Period
to 24 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 58 44
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 29 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.88% 3.40% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 3.93% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 39
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £32,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.19% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,000 £18,900 £28,750
90th Percentile £51,400 £40,375 £48,150
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 676 737 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 87.45% 86.50% 90.47%
Number of salaries quoted 555 621 671
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £50,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +21 13 £35,750 +11.72% 4
Burnley +23 6 £37,500 -
Chorley +3 4 £41,250 +37.50% 2
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) C#
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Selenium
3 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (36.67%) .NET
4 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (26.67%) HTML
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (23.33%) CSS
6 7 (23.33%) JIRA
6 7 (23.33%) System Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (23.33%) Presales
7 6 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
7 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.00%) SDLC
7 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (20.00%) Docker
7 6 (20.00%) SaaS
7 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (20.00%) TDD
7 6 (20.00%) Subversion
7 6 (20.00%) Statistics
8 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.67%) MVC
8 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.67%) DevOps
8 5 (16.67%) AngularJS

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 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) Kentico
2 1 (3.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) SaaS
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.67%) npm
4 2 (6.67%) Trello
4 2 (6.67%) Yarn
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) JIRA
3 6 (20.00%) Subversion
3 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.67%) Grunt
4 5 (16.67%) gulp
4 5 (16.67%) webpack
5 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.33%) Appium
7 1 (3.33%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.33%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.33%) Maven
7 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Applications Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) DBA
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) CSS
4 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (13.33%) RESTful
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Core
6 3 (10.00%) Angular 2
6 3 (10.00%) React
6 3 (10.00%) Vue.js
7 2 (6.67%) CSS3
7 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (6.67%) jQuery
7 2 (6.67%) Node.js
7 2 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (23.33%) Presales
3 7 (23.33%) System Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (20.00%) SDLC
4 6 (20.00%) Statistics
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) BDD
5 5 (16.67%) DevOps
5 5 (16.67%) Microservices
5 5 (16.67%) MVC
5 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C#
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (10.00%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) VBScript
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) Groovy
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Adobe
1 3 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter