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

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 206 202 204
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 57 44 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.73% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.84% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 56
Median salary £41,250 £35,000 £36,125
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £55,000 £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
5517 5266 6422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.15% 87.53% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4628 4309 5506
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,091 £28,000 £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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -10 33 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Merseyside -4 10 £30,000 -16.08% 3
Lancashire -1 8 £36,250 - 4
Cheshire +12 6 £36,500 +8.95% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 58 (61.05%) Selenium
2 49 (51.58%) QA
3 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (45.26%) C#
5 35 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 29 (30.53%) Java
7 28 (29.47%) Manual Testing
8 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
9 26 (27.37%) SQL
10 23 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
11 22 (23.16%) Linux
11 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
12 21 (22.11%) Windows
12 21 (22.11%) BDD
13 20 (21.05%) Cucumber
13 20 (21.05%) WebDriver
14 19 (20.00%) Gherkin
14 19 (20.00%) ISTQB
15 18 (18.95%) TDD
15 18 (18.95%) Finance
16 17 (17.89%) HTML
16 17 (17.89%) JIRA
17 16 (16.84%) SDLC
18 15 (15.79%) CSS
19 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
19 14 (14.74%) SpecFlow
19 14 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (14.74%) Test Automation
20 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (2.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.16%) GitHub
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 58 (61.05%) Selenium
2 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
3 20 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 20 (21.05%) WebDriver
4 17 (17.89%) JIRA
5 14 (14.74%) SpecFlow
5 14 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (12.63%) NUnit
7 11 (11.58%) JMeter
8 10 (10.53%) Gradle
8 10 (10.53%) TestNG
9 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
10 6 (6.32%) MSBuild
10 6 (6.32%) NuGet
11 4 (4.21%) Calabash
11 4 (4.21%) Capybara
11 4 (4.21%) Fiddler
11 4 (4.21%) JUnit
11 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Games
2 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Tester
2 29 (30.53%) Automation Tester
3 27 (28.42%) Analyst
3 27 (28.42%) Test Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) QA Leader
4 12 (12.63%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Developer
6 8 (8.42%) QA Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) QA Automation Tester
6 8 (8.42%) QA Team Leader
6 8 (8.42%) QA Test Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) QA Tester
6 8 (8.42%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Software Tester
6 8 (8.42%) Team Leader
7 7 (7.37%) Manual Test Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Release Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 17 (17.89%) HTML
3 15 (15.79%) CSS
4 12 (12.63%) .NET
5 10 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 10 (10.53%) DOM
5 10 (10.53%) Web Services
6 9 (9.47%) Silverlight
7 6 (6.32%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (6.32%) Middleware
8 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.11%) jQuery
11 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.05%) JDBC
11 1 (1.05%) SOAP
11 1 (1.05%) Spring
11 1 (1.05%) Spring MVC
11 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) iPad
2 8 (8.42%) Fixed Income
3 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.16%) Linux
2 21 (22.11%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Unix
4 7 (7.37%) Android
5 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 28 (29.47%) Manual Testing
4 23 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
6 21 (22.11%) BDD
7 18 (18.95%) TDD
8 16 (16.84%) SDLC
9 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
9 14 (14.74%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (12.63%) Scrum
12 11 (11.58%) QA Automation
13 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
13 10 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (9.47%) Load Testing
14 9 (9.47%) Performance Analysis
14 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
15 8 (8.42%) Defect Tracking
15 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.26%) C#
2 29 (30.53%) Java
3 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 26 (27.37%) SQL
5 12 (12.63%) Python
6 8 (8.42%) Perl
7 6 (6.32%) Ruby
8 4 (4.21%) PHP
9 3 (3.16%) VB
10 2 (2.11%) C
10 2 (2.11%) C++
10 2 (2.11%) Scala
11 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (11.58%) Degree
2 11 (11.58%) ISEB
3 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (51.58%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle
3 2 (2.11%) HP
3 2 (2.11%) SAP
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