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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 177 208 223
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 63 41 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.69% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 57 36 25
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £28,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
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
5629 5933 5810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.12% 83.35% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4567 4720 4940
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +32 37 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Lancashire +6 15 £37,500 -
Cheshire -1 8 £37,500 +17.18% 7
Cumbria - 3 £51,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 76 (68.47%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (43.24%) Selenium
3 45 (40.54%) Manual Testing
4 42 (37.84%) SQL
5 39 (35.14%) QA
6 36 (32.43%) BDD
7 35 (31.53%) .NET
8 32 (28.83%) TDD
9 31 (27.93%) System Testing
9 31 (27.93%) SpecFlow
10 29 (26.13%) ISEB
11 28 (25.23%) Automated Testing
12 27 (24.32%) SoapUI
13 26 (23.42%) Compatibility Testing
13 26 (23.42%) Java
14 24 (21.62%) Jenkins
15 22 (19.82%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (18.92%) TeamCity
16 21 (18.92%) WebDriver
17 20 (18.02%) Software Testing
18 19 (17.12%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (17.12%) Regression Testing
18 19 (17.12%) Hudson
19 18 (16.22%) Apple iOS
19 18 (16.22%) Finance
19 18 (16.22%) SOAP
20 17 (15.32%) Android
20 17 (15.32%) Mobile App
21 16 (14.41%) Web Services
22 15 (13.51%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.80%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.80%) CMS
1 2 (1.80%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Primavera
1 3 (2.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Trello
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) SaaS
4 2 (1.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) VPN
1 8 (7.21%) Network Security
2 1 (0.90%) xDSL
2 1 (0.90%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) MySQL
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 48 (43.24%) Selenium
2 31 (27.93%) SpecFlow
3 27 (24.32%) SoapUI
4 24 (21.62%) Jenkins
5 21 (18.92%) WebDriver
5 21 (18.92%) TeamCity
6 19 (17.12%) Hudson
7 11 (9.91%) Cucumber
8 10 (9.01%) JIRA
9 5 (4.50%) Robotium
9 5 (4.50%) Jasmine
9 5 (4.50%) Calabash
9 5 (4.50%) Appium
10 4 (3.60%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.60%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.80%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.90%) Advertising
3 1 (0.90%) Games
3 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (45.95%) Analyst
1 51 (45.95%) Test Analyst
2 38 (34.23%) Tester
3 15 (13.51%) Software Tester
3 15 (13.51%) Automation Test Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Automation Analyst
4 14 (12.61%) Test Engineer
5 13 (11.71%) Technical Tester
6 12 (10.81%) Test Manager
7 9 (8.11%) Automation Tester
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Test Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Software Test Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) QA Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Developer
11 4 (3.60%) QA Tester
12 3 (2.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.53%) .NET
2 18 (16.22%) SOAP
3 16 (14.41%) Web Services
4 8 (7.21%) LAMP
5 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.50%) HTML
7 3 (2.70%) WPF
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.80%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.80%) WinForms
8 2 (1.80%) WCF
9 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Mobile App
2 13 (11.71%) Replication
3 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.80%) User Experience
4 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Apple iOS
2 17 (15.32%) Android
3 8 (7.21%) Linux
4 7 (6.31%) Windows
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (68.47%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.54%) Manual Testing
3 36 (32.43%) BDD
4 32 (28.83%) TDD
5 31 (27.93%) System Testing
6 28 (25.23%) Automated Testing
7 26 (23.42%) Compatibility Testing
8 22 (19.82%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (18.02%) Software Testing
10 19 (17.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (17.12%) Regression Testing
11 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
12 14 (12.61%) API Testing
13 13 (11.71%) QMS
13 13 (11.71%) Scrum
14 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
15 10 (9.01%) Unit Testing
16 9 (8.11%) Test Scripting
16 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
16 9 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.84%) SQL
2 26 (23.42%) Java
3 14 (12.61%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.61%) C#
4 10 (9.01%) PHP
4 10 (9.01%) Ruby
5 9 (8.11%) C++
6 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.80%) Python
8 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.90%) Groovy
8 1 (0.90%) C
8 1 (0.90%) VBScript
8 1 (0.90%) VB
8 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (26.13%) ISEB
2 11 (9.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.21%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (35.14%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) WCAG
2 2 (1.80%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Puppet
2 7 (6.31%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (6.31%) SAP
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.70%) IBM
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle
4 2 (1.80%) EPiServer
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