Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 46 42
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 825 666 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.23% 5.33% 5.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 5.94% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 674 591 591
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11910 11208 11675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.89% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9458 9346 9650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the North West

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the North West

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the North West

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 November 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 +5 580 £45,000 - 48
Cheshire +10 168 £40,000 +14.29% 18
Merseyside +7 37 £41,000 +18.11% 2
Lancashire -10 31 £32,000 -14.67% 6
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 568 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (48.97%) Java
3 313 (37.94%) Selenium
4 268 (32.48%) C#
5 241 (29.21%) TDD
6 240 (29.09%) JavaScript
7 237 (28.73%) SQL
8 201 (24.36%) Finance
8 201 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
9 187 (22.67%) Cucumber
10 185 (22.42%) QA
11 180 (21.82%) .NET
12 179 (21.70%) Scrum
13 177 (21.45%) Web Services
14 172 (20.85%) SDLC
15 167 (20.24%) BDD
16 162 (19.64%) Test Scripting
17 146 (17.70%) OO
18 141 (17.09%) Git (software)
19 131 (15.88%) MVC
20 125 (15.15%) HTML
21 124 (15.03%) Software Engineering
21 124 (15.03%) Jenkins
22 123 (14.91%) Python
23 119 (14.42%) SQL Server
23 119 (14.42%) Degree
24 110 (13.33%) WebDriver
25 109 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
26 105 (12.73%) CSS
27 103 (12.48%) DevOps

