The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 48
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 4 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.71% 2.66% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 3.07% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 11
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 424 439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.46% 86.71% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 411 349 342
Median salary £40,372 £38,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.86% -6.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Merseyside

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Merseyside

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Liverpool -4 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Automated Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) nginx
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (22.22%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) RSpec
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
2 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
2 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software QA Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Phusion Passenger
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
1 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Ruby
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Smalltalk
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft