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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 198 198 222
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 46 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.66% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.85% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 23
Average salary £33,150 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.59% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
5999 5422 5797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.88% 77.62% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4767 4591 5047
Average salary £40,000 £38,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 22 £27,750 -25.00%
Cheshire -4 17 £32,500 +11.58% 4
Merseyside +2 10 £35,000 +16.66%
Lancashire -2 4 £37,500 +25.00%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 47 (52.22%) ISEB
2 39 (43.33%) QA
2 39 (43.33%) Selenium
3 34 (37.78%) Windows
4 30 (33.33%) C#
4 30 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 29 (32.22%) SQL
5 29 (32.22%) Software Testing
6 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (28.89%) ISTQB
8 23 (25.56%) Automated Testing
9 22 (24.44%) WebDriver
10 20 (22.22%) Test Strategy
10 20 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 20 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 20 (22.22%) C++
10 20 (22.22%) Java
11 18 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (18.89%) JIRA
13 16 (17.78%) Integration Testing
14 15 (16.67%) Load Testing
14 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
14 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
14 15 (16.67%) Scrum
14 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 14 (15.56%) Linux
15 14 (15.56%) TDD
16 13 (14.44%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Office
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
1 1 (1.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) LAN
1 4 (4.44%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) Informix
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 39 (43.33%) Selenium
2 30 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 22 (24.44%) WebDriver
4 18 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 17 (18.89%) JIRA
6 12 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (11.11%) Hudson
8 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.78%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.44%) Firebug
9 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.33%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
10 3 (3.33%) TestComplete
10 3 (3.33%) JMeter
10 3 (3.33%) NUnit
11 2 (2.22%) WATIR
11 2 (2.22%) JUnit
11 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Games
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Tester
2 22 (24.44%) Analyst
3 20 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 18 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Automation Tester
6 10 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Technical Tester
8 6 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Development Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Senior Development Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Developer
10 4 (4.44%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.44%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Performance Test Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Tester
11 3 (3.33%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) SOAP
2 9 (10.00%) .NET
3 8 (8.89%) Gherkin
4 7 (7.78%) Web Services
5 3 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (3.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (1.11%) WPF
7 1 (1.11%) RESTful
7 1 (1.11%) HTML5
7 1 (1.11%) XSLT
7 1 (1.11%) JMS
7 1 (1.11%) Java EE
7 1 (1.11%) COM+
7 1 (1.11%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Online Games
2 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.44%) Open Source
3 4 (4.44%) Replication
4 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Linux
3 13 (14.44%) Android
4 10 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.22%) Solaris
7 2 (2.22%) UNIX
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Software Testing
2 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.56%) Automated Testing
4 20 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 20 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (17.78%) Integration Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Scrum
7 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Load Testing
8 14 (15.56%) TDD
9 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Unit Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Test Management
11 9 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.67%) BDD
13 6 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.33%) C#
2 29 (32.22%) SQL
3 20 (22.22%) C++
3 20 (22.22%) Java
4 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.67%) C
5 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.44%) Perl
5 4 (4.44%) VBScript
6 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.11%) VBA
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (52.22%) ISEB
2 26 (28.89%) ISTQB
3 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.00%) Degree
4 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (43.33%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (7.78%) XenApp
1 7 (7.78%) XenDesktop
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.22%) Oracle
3 10 (11.11%) VMware
4 7 (7.78%) Citrix
5 5 (5.56%) HP
6 3 (3.33%) Apple
7 2 (2.22%) NetApp
7 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 2 (2.22%) AppSense
7 2 (2.22%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.11%) JD Edwards
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
RedEye
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago