Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 266 236
Rank change year-on-year +37 -30 +69
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 136 93 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.75% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.78% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 130 86 120
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 12,421 11,972 11,431
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.65% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10,012 10,061 9,543
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +42 112 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Cheshire -30 21 £39,750 +13.57% 2
Merseyside +15 1 £50,000 +100.00%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 116 (85.29%) Selenium
3 108 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (75.74%) Java
5 86 (63.24%) Cucumber
6 69 (50.74%) C#
7 65 (47.79%) Test Scripting
8 51 (37.50%) BDD
8 51 (37.50%) TDD
9 47 (34.56%) Gherkin
10 46 (33.82%) WebDriver
11 40 (29.41%) Jenkins
12 39 (28.68%) Python
13 37 (27.21%) SQL
14 35 (25.74%) SDLC
15 34 (25.00%) Scrum
16 23 (16.91%) Scenario Testing
16 23 (16.91%) SoapUI
17 21 (15.44%) Big Data
17 21 (15.44%) Configuration Management
17 21 (15.44%) Ruby
18 20 (14.71%) QA
18 20 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 19 (13.97%) GitHub
19 19 (13.97%) Open Source
19 19 (13.97%) Git (software)
20 18 (13.24%) Finance
20 18 (13.24%) System Integration Testing
21 17 (12.50%) Process Improvement
21 17 (12.50%) 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 (1.47%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.74%) Confluence
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.97%) GitHub
2 13 (9.56%) OpenShift
3 11 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) HTTP
2 3 (2.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.44%) Big Data
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.47%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 116 (85.29%) Selenium
2 86 (63.24%) Cucumber
3 46 (33.82%) WebDriver
4 40 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 23 (16.91%) SoapUI
6 19 (13.97%) Git (software)
7 13 (9.56%) SpecFlow
8 12 (8.82%) Visual Studio
9 11 (8.09%) HP UFT
10 9 (6.62%) JIRA
10 9 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (5.15%) FogBugz
12 6 (4.41%) NUnit
12 6 (4.41%) TeamCity
13 5 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (2.94%) FitNesse
15 3 (2.21%) JUnit
15 3 (2.21%) TestNG
16 2 (1.47%) JMeter
16 2 (1.47%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (13.24%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Banking
3 3 (2.21%) Advertising
4 1 (0.74%) Electronics
4 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (34.56%) Gherkin
2 11 (8.09%) .NET
3 10 (7.35%) REST
3 10 (7.35%) SOAP
4 9 (6.62%) ActiveMQ
4 9 (6.62%) JMS
5 7 (5.15%) Node.js
6 5 (3.68%) JSON
6 5 (3.68%) Web Services
6 5 (3.68%) XML
7 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.47%) Velocity
8 1 (0.74%) Middleware
8 1 (0.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) Computer Science
1 11 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.21%) Fintech
6 2 (1.47%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) IVR
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Linux
2 4 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 108 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (47.79%) Test Scripting
4 51 (37.50%) BDD
4 51 (37.50%) TDD
5 35 (25.74%) SDLC
6 34 (25.00%) Scrum
7 23 (16.91%) Scenario Testing
8 21 (15.44%) Configuration Management
9 20 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (13.97%) Open Source
11 18 (13.24%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (12.50%) Process Improvement
12 17 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 15 (11.03%) Functional Testing
13 15 (11.03%) Manual Testing
14 14 (10.29%) Load Testing
15 13 (9.56%) Biometrics
15 13 (9.56%) DevOps
15 13 (9.56%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 103 (75.74%) Java
2 69 (50.74%) C#
3 39 (28.68%) Python
4 37 (27.21%) SQL
5 21 (15.44%) Ruby
6 14 (10.29%) C++
6 14 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.09%) C
8 7 (5.15%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.94%) PHP
10 3 (2.21%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.74%) VB
11 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) Degree
2 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
2 11 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) ISEB
3 6 (4.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.71%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.62%) Kibana
2 9 (6.62%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (9.56%) Capita
2 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.68%) HP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle
4 1 (0.74%) SAP