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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 206 199 224
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 40 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.74% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35 34 22
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,225 £21,000
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
6152 5427 5819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.71% 79.08% 78.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4962 4599 5024
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 £57,500 £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 16 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 16 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
Manchester -16 19 £27,500 -26.66%
Cheshire -2 18 £30,750 -5.38% 2
Merseyside +8 9 £35,000 +9.37%
Lancashire +2 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 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 46 (51.69%) ISEB
2 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (43.82%) Selenium
4 38 (42.70%) QA
5 35 (39.33%) Windows
6 34 (38.20%) Cucumber
7 30 (33.71%) Software Testing
8 29 (32.58%) C#
9 26 (29.21%) SQL
9 26 (29.21%) ISTQB
10 24 (26.97%) Automated Testing
11 23 (25.84%) WebDriver
12 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
13 21 (23.60%) Test Strategy
14 20 (22.47%) Test Scripting
15 19 (21.35%) C++
15 19 (21.35%) Java
15 19 (21.35%) SoapUI
16 18 (20.22%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (20.22%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (17.98%) JIRA
17 16 (17.98%) Integration Testing
18 15 (16.85%) Android
18 15 (16.85%) Automation Testing
18 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
18 15 (16.85%) QuickTest Pro
19 14 (15.73%) Linux
19 14 (15.73%) Load Testing
19 14 (15.73%) Scrum
19 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 16 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 (3.37%) IIS
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) LAN
1 5 (5.62%) WAN
2 1 (1.12%) AMQP
2 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Informix
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (43.82%) Selenium
2 34 (38.20%) Cucumber
3 23 (25.84%) WebDriver
4 19 (21.35%) SoapUI
5 16 (17.98%) JIRA
6 15 (16.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (11.24%) Hudson
8 8 (8.99%) LoadRunner
9 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
9 7 (7.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.49%) Firebug
12 3 (3.37%) eggPlant
12 3 (3.37%) Facilita Forecast
12 3 (3.37%) JMeter
13 2 (2.25%) WATIR
13 2 (2.25%) SilkPerformer
13 2 (2.25%) JUnit
13 2 (2.25%) TestComplete
13 2 (2.25%) LoadUI
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Games
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Tester
2 21 (23.60%) Analyst
3 20 (22.47%) Test Analyst
4 17 (19.10%) Test Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Technical Tester
5 10 (11.24%) Software Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Automation Tester
6 7 (7.87%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Development Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Development Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.49%) Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) SOAP
2 10 (11.24%) Gherkin
3 8 (8.99%) .NET
4 6 (6.74%) Web Services
5 3 (3.37%) HTML
6 2 (2.25%) JSON
6 2 (2.25%) XML
7 1 (1.12%) HTML5
7 1 (1.12%) XSLT
7 1 (1.12%) EJB
7 1 (1.12%) JMS
7 1 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Online Games
2 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Replication
4 4 (4.49%) Open Source
5 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.37%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 15 (16.85%) Android
3 14 (15.73%) Linux
4 12 (13.48%) Apple iOS
5 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.25%) Solaris
7 2 (2.25%) UNIX
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) Software Testing
3 24 (26.97%) Automated Testing
4 21 (23.60%) Test Strategy
5 20 (22.47%) Test Scripting
6 18 (20.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.98%) Integration Testing
8 15 (16.85%) Automation Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Load Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Scrum
9 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (14.61%) TDD
10 13 (14.61%) Regression Testing
11 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
12 10 (11.24%) Manual Testing
12 10 (11.24%) Test Management
13 8 (8.99%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.87%) Migration
15 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
15 6 (6.74%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) C#
2 26 (29.21%) SQL
3 19 (21.35%) C++
3 19 (21.35%) Java
4 6 (6.74%) C
4 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.49%) VBScript
5 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.49%) Perl
5 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (51.69%) ISEB
2 26 (29.21%) ISTQB
3 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (10.11%) Degree
6 6 (6.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (42.70%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) XenApp
2 7 (7.87%) XenDesktop
3 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.48%) Oracle
3 9 (10.11%) VMware
4 7 (7.87%) Citrix
5 5 (5.62%) HP
6 3 (3.37%) Apple
7 2 (2.25%) AppSense
7 2 (2.25%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.25%) NetApp
7 2 (2.25%) SAP
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) JD Edwards
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