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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / North West
Rank 183 187 171
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 63 47 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.85% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.98% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 53 39 71
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%

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
5276 4812 5938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.82% 87.35% 86.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 3999 5081
Median salary £42,500 £41,900 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.43% +4.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -2 46 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Merseyside -13 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Lancashire -7 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Cheshire +4 3 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 64 (56.64%) Selenium
2 63 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (48.67%) QA
4 41 (36.28%) C#
5 37 (32.74%) Test Scripting
6 36 (31.86%) BDD
6 36 (31.86%) Java
7 31 (27.43%) TDD
7 31 (27.43%) Cucumber
8 28 (24.78%) JavaScript
8 28 (24.78%) SQL
8 28 (24.78%) Automated Testing
9 27 (23.89%) Manual Testing
10 26 (23.01%) Gherkin
11 25 (22.12%) WebDriver
12 24 (21.24%) Jenkins
12 24 (21.24%) SDLC
13 23 (20.35%) JIRA
13 23 (20.35%) Finance
14 22 (19.47%) Test Automation
15 21 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (17.70%) Scrum
17 17 (15.04%) Software Testing
17 17 (15.04%) ISTQB
17 17 (15.04%) E-Commerce
18 16 (14.16%) Configuration Management
18 16 (14.16%) Python
18 16 (14.16%) Ruby
19 15 (13.27%) Degree
19 15 (13.27%) Linux

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 4 (3.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Magento
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) GitHub
2 4 (3.54%) SaaS
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (56.64%) Selenium
2 31 (27.43%) Cucumber
3 25 (22.12%) WebDriver
4 24 (21.24%) Jenkins
5 23 (20.35%) JIRA
6 12 (10.62%) SpecFlow
6 12 (10.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.96%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.19%) JMeter
9 6 (5.31%) JUnit
9 6 (5.31%) MSBuild
9 6 (5.31%) NuGet
9 6 (5.31%) NUnit
10 5 (4.42%) Gradle
10 5 (4.42%) TestNG
11 4 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.54%) Calabash
11 4 (3.54%) Capybara
11 4 (3.54%) Fiddler
11 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Retail
3 9 (7.96%) Games
3 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Advertising
6 2 (1.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Tester
2 30 (26.55%) Analyst
2 30 (26.55%) Test Analyst
3 29 (25.66%) Automation Tester
4 16 (14.16%) Test Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) QA Leader
5 12 (10.62%) Senior Tester
6 11 (9.73%) Senior Automation Tester
7 10 (8.85%) Developer
7 10 (8.85%) QA Team Leader
7 10 (8.85%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (7.96%) QA Analyst
8 9 (7.96%) QA Test Analyst
8 9 (7.96%) Team Leader
9 8 (7.08%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (7.08%) QA Tester
10 7 (6.19%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Software Tester
11 6 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.01%) Gherkin
2 15 (13.27%) .NET
3 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
4 11 (9.73%) HTML
5 10 (8.85%) CSS
6 6 (5.31%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (5.31%) Middleware
7 5 (4.42%) DOM
7 5 (4.42%) jQuery
8 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.54%) Web Services
9 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.65%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.77%) Ember.js
10 2 (1.77%) React
10 2 (1.77%) Sass
10 2 (1.77%) XML
11 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.88%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) iPad
2 8 (7.08%) Fixed Income
3 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Linux
2 13 (11.50%) Windows
3 8 (7.08%) Unix
4 6 (5.31%) Android
5 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) Test Scripting
3 36 (31.86%) BDD
4 31 (27.43%) TDD
5 28 (24.78%) Automated Testing
6 27 (23.89%) Manual Testing
7 24 (21.24%) SDLC
8 22 (19.47%) Test Automation
9 21 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (17.70%) Scrum
11 17 (15.04%) E-Commerce
11 17 (15.04%) Software Testing
12 16 (14.16%) Configuration Management
13 13 (11.50%) QA Automation
13 13 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (10.62%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (8.85%) Performance Testing
16 9 (7.96%) Defect Management
17 8 (7.08%) Defect Tracking
17 8 (7.08%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.28%) C#
2 36 (31.86%) Java
3 28 (24.78%) JavaScript
3 28 (24.78%) SQL
4 16 (14.16%) Python
4 16 (14.16%) Ruby
5 10 (8.85%) Perl
6 4 (3.54%) PHP
7 3 (2.65%) C++
7 3 (2.65%) VB
8 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.77%) C
9 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) ISTQB
2 15 (13.27%) Degree
2 15 (13.27%) ISEB
3 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (48.67%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle
3 2 (1.77%) HP
3 2 (1.77%) SAP
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