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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 190 206 238
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +32
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 63 43 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.62% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.75% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 59 37 14
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £30,000 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 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 3 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 +27 40 £35,000 - 8
Lancashire +6 17 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire -12 6 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 85 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (44.54%) SQL
3 52 (43.70%) Manual Testing
4 50 (42.02%) Selenium
5 45 (37.82%) BDD
6 43 (36.13%) .NET
7 42 (35.29%) QA
8 40 (33.61%) System Testing
9 39 (32.77%) TDD
9 39 (32.77%) SpecFlow
10 37 (31.09%) ISEB
11 36 (30.25%) SoapUI
12 34 (28.57%) Automated Testing
12 34 (28.57%) Compatibility Testing
13 29 (24.37%) Jenkins
14 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (21.85%) TeamCity
15 26 (21.85%) Java
16 24 (20.17%) Regression Testing
16 24 (20.17%) Software Testing
16 24 (20.17%) Hudson
17 22 (18.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (18.49%) SOAP
18 21 (17.65%) Apple iOS
19 20 (16.81%) WebDriver
19 20 (16.81%) Android
20 19 (15.97%) Web Services
21 18 (15.13%) Finance
22 17 (14.29%) API Testing
23 16 (13.45%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (1.68%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.68%) CMS
1 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Mingle
2 1 (0.84%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Trello
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) VPN
1 8 (6.72%) Network Security
2 1 (0.84%) xDSL
2 1 (0.84%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.84%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) MySQL
2 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (42.02%) Selenium
2 39 (32.77%) SpecFlow
3 36 (30.25%) SoapUI
4 29 (24.37%) Jenkins
5 26 (21.85%) TeamCity
6 24 (20.17%) Hudson
7 20 (16.81%) WebDriver
8 14 (11.76%) Cucumber
9 11 (9.24%) JIRA
10 8 (6.72%) HP UFT
11 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.20%) Robotium
11 5 (4.20%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.20%) Calabash
11 5 (4.20%) Appium
12 4 (3.36%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.68%) TestComplete
13 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.84%) Advertising
3 1 (0.84%) Games
3 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (47.90%) Analyst
1 57 (47.90%) Test Analyst
2 42 (35.29%) Tester
3 16 (13.45%) Software Tester
3 16 (13.45%) Technical Tester
4 15 (12.61%) Test Engineer
5 14 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
5 14 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) Test Manager
7 10 (8.40%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (8.40%) Technical Test Analyst
8 9 (7.56%) Automation Tester
9 7 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 6 (5.04%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) QA Tester
13 3 (2.52%) Software Test Engineer
13 3 (2.52%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (36.13%) .NET
2 22 (18.49%) SOAP
3 19 (15.97%) Web Services
4 8 (6.72%) LAMP
5 5 (4.20%) HTML
6 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.84%) XML
7 1 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Replication
2 14 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.68%) User Experience
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 20 (16.81%) Android
3 8 (6.72%) Linux
4 5 (4.20%) Windows
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.70%) Manual Testing
3 45 (37.82%) BDD
4 40 (33.61%) System Testing
5 39 (32.77%) TDD
6 34 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 34 (28.57%) Compatibility Testing
7 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (20.17%) Software Testing
8 24 (20.17%) Regression Testing
9 22 (18.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (14.29%) API Testing
11 15 (12.61%) Scrum
11 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
12 13 (10.92%) QMS
13 12 (10.08%) User Stories
14 11 (9.24%) SDLC
15 10 (8.40%) E-Commerce
16 9 (7.56%) Software Engineering
16 9 (7.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.54%) SQL
2 26 (21.85%) Java
3 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.92%) C#
5 10 (8.40%) C++
5 10 (8.40%) Ruby
6 8 (6.72%) PHP
7 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.68%) C
8 2 (1.68%) VB
8 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.68%) Python
9 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.84%) VBScript
9 1 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (31.09%) ISEB
2 10 (8.40%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (35.29%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) WCAG
2 2 (1.68%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Puppet
2 7 (5.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (5.88%) SAP
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.68%) EPiServer
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle
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