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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 202 202 237
Rank change year-on-year
0 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.64% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.81% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 15
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
6218 5309 5766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.22% 79.43% 79.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5116 4457 4936
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 30 September 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
(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
Cheshire +8 23 £32,500 - 5
Manchester -2 21 £27,500 -28.57% 2
Merseyside +9 6 £35,000 +9.37%
Lancashire 0 4 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 38 (45.24%) ISEB
1 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (45.24%) QA
2 35 (41.67%) Windows
3 34 (40.48%) Selenium
4 30 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 29 (34.52%) C#
6 25 (29.76%) SQL
7 24 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 23 (27.38%) Software Testing
9 22 (26.19%) Test Strategy
10 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 20 (23.81%) WebDriver
12 19 (22.62%) Test Scripting
12 19 (22.62%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (22.62%) ISTQB
13 18 (21.43%) C++
13 18 (21.43%) Java
13 18 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (20.24%) SoapUI
14 17 (20.24%) Scrum
15 16 (19.05%) JIRA
16 15 (17.86%) Regression Testing
17 14 (16.67%) Degree
17 14 (16.67%) Oracle
17 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 14 (16.67%) Linux
17 14 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
17 14 (16.67%) Load Testing
17 14 (16.67%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) LAN
1 6 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) Selenium
2 30 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 20 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 19 (22.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (20.24%) SoapUI
6 16 (19.05%) JIRA
7 8 (9.52%) LoadRunner
8 6 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.76%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.57%) JMeter
10 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.57%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
11 2 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
11 2 (2.38%) Hudson
11 2 (2.38%) WATIR
11 2 (2.38%) JUnit
11 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Games
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Tester
2 16 (19.05%) Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Software Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (11.90%) Technical Tester
7 9 (10.71%) Automation Tester
8 8 (9.52%) Software Tester
9 7 (8.33%) Test Manager
9 7 (8.33%) QA Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) Performance Test Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Development Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) Senior Development Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) Developer
12 4 (4.76%) QA Tester
13 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.57%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) SOAP
2 9 (10.71%) Web Services
2 9 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 8 (9.52%) .NET
4 4 (4.76%) HTML
5 3 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (2.38%) HTML5
6 2 (2.38%) XML
7 1 (1.19%) XSLT
7 1 (1.19%) JMS
7 1 (1.19%) Ajax
7 1 (1.19%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.19%) Java EE
7 1 (1.19%) CSS3
7 1 (1.19%) LINQ
7 1 (1.19%) EJB
7 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Online Games
1 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Open Source
3 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 14 (16.67%) Linux
3 10 (11.90%) Android
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
5 2 (2.38%) UNIX
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 23 (27.38%) Software Testing
4 22 (26.19%) Test Strategy
5 19 (22.62%) Test Scripting
6 18 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (20.24%) Scrum
8 15 (17.86%) Regression Testing
9 14 (16.67%) Load Testing
9 14 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 12 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 12 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 11 (13.10%) Unit Testing
11 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
13 8 (9.52%) Test Planning
14 7 (8.33%) TDD
14 7 (8.33%) Migration
15 6 (7.14%) Test Management
16 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.52%) C#
2 25 (29.76%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) C++
3 18 (21.43%) Java
4 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.14%) C
6 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.95%) VBScript
7 4 (4.76%) Perl
7 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) ISEB
2 19 (22.62%) ISTQB
3 14 (16.67%) Degree
4 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (45.24%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) XenApp
2 7 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) Oracle
3 10 (11.90%) VMware
4 8 (9.52%) Citrix
5 5 (5.95%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) Apple
7 2 (2.38%) NetApp
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) AppSense
7 2 (2.38%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) JD Edwards
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