The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / North West
Rank 183 192 199
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 66 43 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 0.76% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.86% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 62 40 47
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.25%  

Automation 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 5480 4997 5827
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.85% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4557 4156 4689
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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the North West

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the North West

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the North West

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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 +9 52 £40,000 +11.88% 9
Merseyside -3 6 £31,250 -10.71%
Cheshire +6 5 £48,000 +28.00% 4
Lancashire -3 3 £25,375 -36.56%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 86 (69.92%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (65.85%) Selenium
3 56 (45.53%) QA
4 52 (42.28%) BDD
5 51 (41.46%) Java
6 49 (39.84%) Test Scripting
7 46 (37.40%) Cucumber
8 45 (36.59%) TDD
9 37 (30.08%) WebDriver
9 37 (30.08%) SDLC
10 34 (27.64%) C#
10 34 (27.64%) Test Automation
11 33 (26.83%) Automated Testing
12 32 (26.02%) Gherkin
13 29 (23.58%) JIRA
14 27 (21.95%) Jenkins
15 24 (19.51%) Manual Testing
16 23 (18.70%) JavaScript
17 21 (17.07%) Configuration Management
17 21 (17.07%) Finance
17 21 (17.07%) Scrum
18 20 (16.26%) E-Commerce
18 20 (16.26%) System Integration Testing
19 18 (14.63%) GitHub
19 18 (14.63%) SQL
19 18 (14.63%) .NET
19 18 (14.63%) Ruby
20 17 (13.82%) ISTQB
21 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (12.20%) Python

Automation Testing
Top Related 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 (4.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Magento
1 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) GitHub
2 3 (2.44%) SaaS
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (65.85%) Selenium
2 46 (37.40%) Cucumber
3 37 (30.08%) WebDriver
4 29 (23.58%) JIRA
5 27 (21.95%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.50%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.88%) JMeter
8 6 (4.88%) JUnit
8 6 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.25%) Calabash
9 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.25%) Gradle
9 4 (3.25%) MSBuild
9 4 (3.25%) NuGet
9 4 (3.25%) TestNG
10 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.44%) Fiddler
10 3 (2.44%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Retail
3 9 (7.32%) Games
4 7 (5.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.63%) Advertising
6 2 (1.63%) Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Electronics
6 2 (1.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (29.27%) Tester
2 32 (26.02%) Analyst
3 30 (24.39%) Automation Tester
4 28 (22.76%) Test Analyst
5 20 (16.26%) Senior Automation Tester
5 20 (16.26%) Senior Tester
6 16 (13.01%) Test Engineer
7 15 (12.20%) QA Analyst
8 12 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (8.94%) QA Test Analyst
10 10 (8.13%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (8.13%) QA Leader
11 9 (7.32%) QA Engineer
11 9 (7.32%) QA Team Leader
12 8 (6.50%) Senior Test Engineer
12 8 (6.50%) Team Leader
13 7 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (5.69%) Senior Test Analyst
13 7 (5.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (5.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.02%) Gherkin
2 18 (14.63%) .NET
3 11 (8.94%) HTML
4 10 (8.13%) CSS
5 6 (4.88%) jQuery
6 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.25%) DOM
6 4 (3.25%) Web Services
7 3 (2.44%) XML
8 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.63%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.63%) HTML5
8 2 (1.63%) React
8 2 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.63%) Sass
8 2 (1.63%) SOAP
9 1 (0.81%) JPA
9 1 (0.81%) REST
9 1 (0.81%) Spring Batch
9 1 (0.81%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) iPad
2 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.44%) User Experience
5 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.63%) Online Games
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
2 6 (4.88%) Linux
3 5 (4.07%) Android
4 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (69.92%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.28%) BDD
3 49 (39.84%) Test Scripting
4 45 (36.59%) TDD
5 37 (30.08%) SDLC
6 34 (27.64%) Test Automation
7 33 (26.83%) Automated Testing
8 24 (19.51%) Manual Testing
9 21 (17.07%) Configuration Management
9 21 (17.07%) Scrum
10 20 (16.26%) E-Commerce
10 20 (16.26%) System Integration Testing
11 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (11.38%) Kanban
13 12 (9.76%) Defect Management
13 12 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (8.94%) QA Automation
15 9 (7.32%) Performance Testing
15 9 (7.32%) Regression Testing
16 8 (6.50%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) Java
2 34 (27.64%) C#
3 23 (18.70%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.63%) Ruby
4 18 (14.63%) SQL
5 15 (12.20%) Python
6 9 (7.32%) Perl
7 6 (4.88%) PHP
8 3 (2.44%) C++
9 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.63%) C
9 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) Scala
10 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) ISTQB
2 14 (11.38%) ISEB
3 12 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (45.53%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle
3 3 (2.44%) HP
4 2 (1.63%) Google
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
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