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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 206 208 238
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +30
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 44 29 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.53% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 42 28 8
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +10.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £26,000 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,282 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.28% +0.80%
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
6237 5435 5779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.00% 80.28% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5235 4561 4974
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +3 27 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Cheshire -19 9 £29,000 -1.69% 1
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Merseyside +14 2 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 51 (60.71%) Selenium
2 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (50.00%) QA
4 33 (39.29%) Software Testing
5 30 (35.71%) SQL
5 30 (35.71%) ISEB
6 29 (34.52%) C#
6 29 (34.52%) Manual Testing
7 25 (29.76%) .NET
7 25 (29.76%) Automated Testing
8 23 (27.38%) WebDriver
8 23 (27.38%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (22.62%) Finance
10 16 (19.05%) ISTQB
11 15 (17.86%) System Testing
11 15 (17.86%) Windows
11 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.67%) Java
12 14 (16.67%) QMS
12 14 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
13 13 (15.48%) Selenium IDE
13 13 (15.48%) TDD
13 13 (15.48%) Scrum
14 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
14 12 (14.29%) Web Testing
15 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET
15 11 (13.10%) HTML
15 11 (13.10%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 51 (60.71%) Selenium
2 23 (27.38%) WebDriver
2 23 (27.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 13 (15.48%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (11.90%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.95%) Hudson
7 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.95%) JUnit
7 5 (5.95%) Bugzilla
7 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.95%) EasyMock
7 5 (5.95%) QALoad
7 5 (5.95%) jMock
7 5 (5.95%) SilkPerformer
7 5 (5.95%) JIRA
7 5 (5.95%) TestPartner
8 4 (4.76%) eggPlant
9 3 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
2 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Analyst
2 27 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 25 (29.76%) Tester
4 18 (21.43%) Software Tester
5 11 (13.10%) Test Manager
6 10 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (10.71%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.95%) Head of Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Junior
9 5 (5.95%) Junior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
11 3 (3.57%) Performance Tester
11 3 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
11 3 (3.57%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) .NET
2 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET
2 11 (13.10%) HTML
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) XML
3 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.19%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.38%) STB
2 2 (2.38%) DTV
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.38%) Android
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 29 (34.52%) Manual Testing
4 25 (29.76%) Automated Testing
5 15 (17.86%) System Testing
6 14 (16.67%) QMS
7 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
7 13 (15.48%) TDD
7 13 (15.48%) Scrum
8 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 12 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
9 11 (13.10%) BDD
10 10 (11.90%) Test Planning
11 9 (10.71%) ITIL
11 9 (10.71%) Service Management
12 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
13 7 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (5.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.71%) SQL
2 29 (34.52%) C#
3 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.67%) Java
5 11 (13.10%) T-SQL
6 9 (10.71%) Ruby
7 6 (7.14%) C++
8 4 (4.76%) Python
9 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.38%) Perl
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) C
9 2 (2.38%) VBScript
10 1 (1.19%) VB
10 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (35.71%) ISEB
2 16 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) XenApp
1 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) HP
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.38%) VMware
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) Citrix
Cheshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + package + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago