Period
to 21 May 2018

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 6 months to 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 50 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 31 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 4.96% 4.04% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.40% 4.47% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28 27 45
Liverpool median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,750 £46,250 £40,000
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%

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 Liverpool with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 611 694 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 91.88% 90.48% 84.62%
Number of salaries quoted 505 509 498
Liverpool median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £56,625
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

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
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Liverpool over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) Java
2 20 (60.61%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) QA
4 16 (48.48%) Linux
5 14 (42.42%) TDD
6 13 (39.39%) Scrum
7 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 11 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 11 (33.33%) Build Automation
8 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 11 (33.33%) React
8 11 (33.33%) Front End Development
8 11 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (30.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (30.30%) Unix
9 10 (30.30%) Spring
10 9 (27.27%) Selenium
10 9 (27.27%) SDLC
11 8 (24.24%) Kafka
11 8 (24.24%) Spring Boot
11 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
12 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
12 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
12 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
12 7 (21.21%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (18.18%) Fault Analysis
13 6 (18.18%) Windows
13 6 (18.18%) Logistics
13 6 (18.18%) Retail

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.06%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.12%) Jasmine
4 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) MSTest
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) JIRA
5 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.18%) Retail
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Java Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) QA Automation Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Java Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior QA Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Tester
5 4 (12.12%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 11 (33.33%) React
2 10 (30.30%) Spring
3 8 (24.24%) Kafka
3 8 (24.24%) Spring Boot
4 4 (12.12%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (12.12%) Jest
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 2 (6.06%) Web Services
6 2 (6.06%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.03%) HTML5
7 1 (3.03%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.03%) REST
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Life Science
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Online Games
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Unix
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) TDD
3 13 (39.39%) Scrum
4 11 (33.33%) Build Automation
4 11 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 11 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (27.27%) SDLC
7 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
8 7 (21.21%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
9 6 (18.18%) BDD
9 6 (18.18%) Coaching
9 6 (18.18%) Fault Analysis
9 6 (18.18%) Kanban
9 6 (18.18%) Logistics
10 5 (15.15%) Test Management
10 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
11 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
11 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Java
1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) ES6
3 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCAD
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (54.55%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Ansible
1 4 (12.12%) Kibana
1 4 (12.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Capita
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) SAP