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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 224 219 248
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +29
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 38 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.42% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.54% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 7
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,050 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,750 £35,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
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
6197 5414 5838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.87% 79.30% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5042 4584 5021
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 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +1 22 £57,000 +48.05% 5
Cheshire -12 9 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Merseyside +6 3 £52,500 +64.06%
Lancashire - 2 £37,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 62 (67.39%) Selenium
2 58 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (57.61%) QA
4 39 (42.39%) SQL
5 34 (36.96%) C#
5 34 (36.96%) ISEB
6 31 (33.70%) Automated Testing
7 30 (32.61%) Manual Testing
7 30 (32.61%) .NET
8 29 (31.52%) Software Testing
9 25 (27.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 24 (26.09%) Windows
10 24 (26.09%) System Testing
11 22 (23.91%) WebDriver
12 19 (20.65%) TDD
12 19 (20.65%) Finance
12 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
12 19 (20.65%) Web Testing
13 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
14 17 (18.48%) Selenium IDE
14 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
15 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET
15 16 (17.39%) HTML
15 16 (17.39%) T-SQL
15 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (17.39%) Cucumber
16 15 (16.30%) Test Automation
16 15 (16.30%) QMS
17 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
17 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 62 (67.39%) Selenium
2 25 (27.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (23.91%) WebDriver
4 17 (18.48%) Selenium IDE
5 16 (17.39%) Cucumber
6 13 (14.13%) LoadRunner
7 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
7 9 (9.78%) Hudson
8 8 (8.70%) JUnit
8 8 (8.70%) EasyMock
8 8 (8.70%) SilkPerformer
8 8 (8.70%) TestPartner
8 8 (8.70%) QALoad
8 8 (8.70%) jMock
9 7 (7.61%) SoapUI
10 6 (6.52%) JIRA
11 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
11 5 (5.43%) TeamCity
11 5 (5.43%) Bugzilla
12 4 (4.35%) eggPlant
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Analyst
2 29 (31.52%) Test Analyst
3 25 (27.17%) Tester
4 21 (22.83%) Software Tester
5 13 (14.13%) Test Manager
6 9 (9.78%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Head of Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Tester
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Software Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Development Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Development Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Junior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Junior
10 4 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.26%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.26%) Senior QA Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.61%) .NET
2 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 16 (17.39%) HTML
3 7 (7.61%) Web Services
4 5 (5.43%) XML
5 4 (4.35%) SOAP
6 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (5.43%) User Experience
2 4 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (2.17%) STB
3 2 (2.17%) DTV
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.09%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.17%) UNIX
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Automated Testing
3 30 (32.61%) Manual Testing
4 29 (31.52%) Software Testing
5 24 (26.09%) System Testing
6 19 (20.65%) TDD
6 19 (20.65%) Web Testing
7 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
8 15 (16.30%) Test Automation
8 15 (16.30%) QMS
9 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
9 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.22%) BDD
10 13 (14.13%) Scrum
11 11 (11.96%) Integration Testing
12 10 (10.87%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.87%) Test Planning
13 7 (7.61%) Compatibility Testing
13 7 (7.61%) ITIL
13 7 (7.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) SQL
2 34 (36.96%) C#
3 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.87%) Java
6 9 (9.78%) C++
7 5 (5.43%) Ruby
7 5 (5.43%) C
7 5 (5.43%) VBScript
8 4 (4.35%) Perl
8 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.26%) Python
10 1 (1.09%) PHP
10 1 (1.09%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (36.96%) ISEB
2 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.52%) Degree
3 6 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (57.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) XenApp
1 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) VMware
2 5 (5.43%) HP
2 5 (5.43%) Citrix
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
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