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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 196 210 245
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +35
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 48 38 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.54% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.66% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35 35 9
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,400 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £55,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
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
5434 5796 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.79% 82.47% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4341 4675 4783
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 April 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 April 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 +28 40 £36,000 -4.00% 8
Cheshire -8 4 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Lancashire +5 3 £35,000 +45.83% 1
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 April 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 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (46.92%) SQL
3 50 (38.46%) Selenium
4 45 (34.62%) ISEB
5 44 (33.85%) QA
6 43 (33.08%) Automated Testing
7 41 (31.54%) Manual Testing
7 41 (31.54%) BDD
8 40 (30.77%) SpecFlow
8 40 (30.77%) TDD
9 39 (30.00%) .NET
10 37 (28.46%) System Testing
10 37 (28.46%) Software Testing
11 33 (25.38%) SoapUI
12 32 (24.62%) Jenkins
12 32 (24.62%) Compatibility Testing
13 28 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (20.77%) TeamCity
14 27 (20.77%) Test Automation
14 27 (20.77%) Hudson
15 23 (17.69%) Regression Testing
16 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
17 20 (15.38%) Finance
17 20 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
18 18 (13.85%) SOAP
18 18 (13.85%) Apple iOS
19 17 (13.08%) Android
19 17 (13.08%) Java
20 16 (12.31%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) VPN
2 1 (0.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (38.46%) Selenium
2 40 (30.77%) SpecFlow
3 33 (25.38%) SoapUI
4 32 (24.62%) Jenkins
5 27 (20.77%) Hudson
5 27 (20.77%) TeamCity
6 20 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 16 (12.31%) WebDriver
7 16 (12.31%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.15%) TestDirector
8 8 (6.15%) JIRA
9 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.85%) Robotium
9 5 (3.85%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.85%) Calabash
9 5 (3.85%) Appium
10 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.54%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.54%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Games
3 2 (1.54%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Analyst
2 52 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 46 (35.38%) Tester
4 28 (21.54%) Test Engineer
5 18 (13.85%) Automation Tester
6 17 (13.08%) Software Tester
7 15 (11.54%) Technical Tester
7 15 (11.54%) Software Test Engineer
7 15 (11.54%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Test Manager
8 9 (6.92%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Software Test Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Technical Test Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) QA Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) QA Tester
12 5 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.00%) .NET
2 18 (13.85%) SOAP
3 16 (12.31%) 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%) WPF
7 1 (0.77%) LAMP
7 1 (0.77%) XML
7 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Replication
2 8 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Open Source
6 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.85%) Apple iOS
2 17 (13.08%) Android
3 11 (8.46%) Linux
4 8 (6.15%) Windows
5 6 (4.62%) UNIX
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.08%) Automated Testing
3 41 (31.54%) Manual Testing
3 41 (31.54%) BDD
4 40 (30.77%) TDD
5 37 (28.46%) System Testing
5 37 (28.46%) Software Testing
6 32 (24.62%) Compatibility Testing
7 28 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (20.77%) Test Automation
9 23 (17.69%) Regression Testing
10 14 (10.77%) Unit Testing
11 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.92%) Scrum
12 9 (6.92%) User Stories
13 8 (6.15%) Web Testing
13 8 (6.15%) Load Testing
13 8 (6.15%) Test Scripting
14 6 (4.62%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 61 (46.92%) SQL
2 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.08%) Java
4 13 (10.00%) Ruby
5 12 (9.23%) C#
6 7 (5.38%) PHP
7 4 (3.08%) PHP5
8 3 (2.31%) Python
8 3 (2.31%) C++
9 2 (1.54%) C
9 2 (1.54%) VB
9 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.77%) Groovy
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (34.62%) ISEB
2 15 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.15%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (33.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) 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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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & More
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £30k - 36k per year + Excellent benefits
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