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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 180 156 213
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +57
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 71 110 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.63% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.84% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 65 93 36
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
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
5520 5983 6392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.12% 88.41% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4606 4968 5212
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -44 42 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Cheshire +23 11 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Merseyside -7 11 £37,500 +29.31% 1
Lancashire +13 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 72 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.56%) Selenium
3 46 (33.82%) Finance
4 43 (31.62%) QA
5 42 (30.88%) Test Scripting
5 42 (30.88%) ISTQB
6 41 (30.15%) Automated Testing
6 41 (30.15%) SDLC
7 37 (27.21%) Software Testing
8 34 (25.00%) SQL
9 28 (20.59%) Java
9 28 (20.59%) Defect Management
10 26 (19.12%) ISEB
10 26 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (18.38%) Apple iOS
11 25 (18.38%) Scrum
12 24 (17.65%) .NET
13 23 (16.91%) C#
13 23 (16.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (16.91%) Android
14 22 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (16.18%) TDD
15 21 (15.44%) Functional Testing
16 17 (12.50%) Windows
17 16 (11.76%) Games
17 16 (11.76%) BDD
18 15 (11.03%) Mobile App
19 14 (10.29%) Cucumber
19 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (10.29%) Microsoft

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 2 (1.47%) CMS
1 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) nginx
2 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (6.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) VPN
2 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.74%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
2 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.74%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.74%) MySQL
2 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.74%) Redis
2 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (34.56%) Selenium
2 14 (10.29%) Cucumber
3 13 (9.56%) SoapUI
4 12 (8.82%) JIRA
4 12 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (7.35%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.41%) Ranorex
6 6 (4.41%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.68%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.68%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.94%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.94%) JMeter
9 3 (2.21%) Appium
9 3 (2.21%) JUnit
9 3 (2.21%) MSTest
9 3 (2.21%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.21%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.47%) Ant
General
1 46 (33.82%) Finance
2 16 (11.76%) Games
3 12 (8.82%) Retail
4 10 (7.35%) Banking
5 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (39.71%) Analyst
1 54 (39.71%) Test Analyst
2 28 (20.59%) Tester
3 21 (15.44%) Software Tester
4 19 (13.97%) Test Engineer
5 18 (13.24%) Software Analyst
5 18 (13.24%) Software Test Analyst
6 14 (10.29%) Test Leader
7 13 (9.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.35%) Developer
8 10 (7.35%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.62%) Automation Tester
10 7 (5.15%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Consultant
11 6 (4.41%) Developer in Test
11 6 (4.41%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) QA Leader
12 5 (3.68%) Automation Test Lead
12 5 (3.68%) Software QA Tester
12 5 (3.68%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.65%) .NET
2 12 (8.82%) Web Services
3 7 (5.15%) Gherkin
4 6 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.41%) XML
5 5 (3.68%) HTML
6 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.94%) CSS
6 4 (2.94%) RESTful
7 3 (2.21%) SOAP
8 2 (1.47%) HTML5
8 2 (1.47%) Node.js
8 2 (1.47%) REST
8 2 (1.47%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.74%) CSS3
9 1 (0.74%) DOM
9 1 (0.74%) Flash
9 1 (0.74%) Grails
9 1 (0.74%) Middleware
9 1 (0.74%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Online Games
3 6 (4.41%) iPad
4 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.47%) iPhone
5 2 (1.47%) PMI
5 2 (1.47%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.74%) Fintech
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.38%) Apple iOS
2 23 (16.91%) Android
3 17 (12.50%) Windows
4 8 (5.88%) Linux
5 6 (4.41%) Unix
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.88%) Test Scripting
3 41 (30.15%) Automated Testing
3 41 (30.15%) SDLC
4 37 (27.21%) Software Testing
5 28 (20.59%) Defect Management
6 26 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (18.38%) Scrum
8 22 (16.18%) TDD
8 22 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (15.44%) Functional Testing
10 16 (11.76%) BDD
11 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.56%) Test Management
13 11 (8.09%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.09%) System Integration Testing
14 10 (7.35%) Manual Testing
14 10 (7.35%) Performance Testing
15 9 (6.62%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (6.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.00%) SQL
2 28 (20.59%) Java
3 23 (16.91%) C#
4 12 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.41%) PHP
6 5 (3.68%) Python
6 5 (3.68%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.94%) Ruby
7 4 (2.94%) Scala
8 2 (1.47%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.47%) C++
8 2 (1.47%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.74%) C
9 1 (0.74%) Groovy
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (30.88%) ISTQB
2 26 (19.12%) ISEB
3 23 (16.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (8.82%) Degree
5 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) HNC
6 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (31.62%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.41%) Oracle
3 3 (2.21%) HP
4 2 (1.47%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.74%) Alterian
5 1 (0.74%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: 45,000 to 50,000
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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