Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 282 255
Rank change year-on-year +47 -27 +70
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 147 75 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.11% 0.60% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.62% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 141 67 112
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 12784 12075 12250
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.94% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10246 10151 10164
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,690
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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
Manchester +38 117 £43,500 +2.35% 7
Cheshire -11 27 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Merseyside +21 1 £50,000 +100.00% 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 147 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 127 (86.39%) Selenium
3 118 (80.27%) Java
4 115 (78.23%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (68.71%) Cucumber
6 81 (55.10%) C#
7 73 (49.66%) Test Scripting
8 63 (42.86%) BDD
8 63 (42.86%) Gherkin
9 59 (40.14%) WebDriver
10 55 (37.41%) TDD
11 43 (29.25%) Jenkins
12 38 (25.85%) SDLC
13 37 (25.17%) SQL
13 37 (25.17%) Python
14 35 (23.81%) Scrum
15 31 (21.09%) Configuration Management
15 31 (21.09%) System Integration Testing
16 28 (19.05%) GitHub
17 25 (17.01%) Big Data
18 23 (15.65%) SoapUI
19 21 (14.29%) QA
19 21 (14.29%) Ruby
19 21 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
20 19 (12.93%) Finance
21 18 (12.24%) SpecFlow
22 16 (10.88%) Open Source
22 16 (10.88%) Manual Testing
22 16 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
23 15 (10.20%) Software Testing

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 2 (1.36%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.05%) GitHub
2 15 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.48%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) Big Data
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.04%) MySQL
4 2 (1.36%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 127 (86.39%) Selenium
2 101 (68.71%) Cucumber
3 59 (40.14%) WebDriver
4 43 (29.25%) Jenkins
5 23 (15.65%) SoapUI
6 18 (12.24%) SpecFlow
7 14 (9.52%) Visual Studio
8 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
9 10 (6.80%) FogBugz
10 8 (5.44%) JIRA
11 6 (4.08%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.40%) HP UFT
12 5 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.04%) JUnit
14 3 (2.04%) TestNG
15 2 (1.36%) FitNesse
15 2 (1.36%) Jasmine
15 2 (1.36%) JMeter
15 2 (1.36%) NUnit
General
1 19 (12.93%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Banking
3 3 (2.04%) Advertising
4 2 (1.36%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 12 (8.16%) Node.js
3 11 (7.48%) .NET
3 11 (7.48%) SOAP
4 7 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (4.76%) JMS
4 7 (4.76%) REST
5 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.36%) Velocity
5 2 (1.36%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) JSON
6 1 (0.68%) Middleware
6 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (6.80%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.04%) Fintech
6 2 (1.36%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.68%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.20%) Linux
2 5 (3.40%) Windows
3 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 115 (78.23%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (49.66%) Test Scripting
4 63 (42.86%) BDD
5 55 (37.41%) TDD
6 38 (25.85%) SDLC
7 35 (23.81%) Scrum
8 31 (21.09%) Configuration Management
8 31 (21.09%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
10 16 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (10.88%) Manual Testing
10 16 (10.88%) Open Source
11 15 (10.20%) Software Testing
12 14 (9.52%) Process Improvement
12 14 (9.52%) SDET
13 13 (8.84%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (8.16%) E-Commerce
15 11 (7.48%) Biometrics
15 11 (7.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 118 (80.27%) Java
2 81 (55.10%) C#
3 37 (25.17%) Python
3 37 (25.17%) SQL
4 21 (14.29%) Ruby
5 14 (9.52%) C++
6 10 (6.80%) Bash Shell
6 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.12%) C
8 6 (4.08%) PHP
9 3 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.76%) Kibana
2 7 (4.76%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (7.48%) Capita
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.04%) HP
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) SAP