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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 173 182 218
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +36
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 66 80 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.22% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.37% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 62 67 30
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £31,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
5070 5845 5955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.96% 88.80% 85.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4238 4727 4700
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -22 38 £34,000 -9.33% 8
Cheshire +31 12 £34,312 +0.91% 1
Merseyside 0 7 £37,500 +31.57% 2
Lancashire +6 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 86 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.97%) Selenium
3 54 (33.13%) QA
4 49 (30.06%) Test Scripting
4 49 (30.06%) SDLC
5 46 (28.22%) Finance
6 45 (27.61%) C#
6 45 (27.61%) ISTQB
7 42 (25.77%) Automated Testing
8 41 (25.15%) Java
9 37 (22.70%) .NET
10 35 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
12 33 (20.25%) SQL
13 30 (18.40%) ISEB
13 30 (18.40%) TDD
14 27 (16.56%) Software Engineering
14 27 (16.56%) Defect Management
15 26 (15.95%) Windows
16 25 (15.34%) Scrum
16 25 (15.34%) Cucumber
17 24 (14.72%) BDD
17 24 (14.72%) Functional Testing
17 24 (14.72%) Games
18 23 (14.11%) SoapUI
18 23 (14.11%) Degree
19 21 (12.88%) System Integration Testing
19 21 (12.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 19 (11.66%) Apple iOS
20 19 (11.66%) Team Foundation Server

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 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) Apache
2 2 (1.23%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) GitHub
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) Engine Yard
2 1 (0.61%) Heroku
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.61%) Skype
1 1 (0.61%) SSL
1 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.61%) MySQL
1 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (34.97%) Selenium
2 25 (15.34%) Cucumber
3 23 (14.11%) SoapUI
4 19 (11.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (9.20%) JIRA
6 14 (8.59%) WebDriver
7 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
8 11 (6.75%) JUnit
9 10 (6.13%) HP UFT
9 10 (6.13%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.29%) MSTest
11 6 (3.68%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.68%) LoadRunner
11 6 (3.68%) Ranorex
12 5 (3.07%) FitNesse
12 5 (3.07%) Maven
12 5 (3.07%) TestComplete
13 4 (2.45%) JMeter
13 4 (2.45%) NUnit
14 3 (1.84%) Selenium IDE
General
1 46 (28.22%) Finance
2 24 (14.72%) Games
3 10 (6.13%) Retail
4 8 (4.91%) Banking
5 7 (4.29%) Electronics
6 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (31.90%) Analyst
1 52 (31.90%) Test Analyst
2 29 (17.79%) Tester
3 27 (16.56%) Test Engineer
4 22 (13.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 18 (11.04%) Automation Tester
6 16 (9.82%) Developer
6 16 (9.82%) Software Tester
7 15 (9.20%) Developer in Test
7 15 (9.20%) Test Leader
8 14 (8.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 14 (8.59%) Consultant
9 13 (7.98%) Software Analyst
9 13 (7.98%) Software Test Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Test Manager
11 10 (6.13%) Software Test Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) Test Automation Developer
12 9 (5.52%) Test Consultant
13 8 (4.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.70%) .NET
2 19 (11.66%) Web Services
3 17 (10.43%) .NET Framework
4 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.91%) SOAP
5 8 (4.91%) XML
6 5 (3.07%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.84%) HTML
8 2 (1.23%) CSS
8 2 (1.23%) REST
8 2 (1.23%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.61%) DOM
9 1 (0.61%) Flash
9 1 (0.61%) Grails
9 1 (0.61%) HTML5
9 1 (0.61%) jQuery
9 1 (0.61%) LAMP
9 1 (0.61%) Middleware
9 1 (0.61%) RESTful
9 1 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.36%) Online Games
3 9 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.45%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) PMI
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.95%) Windows
2 19 (11.66%) Android
2 19 (11.66%) Apple iOS
3 18 (11.04%) Linux
4 8 (4.91%) Unix
5 7 (4.29%) Windows CE
6 6 (3.68%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (2.45%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.61%) CentOS
8 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (30.06%) SDLC
2 49 (30.06%) Test Scripting
3 42 (25.77%) Automated Testing
4 35 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
6 30 (18.40%) TDD
7 27 (16.56%) Defect Management
7 27 (16.56%) Software Engineering
8 25 (15.34%) Scrum
9 24 (14.72%) BDD
9 24 (14.72%) Functional Testing
10 21 (12.88%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (11.66%) Performance Testing
12 17 (10.43%) Test Management
13 16 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (8.59%) Manual Testing
15 13 (7.98%) Configuration Management
16 12 (7.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.61%) C#
2 41 (25.15%) Java
3 33 (20.25%) SQL
4 10 (6.13%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.52%) C++
5 9 (5.52%) Python
6 8 (4.91%) C
7 7 (4.29%) Scala
8 6 (3.68%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.07%) Ruby
10 3 (1.84%) VB
11 2 (1.23%) PHP
11 2 (1.23%) VBScript
12 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) Groovy
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) RPG
Qualifications
1 45 (27.61%) ISTQB
2 30 (18.40%) ISEB
3 23 (14.11%) Degree
4 21 (12.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.29%) HNC
5 7 (4.29%) HND
6 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.13%) QA
2 6 (3.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.61%) Nagios
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.07%) Oracle
3 2 (1.23%) Cognizant
3 2 (1.23%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (1.23%) VMware
4 1 (0.61%) Alterian
4 1 (0.61%) BMC
4 1 (0.61%) HP
4 1 (0.61%) IBM
4 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.61%) Telerik
North West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 13 days ago