The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 53 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 7 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.24% 1.02% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 1
Median salary £31,250 £35,000 £19,296
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +81.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 512 427 435
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.46% 86.79% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 412 352 337
Median salary £40,436 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Merseyside

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Merseyside

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 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 +7 7 £31,250 -10.71%
Automation Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 15 (83.33%) QA
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 8 (44.44%) API Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
5 7 (38.89%) System Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) Scalability Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (22.22%) Perl
8 4 (22.22%) Python
8 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 4 (22.22%) MSBuild
8 4 (22.22%) NuGet
8 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
9 3 (16.67%) Game Development
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Games
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
10 2 (11.11%) Subversion
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Stress Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Ruby
10 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails

Automation 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) MSBuild
4 4 (22.22%) NuGet
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Release Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.11%) iPad
1 2 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) SDLC
3 8 (44.44%) API Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (38.89%) System Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) Scalability Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Game Development
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (11.11%) Stress Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Kanban
9 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft