Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 67 46
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 41 42 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.42% 3.29% 4.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 3.70% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 35 26 39
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.67% -20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £38,750 £40,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

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 841 1,134 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.72% 88.87% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 662 795 642
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +15 30 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Wirral +16 3 £24,000 -12.73%
St Helens - 3 £57,500 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) QA
3 21 (51.22%) Selenium
3 21 (51.22%) Jenkins
4 18 (43.90%) DevOps
5 17 (41.46%) TDD
6 14 (34.15%) SDLC
7 13 (31.71%) Java
7 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
8 10 (24.39%) Retail
8 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (21.95%) Scrum
10 8 (19.51%) Linux
10 8 (19.51%) Puppet
10 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
10 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
10 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (19.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (17.07%) SonarQube
11 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
11 7 (17.07%) Docker
11 7 (17.07%) REST
11 7 (17.07%) Big Data
11 7 (17.07%) BDD
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (17.07%) Kanban
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) JavaScript

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 (12.20%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) Anypoint
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (12.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (12.20%) GitHub
4 5 (12.20%) npm
5 3 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) Big Data
3 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (51.22%) Jenkins
1 21 (51.22%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
3 7 (17.07%) JUnit
3 7 (17.07%) SonarQube
4 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
4 6 (14.63%) Grunt
4 6 (14.63%) gulp
4 6 (14.63%) JMeter
5 5 (12.20%) Bitbucket
5 5 (12.20%) JIRA
5 5 (12.20%) TeamCity
5 5 (12.20%) webpack
6 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.88%) Ant
7 2 (4.88%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.88%) Gradle
7 2 (4.88%) Maven
8 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (24.39%) Retail
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
3 4 (9.76%) Games
4 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.88%) Back Office
5 2 (4.88%) Russian Language
6 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (12.20%) Java Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Lead DevOps
4 5 (12.20%) QA Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) QA Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Java Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior QA Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Test Leader
4 5 (12.20%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) QA Automation Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) REST
2 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
2 6 (14.63%) Sass
2 6 (14.63%) Vue (Vue.js)
3 5 (12.20%) .NET
3 5 (12.20%) Hibernate
3 5 (12.20%) Node.js
4 4 (9.76%) Web Services
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.88%) React
7 1 (2.44%) Angular 2
7 1 (2.44%) CSS
7 1 (2.44%) CSS3
7 1 (2.44%) HTML
7 1 (2.44%) HTML5
7 1 (2.44%) JSON
7 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.44%) LESS
7 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 4 (9.76%) Online Games
4 3 (7.32%) Life Science
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) FMCG
5 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) CentOS
3 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) DevOps
3 17 (41.46%) TDD
4 14 (34.15%) SDLC
5 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (21.95%) Scrum
8 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.07%) BDD
9 7 (17.07%) Kanban
10 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Security Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.20%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (12.20%) Requirements Management
11 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (9.76%) High Availability
12 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Java
2 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) PHP
4 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
1 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (56.10%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (19.51%) Puppet
2 5 (12.20%) Simian Army
2 5 (12.20%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) MuleSoft
2 2 (4.88%) Capita
2 2 (4.88%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) SAP