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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 30 44
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.51% 7.33% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 8.08% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 21
Median salary £32,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £46,500 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 380 421 507
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 85.78% 90.73% 87.56%
Number of salaries quoted 322 337 415
Median salary £35,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Preston 0 10 £32,000 -11.11% 1
Lancaster +10 3 £40,000 +42.85% 1
Skelmersdale +4 2 £36,200 +31.63%
Accrington - 2 £18,000 -
Chorley +6 1 £30,000 - 2
Blackpool +2 1 £42,500 -6.07%
Blackburn -2 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 17 (44.74%) C#
2 12 (31.58%) HTTP
2 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Validation
3 11 (28.95%) Web Services
4 10 (26.32%) Selenium
5 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) .NET
6 8 (21.05%) HP
6 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.05%) QA
7 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (18.42%) HTML
7 7 (18.42%) Java
7 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
7 7 (18.42%) ISEB
7 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
7 7 (18.42%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.79%) BDD
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) CSS
8 6 (15.79%) TDD
9 5 (13.16%) Retail
9 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
9 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
9 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP

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 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
1 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) HTTP
2 5 (13.16%) FTP
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) SMTP
3 4 (10.53%) VPN
3 4 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Redis
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.53%) JIRA
5 3 (7.89%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.63%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.63%) Maven
7 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Developer
4 8 (21.05%) Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
7 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Performance Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Lead Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 2 (5.26%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) PC Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
3 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.42%) HTML
4 6 (15.79%) CSS
5 4 (10.53%) WCF
6 3 (7.89%) HTML5
6 3 (7.89%) XML
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.26%) Apache Flex
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.26%) Flash
7 2 (5.26%) jQuery
7 2 (5.26%) NHibernate
7 2 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.63%) Ajax
8 1 (2.63%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.63%) JSON
8 1 (2.63%) SOAP
8 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Validation
3 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
3 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
4 7 (18.42%) MVC
5 6 (15.79%) BDD
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 5 (13.16%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.89%) QA Automation
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.26%) Market Research
9 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Threat Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Packer
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.53%) Lotus
3 2 (5.26%) Trend Micro
3 2 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik
4 1 (2.63%) TOWER Software
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary Package plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum Dep' on experience
Posted: 3 days ago