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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 201 200 232
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 40 52 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.74% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.89% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 38 50 23
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
5592 5848 5899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.49% 82.90% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4525 4762 4869
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -10 22 £29,750 +2.58% 1
Cheshire +2 10 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Merseyside +6 5 £32,000 -8.57%
Lancashire +8 2 £37,000 -8.64%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 75 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (50.00%) SQL
2 50 (50.00%) QA
3 49 (49.00%) Selenium
4 42 (42.00%) Test Scripting
5 39 (39.00%) Automated Testing
6 31 (31.00%) Software Testing
7 29 (29.00%) ISTQB
8 27 (27.00%) Automation Testing
9 25 (25.00%) Android
9 25 (25.00%) Apple iOS
10 23 (23.00%) JavaScript
11 22 (22.00%) Windows
11 22 (22.00%) ISEB
11 22 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (22.00%) Degree
12 21 (21.00%) Cucumber
13 20 (20.00%) Scrum
14 19 (19.00%) Finance
14 19 (19.00%) JIRA
14 19 (19.00%) Manual Testing
15 17 (17.00%) Java
16 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
17 15 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (15.00%) BDD
18 14 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 14 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
19 12 (12.00%) VMware
19 12 (12.00%) User Stories
19 12 (12.00%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (3.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Office
1 3 (3.00%) Mingle
2 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.00%) LAN
2 3 (3.00%) WAN
3 1 (1.00%) SSH
3 1 (1.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (49.00%) Selenium
2 21 (21.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (19.00%) JIRA
4 14 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (8.00%) TestDirector
5 8 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.00%) JUnit
8 5 (5.00%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.00%) FitNesse
9 4 (4.00%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.00%) WATIR
10 3 (3.00%) CruiseControl
10 3 (3.00%) Subversion
10 3 (3.00%) Maven
10 3 (3.00%) Toad
10 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.00%) JMeter
General
1 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Retail
3 4 (4.00%) Electronics
4 3 (3.00%) Games
4 3 (3.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (43.00%) Analyst
2 40 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 35 (35.00%) Tester
4 28 (28.00%) Test Engineer
5 25 (25.00%) Software Tester
6 20 (20.00%) Software Engineer
7 14 (14.00%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (9.00%) QA Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) QA Tester
9 7 (7.00%) Automation Tester
10 6 (6.00%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
11 5 (5.00%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
12 4 (4.00%) Developer
12 4 (4.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 4 (4.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 4 (4.00%) Embedded C Engineer
12 4 (4.00%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) Web Services
2 9 (9.00%) HTML
3 8 (8.00%) .NET
4 7 (7.00%) XML
5 5 (5.00%) CSS
5 5 (5.00%) HTML5
5 5 (5.00%) REST
5 5 (5.00%) CSS3
6 4 (4.00%) SOAP
7 3 (3.00%) XSLT
7 3 (3.00%) Modernizr
7 3 (3.00%) JSON
7 3 (3.00%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (3.00%) jQuery
7 3 (3.00%) RESTful
8 1 (1.00%) Middleware
8 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Open Source
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.00%) BBC
5 2 (2.00%) Statistics
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.00%) Android
1 25 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 22 (22.00%) Windows
3 7 (7.00%) Linux
4 4 (4.00%) Windows CE
5 3 (3.00%) UNIX
6 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.00%) Test Scripting
3 39 (39.00%) Automated Testing
4 31 (31.00%) Software Testing
5 27 (27.00%) Automation Testing
6 22 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (20.00%) Scrum
8 19 (19.00%) Manual Testing
9 15 (15.00%) BDD
9 15 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (12.00%) Test Management
10 12 (12.00%) User Stories
11 11 (11.00%) Load Testing
11 11 (11.00%) Unit Testing
11 11 (11.00%) TDD
12 10 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
13 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.00%) SQL
2 23 (23.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.00%) Java
4 10 (10.00%) Ruby
5 7 (7.00%) C++
6 6 (6.00%) C#
7 5 (5.00%) Python
8 4 (4.00%) Embedded C
8 4 (4.00%) Embedded C++
8 4 (4.00%) C
8 4 (4.00%) VBScript
9 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.00%) Groovy
9 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.00%) Scala
10 2 (2.00%) Perl
10 2 (2.00%) PHP
10 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (29.00%) ISTQB
2 22 (22.00%) Degree
2 22 (22.00%) ISEB
3 14 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.00%) HNC
4 4 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (4.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.00%) Terminal Server
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) VMware
3 11 (11.00%) Oracle
4 3 (3.00%) Telerik
4 3 (3.00%) HP
4 3 (3.00%) Citrix
5 1 (1.00%) Capita
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