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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 168 220 250
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +30
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 81 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 72 12 22
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £54,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +39 65 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Cheshire -2 7 £32,500 +30.00%
Lancashire - 7 £40,000 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £47,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 77 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.31%) Selenium
3 54 (42.19%) QA
4 52 (40.63%) ISEB
4 52 (40.63%) SQL
5 48 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 45 (35.16%) Automated Testing
7 40 (31.25%) Manual Testing
8 33 (25.78%) .NET
9 31 (24.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 27 (21.09%) Finance
10 27 (21.09%) System Testing
10 27 (21.09%) ISTQB
10 27 (21.09%) BDD
11 26 (20.31%) TDD
12 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
13 23 (17.97%) WebDriver
13 23 (17.97%) SpecFlow
14 22 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (17.19%) Regression Testing
15 21 (16.41%) JavaScript
15 21 (16.41%) Compatibility Testing
16 19 (14.84%) SoapUI
17 17 (13.28%) Cucumber
18 16 (12.50%) C#
19 15 (11.72%) Java
20 14 (10.94%) Scrum
20 14 (10.94%) QMS
20 14 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
21 13 (10.16%) TeamCity

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.78%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.13%) MySQL
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 58 (45.31%) Selenium
2 31 (24.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (17.97%) WebDriver
3 23 (17.97%) SpecFlow
4 19 (14.84%) SoapUI
5 17 (13.28%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.16%) TeamCity
6 13 (10.16%) Hudson
6 13 (10.16%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.25%) TestDirector
8 7 (5.47%) JIRA
9 6 (4.69%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.13%) TestPartner
10 4 (3.13%) QALoad
10 4 (3.13%) jMock
10 4 (3.13%) SilkPerformer
10 4 (3.13%) JUnit
10 4 (3.13%) EasyMock
10 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
General
1 27 (21.09%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Games
4 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (45.31%) Analyst
2 53 (41.41%) Test Analyst
3 35 (27.34%) Tester
4 25 (19.53%) Test Engineer
5 16 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 14 (10.94%) Software Tester
7 13 (10.16%) Software Test Engineer
7 13 (10.16%) Software Engineer
8 10 (7.81%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.81%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) QA Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) Technical Test Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) QA Tester
10 7 (5.47%) Technical Tester
10 7 (5.47%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.13%) PHP Developer
12 4 (3.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.78%) .NET
2 9 (7.03%) SOAP
3 8 (6.25%) Web Services
4 6 (4.69%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (3.91%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.91%) HTML
6 4 (3.13%) Symfony
6 4 (3.13%) jQuery
6 4 (3.13%) Middleware
6 4 (3.13%) CSS
6 4 (3.13%) HTML5
6 4 (3.13%) CSS3
6 4 (3.13%) Laravel
7 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Replication
2 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.34%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.56%) STB
4 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) DTV
4 2 (1.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Linux
2 9 (7.03%) Android
2 9 (7.03%) Windows
3 8 (6.25%) UNIX
3 8 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 45 (35.16%) Automated Testing
4 40 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 27 (21.09%) System Testing
5 27 (21.09%) BDD
6 26 (20.31%) TDD
7 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 22 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (17.19%) Regression Testing
9 21 (16.41%) Compatibility Testing
10 14 (10.94%) Scrum
10 14 (10.94%) QMS
10 14 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.81%) Service Management
11 10 (7.81%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.81%) ITIL
12 9 (7.03%) Test Scripting
12 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.25%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.63%) SQL
2 21 (16.41%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.50%) C#
4 15 (11.72%) Java
5 11 (8.59%) Ruby
6 8 (6.25%) PHP
7 6 (4.69%) Python
8 4 (3.13%) PHP5
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (40.63%) ISEB
2 27 (21.09%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.81%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (42.19%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (10.16%) Oracle
2 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.25%) VMware
4 7 (5.47%) SAP
5 3 (2.34%) Telerik
6 2 (1.56%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) Capita
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