The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 205 208 227
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 39 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.68% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 23
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5625 5698 5693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.83% 77.86% 76.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4467 4855 5018
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +12 17 £32,500 - 5
Cheshire +3 9 £32,825 +27.47% 1
Merseyside -6 8 £35,000 +16.66% 1
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 22 July 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 45 (50.00%) ISEB
1 45 (50.00%) QA
2 41 (45.56%) Selenium
3 33 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 32 (35.56%) C#
5 30 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (31.11%) SQL
6 28 (31.11%) Cucumber
7 27 (30.00%) Windows
8 25 (27.78%) ISTQB
9 23 (25.56%) Automated Testing
10 20 (22.22%) C++
10 20 (22.22%) Java
11 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
11 19 (21.11%) SoapUI
12 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 17 (18.89%) Load Testing
13 17 (18.89%) Test Strategy
14 16 (17.78%) Integration Testing
14 16 (17.78%) WebDriver
15 15 (16.67%) Scrum
15 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
16 14 (15.56%) TDD
16 14 (15.56%) JIRA
17 13 (14.44%) Linux
17 13 (14.44%) VMware
17 13 (14.44%) Manual Testing
18 11 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (12.22%) Hudson

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) Informix
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 41 (45.56%) Selenium
2 28 (31.11%) Cucumber
3 19 (21.11%) SoapUI
4 16 (17.78%) WebDriver
5 14 (15.56%) JIRA
6 11 (12.22%) Hudson
7 7 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (5.56%) NUnit
10 4 (4.44%) Firebug
11 3 (3.33%) TestComplete
11 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.33%) TestDirector
12 2 (2.22%) JMeter
12 2 (2.22%) JUnit
12 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.22%) eggPlant
12 2 (2.22%) Facilita Forecast
12 2 (2.22%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Games
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Tester
2 22 (24.44%) Test Engineer
3 19 (21.11%) Analyst
4 15 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Automation Tester
8 7 (7.78%) Technical Tester
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Tester
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Test Leader
10 5 (5.56%) Development Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Development Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) QA Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) SOAP
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
1 10 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.78%) Web Services
3 4 (4.44%) XML
4 3 (3.33%) WPF
5 2 (2.22%) jQuery
5 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 2 (2.22%) REST
5 2 (2.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (2.22%) XSLT
5 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) Java EE
6 1 (1.11%) JSON
6 1 (1.11%) COM+
6 1 (1.11%) EJB
6 1 (1.11%) JMS
6 1 (1.11%) RESTful
6 1 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Open Source
2 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.44%) Online Games
3 4 (4.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Windows
2 13 (14.44%) Linux
3 9 (10.00%) Android
3 9 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.33%) UNIX
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Software Testing
2 30 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.56%) Automated Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
5 17 (18.89%) Test Strategy
5 17 (18.89%) Load Testing
6 16 (17.78%) Integration Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Scrum
8 14 (15.56%) TDD
9 13 (14.44%) Manual Testing
10 11 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 9 (10.00%) Test Management
12 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.67%) BDD
13 6 (6.67%) System Testing
13 6 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) C#
2 28 (31.11%) SQL
3 20 (22.22%) C++
3 20 (22.22%) Java
4 6 (6.67%) C
4 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.44%) VBScript
5 4 (4.44%) Perl
6 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.22%) VBA
7 2 (2.22%) XAML
7 2 (2.22%) XPath
8 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (50.00%) ISEB
2 25 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) HND
4 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) XenApp
1 7 (7.78%) XenDesktop
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.44%) VMware
3 8 (8.89%) HP
4 7 (7.78%) Citrix
4 7 (7.78%) Oracle
5 4 (4.44%) SAP
6 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.22%) IBM
7 2 (2.22%) AppSense
8 1 (1.11%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.11%) JD Edwards
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Flexible Blue-Chip Benefts
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago