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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 181 183 228
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +45
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 50 76 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.08% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 43 68 14
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 -12 29 £35,000 -1.40% 9
Cheshire +29 11 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Merseyside +2 9 £35,000 - 1
Lancashire +10 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 58 (55.77%) QA
2 49 (47.12%) Manual Testing
2 49 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (41.35%) Selenium
4 30 (28.85%) TDD
4 30 (28.85%) Test Automation
5 29 (27.88%) SQL
6 28 (26.92%) Software Testing
6 28 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 26 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (25.00%) .NET
7 26 (25.00%) Scrum
8 25 (24.04%) Web Services
8 25 (24.04%) JIRA
9 24 (23.08%) BDD
10 23 (22.12%) ISEB
11 22 (21.15%) Java
11 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
12 21 (20.19%) HP UFT
13 20 (19.23%) ISTQB
13 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
14 17 (16.35%) C#
14 17 (16.35%) Finance
15 16 (15.38%) Regression Testing
15 16 (15.38%) Defect Management
16 13 (12.50%) QA Automation
16 13 (12.50%) SoapUI
17 12 (11.54%) Kanban
17 12 (11.54%) Windows
17 12 (11.54%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (0.96%) Apache
1 1 (0.96%) IIS
1 1 (0.96%) Liferay
1 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (41.35%) Selenium
2 25 (24.04%) JIRA
3 21 (20.19%) HP UFT
4 13 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 11 (10.58%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.73%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.81%) Sahi
9 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.92%) gulp
10 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.92%) Maven
10 2 (1.92%) webpack
11 1 (0.96%) Ant
11 1 (0.96%) Appium
11 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.96%) JMeter
11 1 (0.96%) JUnit
11 1 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Law
4 4 (3.85%) Legal
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (48.08%) Analyst
1 50 (48.08%) Test Analyst
2 49 (47.12%) Tester
3 30 (28.85%) Software Tester
4 24 (23.08%) Automation Tester
5 15 (14.42%) Software Analyst
5 15 (14.42%) Software Test Analyst
6 13 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
6 13 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (9.62%) Web Analyst
7 10 (9.62%) Web Test Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) QA Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) QA Test Analyst
9 8 (7.69%) Automated Tester
9 8 (7.69%) QA Tester
9 8 (7.69%) Test Manager
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.00%) .NET
2 25 (24.04%) Web Services
3 3 (2.88%) HTML
3 3 (2.88%) REST
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.92%) Backbone.js
4 2 (1.92%) Breeze.js
4 2 (1.92%) CSS
4 2 (1.92%) CSS3
4 2 (1.92%) Durandal
4 2 (1.92%) Ember.js
4 2 (1.92%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.92%) HTML5
4 2 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.92%) LESS
4 2 (1.92%) React
4 2 (1.92%) RESTful
4 2 (1.92%) Sass
4 2 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.96%) APACS
4 1 (0.96%) AS400
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Linux
1 12 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (47.12%) Manual Testing
2 30 (28.85%) TDD
2 30 (28.85%) Test Automation
3 28 (26.92%) Software Testing
3 28 (26.92%) Test Scripting
4 26 (25.00%) Scrum
4 26 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (23.08%) BDD
6 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
7 16 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 16 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 13 (12.50%) QA Automation
9 12 (11.54%) Kanban
10 11 (10.58%) Performance Testing
10 11 (10.58%) System Testing
11 10 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 9 (8.65%) Line Management
12 9 (8.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) SQL
2 22 (21.15%) Java
3 17 (16.35%) C#
4 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) ISEB
2 20 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (55.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle
2 4 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (0.96%) HP
3 1 (0.96%) Twitter
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