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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North West
Rank 138 157 202
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +45
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 111 75 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 1.38% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.57% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 93 69 49
Median salary £44,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
5272 4766 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.96% 87.55% 86.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4421 3962 4954
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +18 90 £45,000 +16.88% 8
Cheshire -2 9 £34,312 -1.96% 1
Lancashire -10 9 £17,500 -67.44% 1
Merseyside - 3 £30,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 128 (68.82%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (45.70%) Selenium
3 77 (41.40%) Automated Testing
4 75 (40.32%) SDLC
5 74 (39.78%) Test Scripting
6 70 (37.63%) TDD
7 62 (33.33%) BDD
8 55 (29.57%) Java
9 52 (27.96%) QA
10 48 (25.81%) Scrum
10 48 (25.81%) SQL
10 48 (25.81%) Cucumber
11 46 (24.73%) Software Testing
12 45 (24.19%) Finance
13 42 (22.58%) ISEB
14 39 (20.97%) ISTQB
15 31 (16.67%) Regression Testing
15 31 (16.67%) Configuration Management
15 31 (16.67%) C#
16 30 (16.13%) .NET
17 28 (15.05%) Degree
18 27 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
20 25 (13.44%) WebDriver
21 24 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 23 (12.37%) Defect Management
22 23 (12.37%) Manual Testing
22 23 (12.37%) Web Services
23 22 (11.83%) JavaScript
23 22 (11.83%) JIRA

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 5 (2.69%) IBM Notes
1 5 (2.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) Apache
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) JBoss
4 1 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) BASE24
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.30%) GitHub
2 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.84%) HTTP
2 8 (4.30%) VPN
3 5 (2.69%) Firewall
3 5 (2.69%) FTP
3 5 (2.69%) Internet
3 5 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.69%) Network Security
3 5 (2.69%) SMTP
3 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.69%) WAN
4 1 (0.54%) ATM
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.69%) RDBMS
1 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 85 (45.70%) Selenium
2 48 (25.81%) Cucumber
3 25 (13.44%) WebDriver
4 22 (11.83%) JIRA
5 17 (9.14%) HP UFT
5 17 (9.14%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (6.45%) FitNesse
8 9 (4.84%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.76%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.23%) TestComplete
11 4 (2.15%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.15%) Ranorex
11 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.61%) JMeter
13 2 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.08%) Toad
General
1 45 (24.19%) Finance
2 8 (4.30%) Banking
3 7 (3.76%) Retail
4 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (30.65%) Tester
2 49 (26.34%) Analyst
3 47 (25.27%) Test Analyst
4 40 (21.51%) Test Engineer
5 37 (19.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 33 (17.74%) Automation Tester
7 30 (16.13%) Software Tester
8 23 (12.37%) Senior Tester
9 16 (8.60%) Scrum Master
10 14 (7.53%) Senior Automation Tester
11 12 (6.45%) Software Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Test Leader
12 11 (5.91%) Agile Scrum Master
13 10 (5.38%) QA Automation Tester
13 10 (5.38%) QA Tester
13 10 (5.38%) Software QA Tester
13 10 (5.38%) Test Manager
14 9 (4.84%) Developer
14 9 (4.84%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.13%) .NET
2 23 (12.37%) Web Services
3 18 (9.68%) Gherkin
4 8 (4.30%) CSS
4 8 (4.30%) HTML
5 6 (3.23%) Node.js
5 6 (3.23%) SOAP
5 6 (3.23%) XML
6 4 (2.15%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.15%) RESTful
7 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.08%) Behat
8 2 (1.08%) CSS3
8 2 (1.08%) HTML5
8 2 (1.08%) Polymer
8 2 (1.08%) Web Components
8 2 (1.08%) WSDL
8 2 (1.08%) XSD
9 1 (0.54%) DOM
9 1 (0.54%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.22%) iPad
2 9 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.30%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.23%) User Experience
5 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.15%) Replication
6 3 (1.61%) Fintech
6 3 (1.61%) iPhone
6 3 (1.61%) IVR
7 2 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.29%) Windows
2 17 (9.14%) Apple iOS
3 14 (7.53%) Android
4 6 (3.23%) Linux
5 4 (2.15%) Solaris
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (68.82%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.40%) Automated Testing
3 75 (40.32%) SDLC
4 74 (39.78%) Test Scripting
5 70 (37.63%) TDD
6 62 (33.33%) BDD
7 48 (25.81%) Scrum
8 46 (24.73%) Software Testing
9 31 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 31 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 27 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (12.37%) Defect Management
12 23 (12.37%) Manual Testing
13 22 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (11.29%) Automation Testing
15 20 (10.75%) System Integration Testing
16 16 (8.60%) Functional Testing
17 14 (7.53%) Waterfall
18 10 (5.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (29.57%) Java
2 48 (25.81%) SQL
3 31 (16.67%) C#
4 22 (11.83%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.14%) PHP
6 13 (6.99%) Python
7 10 (5.38%) C++
8 9 (4.84%) Ruby
9 5 (2.69%) Perl
10 4 (2.15%) C
11 3 (1.61%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.61%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (22.58%) ISEB
2 39 (20.97%) ISTQB
3 28 (15.05%) Degree
4 24 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.69%) Sun Certification
7 4 (2.15%) CISSP
7 4 (2.15%) MCSE
7 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.15%) RHCE
7 4 (2.15%) SCNA
7 4 (2.15%) SCSA
8 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (27.96%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.54%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 15 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.84%) Oracle
3 5 (2.69%) CheckPoint
3 5 (2.69%) Lotus
4 4 (2.15%) HP
5 3 (1.61%) Adobe
6 1 (0.54%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) Sun
6 1 (0.54%) Telerik
6 1 (0.54%) TOWER Software
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