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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 191 188 215
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 38 60 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.97% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.10% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 33 50 39
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £30,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £40,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
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
4767 5445 5857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.91% 88.26% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4043 4349 4707
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 May 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 May 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 -24 26 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cheshire +26 9 £38,750 +10.71%
Lancashire -1 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 49 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) Selenium
3 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 31 (36.90%) QA
5 30 (35.71%) JIRA
5 30 (35.71%) Manual Testing
6 28 (33.33%) .NET
7 26 (30.95%) Java
8 23 (27.38%) Scrum
8 23 (27.38%) BDD
9 21 (25.00%) TDD
10 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
10 20 (23.81%) C#
11 19 (22.62%) SQL
12 18 (21.43%) Defect Management
13 17 (20.24%) Web Services
13 17 (20.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (19.05%) ISTQB
15 15 (17.86%) WebDriver
16 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 13 (15.48%) Kanban
17 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
17 13 (15.48%) Finance
18 12 (14.29%) ISEB
19 11 (13.10%) MVC
20 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
20 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
20 10 (11.90%) Windows
20 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
21 9 (10.71%) QA Automation

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 (1.19%) Apache
1 1 (1.19%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (52.38%) Selenium
2 30 (35.71%) JIRA
3 15 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
4 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.71%) NUnit
6 7 (8.33%) Gradle
6 7 (8.33%) JMeter
6 7 (8.33%) TestNG
7 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.57%) JUnit
10 2 (2.38%) Appium
10 2 (2.38%) Maven
10 2 (2.38%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.38%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Games
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) Analyst
1 33 (39.29%) Test Analyst
1 33 (39.29%) Tester
2 21 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 20 (23.81%) Automation Tester
4 11 (13.10%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) QA Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Web Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Web Test Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Java Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (7.14%) Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Manual Tester
8 6 (7.14%) Software Analyst
8 6 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.33%) .NET
2 17 (20.24%) Web Services
3 9 (10.71%) CSS
3 9 (10.71%) HTML
4 7 (8.33%) DOM
4 7 (8.33%) Silverlight
5 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.38%) REST
7 2 (2.38%) SOAP
7 2 (2.38%) WCF
8 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.19%) Django
8 1 (1.19%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.19%) HTML5
8 1 (1.19%) RESTful
8 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.57%) iPad
1 3 (3.57%) Online Games
2 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 30 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 23 (27.38%) BDD
4 23 (27.38%) Scrum
5 21 (25.00%) TDD
6 20 (23.81%) Automated Testing
7 18 (21.43%) Defect Management
8 17 (20.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 13 (15.48%) Kanban
10 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
11 11 (13.10%) MVC
12 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (10.71%) QA Automation
14 7 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (8.33%) Load Testing
14 7 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
14 7 (8.33%) SDLC
14 7 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) Java
2 20 (23.81%) C#
3 19 (22.62%) SQL
4 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.19%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) SOQL
6 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 12 (14.29%) ISEB
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter
4 1 (1.19%) VMware
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