Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 59 44
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 31 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.40% 3.12% 4.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.64% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 34 39 37
Merseyside median annual salary £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £40,250 £41,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,875 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +7.14%

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 958 852 876
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.38% 85.63% 87.78%
Number of salaries quoted 706 672 651
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 +4 31 £37,500 - 6
Southport - 2 £31,250 - 1
Wirral - 2 £38,250 -
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (61.11%) SDLC
2 17 (47.22%) Selenium
3 16 (44.44%) QA
3 16 (44.44%) C#
4 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) Cucumber
5 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (33.33%) Ruby
7 12 (33.33%) .NET
8 11 (30.56%) Linux
8 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (27.78%) Web Services
9 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
9 10 (27.78%) API Testing
10 9 (25.00%) System Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Subversion
11 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
12 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
12 7 (19.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
12 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
12 7 (19.44%) MVC
12 7 (19.44%) Scrum
13 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Java
13 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
13 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (13.89%) JIRA

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
2 1 (2.78%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
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
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
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%) Event Store
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 15 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 9 (25.00%) Subversion
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
6 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.56%) RSpec
8 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
8 1 (2.78%) Hudson
8 1 (2.78%) NUnit
8 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
1 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Tester
3 5 (13.89%) QA Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (2.78%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
3 7 (19.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (13.89%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
4 5 (13.89%) HTML
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 4 (11.11%) HTML5
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (5.56%) Ajax
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (5.56%) Phusion Passenger
6 2 (5.56%) RESTful
6 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 1 (2.78%) WCF
7 1 (2.78%) WPF
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 22 (61.11%) SDLC
2 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.78%) API Testing
6 9 (25.00%) System Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
8 7 (19.44%) MVC
8 7 (19.44%) Scrum
8 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
9 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.89%) DevOps
11 4 (11.11%) Kanban
11 4 (11.11%) Release Management
11 4 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) C#
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) Ruby
4 6 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) Smalltalk
5 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 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 16 (44.44%) 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 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Telerik
3 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Shop Direct
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Merseyside
ROQ
Salary: Highly competitive Salary Package plus benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Amaze
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable Dependent on Experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Doris IT
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 16 days ago