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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 191 226 243
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 53 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 42 26 18
Average salary £35,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
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 £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 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 27 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 +43 48 £35,500 -33.95% 5
Cheshire -2 4 £30,000 - 3
Merseyside +11 1 £19,296 -22.81%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 81 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (46.92%) SQL
3 50 (38.46%) Selenium
4 47 (36.15%) QA
5 46 (35.38%) ISEB
6 43 (33.08%) Automated Testing
7 42 (32.31%) Manual Testing
8 41 (31.54%) Software Testing
9 37 (28.46%) .NET
9 37 (28.46%) BDD
9 37 (28.46%) SpecFlow
10 35 (26.92%) TDD
11 34 (26.15%) System Testing
12 30 (23.08%) SoapUI
13 29 (22.31%) Compatibility Testing
14 27 (20.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (20.77%) Jenkins
14 27 (20.77%) Test Automation
15 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (19.23%) Regression Testing
16 24 (18.46%) JavaScript
16 24 (18.46%) TeamCity
16 24 (18.46%) Hudson
17 22 (16.92%) QuickTest Pro
18 20 (15.38%) Finance
19 19 (14.62%) WebDriver
19 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
20 17 (13.08%) C#
20 17 (13.08%) Java
21 16 (12.31%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (0.77%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) MySQL
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (38.46%) Selenium
2 37 (28.46%) SpecFlow
3 30 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 27 (20.77%) Jenkins
5 24 (18.46%) Hudson
5 24 (18.46%) TeamCity
6 22 (16.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (14.62%) WebDriver
8 16 (12.31%) Cucumber
9 8 (6.15%) TestDirector
10 7 (5.38%) JIRA
11 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.31%) Robotium
12 3 (2.31%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.31%) Calabash
12 3 (2.31%) Appium
13 2 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (1.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Games
2 4 (3.08%) Retail
3 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.77%) Billing
3 1 (0.77%) Electronics
3 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Analyst
2 52 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 47 (36.15%) Tester
4 31 (23.85%) Test Engineer
5 20 (15.38%) Automation Tester
6 17 (13.08%) Software Tester
7 14 (10.77%) Software Test Engineer
7 14 (10.77%) Software Engineer
8 13 (10.00%) Technical Tester
8 13 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) QA Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) QA Tester
10 8 (6.15%) Test Manager
10 8 (6.15%) Software Test Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Technical Test Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) Test Leader
13 4 (3.08%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (3.08%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 4 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.46%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) SOAP
3 14 (10.77%) Web Services
4 6 (4.62%) HTML
4 6 (4.62%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.08%) Symfony
5 4 (3.08%) jQuery
5 4 (3.08%) HTML5
5 4 (3.08%) CSS3
5 4 (3.08%) Laravel
5 4 (3.08%) CSS
5 4 (3.08%) Middleware
6 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.77%) XML
7 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.77%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Replication
2 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) Open Source
4 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Android
1 14 (10.77%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.69%) Linux
3 8 (6.15%) Windows
4 6 (4.62%) UNIX
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.08%) Automated Testing
3 42 (32.31%) Manual Testing
4 41 (31.54%) Software Testing
5 37 (28.46%) BDD
6 35 (26.92%) TDD
7 34 (26.15%) System Testing
8 29 (22.31%) Compatibility Testing
9 27 (20.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (20.77%) Test Automation
10 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (19.23%) Regression Testing
11 15 (11.54%) E-Commerce
12 12 (9.23%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.92%) Test Scripting
14 8 (6.15%) Web Testing
14 8 (6.15%) Load Testing
14 8 (6.15%) Scrum
14 8 (6.15%) User Stories
15 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 61 (46.92%) SQL
2 24 (18.46%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.08%) C#
3 17 (13.08%) Java
4 15 (11.54%) Ruby
5 7 (5.38%) PHP
6 4 (3.08%) PHP5
6 4 (3.08%) Python
7 2 (1.54%) VB
7 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.54%) C
7 2 (1.54%) C++
8 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.77%) VBScript
8 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (35.38%) ISEB
2 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.92%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (36.15%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Oracle
3 8 (6.15%) VMware
4 7 (5.38%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) Telerik
6 2 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (0.77%) Capita
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