The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 3 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.72% 2.08% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.41% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 3
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £36,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,000 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 372 290 375
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 89.00% 86.31% 86.61%
Number of salaries quoted 342 242 331
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Lancashire.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Colne - 1 £40,000 -
Lancaster - 1 £45,000 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £30,500 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Capybara
5 3 (25.00%) Calabash
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Electronics
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) Calabash
3 3 (25.00%) Capybara
3 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) QA Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) LINQ
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft