Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 42 51
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 43 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.50% 4.68% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 5.31% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 38
Lancashire median annual salary £32,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,900 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,300 £42,575
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 760 810 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.78% 88.24% 84.27%
Number of salaries quoted 614 733 677
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,771 £23,075
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Lancashire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Lancashire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Lancashire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +3 15 £41,000 +21.48% 1
Chorley +2 3 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Lancaster -13 3 £28,000 -
Poulton-le-Fylde - 3 £32,500 -
Blackburn +4 2 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Accrington 0 1 £18,000 +28.57%
Burnley -2 1 - -
Darwen - 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 19 (61.29%) C#
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) .NET
4 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
5 9 (29.03%) Web Services
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) ISEB
6 8 (25.81%) Degree
6 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
6 8 (25.81%) Java
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
7 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.13%) OO
10 4 (12.90%) WinForms
10 4 (12.90%) SLA
10 4 (12.90%) OOD
10 4 (12.90%) CSS
10 4 (12.90%) HND
10 4 (12.90%) HTML
10 4 (12.90%) Twitter
10 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Selenium
10 4 (12.90%) Google
10 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) SDLC
10 4 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
11 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) QA

Test Automation
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 (3.23%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) SMTP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Redis
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) git-flow
3 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
1 14 (45.16%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Technical Leader
5 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.23%) PC Support
7 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Support Technician
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) Web Services
3 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) WinForms
5 3 (9.68%) HTML5
5 3 (9.68%) SOAP
6 2 (6.45%) XML
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.23%) Ajax
7 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.23%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.23%) CSS3
7 1 (3.23%) J2EE
7 1 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (3.23%) JSON
7 1 (3.23%) LESS
7 1 (3.23%) Sass
7 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.13%) OO
4 4 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (12.90%) OOD
4 4 (12.90%) SDLC
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) BDD
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) Line Management
6 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.45%) MVC
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Coaching
7 1 (3.23%) Front End Development
7 1 (3.23%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) Java
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.90%) HND
5 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Packer
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Google
1 4 (12.90%) Twitter
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Lotus
3 1 (3.23%) Trend Micro