Test Automation
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 23 (2.79%) JBoss
2 21 (2.55%) Apache
3 18 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.18%) Confluence
3 18 (2.18%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.94%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.21%) nginx
5 10 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.09%) CICS
6 9 (1.09%) CMS
7 8 (0.97%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.36%) IIS
10 3 (0.36%) Jetty
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.24%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Magento
2 7 (0.85%) BASE24
2 7 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.24%) GitHub
4 28 (3.39%) SaaS
5 18 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (1.94%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.85%) Serverless
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.73%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.61%) npm
12 4 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
13 3 (0.36%) Slack
14 2 (0.24%) PaaS
14 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.55%) HTTP
2 26 (3.15%) Internet
3 10 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.97%) Broadband
5 6 (0.73%) ATM
6 4 (0.48%) Firewall
6 4 (0.48%) SMTP
7 3 (0.36%) AMQP
7 3 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.36%) IMAP
7 3 (0.36%) Intranet
7 3 (0.36%) IPsec
7 3 (0.36%) RS-232
7 3 (0.36%) SS7
8 2 (0.24%) DNS
8 2 (0.24%) FTP
8 2 (0.24%) LDAP
8 2 (0.24%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
9 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.88%) Big Data
3 46 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.73%) Hadoop
6 34 (4.12%) MySQL
7 26 (3.15%) DB2
8 18 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.06%) Redis
10 16 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.61%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3 (0.36%) Riak
18 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 313 (37.94%) Selenium
2 187 (22.67%) Cucumber
3 141 (17.09%) Git (software)
4 124 (15.03%) Jenkins
5 110 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 95 (11.52%) JIRA
7 79 (9.58%) Subversion
8 61 (7.39%) SoapUI
9 54 (6.55%) Visual Studio
10 40 (4.85%) SpecFlow
11 35 (4.24%) JUnit
12 32 (3.88%) SonarQube
13 31 (3.76%) JMeter
14 29 (3.52%) Jasmine
15 28 (3.39%) Bitbucket
15 28 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (3.27%) Gradle
17 26 (3.15%) Mercurial
18 25 (3.03%) gulp
19 22 (2.67%) TeamCity
General
1 201 (24.36%) Finance
2 77 (9.33%) Retail
3 52 (6.30%) Banking
4 51 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 48 (5.82%) Marketing
6 41 (4.97%) Manufacturing
7 40 (4.85%) Electronics
8 32 (3.88%) Law
9 21 (2.55%) Advertising
10 15 (1.82%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.70%) Automotive
12 13 (1.58%) Games
13 11 (1.33%) Retail Banking
14 10 (1.21%) French Language
14 10 (1.21%) German Language
14 10 (1.21%) Japanese Language
14 10 (1.21%) Military
15 5 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.61%) Legal
16 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 266 (32.24%) Developer
2 179 (21.70%) Tester
3 136 (16.48%) Automation Tester
4 88 (10.67%) Java Developer
5 77 (9.33%) Analyst
6 75 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 71 (8.61%) Test Analyst
8 69 (8.36%) Software Engineer
9 66 (8.00%) C# Developer
10 61 (7.39%) .NET Developer
11 60 (7.27%) Java Engineer
12 56 (6.79%) Senior Tester
13 51 (6.18%) Senior Automation Tester
14 46 (5.58%) Senior Developer
15 41 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (4.85%) QA Engineer
17 39 (4.73%) Software Developer
18 36 (4.36%) Software Tester
19 35 (4.24%) Test Manager
20 34 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (21.82%) .NET
2 177 (21.45%) Web Services
3 125 (15.15%) HTML
4 105 (12.73%) CSS
5 89 (10.79%) ASP.NET
6 88 (10.67%) AngularJS
7 85 (10.30%) XML
8 82 (9.94%) REST
9 80 (9.70%) SOAP
10 74 (8.97%) Spring
11 71 (8.61%) Gherkin
12 68 (8.24%) Hibernate
12 68 (8.24%) HTML5
13 66 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 62 (7.52%) jQuery
15 56 (6.79%) JSON
16 55 (6.67%) Node.js
16 55 (6.67%) RESTful
17 52 (6.30%) .NET Framework
17 52 (6.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 50 (6.06%) User Experience
4 45 (5.45%) Data Structures
5 39 (4.73%) Computer Science
6 32 (3.88%) N-Tier
7 30 (3.64%) Algorithms
8 29 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.30%) Fintech
10 15 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.70%) iPad
11 14 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.58%) RIA
13 12 (1.45%) Life Science
13 12 (1.45%) PMI
14 11 (1.33%) Mainframe
15 10 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.85%) Internet of Things
17 4 (0.48%) Contactless
17 4 (0.48%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.24%) Linux
2 75 (9.09%) Windows
3 32 (3.88%) Android
4 30 (3.64%) Unix
5 23 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.58%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.48%) CentOS
10 3 (0.36%) HPUX
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (29.21%) TDD
3 201 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
4 179 (21.70%) Scrum
5 172 (20.85%) SDLC
6 167 (20.24%) BDD
7 162 (19.64%) Test Scripting
8 146 (17.70%) OO
9 131 (15.88%) MVC
10 124 (15.03%) Software Engineering
11 103 (12.48%) DevOps
12 96 (11.64%) Software Testing
13 90 (10.91%) Test Strategy
14 74 (8.97%) Mentoring
15 71 (8.61%) E-Commerce
16 68 (8.24%) Waterfall
17 66 (8.00%) Open Source
18 63 (7.64%) Manual Testing
19 58 (7.03%) OOP
20 57 (6.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 404 (48.97%) Java
2 268 (32.48%) C#
3 240 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 237 (28.73%) SQL
5 123 (14.91%) Python
6 60 (7.27%) PHP
7 54 (6.55%) Ruby
8 48 (5.82%) C++
9 44 (5.33%) C
10 30 (3.64%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.06%) Clojure
11 17 (2.06%) Haskell
11 17 (2.06%) Scala
12 15 (1.82%) Perl
13 14 (1.70%) COBOL
13 14 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.09%) Assembly Language
16 8 (0.97%) Go
17 6 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 119 (14.42%) Degree
2 81 (9.82%) ISEB
3 63 (7.64%) ISTQB
4 29 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.45%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.85%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.61%) HND
11 5 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (22.42%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.61%) SLA
2 5 (0.61%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.24%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 37 (4.48%) Docker
2 9 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.24%) Varnish
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 32 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (3.52%) Puppet
3 18 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.06%) Ansible
5 7 (0.85%) Kibana
5 7 (0.85%) Terraform
6 6 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.73%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.48%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.48%) Packer
9 2 (0.24%) Graphite
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (8.97%) Oracle
2 70 (8.48%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.36%) SAP
4 18 (2.18%) Capita
5 16 (1.94%) VMware
6 15 (1.82%) Google
7 14 (1.70%) HP
8 12 (1.45%) Chordiant
9 10 (1.21%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.97%) Zend
11 6 (0.73%) IBM
11 6 (0.73%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.73%) WorldPay
12 5 (0.61%) Rackspace
13 4 (0.48%) Perforce
13 4 (0.48%) Sun
13 4 (0.48%) Twitter
14 3 (0.36%) Cognizant
14 3 (0.36%) OpenText
14 3 (0.36%) Red Hat