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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 187 227 238
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 55 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 48 14 19
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
5622 5463 5712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.14% 83.00% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4659 4503 4723
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 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +30 48 £35,000 -36.36% 5
Lancashire +1 3 £40,000 +66.66%
Cheshire -18 3 £25,000 -16.66% 4
Merseyside - 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (47.62%) SQL
3 51 (40.48%) ISEB
4 49 (38.89%) Selenium
5 48 (38.10%) QA
6 44 (34.92%) Automated Testing
7 42 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 40 (31.75%) Manual Testing
9 36 (28.57%) .NET
10 34 (26.98%) System Testing
10 34 (26.98%) BDD
11 30 (23.81%) SpecFlow
12 29 (23.02%) TDD
13 28 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
14 26 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (20.63%) SoapUI
14 26 (20.63%) Test Automation
15 24 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
16 23 (18.25%) Regression Testing
17 22 (17.46%) ISTQB
18 21 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (16.67%) Finance
18 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
18 21 (16.67%) WebDriver
19 20 (15.87%) Hudson
19 20 (15.87%) Jenkins
19 20 (15.87%) TeamCity
20 16 (12.70%) C#
21 15 (11.90%) Java
22 13 (10.32%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (0.79%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) MySQL
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (38.89%) Selenium
2 30 (23.81%) SpecFlow
3 26 (20.63%) SoapUI
4 24 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 20 (15.87%) TeamCity
6 20 (15.87%) Hudson
6 20 (15.87%) Jenkins
7 13 (10.32%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.35%) TestDirector
9 7 (5.56%) JIRA
10 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.59%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.79%) WATIR
12 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.79%) eggPlant
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Retail
3 3 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (43.65%) Analyst
2 50 (39.68%) Test Analyst
3 40 (31.75%) Tester
4 29 (23.02%) Test Engineer
5 16 (12.70%) Automation Tester
6 14 (11.11%) Software Tester
7 13 (10.32%) Software Test Engineer
7 13 (10.32%) Software Engineer
8 12 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (8.73%) Technical Tester
10 8 (6.35%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Technical Test Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
13 5 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (3.97%) Senior Test Analyst
13 5 (3.97%) Test Leader
14 4 (3.17%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.57%) .NET
2 13 (10.32%) SOAP
3 12 (9.52%) Web Services
4 6 (4.76%) HTML
4 6 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (3.97%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.17%) Middleware
6 4 (3.17%) CSS
6 4 (3.17%) Symfony
6 4 (3.17%) jQuery
6 4 (3.17%) HTML5
6 4 (3.17%) CSS3
6 4 (3.17%) Laravel
7 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Replication
2 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.59%) Open Source
4 2 (1.59%) STB
4 2 (1.59%) DTV
4 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.52%) Linux
2 11 (8.73%) Android
3 10 (7.94%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.35%) UNIX
4 8 (6.35%) Windows
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.92%) Automated Testing
3 42 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 40 (31.75%) Manual Testing
5 34 (26.98%) System Testing
5 34 (26.98%) BDD
6 29 (23.02%) TDD
7 28 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
8 26 (20.63%) Test Automation
8 26 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (18.25%) Regression Testing
10 21 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.73%) Test Scripting
13 9 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 9 (7.14%) Scrum
14 8 (6.35%) Load Testing
14 8 (6.35%) User Stories
15 7 (5.56%) Web Testing
15 7 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (47.62%) SQL
2 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.70%) C#
4 15 (11.90%) Java
5 11 (8.73%) Ruby
6 8 (6.35%) PHP
7 6 (4.76%) Python
8 4 (3.17%) PHP5
9 2 (1.59%) VB
9 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.59%) C
9 2 (1.59%) C++
10 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) VBScript
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (40.48%) ISEB
2 22 (17.46%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) VCP4
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (38.10%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Oracle
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.35%) VMware
3 7 (5.56%) SAP
4 3 (2.38%) Telerik
5 2 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) Capita
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