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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 133 219 213
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 98 42 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80 39 42
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £47,500 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,375 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +3.43%
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
4907 5678 6038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.70% 87.50% 85.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4136 4518 4871
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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 +52 61 £42,500 +41.66% 7
Cheshire +56 40 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Merseyside 0 2 - - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 110 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (41.34%) Selenium
3 64 (35.75%) SDLC
4 62 (34.64%) Test Scripting
5 54 (30.17%) C#
5 54 (30.17%) QA
6 44 (24.58%) Scrum
7 43 (24.02%) Automated Testing
8 42 (23.46%) Java
9 41 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (21.79%) SQL
10 39 (21.79%) Degree
11 38 (21.23%) ISTQB
11 38 (21.23%) Windows
11 38 (21.23%) Cucumber
12 37 (20.67%) Web Services
12 37 (20.67%) ISEB
13 33 (18.44%) .NET
14 31 (17.32%) Software Testing
15 29 (16.20%) Software Engineering
15 29 (16.20%) Functional Testing
16 27 (15.08%) BDD
16 27 (15.08%) Finance
16 27 (15.08%) HP UFT
17 26 (14.53%) TDD
17 26 (14.53%) Manual Testing
18 24 (13.41%) JIRA
18 24 (13.41%) Defect Management
19 23 (12.85%) SoapUI
19 23 (12.85%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (1.12%) Apache
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) GitHub
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Engine Yard
2 1 (0.56%) Heroku
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 74 (41.34%) Selenium
2 38 (21.23%) Cucumber
3 27 (15.08%) HP UFT
4 24 (13.41%) JIRA
5 23 (12.85%) SoapUI
5 23 (12.85%) WebDriver
6 21 (11.73%) Visual Studio
7 17 (9.50%) FitNesse
8 15 (8.38%) JUnit
9 13 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (6.70%) Jenkins
10 12 (6.70%) Maven
11 8 (4.47%) SpecFlow
12 7 (3.91%) MSTest
13 6 (3.35%) Toad
14 5 (2.79%) Git (software)
14 5 (2.79%) Ranorex
15 4 (2.23%) Ant
15 4 (2.23%) NUnit
15 4 (2.23%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (15.08%) Finance
2 16 (8.94%) Games
3 14 (7.82%) Electronics
4 3 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (31.84%) Tester
2 50 (27.93%) Analyst
2 50 (27.93%) Test Analyst
3 43 (24.02%) Automation Tester
4 39 (21.79%) Test Engineer
5 35 (19.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 30 (16.76%) Software Tester
7 23 (12.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 20 (11.17%) Developer
8 20 (11.17%) Software Test Engineer
9 19 (10.61%) Developer in Test
10 16 (8.94%) QA Tester
10 16 (8.94%) Software Engineer
11 14 (7.82%) C Software Engineer
11 14 (7.82%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 14 (7.82%) C++ Software Engineer
11 14 (7.82%) Test Automation Developer
12 12 (6.70%) Test Manager
13 10 (5.59%) Consultant
14 9 (5.03%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.67%) Web Services
2 33 (18.44%) .NET
3 20 (11.17%) .NET Framework
4 10 (5.59%) SOAP
5 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.47%) XML
7 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.12%) REST
8 1 (0.56%) jQuery
8 1 (0.56%) LAMP
8 1 (0.56%) MCollective
8 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.82%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.91%) Online Games
4 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) Clustering
5 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.23%) Windows
2 20 (11.17%) Linux
3 14 (7.82%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (7.82%) Windows CE
4 9 (5.03%) Android
4 9 (5.03%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.79%) Unix
6 3 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (35.75%) SDLC
3 62 (34.64%) Test Scripting
4 44 (24.58%) Scrum
5 43 (24.02%) Automated Testing
6 41 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (17.32%) Software Testing
8 29 (16.20%) Functional Testing
8 29 (16.20%) Software Engineering
9 27 (15.08%) BDD
10 26 (14.53%) Manual Testing
10 26 (14.53%) TDD
11 24 (13.41%) Defect Management
12 22 (12.29%) OO
13 18 (10.06%) Automation Testing
13 18 (10.06%) Performance Testing
13 18 (10.06%) Test Management
14 17 (9.50%) RAD
15 16 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (8.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.17%) C#
2 42 (23.46%) Java
3 39 (21.79%) SQL
4 16 (8.94%) C++
5 15 (8.38%) C
6 14 (7.82%) Embedded C
7 9 (5.03%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.91%) Python
9 6 (3.35%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.79%) Scala
11 3 (1.68%) Ruby
12 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.12%) VB
12 2 (1.12%) VBScript
13 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 39 (21.79%) Degree
2 38 (21.23%) ISTQB
3 37 (20.67%) ISEB
4 14 (7.82%) HNC
4 14 (7.82%) HND
4 14 (7.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (30.17%) QA
2 14 (7.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (3.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.68%) Citrix
3 2 (1.12%) Cognizant
3 2 (1.12%) VMware
4 1 (0.56%) BMC
4 1 (0.56%) HP
4 1 (0.56%) IBM
4 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.56%) Telerik
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