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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 157 150 205
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +55
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 106 92 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 1.49% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.70% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 99 80 44
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £41,050
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
5516 5412 6492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.20% 87.87% 86.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4634 4450 5568
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,746 £28,500 £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 4 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 78 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Cheshire +8 12 £34,312 -14.22%
Lancashire +3 11 £37,500 -30.23% 1
Merseyside -11 5 £37,500 +29.31% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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.

1 103 (61.68%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (47.31%) Selenium
3 67 (40.12%) Automated Testing
4 61 (36.53%) Test Scripting
4 61 (36.53%) SDLC
5 51 (30.54%) QA
5 51 (30.54%) Finance
6 48 (28.74%) TDD
7 47 (28.14%) SQL
8 46 (27.54%) Software Testing
9 43 (25.75%) BDD
10 42 (25.15%) Scrum
10 42 (25.15%) Java
11 38 (22.75%) Cucumber
12 37 (22.16%) ISTQB
13 30 (17.96%) ISEB
14 29 (17.37%) Defect Management
15 26 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (15.57%) C#
15 26 (15.57%) .NET
15 26 (15.57%) Regression Testing
16 24 (14.37%) Degree
17 23 (13.77%) JIRA
18 22 (13.17%) Web Services
18 22 (13.17%) Manual Testing
18 22 (13.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 21 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (11.98%) Configuration Management
21 19 (11.38%) Apple iOS
21 19 (11.38%) WebDriver

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 3 (1.80%) IBM Notes
1 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.59%) VPN
2 5 (2.99%) HTTP
3 3 (1.80%) Firewall
3 3 (1.80%) FTP
3 3 (1.80%) Internet
3 3 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.80%) Network Security
3 3 (1.80%) SMTP
3 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.80%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.60%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) RDBMS
1 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 79 (47.31%) Selenium
2 38 (22.75%) Cucumber
3 23 (13.77%) JIRA
4 19 (11.38%) WebDriver
5 15 (8.98%) HP UFT
6 13 (7.78%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.59%) FitNesse
8 9 (5.39%) Jenkins
8 9 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.79%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.59%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.99%) TestComplete
12 4 (2.40%) Ranorex
13 3 (1.80%) Selenium IDE
13 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.20%) JMeter
14 2 (1.20%) NUnit
14 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.20%) TestNG
General
1 51 (30.54%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Retail
3 6 (3.59%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (30.54%) Analyst
2 50 (29.94%) Test Analyst
2 50 (29.94%) Tester
3 32 (19.16%) Test Engineer
4 30 (17.96%) Software Tester
5 28 (16.77%) Test Automation Engineer
6 24 (14.37%) Automation Tester
7 17 (10.18%) Test Leader
8 15 (8.98%) Senior Tester
9 14 (8.38%) Software Analyst
9 14 (8.38%) Software Test Analyst
9 14 (8.38%) Test Manager
10 13 (7.78%) QA Leader
10 13 (7.78%) Scrum Master
11 9 (5.39%) Agile Scrum Master
11 9 (5.39%) QA Automation Tester
11 9 (5.39%) QA Tester
11 9 (5.39%) Software QA Tester
12 8 (4.79%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (4.79%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.57%) .NET
2 22 (13.17%) Web Services
3 14 (8.38%) Gherkin
4 8 (4.79%) CSS
4 8 (4.79%) HTML
5 7 (4.19%) SOAP
6 6 (3.59%) Node.js
7 5 (2.99%) RESTful
7 5 (2.99%) XML
8 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.20%) Behat
9 2 (1.20%) DOM
9 2 (1.20%) Polymer
9 2 (1.20%) REST
9 2 (1.20%) Web Components
9 2 (1.20%) WSDL
9 2 (1.20%) XSD
10 1 (0.60%) CSS3
10 1 (0.60%) HTML5
10 1 (0.60%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) iPad
2 10 (5.99%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.79%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.59%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.40%) Replication
7 3 (1.80%) Fintech
7 3 (1.80%) iPhone
7 3 (1.80%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Online Games
9 1 (0.60%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Apple iOS
2 18 (10.78%) Windows
3 16 (9.58%) Android
4 5 (2.99%) Linux
5 3 (1.80%) Solaris
6 1 (0.60%) Unix
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (61.68%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.12%) Automated Testing
3 61 (36.53%) SDLC
3 61 (36.53%) Test Scripting
4 48 (28.74%) TDD
5 46 (27.54%) Software Testing
6 43 (25.75%) BDD
7 42 (25.15%) Scrum
8 29 (17.37%) Defect Management
9 26 (15.57%) Regression Testing
9 26 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (13.17%) Manual Testing
11 21 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (11.98%) Configuration Management
13 17 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (10.18%) Functional Testing
14 16 (9.58%) System Integration Testing
15 13 (7.78%) Automation Testing
16 11 (6.59%) Process Improvement
16 11 (6.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.14%) SQL
2 42 (25.15%) Java
3 26 (15.57%) C#
4 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.38%) PHP
6 6 (3.59%) C++
7 5 (2.99%) Python
8 4 (2.40%) Ruby
9 3 (1.80%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.80%) C
9 3 (1.80%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.80%) Perl
9 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (22.16%) ISTQB
2 30 (17.96%) ISEB
3 24 (14.37%) Degree
4 22 (13.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.80%) CISSP
6 3 (1.80%) MCSE
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.80%) RHCE
6 3 (1.80%) SCNA
6 3 (1.80%) SCSA
6 3 (1.80%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.20%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (30.54%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.19%) Oracle
3 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
3 3 (1.80%) Lotus
4 2 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) Telerik
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
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