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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 190 212 245
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +33
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 66 33 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.48% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.59% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 55 26 14
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
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
6103 5604 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.66% 80.67% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5248 4693 5357
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 £54,600 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +12 45 £37,500 -2.59% 7
Cheshire +2 10 £32,500 +10.16%
Lancashire - 5 £32,500 -
Merseyside +16 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (57.94%) Selenium
2 59 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (47.66%) QA
4 45 (42.06%) Software Testing
5 38 (35.51%) ISEB
6 36 (33.64%) SQL
7 34 (31.78%) Manual Testing
8 33 (30.84%) WebDriver
9 32 (29.91%) Automated Testing
10 31 (28.97%) C#
11 25 (23.36%) QuickTest Pro
11 25 (23.36%) Finance
11 25 (23.36%) .NET
12 23 (21.50%) ISTQB
13 22 (20.56%) Java
14 19 (17.76%) JavaScript
15 16 (14.95%) Ruby
15 16 (14.95%) TDD
15 16 (14.95%) System Testing
16 15 (14.02%) BDD
16 15 (14.02%) Windows
17 14 (13.08%) Cucumber
17 14 (13.08%) Test Automation
18 13 (12.15%) QMS
18 13 (12.15%) SpecFlow
18 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
18 13 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (11.21%) Scrum
20 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
21 10 (9.35%) Selenium IDE

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.80%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (57.94%) Selenium
2 33 (30.84%) WebDriver
3 25 (23.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (13.08%) Cucumber
5 13 (12.15%) SpecFlow
6 10 (9.35%) Selenium IDE
7 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.48%) Hudson
7 8 (7.48%) TeamCity
8 7 (6.54%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.61%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.67%) Bugzilla
10 5 (4.67%) JIRA
11 4 (3.74%) QALoad
11 4 (3.74%) TestPartner
11 4 (3.74%) SilkPerformer
11 4 (3.74%) JUnit
11 4 (3.74%) TestDirector
11 4 (3.74%) EasyMock
11 4 (3.74%) eggPlant
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Analyst
2 40 (37.38%) Test Analyst
3 30 (28.04%) Tester
4 20 (18.69%) Test Engineer
5 18 (16.82%) Software Tester
6 14 (13.08%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (10.28%) Automation Tester
8 8 (7.48%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) QA Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Junior
10 5 (4.67%) Junior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Junior Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Head of Testing
11 4 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.36%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) HTML
3 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.67%) Web Services
4 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.67%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.80%) XML
5 3 (2.80%) Middleware
6 2 (1.87%) SOAP
7 1 (0.93%) CSS
7 1 (0.93%) Symfony
7 1 (0.93%) jQuery
7 1 (0.93%) HTML5
7 1 (0.93%) CSS3
7 1 (0.93%) Laravel
7 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.80%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.87%) Open Source
3 2 (1.87%) DTV
3 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.87%) STB
4 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Windows
2 8 (7.48%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.54%) UNIX
4 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.06%) Software Testing
3 34 (31.78%) Manual Testing
4 32 (29.91%) Automated Testing
5 16 (14.95%) TDD
5 16 (14.95%) System Testing
6 15 (14.02%) BDD
7 14 (13.08%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.15%) QMS
8 13 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
9 12 (11.21%) Scrum
10 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.41%) Web Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Service Management
11 9 (8.41%) ITIL
12 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.54%) Load Testing
13 7 (6.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.64%) SQL
2 31 (28.97%) C#
3 22 (20.56%) Java
4 19 (17.76%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.95%) Ruby
6 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.61%) Python
8 5 (4.67%) PHP
9 4 (3.74%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 38 (35.51%) ISEB
2 23 (21.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (47.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Oracle
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) VMware
4 3 (2.80%) Telerik
5 2 (1.87%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Capita
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