The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 50 56 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.26% 0.26% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.29% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Median salary £30,000 - £31,000
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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 355 339 382
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 89.42% 86.48% 88.43%
Number of salaries quoted 264 268 292
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Liverpool

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) SDLC
2 7 (87.50%) API Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Automation Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (62.50%) System Testing
4 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
4 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) Subversion
6 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (12.50%) User Stories
7 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) QA Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) QA Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
2 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software QA Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) SDLC
2 7 (87.50%) API Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Automation Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (62.50%) System Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft