Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 58 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 50 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.64% 3.86% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 4.36% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 26
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £34,712 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.11% -0.82% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £24,375
90th Percentile £60,925 £40,000 £45,625
North West median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.13% +6.67% +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 895 1146 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.59% 88.49% 87.75%
Number of salaries quoted 668 775 618
Merseyside median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +9 27 £41,000 +18.11% 4
Wirral - 2 £41,500 -
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 -
St Helens - 1 £57,500 - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 17 (47.22%) DevOps
4 16 (44.44%) QA
5 15 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
6 11 (30.56%) TDD
6 11 (30.56%) SDLC
7 10 (27.78%) Java
7 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (25.00%) .NET
8 9 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (22.22%) C#
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (22.22%) Puppet
9 8 (22.22%) REST
9 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
10 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
10 7 (19.44%) Big Data
10 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
10 7 (19.44%) SonarQube
10 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
10 7 (19.44%) JUnit
11 6 (16.67%) SQL
11 6 (16.67%) JMeter
11 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

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 (13.89%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) Anypoint
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Drupal
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (13.89%) GitHub
3 5 (13.89%) npm
4 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Big Data
2 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Event Store
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 7 (19.44%) JUnit
2 7 (19.44%) SonarQube
3 6 (16.67%) Grunt
3 6 (16.67%) gulp
3 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 6 (16.67%) JMeter
4 5 (13.89%) Bitbucket
4 5 (13.89%) webpack
5 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.56%) Ant
6 2 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (5.56%) Gradle
6 2 (5.56%) Maven
7 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
7 1 (2.78%) Hudson
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Games
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.56%) Back Office
5 2 (5.56%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (13.89%) Lead DevOps
3 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) REST
3 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
4 6 (16.67%) Sass
4 6 (16.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
5 5 (13.89%) Node.js
5 5 (13.89%) Web Services
6 4 (11.11%) CSS
6 4 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (8.33%) HTML5
7 3 (8.33%) React
8 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.78%) JSON
9 1 (2.78%) WCF
9 1 (2.78%) WF
9 1 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.67%) User Experience
3 4 (11.11%) Online Games
4 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (8.33%) Life Science
5 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.56%) FMCG
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.78%) Fintech
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
3 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) DevOps
3 15 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (30.56%) SDLC
4 11 (30.56%) TDD
5 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.89%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Requirements Management
8 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 4 (11.11%) High Availability
9 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) C#
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (22.22%) Puppet
2 5 (13.89%) ZABBIX
3 2 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) MuleSoft
2 2 (5.56%) Capita
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft