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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 152 192 215
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 84 53 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 0.87% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.98% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70 44 31
Median salary £40,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £26,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
4700 5383 5816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.95% 88.32% 85.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3975 4287 4680
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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 +31 54 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Cheshire +40 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Merseyside -4 2 - - 1
Lancashire +6 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 107 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (36.31%) Selenium
3 61 (34.08%) SDLC
4 55 (30.73%) Test Scripting
5 53 (29.61%) C#
6 52 (29.05%) QA
7 46 (25.70%) Java
8 43 (24.02%) ISTQB
9 41 (22.91%) Degree
9 41 (22.91%) Windows
10 40 (22.35%) Automated Testing
11 39 (21.79%) SQL
11 39 (21.79%) .NET
11 39 (21.79%) ISEB
12 38 (21.23%) Scrum
12 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (21.23%) Cucumber
13 35 (19.55%) Web Services
14 34 (18.99%) Software Engineering
15 31 (17.32%) Finance
16 30 (16.76%) Functional Testing
16 30 (16.76%) Software Testing
17 28 (15.64%) BDD
17 28 (15.64%) TDD
18 27 (15.08%) Manual Testing
19 26 (14.53%) SoapUI
20 25 (13.97%) HP UFT
21 24 (13.41%) Games
21 24 (13.41%) Defect Management
22 23 (12.85%) Linux

Test Automation
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 (1.12%) Apache
1 2 (1.12%) CMS
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) GitHub
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Engine Yard
2 1 (0.56%) Heroku
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.56%) Skype
1 1 (0.56%) SSL
1 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.56%) MySQL
2 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 65 (36.31%) Selenium
2 38 (21.23%) Cucumber
3 26 (14.53%) SoapUI
4 25 (13.97%) HP UFT
5 21 (11.73%) JIRA
6 20 (11.17%) Visual Studio
6 20 (11.17%) WebDriver
7 17 (9.50%) JUnit
8 16 (8.94%) FitNesse
8 16 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (5.59%) Jenkins
9 10 (5.59%) Maven
9 10 (5.59%) SpecFlow
10 7 (3.91%) MSTest
10 7 (3.91%) Ranorex
11 6 (3.35%) Toad
12 5 (2.79%) TestComplete
13 3 (1.68%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.68%) JMeter
13 3 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 31 (17.32%) Finance
2 24 (13.41%) Games
3 14 (7.82%) Electronics
4 6 (3.35%) Banking
5 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (26.26%) Analyst
1 47 (26.26%) Test Analyst
1 47 (26.26%) Tester
2 36 (20.11%) Automation Tester
2 36 (20.11%) Test Engineer
3 31 (17.32%) Test Automation Engineer
4 24 (13.41%) Software Tester
5 20 (11.17%) Developer
6 19 (10.61%) Developer in Test
7 18 (10.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 17 (9.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 15 (8.38%) Software Engineer
10 14 (7.82%) Consultant
11 13 (7.26%) C Software Engineer
11 13 (7.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (7.26%) C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (7.26%) Test Automation Developer
12 12 (6.70%) Test Manager
13 11 (6.15%) QA Tester
14 10 (5.59%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.79%) .NET
2 35 (19.55%) Web Services
3 19 (10.61%) .NET Framework
4 11 (6.15%) XML
5 10 (5.59%) SOAP
6 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.12%) HTML
7 2 (1.12%) REST
8 1 (0.56%) CSS
8 1 (0.56%) Flash
8 1 (0.56%) Grails
8 1 (0.56%) HTML5
8 1 (0.56%) jQuery
8 1 (0.56%) LAMP
8 1 (0.56%) MCollective
8 1 (0.56%) Middleware
8 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.82%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (6.15%) Online Games
4 7 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.91%) Windows
2 23 (12.85%) Linux
3 14 (7.82%) Windows CE
4 13 (7.26%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (6.70%) Android
5 12 (6.70%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.47%) Unix
7 4 (2.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.56%) CentOS
8 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.08%) SDLC
3 55 (30.73%) Test Scripting
4 40 (22.35%) Automated Testing
5 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (21.23%) Scrum
6 34 (18.99%) Software Engineering
7 30 (16.76%) Functional Testing
7 30 (16.76%) Software Testing
8 28 (15.64%) BDD
8 28 (15.64%) TDD
9 27 (15.08%) Manual Testing
10 24 (13.41%) Defect Management
11 20 (11.17%) OO
12 17 (9.50%) Performance Testing
12 17 (9.50%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (8.94%) RAD
13 16 (8.94%) Test Management
14 14 (7.82%) UML
14 14 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.61%) C#
2 46 (25.70%) Java
3 39 (21.79%) SQL
4 16 (8.94%) C++
5 15 (8.38%) C
6 13 (7.26%) Embedded C
7 10 (5.59%) Python
8 9 (5.03%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.47%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.47%) Scala
10 5 (2.79%) Ruby
11 3 (1.68%) VB
12 2 (1.12%) PHP
12 2 (1.12%) VBScript
13 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.56%) Groovy
13 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 43 (24.02%) ISTQB
2 41 (22.91%) Degree
3 39 (21.79%) ISEB
4 17 (9.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.82%) HNC
5 14 (7.82%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (29.05%) QA
2 13 (7.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.56%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
2 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.56%) Nagios
2 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.23%) Oracle
3 2 (1.12%) Citrix
3 2 (1.12%) Cognizant
3 2 (1.12%) HP
3 2 (1.12%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (1.12%) VMware
4 1 (0.56%) Alterian
4 1 (0.56%) BMC
4 1 (0.56%) IBM
4 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.56%) Telerik
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