Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 40 45
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 40 41 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.65% 4.97% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.42% 5.53% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 37 35 37
Lancashire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,500 £17,400
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £43,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%

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 623 741 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 87.99% 89.82% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 528 597 809
Lancashire median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,991 £23,700 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,292 £56,250 £48,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,875 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.28% +12.19% -

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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
Chorley +8 12 £42,500 - 8
Blackpool - 12 £48,463 - 3
Preston +2 5 £23,000 -54.00% 4
Blackburn -2 1 £27,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Docker
3 16 (40.00%) Selenium
3 16 (40.00%) SQL
4 15 (37.50%) .NET
4 15 (37.50%) C#
5 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.00%) System Testing
5 14 (35.00%) Microservices
6 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 12 (30.00%) Project Management
6 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (30.00%) TDD
6 12 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 12 (30.00%) .NET Core
7 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
7 11 (27.50%) Node.js
8 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
8 9 (22.50%) React
9 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
10 7 (17.50%) Coaching
11 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
11 6 (15.00%) Appium
11 6 (15.00%) Protractor
11 6 (15.00%) Mobile First
11 6 (15.00%) React Native

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 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.50%) CMS
2 3 (7.50%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) npm
1 6 (15.00%) Yarn
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) Trello
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (12.50%) MySQL
3 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Selenium
2 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.00%) Appium
4 6 (15.00%) Protractor
5 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.50%) Grunt
6 3 (7.50%) gulp
6 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.50%) Mocha
6 3 (7.50%) webpack
7 2 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 12 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 12 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Angular Developer
4 6 (15.00%) React Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) .NET Core
3 11 (27.50%) Node.js
4 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
4 9 (22.50%) React
5 6 (15.00%) React Native
6 5 (12.50%) REST
7 4 (10.00%) RESTful
7 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 4 (10.00%) XML
8 3 (7.50%) Angular 2
8 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.50%) Chai
8 3 (7.50%) CSS
8 3 (7.50%) HTML
8 3 (7.50%) ReactiveX
8 3 (7.50%) Swagger
8 3 (7.50%) Vue.js
9 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
1 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Microservices
2 14 (35.00%) System Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 12 (30.00%) Project Management
3 12 (30.00%) TDD
3 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.50%) Coaching
5 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Mobile First
6 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Open Source
7 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) Build Automation
8 3 (7.50%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) C#
3 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) Perl
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Ansible
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft