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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 192 195 210
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 35 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.98% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.11% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 30 58 43
Median salary £41,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
4856 5680 5951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.76% 88.32% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4102 4620 4736
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 28 £41,000 +17.14% 8
Cheshire +34 5 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Lancashire 0 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (54.43%) Selenium
3 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
4 33 (41.77%) Java
5 29 (36.71%) JIRA
6 27 (34.18%) QA
6 27 (34.18%) C#
7 22 (27.85%) Scrum
7 22 (27.85%) .NET
8 21 (26.58%) ISTQB
9 20 (25.32%) TDD
10 19 (24.05%) Web Services
10 19 (24.05%) BDD
11 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
11 17 (21.52%) Manual Testing
12 16 (20.25%) WebDriver
12 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
13 15 (18.99%) Windows
13 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
13 15 (18.99%) Defect Management
14 14 (17.72%) Linux
14 14 (17.72%) CSS
14 14 (17.72%) HTML
14 14 (17.72%) JavaScript
14 14 (17.72%) SQL
14 14 (17.72%) NUnit
14 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (16.46%) Kanban
15 13 (16.46%) Finance
16 12 (15.19%) JMeter

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 1 (1.27%) Apache
1 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (54.43%) Selenium
2 29 (36.71%) JIRA
3 16 (20.25%) WebDriver
4 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
5 14 (17.72%) NUnit
6 12 (15.19%) Gradle
6 12 (15.19%) JMeter
6 12 (15.19%) TestNG
7 8 (10.13%) HP UFT
8 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.80%) JUnit
11 2 (2.53%) Maven
11 2 (2.53%) Ranorex
11 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.53%) TestComplete
12 1 (1.27%) Appium
12 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Games
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Tester
2 25 (31.65%) Automation Tester
3 24 (30.38%) Analyst
3 24 (30.38%) Test Analyst
4 19 (24.05%) Software Tester
5 12 (15.19%) Java Automation Tester
6 11 (13.92%) QA Engineer
7 10 (12.66%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (12.66%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (12.66%) Java Engineer
7 10 (12.66%) QA Automation Engineer
7 10 (12.66%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 10 (12.66%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Software Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Test Manager
9 5 (6.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 19 (24.05%) Web Services
3 14 (17.72%) CSS
3 14 (17.72%) HTML
4 12 (15.19%) DOM
4 12 (15.19%) Silverlight
5 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.53%) REST
7 2 (2.53%) WCF
8 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.27%) Django
8 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.27%) HTML5
8 1 (1.27%) RESTful
8 1 (1.27%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) iPad
2 3 (3.80%) Online Games
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Windows
2 14 (17.72%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
3 22 (27.85%) Scrum
4 20 (25.32%) TDD
5 19 (24.05%) BDD
6 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
6 17 (21.52%) Manual Testing
7 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
8 15 (18.99%) Defect Management
9 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (16.46%) Kanban
11 12 (15.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (15.19%) Load Testing
11 12 (15.19%) Performance Analysis
12 10 (12.66%) QA Automation
12 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
12 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (10.13%) MVC
14 7 (8.86%) SDLC
15 6 (7.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) Java
2 27 (34.18%) C#
3 14 (17.72%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.72%) SQL
4 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) SOQL
5 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.13%) ISEB
3 3 (3.80%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (34.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) HP
2 2 (2.53%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.27%) hybris
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) Twitter
3 1 (1.27%) VMware
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