The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 216 243 217
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -26
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 40 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38 11 17
Average salary £31,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automation Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +23 21 £37,500 +82.92% 2
Cheshire +14 16 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Lancashire -1 1 £24,000 -40.00%
Merseyside - 1 £25,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (80.70%) Selenium
2 32 (56.14%) QA
3 28 (49.12%) SQL
3 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (43.86%) ISEB
5 23 (40.35%) C#
6 18 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 18 (31.58%) System Testing
7 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
7 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
7 16 (28.07%) Windows
7 16 (28.07%) Selenium IDE
8 15 (26.32%) .NET
8 15 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (26.32%) Web Testing
9 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
9 13 (22.81%) HTML
9 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
10 12 (21.05%) T-SQL
10 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
11 11 (19.30%) SilkPerformer
11 11 (19.30%) TestPartner
11 11 (19.30%) QALoad
11 11 (19.30%) LoadRunner
12 10 (17.54%) JUnit
12 10 (17.54%) jMock
12 10 (17.54%) EasyMock
12 10 (17.54%) QMS
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) RoboHelp
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (80.70%) Selenium
2 16 (28.07%) Selenium IDE
3 15 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (19.30%) SilkPerformer
4 11 (19.30%) TestPartner
4 11 (19.30%) QALoad
4 11 (19.30%) LoadRunner
5 10 (17.54%) JUnit
5 10 (17.54%) jMock
5 10 (17.54%) EasyMock
6 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.77%) JIRA
7 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
8 4 (7.02%) Hudson
8 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.26%) NUnit
9 3 (5.26%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Tester
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
1 19 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Software Tester
3 10 (17.54%) Head of Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Web Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Development Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Development Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (1.75%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.75%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 13 (22.81%) HTML
2 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.77%) Web Services
4 4 (7.02%) XML
4 4 (7.02%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Replication
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Manual Testing
2 18 (31.58%) System Testing
3 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Web Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 10 (17.54%) QMS
7 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.04%) TDD
8 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
9 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.53%) BDD
10 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.02%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (7.02%) UML
12 3 (5.26%) Scrum
12 3 (5.26%) Release Management
12 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) SQL
2 23 (40.35%) C#
3 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 12 (21.05%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.77%) Java
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) VBScript
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) ISEB
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) HND
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (56.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) XenApp
1 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
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