Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 63 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 35 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.58% 3.41% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.73% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 34
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% - +13.28%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,375
90th Percentile £60,000 £46,250 £39,625
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 796 939 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 91.92% 91.43% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 637 685 660
Merseyside median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,533 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.35% +3.83% -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +11 24 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Birkenhead -2 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Wirral +8 1 £37,500 -1.96%
Prescot - 1 £32,000 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) Java
4 13 (41.94%) Front End Development
5 12 (38.71%) QA
6 11 (35.48%) NoSQL
6 11 (35.48%) Build Automation
6 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
6 11 (35.48%) React
6 11 (35.48%) Spring
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
7 9 (29.03%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) Unix
8 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.81%) C#
8 8 (25.81%) Spring Boot
8 8 (25.81%) Kafka
8 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
8 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
8 8 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (22.58%) Fault Analysis
9 7 (22.58%) Logistics
9 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Selenium
10 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
10 6 (19.35%) Coaching
10 6 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server

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 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) NoSQL
2 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.68%) Big Data
5 2 (6.45%) CouchDB
5 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.90%) Jasmine
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
3 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) MSTest
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Java Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (12.90%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Erlang Developer
7 2 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.23%) PHP Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Manager
8 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Software QA Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
1 11 (35.48%) React
1 11 (35.48%) Spring
2 8 (25.81%) Kafka
2 8 (25.81%) Spring Boot
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) Jest
4 3 (9.68%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (6.45%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.23%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) JSON
6 1 (3.23%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Life Science
2 2 (6.45%) Online Games
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Unix
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Front End Development
3 11 (35.48%) Build Automation
4 9 (29.03%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) TDD
5 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
5 8 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (22.58%) Fault Analysis
6 7 (22.58%) Logistics
6 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Coaching
7 6 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.90%) SDLC
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) DevOps
10 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Java
3 8 (25.81%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) ES6
4 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.68%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) Erlang
7 1 (3.23%) Elixir
7 1 (3.23%) Go
7 1 (3.23%) Haskell
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
1 4 (12.90%) Kibana
1 4 (12.90%) logstash
2 2 (6.45%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Capita
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle