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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 141 217 201
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 95 46 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 0.78% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 86 40 42
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4883 5915 5550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 85.65% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4979 4613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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
(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 +54 62 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Cheshire +54 37 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Lancashire +13 2 £53,750 +45.27% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 128 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (52.13%) Selenium
3 81 (43.09%) QA
4 70 (37.23%) Java
5 67 (35.64%) Test Scripting
5 67 (35.64%) SDLC
6 63 (33.51%) C#
7 57 (30.32%) Windows
8 54 (28.72%) Scrum
9 52 (27.66%) Web Services
9 52 (27.66%) HP UFT
10 50 (26.60%) Automated Testing
11 47 (25.00%) SQL
12 43 (22.87%) Degree
12 43 (22.87%) Cucumber
13 40 (21.28%) Manual Testing
14 38 (20.21%) Software Testing
14 38 (20.21%) Functional Testing
15 37 (19.68%) ISEB
16 34 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (16.49%) ISTQB
18 30 (15.96%) JIRA
18 30 (15.96%) Automation Testing
19 26 (13.83%) WebDriver
20 25 (13.30%) Regression Testing
21 24 (12.77%) Linux
22 23 (12.23%) Defect Management
23 22 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
23 22 (11.70%) Software Engineering
24 21 (11.17%) FitNesse

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (1.06%) Apache
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Mingle
2 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Trello
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Broadband
1 3 (1.60%) Firewall
1 3 (1.60%) HTTP
1 3 (1.60%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.53%) 3G
2 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.79%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.66%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) MySQL
4 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) DB2
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (52.13%) Selenium
2 52 (27.66%) HP UFT
3 43 (22.87%) Cucumber
4 30 (15.96%) JIRA
5 26 (13.83%) WebDriver
6 21 (11.17%) FitNesse
7 19 (10.11%) JUnit
7 19 (10.11%) SoapUI
7 19 (10.11%) Visual Studio
8 12 (6.38%) Jenkins
8 12 (6.38%) NUnit
9 10 (5.32%) Maven
10 8 (4.26%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (3.72%) Sahi
12 6 (3.19%) Git (software)
12 6 (3.19%) Ranorex
13 5 (2.66%) Ant
14 4 (2.13%) Subversion
14 4 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 15 (7.98%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Electronics
3 6 (3.19%) Banking
4 5 (2.66%) Games
5 4 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (42.55%) Tester
2 56 (29.79%) Analyst
3 54 (28.72%) Test Analyst
4 40 (21.28%) Automation Tester
5 35 (18.62%) Software Tester
6 32 (17.02%) Automation Analyst
6 32 (17.02%) Automation Engineer
7 31 (16.49%) Automation Test Analyst
8 29 (15.43%) QA Tester
9 28 (14.89%) Test Engineer
10 25 (13.30%) Automated Tester
11 24 (12.77%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (9.04%) Developer
13 16 (8.51%) Developer in Test
14 15 (7.98%) Software Test Engineer
14 15 (7.98%) Test Manager
15 14 (7.45%) Analyst Developer
15 14 (7.45%) Software Engineer
15 14 (7.45%) Test Automation Developer
16 13 (6.91%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.66%) Web Services
2 17 (9.04%) .NET
3 10 (5.32%) .NET Framework
3 10 (5.32%) SOAP
4 8 (4.26%) XML
5 7 (3.72%) Middleware
6 4 (2.13%) REST
7 2 (1.06%) JSON
7 2 (1.06%) XSLT
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) J2EE
8 1 (0.53%) J2ME
8 1 (0.53%) jQuery
8 1 (0.53%) JTA
8 1 (0.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.85%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (4.79%) iPhone
4 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.32%) Windows
2 24 (12.77%) Linux
3 13 (6.91%) Windows CE
4 12 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (3.72%) Android
5 7 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.66%) Unix
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (35.64%) SDLC
2 67 (35.64%) Test Scripting
3 54 (28.72%) Scrum
4 50 (26.60%) Automated Testing
5 40 (21.28%) Manual Testing
6 38 (20.21%) Functional Testing
6 38 (20.21%) Software Testing
7 34 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (15.96%) Automation Testing
9 25 (13.30%) Regression Testing
10 23 (12.23%) Defect Management
11 22 (11.70%) Software Engineering
12 21 (11.17%) Performance Testing
12 21 (11.17%) RAD
12 21 (11.17%) TDD
13 20 (10.64%) QA Automation
13 20 (10.64%) Test Strategy
13 20 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (9.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (37.23%) Java
2 63 (33.51%) C#
3 47 (25.00%) SQL
4 18 (9.57%) Python
5 16 (8.51%) C
5 16 (8.51%) C++
6 12 (6.38%) Embedded C
6 12 (6.38%) Scala
7 9 (4.79%) PHP
8 8 (4.26%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.66%) Ruby
10 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.53%) Groovy
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (22.87%) Degree
2 37 (19.68%) ISEB
3 31 (16.49%) ISTQB
4 20 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (6.38%) HNC
5 12 (6.38%) HND
6 3 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (43.09%) QA
2 12 (6.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (9.04%) HP
2 14 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.26%) IBM
3 8 (4.26%) Oracle
4 5 (2.66%) SAP
5 3 (1.60%) Citrix
6 2 (1.06%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.06%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.53%) Sybase
7 1 (0.53%) Symbian
7 1 (0.53%) Telerik
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