Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 278 266
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 +68
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 122 73 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.60% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.62% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 117 69 101
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +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 12329 11853 12706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.36% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9871 9982 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,075
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 99 £43,500 +6.10% 5
Cheshire -14 17 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Merseyside +8 4 £47,500 +90.00% 2
Lancashire -3 2 £31,500 -3.08%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 103 (84.43%) Selenium
3 97 (79.51%) Java
4 92 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (70.49%) Cucumber
6 67 (54.92%) C#
7 59 (48.36%) Test Scripting
8 55 (45.08%) BDD
9 49 (40.16%) Gherkin
9 49 (40.16%) TDD
10 48 (39.34%) WebDriver
11 38 (31.15%) SDLC
12 37 (30.33%) Jenkins
13 34 (27.87%) System Integration Testing
14 28 (22.95%) Scrum
15 27 (22.13%) Configuration Management
15 27 (22.13%) GitHub
16 23 (18.85%) Python
17 22 (18.03%) SQL
17 22 (18.03%) QA
18 20 (16.39%) Finance
19 18 (14.75%) Scenario Testing
20 17 (13.93%) Manual Testing
21 16 (13.11%) SpecFlow
21 16 (13.11%) Big Data
21 16 (13.11%) SoapUI
22 14 (11.48%) Data Protection
22 14 (11.48%) Regression Testing
22 14 (11.48%) Software Testing
23 13 (10.66%) Ruby

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:

Cloud Services
1 27 (22.13%) GitHub
2 13 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.74%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) Big Data
2 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 103 (84.43%) Selenium
2 86 (70.49%) Cucumber
3 48 (39.34%) WebDriver
4 37 (30.33%) Jenkins
5 16 (13.11%) SoapUI
5 16 (13.11%) SpecFlow
6 12 (9.84%) Visual Studio
7 9 (7.38%) FogBugz
8 7 (5.74%) HP UFT
9 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.10%) JIRA
9 5 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.28%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.46%) Appium
12 2 (1.64%) Calabash
12 2 (1.64%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.64%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 20 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (40.16%) Gherkin
2 11 (9.02%) Node.js
3 9 (7.38%) .NET
3 9 (7.38%) SOAP
4 6 (4.92%) Web Services
5 5 (4.10%) REST
6 3 (2.46%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.46%) JMS
7 2 (1.64%) Velocity
8 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.82%) WSDL
8 1 (0.82%) XML
8 1 (0.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Fintech
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 6 (4.92%) Windows
3 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 92 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (48.36%) Test Scripting
4 55 (45.08%) BDD
5 49 (40.16%) TDD
6 38 (31.15%) SDLC
7 34 (27.87%) System Integration Testing
8 28 (22.95%) Scrum
9 27 (22.13%) Configuration Management
10 18 (14.75%) Scenario Testing
11 17 (13.93%) Manual Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Data Protection
12 14 (11.48%) Regression Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Software Testing
13 12 (9.84%) Defect Management
13 12 (9.84%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (9.84%) Process Improvement
14 11 (9.02%) ATDD
14 11 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (9.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 97 (79.51%) Java
2 67 (54.92%) C#
3 23 (18.85%) Python
4 22 (18.03%) SQL
5 13 (10.66%) Ruby
6 10 (8.20%) C++
7 9 (7.38%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.92%) C
9 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) ISEB
2 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.46%) Kibana
2 3 (2.46%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) Capita
3 4 (3.28%) HP
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle