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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 201 195 223
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 41 47 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.71% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.86% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 37 41 22
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -21.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
5622 5463 5712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.14% 83.00% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4659 4503 4723
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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
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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 -10 27 £29,500 +7.27% 4
Cheshire -10 10 £41,000 +36.66% 3
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 74 (76.29%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (51.55%) QA
2 50 (51.55%) Selenium
3 44 (45.36%) SQL
4 38 (39.18%) Automated Testing
4 38 (39.18%) Test Scripting
5 28 (28.87%) Software Testing
5 28 (28.87%) Cucumber
6 26 (26.80%) Automation Testing
7 25 (25.77%) Degree
7 25 (25.77%) Windows
8 24 (24.74%) ISEB
9 23 (23.71%) JIRA
10 22 (22.68%) Finance
10 22 (22.68%) ISTQB
10 22 (22.68%) Manual Testing
11 21 (21.65%) Apple iOS
11 21 (21.65%) Android
11 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
12 20 (20.62%) Scrum
13 19 (19.59%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (17.53%) Web Services
16 15 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
18 13 (13.40%) Java
18 13 (13.40%) VMware
18 13 (13.40%) User Stories
19 12 (12.37%) Mentoring
19 12 (12.37%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (2.06%) Node.js
2 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Office
1 3 (3.09%) Mingle
2 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) HTTP
1 4 (4.12%) LAN
1 4 (4.12%) WAN
2 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (51.55%) Selenium
2 28 (28.87%) Cucumber
3 23 (23.71%) JIRA
4 19 (19.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.25%) SoapUI
6 8 (8.25%) FitNesse
6 8 (8.25%) TestDirector
7 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.22%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.19%) JUnit
9 4 (4.12%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.09%) Toad
10 3 (3.09%) CruiseControl
10 3 (3.09%) Subversion
10 3 (3.09%) Maven
10 3 (3.09%) JMeter
10 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.09%) WATIR
General
1 22 (22.68%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Electronics
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (38.14%) Analyst
2 34 (35.05%) Tester
2 34 (35.05%) Test Analyst
3 28 (28.87%) Test Engineer
4 23 (23.71%) Software Tester
5 18 (18.56%) Software Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.25%) Test Manager
8 8 (8.25%) QA Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.15%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (5.15%) Test Leader
10 5 (5.15%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (4.12%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (4.12%) QA Manager
12 3 (3.09%) Consultant
12 3 (3.09%) Quality Manager
12 3 (3.09%) Embedded C Engineer
12 3 (3.09%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) Web Services
2 9 (9.28%) .NET
3 7 (7.22%) HTML
4 6 (6.19%) XML
4 6 (6.19%) SOAP
5 5 (5.15%) REST
6 4 (4.12%) JSON
7 3 (3.09%) CSS
7 3 (3.09%) XSLT
7 3 (3.09%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (3.09%) RESTful
7 3 (3.09%) HTML5
7 3 (3.09%) CSS3
8 2 (2.06%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.03%) Middleware
9 1 (1.03%) COM
9 1 (1.03%) Ajax
9 1 (1.03%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.03%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
1 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.09%) Open Source
4 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.06%) Statistics
4 2 (2.06%) BBC
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.77%) Windows
2 21 (21.65%) Apple iOS
2 21 (21.65%) Android
3 6 (6.19%) Linux
4 3 (3.09%) Windows CE
4 3 (3.09%) UNIX
5 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (76.29%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.18%) Automated Testing
2 38 (39.18%) Test Scripting
3 28 (28.87%) Software Testing
4 26 (26.80%) Automation Testing
5 22 (22.68%) Manual Testing
6 20 (20.62%) Scrum
7 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (13.40%) User Stories
10 12 (12.37%) Mentoring
10 12 (12.37%) Test Management
10 12 (12.37%) BDD
10 12 (12.37%) Regression Testing
11 11 (11.34%) Load Testing
11 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
12 9 (9.28%) TDD
13 8 (8.25%) RAD
13 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
14 7 (7.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.36%) SQL
2 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.40%) Java
4 10 (10.31%) Ruby
5 6 (6.19%) C#
6 5 (5.15%) VBScript
7 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.12%) C++
8 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.09%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.09%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.09%) C
8 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.09%) Python
8 3 (3.09%) Groovy
9 2 (2.06%) Scala
9 2 (2.06%) PHP
10 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Degree
2 24 (24.74%) ISEB
3 22 (22.68%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.09%) HNC
5 3 (3.09%) HND
6 2 (2.06%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (51.55%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.12%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.40%) VMware
3 12 (12.37%) Oracle
4 4 (4.12%) Citrix
5 3 (3.09%) HP
5 3 (3.09%) Telerik
6 1 (1.03%) Capita
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