Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 58 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 -30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.09% 3.37% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 3.72% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 27
Merseyside median annual salary £32,500 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.73% +17.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £26,550 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £43,450 £56,100 £40,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 779 888 1,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 91.11% 90.70% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 604 647 738
Merseyside median annual salary £40,349 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.87% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,338 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Merseyside

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Merseyside

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Merseyside over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Merseyside

Test Automation
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
Liverpool +9 20 £36,250 -11.59% 3
Birkenhead -5 3 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Wirral +9 2 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Prescot - 2 £32,000 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) Selenium
4 14 (40.00%) QA
4 14 (40.00%) SDLC
5 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
6 12 (34.29%) Linux
6 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
7 11 (31.43%) Java
8 10 (28.57%) ISEB
8 10 (28.57%) JIRA
8 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 9 (25.71%) Gherkin
9 9 (25.71%) System Testing
9 9 (25.71%) Finance
9 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
10 8 (22.86%) C#
10 8 (22.86%) XML
10 8 (22.86%) Unix
11 7 (20.00%) SOAP
11 7 (20.00%) Web Services
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
12 6 (17.14%) JMeter
12 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 5 (14.29%) V-Model
13 5 (14.29%) Liferay

Test Automation
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 5 (14.29%) Liferay
1 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.86%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.71%) Big Data
4 2 (5.71%) CouchDB
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 10 (28.57%) JIRA
3 6 (17.14%) JMeter
4 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.86%) GoCD
7 1 (2.86%) Moq
7 1 (2.86%) MSTest
7 1 (2.86%) NUnit
7 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.86%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Tester
4 6 (17.14%) Software Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Erlang Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) PHP Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) Gherkin
2 8 (22.86%) XML
3 7 (20.00%) SOAP
3 7 (20.00%) Web Services
4 5 (14.29%) J2EE
5 4 (11.43%) .NET
5 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
5 4 (11.43%) React
6 3 (8.57%) CSS
6 3 (8.57%) HTML
6 3 (8.57%) RESTful
7 2 (5.71%) Spring
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Core
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.86%) GraphQL
8 1 (2.86%) JSON
8 1 (2.86%) Ninject
8 1 (2.86%) Node.js
8 1 (2.86%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) APACS
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Unix
3 4 (11.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) SDLC
3 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
5 9 (25.71%) System Testing
6 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
7 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Scrum
8 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.29%) V-Model
9 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
9 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
10 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Logistics
11 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) Erlang
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Elixir
6 1 (2.86%) Go
6 1 (2.86%) Haskell
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ISEB
2 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.71%) Rancher
2 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft