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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 190 225 212
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 66 40 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.65% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 54 38 26
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £23,900 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5826 6141 5462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.87% 83.52% 79.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4830 4881 4627
Average salary £41,125 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
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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 +24 39 £35,000 - 5
Lancashire +11 12 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire -5 9 £33,500 +36.73% 3
Merseyside +3 3 £27,000 -46.00% 4
Cumbria - 3 £51,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.20%) Selenium
3 46 (36.80%) QA
4 45 (36.00%) Manual Testing
5 42 (33.60%) SQL
6 35 (28.00%) BDD
7 34 (27.20%) .NET
8 32 (25.60%) TDD
8 32 (25.60%) System Testing
9 30 (24.00%) Java
9 30 (24.00%) ISEB
10 28 (22.40%) SpecFlow
11 26 (20.80%) Regression Testing
12 24 (19.20%) SoapUI
13 23 (18.40%) WebDriver
13 23 (18.40%) Automated Testing
14 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
15 20 (16.00%) ISTQB
15 20 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (16.00%) Compatibility Testing
15 20 (16.00%) C#
15 20 (16.00%) Web Services
16 19 (15.20%) Finance
17 18 (14.40%) Jenkins
17 18 (14.40%) Mobile App
18 17 (13.60%) Scrum
19 16 (12.80%) SOAP
19 16 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (12.00%) TeamCity
20 15 (12.00%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (1.60%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.60%) CMS
1 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.80%) Liferay
2 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Primavera
1 3 (2.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Trello
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) VPN
1 8 (6.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.80%) xDSL
2 1 (0.80%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.80%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 54 (43.20%) Selenium
2 28 (22.40%) SpecFlow
3 24 (19.20%) SoapUI
4 23 (18.40%) WebDriver
5 18 (14.40%) Jenkins
6 15 (12.00%) TeamCity
7 13 (10.40%) Cucumber
7 13 (10.40%) Hudson
8 10 (8.00%) JIRA
9 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
9 9 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (6.40%) HP UFT
11 5 (4.00%) Robotium
11 5 (4.00%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.00%) Calabash
11 5 (4.00%) Appium
12 4 (3.20%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (1.60%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.80%) Sahi
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Retail
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (50.40%) Analyst
1 63 (50.40%) Test Analyst
2 44 (35.20%) Tester
3 16 (12.80%) Software Tester
3 16 (12.80%) Automation Test Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) Automation Analyst
4 14 (11.20%) Automation Tester
5 13 (10.40%) Test Manager
6 10 (8.00%) Technical Tester
7 9 (7.20%) Test Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.20%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Automated Tester
11 4 (3.20%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.20%) .NET
2 20 (16.00%) Web Services
3 16 (12.80%) SOAP
4 8 (6.40%) LAMP
4 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.00%) HTML
6 4 (3.20%) WPF
7 3 (2.40%) WinForms
7 3 (2.40%) WCF
8 2 (1.60%) XML
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.60%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.00%) Replication
3 3 (2.40%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.60%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) APACS
5 1 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 14 (11.20%) Android
3 13 (10.40%) Linux
4 10 (8.00%) Windows
5 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.00%) Manual Testing
3 35 (28.00%) BDD
4 32 (25.60%) System Testing
4 32 (25.60%) TDD
5 26 (20.80%) Regression Testing
6 23 (18.40%) Automated Testing
7 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
8 20 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (16.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 17 (13.60%) Scrum
10 16 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (12.00%) Test Automation
12 13 (10.40%) QMS
13 12 (9.60%) Test Scripting
14 11 (8.80%) Software Engineering
14 11 (8.80%) API Testing
15 10 (8.00%) SDLC
15 10 (8.00%) Unit Testing
16 9 (7.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.60%) SQL
2 30 (24.00%) Java
3 20 (16.00%) C#
4 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.00%) PHP
5 10 (8.00%) Ruby
6 9 (7.20%) C++
7 7 (5.60%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.60%) Python
9 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.80%) Groovy
9 1 (0.80%) C
9 1 (0.80%) VBScript
9 1 (0.80%) VB
9 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (24.00%) ISEB
2 20 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.00%) Degree
4 4 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (36.80%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) WCAG
2 2 (1.60%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) Puppet
2 7 (5.60%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (5.60%) SAP
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle
3 3 (2.40%) IBM
4 2 (1.60%) EPiServer
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