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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 209 193 217
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 37 64 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.97% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.10% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32 57 35
Median salary £41,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,900 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,969 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.24%
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
5121 5841 6101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.09% 88.93% 85.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4266 4731 4832
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 32 £41,000 +9.33% 5
Cheshire +33 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Lancashire +4 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 46 (59.74%) Selenium
2 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (46.75%) Java
4 35 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 32 (41.56%) C#
6 25 (32.47%) QA
7 23 (29.87%) ISTQB
8 22 (28.57%) TDD
8 22 (28.57%) JIRA
8 22 (28.57%) Scrum
9 20 (25.97%) Web Services
10 19 (24.68%) Windows
10 19 (24.68%) CSS
10 19 (24.68%) HTML
10 19 (24.68%) WebDriver
10 19 (24.68%) BDD
11 18 (23.38%) Jenkins
11 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
11 18 (23.38%) Linux
12 17 (22.08%) .NET
12 17 (22.08%) NUnit
13 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (19.48%) JMeter
14 15 (19.48%) SQL
14 15 (19.48%) DOM
14 15 (19.48%) TestNG
14 15 (19.48%) Load Testing
14 15 (19.48%) Silverlight
14 15 (19.48%) Performance Analysis
14 15 (19.48%) Continuous Delivery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.30%) Apache
1 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (59.74%) Selenium
2 22 (28.57%) JIRA
3 19 (24.68%) WebDriver
4 18 (23.38%) Jenkins
5 17 (22.08%) NUnit
6 15 (19.48%) Gradle
6 15 (19.48%) JMeter
6 15 (19.48%) TestNG
7 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
7 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.90%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.60%) JUnit
10 2 (2.60%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.30%) Appium
11 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Games
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
4 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Tester
2 28 (36.36%) Automation Tester
3 20 (25.97%) Software Tester
4 16 (20.78%) Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Test Analyst
5 13 (16.88%) Java Automation Tester
6 12 (15.58%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (15.58%) QA Automation Engineer
6 12 (15.58%) QA Engineer
7 11 (14.29%) Java Engineer
7 11 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 11 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
8 9 (11.69%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (10.39%) Developer
10 7 (9.09%) Test Engineer
11 6 (7.79%) Developer in Test
11 6 (7.79%) Senior Tester
12 5 (6.49%) Manual Tester
12 5 (6.49%) Software Analyst
12 5 (6.49%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) Web Services
2 19 (24.68%) CSS
2 19 (24.68%) HTML
3 17 (22.08%) .NET
4 15 (19.48%) DOM
4 15 (19.48%) Silverlight
5 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.60%) WCF
8 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.30%) Django
8 1 (1.30%) HTML5
8 1 (1.30%) REST
8 1 (1.30%) RESTful
8 1 (1.30%) SOAP
8 1 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) iPad
2 3 (3.90%) Online Games
3 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) AIX
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 22 (28.57%) Scrum
3 22 (28.57%) TDD
4 19 (24.68%) BDD
5 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (19.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (19.48%) Load Testing
6 15 (19.48%) Performance Analysis
7 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 14 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Automated Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Kanban
9 11 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.99%) Defect Management
11 7 (9.09%) SDLC
12 5 (6.49%) Functional Testing
13 4 (5.19%) Exploratory Testing
13 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.75%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) C#
3 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
4 15 (19.48%) SQL
5 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) Scala
6 1 (1.30%) SOQL
6 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.30%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.30%) HP
3 1 (1.30%) hybris
3 1 (1.30%) Twitter
3 1 (1.30%) VMware
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