) Gradle
11 4 (3.31%) TestNG
12 3 (2.48%) Ranorex
12 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (19.01%) Finance
2 15 (12.40%) Retail
3 9 (7.44%) Games
3 9 (7.44%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Electronics
6 2 (1.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (28.93%) Tester
2 31 (25.62%) Analyst
3 30 (24.79%) Test Analyst
4 29 (23.97%) Automation Tester
5 17 (14.05%) Senior Automation Tester
5 17 (14.05%) Senior Tester
5 17 (14.05%) Test Engineer
6 12 (9.92%) QA Leader
7 11 (9.09%) QA Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (8.26%) QA Team Leader
8 10 (8.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) Team Leader
10 8 (6.61%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (6.61%) Developer
10 8 (6.61%) QA Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.79%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (4.96%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.79%) Gherkin
2 18 (14.88%) .NET
3 12 (9.92%) HTML
4 10 (8.26%) CSS
5 7 (5.79%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.96%) jQuery
7 4 (3.31%) DOM
7 4 (3.31%) Middleware
8 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.65%) Ember.js
9 2 (1.65%) HTML5
9 2 (1.65%) React
9 2 (1.65%) RESTful
9 2 (1.65%) Sass
9 2 (1.65%) SOAP
9 2 (1.65%) Web Services
9 2 (1.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) iPad
2 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.48%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.48%) User Experience
5 2 (1.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.92%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Linux
3 6 (4.96%) Android
4 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (38.84%) BDD
3 42 (34.71%) TDD
4 39 (32.23%) Test Scripting
5 33 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 29 (23.97%) SDLC
7 28 (23.14%) Test Automation
8 23 (19.01%) E-Commerce
8 23 (19.01%) Manual Testing
9 21 (17.36%) Configuration Management
9 21 (17.36%) Scrum
10 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (14.88%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (11.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (9.92%) Defect Management
13 12 (9.92%) Kanban
13 12 (9.92%) QA Automation
14 11 (9.09%) Software Testing
15 9 (7.44%) Performance Testing
16 8 (6.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.36%) Java
2 37 (30.58%) C#
3 27 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 24 (19.83%) SQL
5 18 (14.88%) Python
6 17 (14.05%) Ruby
7 11 (9.09%) Perl
8 5 (4.13%) PHP
9 3 (2.48%) C++
10 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) C
10 2 (1.65%) VB
11 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) ISEB
1 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.22%) Degree
3 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (47.93%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle
3 2 (1.65%) Google
3 2 (1.65%) HP
3 2 (1.65%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive Plus Company Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Knutsford
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
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