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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North West
Rank 157 143 220
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +77
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 90 92 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.64% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.86% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 69 81 39
Median salary £44,500 £40,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
5397 4936 6022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.22% 88.19% 87.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4483 4109 4989
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -2 74 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Lancashire - 8 £18,000 - 1
Cheshire -26 6 £34,312 -1.96%
Merseyside - 2 £30,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 136 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (48.13%) Selenium
3 85 (45.45%) TDD
4 84 (44.92%) Test Scripting
5 80 (42.78%) Automated Testing
6 78 (41.71%) BDD
7 75 (40.11%) SDLC
8 68 (36.36%) Java
9 62 (33.16%) Cucumber
10 54 (28.88%) QA
11 50 (26.74%) ISEB
12 45 (24.06%) Scrum
13 43 (22.99%) SQL
13 43 (22.99%) Software Testing
14 42 (22.46%) ISTQB
15 40 (21.39%) C#
16 39 (20.86%) Configuration Management
16 39 (20.86%) Finance
17 32 (17.11%) WebDriver
17 32 (17.11%) Regression Testing
18 29 (15.51%) .NET
18 29 (15.51%) Degree
18 29 (15.51%) Automation Testing
19 28 (14.97%) System Integration Testing
19 28 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (14.97%) Gherkin
20 24 (12.83%) Continuous Improvement
20 24 (12.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 23 (12.30%) Jenkins
22 22 (11.76%) Manual Testing

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 6 (3.21%) IBM Notes
1 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.07%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) BASE24
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.02%) GitHub
2 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.60%) SaaS
3 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) HTTP
2 7 (3.74%) Firewall
2 7 (3.74%) VPN
3 6 (3.21%) FTP
3 6 (3.21%) Internet
3 6 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (3.21%) Network Security
3 6 (3.21%) SMTP
3 6 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.21%) WAN
4 1 (0.53%) ATM
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.07%) Big Data
3 2 (1.07%) MySQL
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (48.13%) Selenium
2 62 (33.16%) Cucumber
3 32 (17.11%) WebDriver
4 23 (12.30%) Jenkins
5 21 (11.23%) JIRA
6 15 (8.02%) HP UFT
7 11 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 11 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (5.35%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.81%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.21%) TestComplete
11 5 (2.67%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.67%) JMeter
11 5 (2.67%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.14%) Ranorex
12 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.60%) Gradle
13 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.60%) TestNG
General
1 39 (20.86%) Finance
2 10 (5.35%) Banking
3 8 (4.28%) Retail
4 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (32.62%) Tester
2 43 (22.99%) Automation Tester
3 42 (22.46%) Analyst
4 41 (21.93%) Test Engineer
5 40 (21.39%) Test Analyst
6 39 (20.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 31 (16.58%) Senior Tester
8 22 (11.76%) Senior Automation Tester
9 21 (11.23%) Software Tester
10 17 (9.09%) Scrum Master
11 13 (6.95%) QA Tester
12 12 (6.42%) Agile Scrum Master
12 12 (6.42%) Test Manager
13 11 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
13 11 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
14 10 (5.35%) QA Analyst
14 10 (5.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
15 9 (4.81%) Software QA Tester
16 8 (4.28%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.51%) .NET
2 28 (14.97%) Gherkin
3 20 (10.70%) Web Services
4 10 (5.35%) CSS
4 10 (5.35%) HTML
5 6 (3.21%) Node.js
6 5 (2.67%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.67%) SOAP
6 5 (2.67%) XML
7 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.60%) DOM
8 2 (1.07%) Behat
8 2 (1.07%) CSS3
8 2 (1.07%) HTML5
8 2 (1.07%) Polymer
8 2 (1.07%) Web Components
8 2 (1.07%) WSDL
8 2 (1.07%) XSD
9 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.53%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) iPad
2 11 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.81%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.74%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.21%) User Experience
7 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.67%) Replication
8 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.60%) Fintech
9 3 (1.60%) IVR
10 2 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.53%) iPhone
11 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.76%) Windows
2 13 (6.95%) Apple iOS
3 12 (6.42%) Android
4 9 (4.81%) Linux
5 4 (2.14%) Solaris
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (45.45%) TDD
3 84 (44.92%) Test Scripting
4 80 (42.78%) Automated Testing
5 78 (41.71%) BDD
6 75 (40.11%) SDLC
7 45 (24.06%) Scrum
8 43 (22.99%) Software Testing
9 39 (20.86%) Configuration Management
10 32 (17.11%) Regression Testing
11 29 (15.51%) Automation Testing
12 28 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (14.97%) System Integration Testing
13 24 (12.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (11.76%) Manual Testing
15 21 (11.23%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (10.16%) Defect Management
17 15 (8.02%) Functional Testing
18 13 (6.95%) Waterfall
19 12 (6.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 68 (36.36%) Java
2 43 (22.99%) SQL
3 40 (21.39%) C#
4 21 (11.23%) Python
5 19 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.16%) PHP
6 13 (6.95%) C++
7 11 (5.88%) Ruby
8 5 (2.67%) Perl
9 4 (2.14%) C
9 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 50 (26.74%) ISEB
2 42 (22.46%) ISTQB
3 29 (15.51%) Degree
4 24 (12.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.67%) MCSE
6 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.67%) Sun Certification
7 4 (2.14%) CISSP
7 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.14%) RHCE
7 4 (2.14%) SCNA
7 4 (2.14%) SCSA
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (28.88%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.21%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.07%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.53%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.53%) Cacti
3 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.53%) Icinga
3 1 (0.53%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.81%) Oracle
3 6 (3.21%) CheckPoint
3 6 (3.21%) HP
3 6 (3.21%) Lotus
4 3 (1.60%) Adobe
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco
5 1 (0.53%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) Sun
5 1 (0.53%) Telerik
5 1 (0.53%) TOWER Software
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