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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 205 200 232
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 44 52 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.73% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.88% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 48 22
Average salary £30,750 £32,250 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.65% +6.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £58,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
5491 5894 5978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.67% 82.54% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4402 4769 4929
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 21 £30,000 +3.44% 4
Merseyside +18 11 £32,000 -8.57%
Cheshire 0 10 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 72 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (49.52%) SQL
3 46 (43.81%) QA
3 46 (43.81%) Selenium
4 41 (39.05%) Test Scripting
5 36 (34.29%) Automated Testing
6 34 (32.38%) ISTQB
7 31 (29.52%) Software Testing
8 27 (25.71%) Automation Testing
9 25 (23.81%) Apple iOS
9 25 (23.81%) Android
10 23 (21.90%) Degree
10 23 (21.90%) ISEB
11 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
11 22 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 20 (19.05%) Scrum
13 19 (18.10%) Finance
14 18 (17.14%) Windows
14 18 (17.14%) Cucumber
15 17 (16.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
15 17 (16.19%) Java
16 16 (15.24%) JIRA
16 16 (15.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (13.33%) BDD
18 13 (12.38%) Test Management
19 12 (11.43%) User Stories
19 12 (11.43%) Oracle
20 11 (10.48%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.90%) Node.js
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) HTTP
1 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.95%) SSH
2 1 (0.95%) ATM
2 1 (0.95%) LAN
2 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (43.81%) Selenium
2 18 (17.14%) Cucumber
3 16 (15.24%) JIRA
4 11 (10.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (7.62%) TestDirector
6 6 (5.71%) JUnit
6 6 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.86%) Maven
8 3 (2.86%) Toad
8 3 (2.86%) JMeter
8 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.90%) WATIR
9 2 (1.90%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.90%) Subversion
9 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.90%) MSTest
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Retail
3 6 (5.71%) Games
4 5 (4.76%) Electronics
5 4 (3.81%) Banking
6 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) Analyst
2 43 (40.95%) Test Analyst
3 32 (30.48%) Tester
4 26 (24.76%) Test Engineer
5 23 (21.90%) Software Tester
6 22 (20.95%) Software Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) QA Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Test Manager
9 7 (6.67%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.76%) Development Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) HTML
1 8 (7.62%) .NET
1 8 (7.62%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) XML
3 5 (4.76%) CSS
3 5 (4.76%) HTML5
3 5 (4.76%) CSS3
4 4 (3.81%) REST
5 3 (2.86%) Modernizr
5 3 (2.86%) SOAP
5 3 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.86%) jQuery
5 3 (2.86%) RESTful
6 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.90%) JSON
6 2 (1.90%) XSLT
7 1 (0.95%) Middleware
7 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.95%) COM
7 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Open Source
3 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.86%) Replication
5 2 (1.90%) Statistics
5 2 (1.90%) BBC
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Android
1 25 (23.81%) Apple iOS
2 18 (17.14%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Linux
4 5 (4.76%) Windows CE
5 3 (2.86%) UNIX
6 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.05%) Test Scripting
3 36 (34.29%) Automated Testing
4 31 (29.52%) Software Testing
5 27 (25.71%) Automation Testing
6 22 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (19.05%) Scrum
8 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
9 16 (15.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (13.33%) BDD
11 13 (12.38%) Test Management
12 12 (11.43%) User Stories
13 11 (10.48%) Load Testing
13 11 (10.48%) Unit Testing
14 10 (9.52%) TDD
14 10 (9.52%) Regression Testing
14 10 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 10 (9.52%) Test Planning
15 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
16 8 (7.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.52%) SQL
2 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
3 17 (16.19%) Java
4 11 (10.48%) C++
5 9 (8.57%) C#
5 9 (8.57%) Ruby
6 8 (7.62%) Python
7 6 (5.71%) C
8 5 (4.76%) Embedded C
8 5 (4.76%) Embedded C++
8 5 (4.76%) Perl
9 3 (2.86%) Groovy
9 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.90%) VBScript
10 2 (1.90%) PHP
10 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.90%) Scala
11 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) ISTQB
2 23 (21.90%) Degree
2 23 (21.90%) ISEB
3 17 (16.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.76%) HNC
4 5 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (43.81%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.95%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) Oracle
3 10 (9.52%) VMware
4 3 (2.86%) Telerik
4 3 (2.86%) HP
5 2 (1.90%) Capita
6 1 (0.95%) Citrix
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
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