Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 36 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.79% 3.72% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 4.02% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 35 28 34
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £41,000 £34,712
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% +18.11% -3.58%
10th Percentile £29,000 £33,175 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £60,925 £39,625
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%

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 703 895 1,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.94% 92.46% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 544 690 790
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 0 22 £37,500 -8.54% 6
Prescot - 4 £37,500 -
Birkenhead - 3 £37,500 -
Wirral +9 1 £32,500 -21.69% 1
St Helens +8 1 £37,500 -34.78%
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 22 (59.46%) Selenium
3 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (51.35%) Manual Testing
5 17 (45.95%) QA
6 16 (43.24%) Cucumber
6 16 (43.24%) Gherkin
6 16 (43.24%) Linux
6 16 (43.24%) Java
6 16 (43.24%) SDLC
7 14 (37.84%) Unix
7 14 (37.84%) JIRA
8 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
8 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
9 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
9 12 (32.43%) ISTQB
10 11 (29.73%) System Testing
10 11 (29.73%) XML
10 11 (29.73%) Finance
11 10 (27.03%) Windows
11 10 (27.03%) ISEB
12 9 (24.32%) SOAP
12 9 (24.32%) Web Services
12 9 (24.32%) C#
12 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (21.62%) Defect Management
13 8 (21.62%) JMeter
13 8 (21.62%) Retail
13 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
13 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing

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 7 (18.92%) Liferay
1 7 (18.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
2 2 (5.41%) SaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.70%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Selenium
2 16 (43.24%) Cucumber
3 14 (37.84%) JIRA
4 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
4 8 (21.62%) JMeter
4 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
5 6 (16.22%) Bugzilla
5 6 (16.22%) HP UFT
5 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.22%) Subversion
5 6 (16.22%) TeamCity
6 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.70%) GoCD
7 1 (2.70%) Moq
7 1 (2.70%) MSTest
7 1 (2.70%) NUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Retail
3 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 7 (18.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Software Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Systems Test Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Software Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) QA Tester
6 5 (13.51%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Tester
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) QA Manual Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Web Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Web Tester
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) Gherkin
2 11 (29.73%) XML
3 9 (24.32%) SOAP
3 9 (24.32%) Web Services
4 7 (18.92%) J2EE
5 5 (13.51%) .NET
6 3 (8.11%) React
7 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.41%) JSON
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.70%) Ember.js
8 1 (2.70%) GraphQL
8 1 (2.70%) Ninject
8 1 (2.70%) Node.js
8 1 (2.70%) RESTful
8 1 (2.70%) Symfony
8 1 (2.70%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) APACS
3 6 (16.22%) Mainframe
4 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
2 14 (37.84%) Unix
3 10 (27.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Manual Testing
3 16 (43.24%) SDLC
4 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
4 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
5 11 (29.73%) System Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Defect Management
6 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (18.92%) V-Model
8 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
11 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
12 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
12 2 (5.41%) DevOps
12 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
12 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) ISTQB
2 10 (27.03%) ISEB
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) CA Agile Central