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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 208 201 221
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 47 62 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.93% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.05% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 38 50 37
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
5619 5904 6335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.25% 88.42% 86.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4687 4899 5175
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 September 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 27 September 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 -11 32 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Merseyside -14 7 £25,000 -13.79%
Cheshire +26 6 £25,250 -24.62% 1
Lancashire +7 2 £40,000 +11.88% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 44 (53.66%) Selenium
2 43 (52.44%) C#
3 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (40.24%) Test Scripting
5 31 (37.80%) Java
6 30 (36.59%) Linux
7 29 (35.37%) JavaScript
8 28 (34.15%) QA
9 25 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (30.49%) ISTQB
9 25 (30.49%) Windows
10 24 (29.27%) SQL
10 24 (29.27%) Jenkins
11 22 (26.83%) HTML
11 22 (26.83%) Software Testing
12 21 (25.61%) CSS
13 20 (24.39%) NUnit
14 19 (23.17%) Web Services
15 18 (21.95%) JMeter
15 18 (21.95%) DOM
15 18 (21.95%) Load Testing
15 18 (21.95%) Silverlight
15 18 (21.95%) TestNG
15 18 (21.95%) Gradle
15 18 (21.95%) Performance Analysis
15 18 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (19.51%) Manual Testing
16 16 (19.51%) Finance
17 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
18 14 (17.07%) Scrum

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 (1.22%) Apache
1 1 (1.22%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (53.66%) Selenium
2 24 (29.27%) Jenkins
3 20 (24.39%) NUnit
4 18 (21.95%) Gradle
4 18 (21.95%) JMeter
4 18 (21.95%) TestNG
5 12 (14.63%) WebDriver
6 11 (13.41%) JIRA
7 8 (9.76%) SpecFlow
8 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.66%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.66%) TestComplete
11 2 (2.44%) MSBuild
11 2 (2.44%) NuGet
12 1 (1.22%) Calabash
12 1 (1.22%) Capybara
12 1 (1.22%) Hudson
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Games
3 3 (3.66%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (52.44%) Tester
2 35 (42.68%) Automation Tester
3 19 (23.17%) Software Tester
4 14 (17.07%) Analyst
4 14 (17.07%) Test Analyst
5 13 (15.85%) Java Automation Tester
6 12 (14.63%) Test Engineer
7 11 (13.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 11 (13.41%) Selenium Tester
8 9 (10.98%) QA Automation Tester
8 9 (10.98%) QA Tester
9 8 (9.76%) QA Automation Engineer
9 8 (9.76%) QA Engineer
10 7 (8.54%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (8.54%) Developer
11 6 (7.32%) Senior Tester
11 6 (7.32%) Software Analyst
11 6 (7.32%) Software Developer
11 6 (7.32%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.83%) HTML
2 21 (25.61%) CSS
3 19 (23.17%) Web Services
4 18 (21.95%) DOM
4 18 (21.95%) Silverlight
5 9 (10.98%) .NET
6 8 (9.76%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.54%) Gherkin
8 6 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (7.32%) Middleware
9 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.44%) WCF
12 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
12 1 (1.22%) RESTful
12 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Fixed Income
2 7 (8.54%) iPad
3 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.22%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Linux
2 25 (30.49%) Windows
3 8 (9.76%) Unix
4 4 (4.88%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.24%) Test Scripting
3 25 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (26.83%) Software Testing
5 18 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (21.95%) Load Testing
5 18 (21.95%) Performance Analysis
6 16 (19.51%) Manual Testing
7 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
8 14 (17.07%) QA Automation
8 14 (17.07%) Scrum
9 13 (15.85%) TDD
10 10 (12.20%) BDD
10 10 (12.20%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (9.76%) Defect Management
11 8 (9.76%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.76%) SDLC
12 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
13 6 (7.32%) Web Testing
14 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (52.44%) C#
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 29 (35.37%) JavaScript
4 24 (29.27%) SQL
5 3 (3.66%) Python
5 3 (3.66%) VB
5 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.44%) Perl
7 1 (1.22%) PHP
7 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.22%) Ruby
7 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.54%) ISEB
3 5 (6.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.22%) PhD
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (34.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.22%) HP
3 1 (1.22%) VMware
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