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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 51 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.02% 0.48% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 0.57% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 11
Median salary £31,250 - £32,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 - £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 - £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,375
% change year-on-year - +2.71%  

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 486 353 441
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.34% 84.65% 89.09%
Number of salaries quoted 357 293 320
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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
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 28 April 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 +2 10 £32,500 -
Southport - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (100.00%) SDLC
2 12 (92.31%) API Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Automation Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
3 8 (61.54%) System Testing
4 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
4 7 (53.85%) Gherkin
4 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) Linux
6 5 (38.46%) Ruby
6 5 (38.46%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
7 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 3 (23.08%) Scalability Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
8 1 (7.69%) V-Model
8 1 (7.69%) Customer Insight
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) HTTP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) QA Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer in Test
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Gherkin
2 5 (38.46%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
1 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) SDLC
2 12 (92.31%) API Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Automation Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
3 8 (61.54%) System Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (23.08%) Scalability Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Customer Insight
7 1 (7.69%) DSDM
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) TOWER Software