The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 131 138
Rank change year-on-year +28 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 162 110 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.64% 1.91% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.18% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 135 107 101
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,000 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5537 5051 5904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.90% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 4201 4753
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the North West

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the North West.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in the North West

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in the North West

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester +13 124 £55,000 +40.12% 27
Cheshire +21 31 £38,000 +16.92% 3
Merseyside -11 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Lancashire -10 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 North West region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 245 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (47.88%) Java
3 149 (45.15%) Continuous Integration
4 109 (33.03%) OO
5 104 (31.52%) SQL
6 102 (30.91%) SDLC
7 96 (29.09%) Test Scripting
8 95 (28.79%) Selenium
9 93 (28.18%) TDD
10 89 (26.97%) C#
11 84 (25.45%) Scrum
12 83 (25.15%) Git (software)
13 82 (24.85%) QA
14 81 (24.55%) BDD
15 79 (23.94%) Test Automation
16 77 (23.33%) NoSQL
17 72 (21.82%) Data Structures
17 72 (21.82%) Algorithms
18 67 (20.30%) Degree
19 65 (19.70%) Subversion
20 64 (19.39%) ISEB
21 57 (17.27%) Finance
22 55 (16.67%) ISTQB
23 49 (14.85%) Web Services
24 48 (14.55%) Software Engineering
25 46 (13.94%) Mercurial
26 45 (13.64%) Cucumber
26 45 (13.64%) Configuration Management
27 43 (13.03%) Manual Testing
27 43 (13.03%) Analytical Skills

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.21%) Alfresco
2 4 (1.21%) Apache
2 4 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.21%) WordPress
3 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.91%) JBoss
3 3 (0.91%) nginx
4 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.61%) CMS
4 2 (0.61%) Joomla!
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) Jetty
5 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.30%) MS Project
2 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.21%) Magento
2 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) BASE24
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.45%) GitHub
2 10 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.61%) PaaS
5 2 (0.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.73%) HTTP
2 4 (1.21%) LDAP
3 2 (0.61%) IMAP
3 2 (0.61%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) SMTP
3 2 (0.61%) SS7
4 1 (0.30%) ATM
4 1 (0.30%) Firewall
4 1 (0.30%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.33%) NoSQL
2 37 (11.21%) Relational Database
3 36 (10.91%) SQL Server
4 27 (8.18%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.42%) MySQL
7 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.82%) Big Data
9 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.21%) DB2
10 4 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (28.79%) Selenium
2 83 (25.15%) Git (software)
3 65 (19.70%) Subversion
4 46 (13.94%) Mercurial
5 45 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 37 (11.21%) Jenkins
7 30 (9.09%) JIRA
8 25 (7.58%) WebDriver
9 15 (4.55%) HP UFT
10 13 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (3.33%) SoapUI
12 10 (3.03%) SonarQube
13 9 (2.73%) FitNesse
13 9 (2.73%) SpecFlow
14 8 (2.42%) Visual Studio
15 7 (2.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (1.82%) Gatling
17 5 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 5 (1.52%) git-flow
17 5 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 57 (17.27%) Finance
2 23 (6.97%) Banking
3 17 (5.15%) Retail
4 13 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.42%) Games
6 6 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.21%) Advertising
8 4 (1.21%) Legal
9 3 (0.91%) Billing
9 3 (0.91%) Electronics
9 3 (0.91%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (23.33%) Developer
2 61 (18.48%) Tester
3 55 (16.67%) Analyst
4 52 (15.76%) Test Analyst
5 44 (13.33%) Automation Tester
6 40 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 38 (11.52%) Java Developer
7 38 (11.52%) Test Engineer
8 33 (10.00%) Architect
9 32 (9.70%) Technical Architect
10 31 (9.39%) Senior Tester
10 31 (9.39%) Software Engineer
11 27 (8.18%) Java Architect
11 27 (8.18%) Java Technical Architect
12 26 (7.88%) C# Architect
12 26 (7.88%) PHP Architect
12 26 (7.88%) PHP Technical Architect
12 26 (7.88%) Senior Java Developer
13 25 (7.58%) Test Automation Engineer
14 24 (7.27%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.85%) Web Services
2 42 (12.73%) .NET
3 25 (7.58%) HTML
3 25 (7.58%) SOAP
4 22 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 19 (5.76%) XML
6 18 (5.45%) CSS
6 18 (5.45%) Spring
7 15 (4.55%) RESTful
8 14 (4.24%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.64%) HTML5
9 12 (3.64%) jQuery
10 11 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 11 (3.33%) EJB
10 11 (3.33%) JSP
10 11 (3.33%) Servlets
11 10 (3.03%) JSON
12 9 (2.73%) Java EE
12 9 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (21.82%) Algorithms
1 72 (21.82%) Data Structures
2 43 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.48%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.15%) iPad
5 12 (3.64%) User Experience
6 10 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.42%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.21%) Clustering
9 4 (1.21%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.91%) Animation
10 3 (0.91%) iSeries
11 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.61%) Replication
11 2 (0.61%) RIA
11 2 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.21%) Windows
2 27 (8.18%) Linux
3 14 (4.24%) Android
4 10 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 9 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.12%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.12%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.21%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.91%) Unix
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (45.15%) Continuous Integration
3 109 (33.03%) OO
4 102 (30.91%) SDLC
5 96 (29.09%) Test Scripting
6 93 (28.18%) TDD
7 84 (25.45%) Scrum
8 81 (24.55%) BDD
9 79 (23.94%) Test Automation
10 48 (14.55%) Software Engineering
11 45 (13.64%) Configuration Management
12 43 (13.03%) Manual Testing
13 39 (11.82%) Risk Management
14 38 (11.52%) System Integration Testing
15 36 (10.91%) Kanban
15 36 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (10.30%) Automation Testing
16 34 (10.30%) Test Strategy
17 29 (8.79%) RUP
18 28 (8.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 158 (47.88%) Java
2 104 (31.52%) SQL
3 89 (26.97%) C#
4 42 (12.73%) PHP
5 34 (10.30%) JavaScript
6 27 (8.18%) Python
7 15 (4.55%) Ruby
8 8 (2.42%) C++
9 7 (2.12%) VBA
10 6 (1.82%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.21%) Scala
12 3 (0.91%) C
12 3 (0.91%) Clojure
12 3 (0.91%) ES6
12 3 (0.91%) Haskell
12 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.91%) VBScript
13 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.61%) VB
13 2 (0.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 67 (20.30%) Degree
2 64 (19.39%) ISEB
3 55 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 25 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.91%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) HND
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (24.85%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) GCP
2 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.52%) Docker
4 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) KVM
5 1 (0.30%) Varnish
5 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (2.73%) Puppet
2 5 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.61%) Packer
4 1 (0.30%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (6.06%) Oracle
2 18 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.03%) VMware
4 6 (1.82%) IBM
5 4 (1.21%) Cognos
5 4 (1.21%) HP
5 4 (1.21%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.91%) Cognizant
6 3 (0.91%) Foundry
6 3 (0.91%) SAP
6 3 (0.91%) Sun
7 2 (0.61%) Aquila
7 2 (0.61%) BMC
7 2 (0.61%) Google
7 2 (0.61%) Remedy
7 2 (0.61%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.30%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.30%) Zend
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Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Additional Benefits
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
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Northwich
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
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Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Outstanding + Bens
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Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
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Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
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Manchester
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Manchester, Greater Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Greater Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
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Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 per annum
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Manchester, Greater Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
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Manchester, Greater Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago