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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 216 214 232
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 40 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.48% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 38 26 12
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £27,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,750 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
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
6084 5443 5726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.66% 77.49% 77.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4828 4601 4991
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,419
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 +3 18 £35,000 +2.18% 2
Merseyside +12 10 £50,000 +56.25%
Cheshire -12 9 £24,500 -24.61%
Lancashire - 3 £37,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 61 (73.49%) Selenium
2 48 (57.83%) QA
3 40 (48.19%) SQL
4 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (44.58%) C#
6 26 (31.33%) .NET
6 26 (31.33%) Windows
6 26 (31.33%) ISEB
7 24 (28.92%) Automated Testing
8 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
8 23 (27.71%) Software Testing
8 23 (27.71%) System Testing
9 22 (26.51%) Web Testing
9 22 (26.51%) Manual Testing
10 20 (24.10%) QuickTest Pro
11 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
11 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET
11 19 (22.89%) WebDriver
11 19 (22.89%) Selenium IDE
12 18 (21.69%) HTML
12 18 (21.69%) T-SQL
12 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (19.28%) TDD
14 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
14 15 (18.07%) Test Strategy
15 14 (16.87%) Finance
15 14 (16.87%) Test Scripting
15 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (15.66%) LoadRunner
16 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (73.49%) Selenium
2 20 (24.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (22.89%) WebDriver
3 19 (22.89%) Selenium IDE
4 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
4 13 (15.66%) LoadRunner
5 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
6 9 (10.84%) Hudson
7 8 (9.64%) EasyMock
7 8 (9.64%) JUnit
7 8 (9.64%) TestPartner
7 8 (9.64%) SilkPerformer
7 8 (9.64%) QALoad
7 8 (9.64%) jMock
8 7 (8.43%) SoapUI
9 6 (7.23%) JIRA
10 5 (6.02%) Bugzilla
10 5 (6.02%) TeamCity
10 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
2 28 (33.73%) Test Analyst
3 26 (31.33%) Tester
4 22 (26.51%) Software Tester
5 10 (12.05%) Test Manager
6 9 (10.84%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Head of Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (6.02%) Development Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Development Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Tester
9 4 (4.82%) Junior
9 4 (4.82%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.61%) Technical Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) .NET
2 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET
3 18 (21.69%) HTML
4 7 (8.43%) Web Services
4 7 (8.43%) XML
5 4 (4.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.82%) Replication
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.33%) Windows
2 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.92%) Automated Testing
3 23 (27.71%) Software Testing
3 23 (27.71%) System Testing
4 22 (26.51%) Web Testing
4 22 (26.51%) Manual Testing
5 16 (19.28%) TDD
6 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.07%) Test Strategy
7 14 (16.87%) Test Scripting
7 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (14.46%) Integration Testing
9 10 (12.05%) QMS
9 10 (12.05%) BDD
9 10 (12.05%) Scrum
10 8 (9.64%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.19%) SQL
2 37 (44.58%) C#
3 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
4 18 (21.69%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.05%) Java
6 9 (10.84%) C++
7 5 (6.02%) C
7 5 (6.02%) VBScript
7 5 (6.02%) Ruby
8 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) ISEB
2 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.43%) Degree
3 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (57.83%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) XenApp
1 5 (6.02%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) HP
2 5 (6.02%) Citrix
2 5 (6.02%) VMware
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle
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