The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 203 225 235
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.41% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.53% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 8
Average salary £32,250 £30,250 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% -11.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £58,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5895 5879 5372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.29% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4840 4696
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Test Automation
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 27 £29,000 +16.00%
Cheshire +14 15 £30,000 -25.00% 8
Merseyside -6 9 £35,000 +16.66%
Lancashire -3 3 £40,500 -2.40%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 53 (55.21%) Selenium
2 51 (53.13%) QA
3 42 (43.75%) Cucumber
4 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 35 (36.46%) ISEB
6 32 (33.33%) Java
7 29 (30.21%) TDD
8 28 (29.17%) C++
9 27 (28.13%) C#
10 26 (27.08%) Windows
10 26 (27.08%) SoapUI
11 25 (26.04%) Test Strategy
11 25 (26.04%) Open Source
11 25 (26.04%) SQL
11 25 (26.04%) Automated Testing
12 24 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 22 (22.92%) Gherkin
14 21 (21.88%) Test Scripting
15 20 (20.83%) ISTQB
16 18 (18.75%) Linux
16 18 (18.75%) Hudson
17 16 (16.67%) .NET
18 14 (14.58%) Load Testing
18 14 (14.58%) Test Management
19 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (13.54%) BDD
20 12 (12.50%) Finance
21 11 (11.46%) VMware
22 10 (10.42%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.29%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.08%) Informix
5 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (55.21%) Selenium
2 42 (43.75%) Cucumber
3 26 (27.08%) SoapUI
4 18 (18.75%) Hudson
5 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.21%) NUnit
6 5 (5.21%) JIRA
6 5 (5.21%) TestDirector
6 5 (5.21%) Firebug
7 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.08%) LoadUI
8 2 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.04%) Xcode
9 1 (1.04%) JUnit
9 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.04%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.04%) JMeter
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Advertising
3 6 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (42.71%) Test Engineer
2 31 (32.29%) Automation Engineer
3 28 (29.17%) Analyst
4 21 (21.88%) QA Automation Engineer
4 21 (21.88%) QA Engineer
5 18 (18.75%) Test Analyst
6 17 (17.71%) Tester
7 13 (13.54%) QA Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) QA Tester
9 7 (7.29%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.17%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.17%) Software Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Software Tester
12 2 (2.08%) Development Engineer
12 2 (2.08%) Senior Development Engineer
12 2 (2.08%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) Gherkin
2 16 (16.67%) .NET
3 9 (9.38%) Web Services
3 9 (9.38%) .NET Framework
4 7 (7.29%) SOAP
5 5 (5.21%) jQuery
6 4 (4.17%) XML
6 4 (4.17%) WPF
6 4 (4.17%) Spring
7 3 (3.13%) XSLT
7 3 (3.13%) HTML
7 3 (3.13%) REST
7 3 (3.13%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (3.13%) RESTful
8 2 (2.08%) HTML5
8 2 (2.08%) CSS3
8 2 (2.08%) CSS
8 2 (2.08%) JSON
9 1 (1.04%) Series 60
9 1 (1.04%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.04%) Open Source
2 7 (7.29%) IPTV
2 7 (7.29%) Video on Demand
3 6 (6.25%) Biometrics
4 4 (4.17%) Replication
5 3 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) BBC
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 18 (18.75%) Linux
3 6 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.25%) Android
3 6 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (5.21%) UNIX
5 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 29 (30.21%) TDD
3 25 (26.04%) Test Strategy
3 25 (26.04%) Automated Testing
4 21 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 14 (14.58%) Load Testing
5 14 (14.58%) Test Management
6 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (13.54%) BDD
7 10 (10.42%) Scrum
7 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
7 10 (10.42%) Performance Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.29%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.29%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (7.29%) Automation Testing
10 6 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.33%) Java
2 28 (29.17%) C++
3 27 (28.13%) C#
4 25 (26.04%) SQL
5 9 (9.38%) C
6 7 (7.29%) Ruby
7 3 (3.13%) XPath
7 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.13%) XAML
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) VBScript
8 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.04%) VBA
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (36.46%) ISEB
2 20 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) HND
5 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (53.13%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) XenApp
2 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) VMware
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.17%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.13%) SAP
4 3 (3.13%) IBM
5 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.04%) Symbian
6 1 (1.04%) Cognizant
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