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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 179 221 214
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 74 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.49% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 62 21 33
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £41,300
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +38 46 £37,500 +29.31% 12
Cheshire -2 11 £41,500 +21.79% 4
Lancashire -3 8 £37,500 - 1
Merseyside +12 7 £32,000 -8.57%
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 80 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (42.11%) Selenium
3 46 (40.35%) SQL
4 45 (39.47%) QA
5 43 (37.72%) Test Scripting
6 41 (35.96%) SDLC
7 33 (28.95%) Java
7 33 (28.95%) Scrum
8 31 (27.19%) ISTQB
9 28 (24.56%) Apple iOS
10 27 (23.68%) Android
11 26 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (21.93%) Software Testing
12 25 (21.93%) Degree
13 24 (21.05%) C#
14 23 (20.18%) Windows
15 20 (17.54%) ISEB
15 20 (17.54%) Automated Testing
15 20 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (15.79%) Finance
16 18 (15.79%) C++
16 18 (15.79%) Manual Testing
17 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
18 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
18 15 (13.16%) Cucumber
18 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
18 15 (13.16%) Automation Testing
18 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (12.28%) BDD
19 14 (12.28%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Office
2 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) SMS
1 2 (1.75%) VPN
1 2 (1.75%) Network Security
2 1 (0.88%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) SSH
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (42.11%) Selenium
2 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
2 15 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.77%) JUnit
4 9 (7.89%) JIRA
5 8 (7.02%) SoapUI
5 8 (7.02%) HP UFT
5 8 (7.02%) JMeter
6 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.63%) Ranorex
6 3 (2.63%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.75%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.75%) MSTest
7 2 (1.75%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.88%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 12 (10.53%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.14%) Games
3 7 (6.14%) Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Legal
5 5 (4.39%) Electronics
6 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) Tester
2 29 (25.44%) Test Analyst
2 29 (25.44%) Analyst
3 27 (23.68%) Test Engineer
4 25 (21.93%) Software Tester
5 12 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 12 (10.53%) Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.26%) Graduate
7 6 (5.26%) Graduate Software Tester
8 5 (4.39%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Embedded C Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Development Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) Web Services
2 8 (7.02%) XML
3 6 (5.26%) HTML
4 5 (4.39%) CSS3
4 5 (4.39%) CSS
4 5 (4.39%) jQuery
4 5 (4.39%) RESTful
4 5 (4.39%) HTML5
5 4 (3.51%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.51%) SOAP
5 4 (3.51%) J2ME
5 4 (3.51%) REST
6 3 (2.63%) Modernizr
7 2 (1.75%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (1.75%) WinForms
7 2 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.75%) Spring
7 2 (1.75%) JSON
7 2 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.39%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.51%) iPhone
5 4 (3.51%) iPad
5 4 (3.51%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.63%) Replication
7 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.88%) LIMS
8 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.56%) Apple iOS
2 27 (23.68%) Android
3 23 (20.18%) Windows
4 5 (4.39%) Windows CE
5 4 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (3.51%) Windows Phone
6 3 (2.63%) Linux
7 2 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (37.72%) Test Scripting
3 41 (35.96%) SDLC
4 33 (28.95%) Scrum
5 26 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (21.93%) Software Testing
7 20 (17.54%) Automated Testing
8 18 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 15 (13.16%) Automation Testing
10 14 (12.28%) BDD
10 14 (12.28%) Software Engineering
10 14 (12.28%) TDD
10 14 (12.28%) Regression Testing
11 12 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 12 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 10 (8.77%) Coaching
12 10 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.77%) E-Commerce
12 10 (8.77%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.35%) SQL
2 33 (28.95%) Java
3 24 (21.05%) C#
4 18 (15.79%) C++
5 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.53%) Python
7 8 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.14%) C
9 6 (5.26%) Perl
9 6 (5.26%) Ruby
10 5 (4.39%) Groovy
10 5 (4.39%) Embedded C
10 5 (4.39%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.75%) Scala
11 2 (1.75%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (27.19%) ISTQB
2 25 (21.93%) Degree
3 20 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (17.54%) ISEB
4 5 (4.39%) HNC
4 5 (4.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (39.47%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.63%) Puppet
2 2 (1.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.26%) Oracle
3 4 (3.51%) Symbian
3 4 (3.51%) HP
4 3 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.75%) hybris
5 2 (1.75%) IBM
5 2 (1.75%) ATG
5 2 (1.75%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.88%) Alterian
6 1 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
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