Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 265 282
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 92 98 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.77% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79 93 71
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,472 12,682 11,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.67% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9,294 10,211 9,797
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the North West

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the North West

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the North West

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Manchester -3 63 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Cheshire +16 22 £41,250 +3.13% 6
Merseyside +20 3 £37,500 -21.05%
Lancashire +14 3 £52,000 +65.08% 2
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 92 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 78 (84.78%) Selenium
3 55 (59.78%) Java
4 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (38.04%) Cucumber
6 26 (28.26%) C#
7 24 (26.09%) Finance
8 20 (21.74%) QA
8 20 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 17 (18.48%) WebDriver
10 16 (17.39%) BDD
10 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
10 16 (17.39%) JIRA
11 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
12 14 (15.22%) PHP
12 14 (15.22%) Microservices
13 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
13 13 (14.13%) Python
13 13 (14.13%) ISEB
14 12 (13.04%) SQL
14 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
14 12 (13.04%) Gherkin
14 12 (13.04%) SDLC
15 11 (11.96%) REST
15 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
15 11 (11.96%) Banking
16 10 (10.87%) Scrum
16 10 (10.87%) Degree
16 10 (10.87%) Open Source

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 7 (7.61%) Confluence
2 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.35%) BrowserStack
2 4 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.35%) SaaS
3 2 (2.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) ATM
1 1 (1.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.35%) Big Data
2 4 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 78 (84.78%) Selenium
2 35 (38.04%) Cucumber
3 17 (18.48%) WebDriver
4 16 (17.39%) JIRA
5 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
6 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.78%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.61%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.61%) Travis CI
9 5 (5.43%) Bitbucket
9 5 (5.43%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.35%) GoCD
10 4 (4.35%) Gradle
10 4 (4.35%) JUnit
10 4 (4.35%) Maven
10 4 (4.35%) NUnit
11 3 (3.26%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.26%) Jasmine
11 3 (3.26%) Protractor
11 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (26.09%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Banking
3 9 (9.78%) Advertising
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) Gherkin
2 11 (11.96%) REST
3 9 (9.78%) SOAP
3 9 (9.78%) Web Services
4 7 (7.61%) CSS
4 7 (7.61%) HTML
4 7 (7.61%) JSON
4 7 (7.61%) XML
5 5 (5.43%) .NET
5 5 (5.43%) jQuery
6 4 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.35%) RESTful
7 3 (3.26%) Apache Flex
7 3 (3.26%) Django
7 3 (3.26%) JMS
8 2 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.17%) Behat
9 1 (1.09%) J2EE
9 1 (1.09%) Spring
9 1 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
1 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.17%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.17%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.17%) Fintech
5 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.09%) Life Science
5 1 (1.09%) Online Games
5 1 (1.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Android
3 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.39%) BDD
4 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
6 14 (15.22%) Microservices
7 12 (13.04%) SDLC
8 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
9 10 (10.87%) Open Source
9 10 (10.87%) Scrum
10 9 (9.78%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.70%) Load Testing
12 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (6.52%) API Testing
13 6 (6.52%) Decision-Making
13 6 (6.52%) DevOps
13 6 (6.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 55 (59.78%) Java
2 26 (28.26%) C#
3 14 (15.22%) PHP
4 13 (14.13%) Python
5 12 (13.04%) SQL
6 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.35%) Ruby
8 3 (3.26%) C++
9 2 (2.17%) C
9 2 (2.17%) Java 8
10 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 13 (14.13%) ISEB
3 10 (10.87%) Degree
4 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) CSQA
7 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.17%) Kibana
1 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (1.09%) Green Hat
3 1 (1.09%) IBM
3 1 (1.09%) Progress
3 1 (1.09%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.09%) TIBCO