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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 193 198 233
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 62 43 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.64% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.79% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 50 27 22
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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
6026 5429 6354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.88% 80.98% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5180 4514 5597
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 December 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 29 December 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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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 -3 31 £33,000 +10.00% 5
Cheshire +18 26 £37,500 -21.05%
Lancashire - 4 £41,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 64 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (44.25%) QA
3 49 (43.36%) Selenium
4 44 (38.94%) Automated Testing
5 40 (35.40%) ISEB
6 39 (34.51%) SQL
6 39 (34.51%) Windows
7 35 (30.97%) Test Scripting
7 35 (30.97%) Cucumber
8 29 (25.66%) ISTQB
8 29 (25.66%) Software Testing
9 28 (24.78%) QuickTest Pro
9 28 (24.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (24.78%) JIRA
10 22 (19.47%) Finance
10 22 (19.47%) Oracle
11 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
11 21 (18.58%) Degree
11 21 (18.58%) Manual Testing
12 20 (17.70%) Automation Testing
12 20 (17.70%) Regression Testing
13 19 (16.81%) Java
14 18 (15.93%) Scrum
15 17 (15.04%) Linux
15 17 (15.04%) Test Strategy
16 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
16 16 (14.16%) Load Testing
16 16 (14.16%) Web Services
16 16 (14.16%) JavaScript
17 15 (13.27%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2 (1.77%) Node.js
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Mingle
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) LAN
1 9 (7.96%) WAN
2 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (43.36%) Selenium
2 35 (30.97%) Cucumber
3 28 (24.78%) JIRA
3 28 (24.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
5 14 (12.39%) SoapUI
6 10 (8.85%) LoadRunner
7 9 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (7.08%) FitNesse
9 7 (6.19%) TestDirector
9 7 (6.19%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.54%) WATIR
11 4 (3.54%) CruiseControl
12 3 (2.65%) Subversion
12 3 (2.65%) JUnit
13 2 (1.77%) Toad
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 5 (4.42%) Games
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Analyst
2 38 (33.63%) Test Analyst
3 36 (31.86%) Tester
4 25 (22.12%) Test Engineer
5 22 (19.47%) Software Engineer
6 21 (18.58%) Software Test Engineer
7 15 (13.27%) Software Tester
8 12 (10.62%) Automation Tester
9 10 (8.85%) QA Tester
10 9 (7.96%) Test Manager
11 8 (7.08%) QA Analyst
12 6 (5.31%) QA Engineer
13 5 (4.42%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (4.42%) Performance Analyst
13 5 (4.42%) Performance Test Analyst
14 4 (3.54%) Technical Tester
14 4 (3.54%) Test Leader
14 4 (3.54%) Agile Test Analyst
15 3 (2.65%) Senior Software Test Engineer
15 3 (2.65%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.16%) Web Services
2 11 (9.73%) SOAP
3 10 (8.85%) .NET
4 7 (6.19%) HTML
4 7 (6.19%) XML
4 7 (6.19%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.42%) REST
5 5 (4.42%) JSON
6 4 (3.54%) XSLT
7 3 (2.65%) CSS
7 3 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.65%) CSS3
7 3 (2.65%) HTML5
8 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.77%) RESTful
9 1 (0.88%) LINQ
9 1 (0.88%) Middleware
9 1 (0.88%) Ajax
9 1 (0.88%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.42%) Online Games
1 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.65%) Open Source
2 3 (2.65%) Smartphone
2 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.77%) BBC
3 2 (1.77%) Statistics
3 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.51%) Windows
2 17 (15.04%) Linux
3 14 (12.39%) Android
4 11 (9.73%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.19%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.42%) UNIX
7 2 (1.77%) Solaris
7 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Automated Testing
3 35 (30.97%) Test Scripting
4 29 (25.66%) Software Testing
5 28 (24.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (18.58%) Manual Testing
7 20 (17.70%) Automation Testing
7 20 (17.70%) Regression Testing
8 18 (15.93%) Scrum
9 17 (15.04%) Test Strategy
10 16 (14.16%) Load Testing
11 15 (13.27%) Unit Testing
11 15 (13.27%) Test Management
12 12 (10.62%) Test Planning
13 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.73%) BDD
14 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
15 9 (7.96%) User Stories
15 9 (7.96%) Waterfall
15 9 (7.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.51%) SQL
2 19 (16.81%) Java
3 16 (14.16%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.39%) C#
5 9 (7.96%) C++
6 8 (7.08%) Ruby
7 5 (4.42%) VBScript
8 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.77%) C
9 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.77%) Scala
9 2 (1.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) VBA
10 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (35.40%) ISEB
2 29 (25.66%) ISTQB
3 21 (18.58%) Degree
4 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) HNC
7 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (44.25%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.54%) Terminal Server
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Oracle
2 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.39%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) HP
5 4 (3.54%) Citrix
6 3 (2.65%) Apple
6 3 (2.65%) Telerik
7 2 (1.77%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.77%) NetApp
8 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.88%) Capita
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