The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 166 200 200
Rank change year-on-year
+34 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 82 46 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.77% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 71 37 38
Average salary £37,500 £33,150 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.12% +10.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £40,000 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
5598 5987 5760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 83.50% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4769 4900
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North West region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in the North West

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +44 60 £37,500 +33.92% 8
Cheshire -2 12 £34,000 +4.61% 6
Lancashire +1 8 £37,500 -
Merseyside +3 1 £28,500 -18.57%
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 87 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.77%) Test Scripting
3 52 (40.00%) Selenium
4 49 (37.69%) SDLC
5 47 (36.15%) QA
6 39 (30.00%) Java
7 38 (29.23%) SQL
8 35 (26.92%) Scrum
9 33 (25.38%) ISTQB
10 30 (23.08%) C#
11 28 (21.54%) Windows
12 27 (20.77%) Automated Testing
12 27 (20.77%) Apple iOS
13 26 (20.00%) Android
14 25 (19.23%) ISEB
15 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (17.69%) Degree
17 21 (16.15%) C++
18 20 (15.38%) Software Testing
18 20 (15.38%) WebDriver
19 19 (14.62%) Manual Testing
19 19 (14.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 17 (13.08%) System Integration Testing
20 17 (13.08%) Cucumber
21 16 (12.31%) Software Engineering
21 16 (12.31%) TDD
21 16 (12.31%) Finance
21 16 (12.31%) Regression Testing
22 15 (11.54%) BDD
23 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Office
2 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.77%) Primavera
2 1 (0.77%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
1 2 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) SMS
1 2 (1.54%) VPN
1 2 (1.54%) Network Security
2 1 (0.77%) SSH
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (40.00%) Selenium
2 20 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 17 (13.08%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.23%) JIRA
5 11 (8.46%) HP UFT
6 9 (6.92%) JUnit
7 8 (6.15%) JMeter
8 7 (5.38%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.85%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.08%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.31%) Ranorex
11 3 (2.31%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.54%) Facilita Forecast
12 2 (1.54%) MSTest
12 2 (1.54%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.77%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.77%) NUnit
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Banking
2 11 (8.46%) Retail
3 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.38%) Games
4 6 (4.62%) Legal
5 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.08%) Electronics
7 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.54%) Back Office
8 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (29.23%) Analyst
1 38 (29.23%) Test Analyst
2 29 (22.31%) Tester
3 27 (20.77%) Test Engineer
4 25 (19.23%) Software Tester
5 19 (14.62%) Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.15%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) QA Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Graduate Software Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Functional Test Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Graduate
10 5 (3.85%) Trainer
10 5 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.46%) .NET
2 10 (7.69%) Web Services
3 8 (6.15%) J2ME
3 8 (6.15%) REST
4 7 (5.38%) XML
5 5 (3.85%) jQuery
5 5 (3.85%) CSS
5 5 (3.85%) CSS3
5 5 (3.85%) HTML5
5 5 (3.85%) HTML
6 4 (3.08%) SOAP
6 4 (3.08%) RESTful
6 4 (3.08%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.31%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.31%) Modernizr
8 2 (1.54%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (1.54%) JSON
8 2 (1.54%) WCF
8 2 (1.54%) WPF
8 2 (1.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.23%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.15%) iPhone
3 8 (6.15%) iPad
4 5 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.85%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.31%) Replication
7 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.77%) LIMS
8 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.54%) Windows
2 27 (20.77%) Apple iOS
3 26 (20.00%) Android
4 8 (6.15%) Windows Mobile
4 8 (6.15%) Windows Phone
5 4 (3.08%) Windows CE
6 3 (2.31%) Linux
7 2 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.77%) Test Scripting
3 49 (37.69%) SDLC
4 35 (26.92%) Scrum
5 27 (20.77%) Automated Testing
6 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 19 (14.62%) Manual Testing
9 17 (13.08%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (12.31%) Software Engineering
10 16 (12.31%) TDD
10 16 (12.31%) Regression Testing
11 15 (11.54%) BDD
12 14 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (10.77%) Performance Testing
13 13 (10.00%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.23%) Test Management
14 12 (9.23%) UML
15 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
16 10 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.00%) Java
2 38 (29.23%) SQL
3 30 (23.08%) C#
4 21 (16.15%) C++
5 12 (9.23%) Python
6 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.38%) C
8 6 (4.62%) Perl
8 6 (4.62%) Ruby
9 5 (3.85%) Groovy
10 4 (3.08%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.08%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.08%) PHP
11 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (25.38%) ISTQB
2 25 (19.23%) ISEB
3 23 (17.69%) Degree
4 19 (14.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.08%) HNC
5 4 (3.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (36.15%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) Symbian
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle
4 4 (3.08%) IBM
4 4 (3.08%) HP
5 3 (2.31%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (1.54%) hybris
6 2 (1.54%) ATG
6 2 (1.54%) Capita
7 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.77%) Alterian
7 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.77%) Citrix
7 1 (0.77%) Apple
7 1 (0.77%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
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