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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.53% 2.11% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.53% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 11
Median salary £37,500 £36,250 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +13.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,875 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £41,500 £34,750
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 483 396 442
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.78% 83.72% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1139 1195
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,525 £28,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 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 +9 15 £37,500 +3.44% 4
Wirral - 2 £38,250 -
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Southport - 1 £35,000 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (63.89%) SDLC
2 17 (47.22%) QA
2 17 (47.22%) Selenium
3 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 15 (41.67%) C#
4 15 (41.67%) SQL
5 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (33.33%) Ruby
6 11 (30.56%) .NET
6 11 (30.56%) Linux
6 11 (30.56%) API Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Web Services
7 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.78%) System Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
8 9 (25.00%) Subversion
9 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
10 7 (19.44%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
11 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 6 (16.67%) MVC
11 6 (16.67%) Scrum
11 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 6 (16.67%) Java
11 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
11 6 (16.67%) SoapUI

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 2 (5.56%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 9 (25.00%) Subversion
5 6 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (13.89%) JIRA
7 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.56%) RSpec
9 1 (2.78%) Hudson
9 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 2 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
1 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Developer in Test
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
8 1 (2.78%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 5 (13.89%) CSS
5 5 (13.89%) HTML
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 4 (11.11%) HTML5
6 4 (11.11%) REST
6 4 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) Ajax
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) Phusion Passenger
7 2 (5.56%) RESTful
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
8 1 (2.78%) Ember.js
8 1 (2.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) SDLC
2 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (30.56%) API Testing
5 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.78%) System Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
7 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.67%) MVC
8 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) DevOps
10 4 (11.11%) Release Management
10 4 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 3 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) Ruby
3 6 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Smalltalk
4 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.56%) GCP
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Telerik
3 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birkenhead
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago