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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 189 192 241
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +49
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 59 46 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.71% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.86% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 50 37 22
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,900 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £44,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 38 £31,500 +14.54% 6
Cheshire +8 15 £32,500 -
Lancashire - 6 £41,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 71 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.02%) Selenium
3 48 (47.06%) QA
4 42 (41.18%) SQL
5 40 (39.22%) Automated Testing
6 38 (37.25%) Test Scripting
7 33 (32.35%) Cucumber
8 31 (30.39%) ISEB
8 31 (30.39%) Windows
9 28 (27.45%) Software Testing
10 26 (25.49%) QuickTest Pro
11 25 (24.51%) ISTQB
11 25 (24.51%) Degree
12 24 (23.53%) JIRA
12 24 (23.53%) Automation Testing
12 24 (23.53%) Finance
13 22 (21.57%) Manual Testing
14 21 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (18.63%) Android
15 19 (18.63%) JavaScript
16 18 (17.65%) Regression Testing
16 18 (17.65%) Apple iOS
17 17 (16.67%) Scrum
17 17 (16.67%) Oracle
17 17 (16.67%) Web Services
18 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
19 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
20 14 (13.73%) VMware
21 13 (12.75%) Java
21 13 (12.75%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.96%) Node.js
2 1 (0.98%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Mingle
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) LAN
1 8 (7.84%) WAN
2 4 (3.92%) HTTP
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (49.02%) Selenium
2 33 (32.35%) Cucumber
3 26 (25.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (23.53%) JIRA
5 12 (11.76%) WebDriver
6 10 (9.80%) SoapUI
7 9 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (7.84%) TestDirector
8 8 (7.84%) LoadRunner
8 8 (7.84%) FitNesse
8 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.90%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.90%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.92%) CruiseControl
10 4 (3.92%) WATIR
10 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.94%) Subversion
11 3 (2.94%) Maven
11 3 (2.94%) Toad
11 3 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (1.96%) Electronics
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Games
3 2 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (39.22%) Analyst
2 37 (36.27%) Test Analyst
3 33 (32.35%) Tester
4 25 (24.51%) Test Engineer
5 19 (18.63%) Software Engineer
6 18 (17.65%) Software Tester
7 17 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (10.78%) QA Tester
9 9 (8.82%) Automation Tester
9 9 (8.82%) Test Manager
10 8 (7.84%) QA Analyst
11 5 (4.90%) Test Leader
11 5 (4.90%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (3.92%) QA Manager
12 4 (3.92%) Performance Analyst
12 4 (3.92%) Performance Test Analyst
12 4 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
13 3 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
13 3 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) Web Services
2 10 (9.80%) .NET
3 8 (7.84%) SOAP
3 8 (7.84%) HTML
4 7 (6.86%) XML
5 5 (4.90%) REST
5 5 (4.90%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.90%) JSON
6 4 (3.92%) XSLT
7 3 (2.94%) CSS3
7 3 (2.94%) RESTful
7 3 (2.94%) HTML5
7 3 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.94%) CSS
8 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.98%) LINQ
9 1 (0.98%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.98%) Ajax
9 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.94%) Open Source
4 2 (1.96%) BBC
4 2 (1.96%) Statistics
4 2 (1.96%) Online Games
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.39%) Windows
2 19 (18.63%) Android
3 18 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.82%) Linux
5 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.92%) UNIX
7 2 (1.96%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (39.22%) Automated Testing
3 38 (37.25%) Test Scripting
4 28 (27.45%) Software Testing
5 24 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 22 (21.57%) Manual Testing
7 21 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (17.65%) Regression Testing
9 17 (16.67%) Scrum
10 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (12.75%) Test Management
11 13 (12.75%) BDD
11 13 (12.75%) Load Testing
11 13 (12.75%) Unit Testing
12 12 (11.76%) User Stories
12 12 (11.76%) Mentoring
13 11 (10.78%) Test Strategy
14 10 (9.80%) TDD
15 8 (7.84%) RAD
15 8 (7.84%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 19 (18.63%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.75%) Java
4 10 (9.80%) C#
5 8 (7.84%) Ruby
6 5 (4.90%) C++
6 5 (4.90%) VBScript
7 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.96%) PHP
9 2 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.96%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.96%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (30.39%) ISEB
2 25 (24.51%) ISTQB
2 25 (24.51%) Degree
3 10 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) HNC
6 2 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (47.06%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) Terminal Server
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) Oracle
2 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.73%) VMware
4 4 (3.92%) Citrix
5 3 (2.94%) Telerik
5 3 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.98%) Capita
6 1 (0.98%) Apple
6 1 (0.98%) NetApp
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