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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 158 199 197
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 101 53 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.85% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 85 40 39
Average salary £40,000 £33,150 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.66% +3.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
5885 6212 5530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.92% 83.56% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4882 4949 4701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +57 76 £40,000 +45.45% 8
Cheshire -5 16 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Lancashire +7 5 £36,250 -3.33%
Merseyside +1 3 £29,000 -17.14% 5
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 102 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (41.77%) Selenium
3 64 (40.51%) QA
4 62 (39.24%) Test Scripting
5 55 (34.81%) SDLC
6 53 (33.54%) Java
7 45 (28.48%) ISTQB
8 44 (27.85%) C#
8 44 (27.85%) SQL
9 41 (25.95%) Scrum
10 39 (24.68%) Windows
11 37 (23.42%) Automated Testing
12 33 (20.89%) ISEB
13 27 (17.09%) Degree
13 27 (17.09%) Apple iOS
14 26 (16.46%) Android
14 26 (16.46%) HP UFT
14 26 (16.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (15.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (15.19%) Software Testing
16 24 (15.19%) WebDriver
16 24 (15.19%) Cucumber
17 23 (14.56%) Manual Testing
17 23 (14.56%) Regression Testing
18 22 (13.92%) C++
18 22 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (13.29%) System Integration Testing
20 20 (12.66%) Web Services
21 19 (12.03%) Finance
22 18 (11.39%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (1.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Office
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Primavera
2 1 (0.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
1 2 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) SMS
1 2 (1.27%) VPN
1 2 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.90%) MySQL
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (41.77%) Selenium
2 26 (16.46%) HP UFT
3 24 (15.19%) Cucumber
3 24 (15.19%) WebDriver
4 15 (9.49%) JIRA
5 10 (6.33%) JUnit
6 8 (5.06%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.06%) FitNesse
7 6 (3.80%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.80%) SilkTest
8 5 (3.16%) JMeter
9 4 (2.53%) NUnit
10 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.90%) Ranorex
10 3 (1.90%) NeoLoad
11 2 (1.27%) MSTest
11 2 (1.27%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.27%) Sahi
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 17 (10.76%) Banking
3 11 (6.96%) Retail
4 10 (6.33%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.43%) Legal
5 7 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.43%) Games
6 3 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.90%) Electronics
7 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 44 (27.85%) Analyst
1 44 (27.85%) Test Analyst
2 41 (25.95%) Tester
3 28 (17.72%) Software Tester
4 23 (14.56%) Developer
4 23 (14.56%) Test Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) Test Manager
6 13 (8.23%) QA Test Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) QA Analyst
7 11 (6.96%) Automation Tester
7 11 (6.96%) Software Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) FX Test Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Mobile Developer
9 9 (5.70%) Consultant
9 9 (5.70%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.06%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 6 (3.80%) Graduate Software Tester
11 6 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.66%) Web Services
2 17 (10.76%) .NET
3 10 (6.33%) J2ME
3 10 (6.33%) REST
4 8 (5.06%) XML
5 6 (3.80%) HTML
6 5 (3.16%) HTML5
6 5 (3.16%) CSS3
6 5 (3.16%) jQuery
6 5 (3.16%) CSS
7 4 (2.53%) SOAP
7 4 (2.53%) RESTful
7 4 (2.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.53%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.90%) Modernizr
8 3 (1.90%) Middleware
9 2 (1.27%) WinForms
9 2 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.27%) Spring
9 2 (1.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.86%) Mobile App
3 13 (8.23%) iPhone
4 10 (6.33%) iPad
4 10 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (6.33%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.16%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.90%) Replication
8 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.63%) LIMS
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.68%) Windows
2 27 (17.09%) Apple iOS
3 26 (16.46%) Android
4 10 (6.33%) Windows Phone
4 10 (6.33%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (4.43%) Linux
6 3 (1.90%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (39.24%) Test Scripting
3 55 (34.81%) SDLC
4 41 (25.95%) Scrum
5 37 (23.42%) Automated Testing
6 25 (15.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (15.19%) Software Testing
8 23 (14.56%) Regression Testing
8 23 (14.56%) Manual Testing
9 22 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (13.29%) System Integration Testing
11 18 (11.39%) TDD
12 17 (10.76%) Software Engineering
12 17 (10.76%) Automation Testing
12 17 (10.76%) Mentoring
13 16 (10.13%) Performance Testing
13 16 (10.13%) BDD
13 16 (10.13%) Test Strategy
14 15 (9.49%) Test Management
15 14 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.54%) Java
2 44 (27.85%) C#
2 44 (27.85%) SQL
3 22 (13.92%) C++
4 12 (7.59%) Python
5 11 (6.96%) C
6 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.43%) PHP
7 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.80%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.80%) Perl
9 5 (3.16%) Scala
10 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.90%) Ruby
10 3 (1.90%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.90%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 45 (28.48%) ISTQB
2 33 (20.89%) ISEB
3 27 (17.09%) Degree
4 26 (16.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.90%) HNC
5 3 (1.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (40.51%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.90%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.86%) HP
3 11 (6.96%) IBM
4 10 (6.33%) Oracle
4 10 (6.33%) Symbian
5 6 (3.80%) Micro Focus
6 3 (1.90%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (1.90%) SAP
7 2 (1.27%) Citrix
7 2 (1.27%) hybris
7 2 (1.27%) ATG
7 2 (1.27%) Capita
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Alterian
8 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.63%) Apple
8 1 (0.63%) Sybase
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