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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 182 214 235
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 52 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 27
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £29,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
5157 5629 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.44% 82.60% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4526 5031
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +31 24 £32,500 +10.16% 7
Merseyside +13 12 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Cheshire +1 10 £45,000 +50.00% 4
Lancashire -12 4 £38,000 -6.17% 2
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 63 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.32%) SQL
3 41 (43.16%) Selenium
4 36 (37.89%) QA
5 35 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 29 (30.53%) ISTQB
6 29 (30.53%) Degree
7 28 (29.47%) Software Testing
8 24 (25.26%) Scrum
8 24 (25.26%) Android
8 24 (25.26%) Apple iOS
9 23 (24.21%) SDLC
10 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
10 22 (23.16%) Java
11 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (18.95%) ISEB
12 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
12 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
12 18 (18.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (17.89%) Automation Testing
14 15 (15.79%) Cucumber
14 15 (15.79%) C++
15 14 (14.74%) C#
15 14 (14.74%) Windows
15 14 (14.74%) Finance
15 14 (14.74%) Manual Testing
16 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
16 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (12.63%) JIRA
16 12 (12.63%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) VPN
1 2 (2.11%) Network Security
2 1 (1.05%) SSH
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) ATM
2 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (43.16%) Selenium
2 15 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.63%) JIRA
4 11 (11.58%) JUnit
5 8 (8.42%) JMeter
6 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
6 7 (7.37%) WebDriver
6 7 (7.37%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.16%) Ranorex
7 3 (3.16%) NeoLoad
7 3 (3.16%) Maven
7 3 (3.16%) Toad
7 3 (3.16%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.11%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (2.11%) MSTest
9 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.05%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Retail
3 7 (7.37%) Games
4 6 (6.32%) Electronics
4 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.26%) Banking
6 3 (3.16%) Legal
7 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.11%) Back Office
8 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Tester
2 28 (29.47%) Analyst
2 28 (29.47%) Test Analyst
3 27 (28.42%) Test Engineer
4 24 (25.26%) Software Tester
5 19 (20.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Automation Tester
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Graduate Software Tester
8 5 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.26%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) XML
2 5 (5.26%) .NET
3 4 (4.21%) HTML
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) CSS3
4 3 (3.16%) Modernizr
4 3 (3.16%) HTML5
4 3 (3.16%) jQuery
4 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.16%) CSS
5 2 (2.11%) RESTful
6 1 (1.05%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) Statistics
6 1 (1.05%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Android
1 24 (25.26%) Apple iOS
2 14 (14.74%) Windows
3 6 (6.32%) Windows CE
4 3 (3.16%) Linux
5 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 28 (29.47%) Software Testing
4 24 (25.26%) Scrum
5 23 (24.21%) SDLC
6 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
7 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (17.89%) Automation Testing
9 14 (14.74%) Manual Testing
10 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
11 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
11 11 (11.58%) User Stories
12 10 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 10 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.47%) BDD
13 9 (9.47%) Pair Programming
13 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (7.37%) Web Testing
14 7 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (7.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.32%) SQL
2 22 (23.16%) Java
3 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.79%) C++
5 14 (14.74%) C#
6 12 (12.63%) Python
7 8 (8.42%) C
8 6 (6.32%) Embedded C
8 6 (6.32%) Embedded C++
9 5 (5.26%) Groovy
9 5 (5.26%) Ruby
9 5 (5.26%) Perl
10 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.11%) PHP
11 2 (2.11%) Scala
12 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (30.53%) ISTQB
1 29 (30.53%) Degree
2 18 (18.95%) ISEB
2 18 (18.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.32%) HNC
3 6 (6.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (37.89%) QA
2 6 (6.32%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) SOASTA, Inc
3 3 (3.16%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) IBM
4 2 (2.11%) HP
4 2 (2.11%) Capita
5 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.05%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago