Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 563 664 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.70% 6.45% 6.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 7.04% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 443 536 672
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 7,735 9,436 11,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.00% 91.72% 92.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6,133 7,558 9,511
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 +9 390 £47,500 +5.56% 85
Cheshire -2 121 £41,000 -16.33% 24
Merseyside -12 24 £34,000 -9.33% 6
Lancashire -15 24 £34,216 -19.49% 10
Cumbria - 2 £55,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 368 (65.36%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (46.00%) Selenium
3 242 (42.98%) Java
4 173 (30.73%) C#
5 166 (29.48%) BDD
6 158 (28.06%) JavaScript
6 158 (28.06%) Scrum
7 154 (27.35%) SQL
8 137 (24.33%) WebDriver
9 131 (23.27%) QA
10 124 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
11 119 (21.14%) Jenkins
11 119 (21.14%) DevOps
12 116 (20.60%) Cucumber
13 111 (19.72%) Microservices
14 106 (18.83%) JIRA
15 104 (18.47%) .NET
16 101 (17.94%) REST
17 100 (17.76%) TDD
18 83 (14.74%) Docker
19 82 (14.56%) AWS
20 79 (14.03%) Functional Testing
21 77 (13.68%) HTML
21 77 (13.68%) SOAP
21 77 (13.68%) Maven
22 76 (13.50%) Test Scripting
23 71 (12.61%) Software Testing
24 70 (12.43%) SoapUI
25 69 (12.26%) Mentoring
26 67 (11.90%) JUnit

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 27 (4.80%) Confluence
2 7 (1.24%) CMS
2 7 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (0.89%) Umbraco
4 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.36%) Camunda
5 2 (0.36%) Drupal
5 2 (0.36%) GemFire
5 2 (0.36%) nginx
5 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.18%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) Jetty
6 1 (0.18%) Liferay
6 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 35 (6.22%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (1.24%) Magento
3 5 (0.89%) SDL Web 8
3 5 (0.89%) Shopify
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.56%) AWS
2 60 (10.66%) Azure
3 48 (8.53%) GitHub
4 21 (3.73%) GCP
5 18 (3.20%) Serverless
6 12 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.60%) SaaS
9 6 (1.07%) Slack
10 5 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.89%) npm
11 3 (0.53%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.36%) AWS CodePipeline
12 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.36%) SonarCloud
12 2 (0.36%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.89%) HTTP
2 3 (0.53%) DHCP
2 3 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.18%) Firewall
3 1 (0.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.18%) Intranet
3 1 (0.18%) Skype
3 1 (0.18%) SSH
3 1 (0.18%) VPN
3 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.09%) NoSQL
3 21 (3.73%) MySQL
4 19 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.71%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.71%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (0.36%) Big Data
10 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.36%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 259 (46.00%) Selenium
2 137 (24.33%) WebDriver
3 119 (21.14%) Jenkins
4 116 (20.60%) Cucumber
5 106 (18.83%) JIRA
6 77 (13.68%) Maven
7 70 (12.43%) SoapUI
8 67 (11.90%) JUnit
9 54 (9.59%) Hudson
9 54 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 47 (8.35%) Bitbucket
10 47 (8.35%) SpecFlow
11 41 (7.28%) Postman
12 39 (6.93%) Git (software)
13 37 (6.57%) NUnit
13 37 (6.57%) TestNG
14 31 (5.51%) Appium
15 29 (5.15%) JMeter
16 27 (4.80%) Visual Studio
17 24 (4.26%) Protractor
General
1 66 (11.72%) Finance
2 48 (8.53%) Banking
3 23 (4.09%) Retail
4 7 (1.24%) Public Sector
5 4 (0.71%) Automotive
5 4 (0.71%) Electronics
5 4 (0.71%) Legal
6 3 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Law
8 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (22.91%) Developer
2 106 (18.83%) Analyst
3 87 (15.45%) Tester
4 86 (15.28%) Test Analyst
5 52 (9.24%) Senior Developer
5 52 (9.24%) Software Engineer
6 43 (7.64%) Automation Engineer
6 43 (7.64%) Java Developer
6 43 (7.64%) Test Engineer
7 42 (7.46%) Automation Tester
8 40 (7.10%) Automation Test Analyst
8 40 (7.10%) QA Engineer
9 34 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
9 34 (6.04%) Senior Test Analyst
9 34 (6.04%) Software Tester
10 21 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.55%) QA Analyst
12 19 (3.37%) Software Test Engineer
12 19 (3.37%) Test Leader
13 18 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (18.47%) .NET
2 101 (17.94%) REST
3 77 (13.68%) HTML
3 77 (13.68%) SOAP
4 64 (11.37%) CSS
5 60 (10.66%) Node.js
6 53 (9.41%) Web Services
7 50 (8.88%) AngularJS
8 43 (7.64%) Spring
9 39 (6.93%) XML
10 38 (6.75%) Gherkin
10 38 (6.75%) React
11 31 (5.51%) RESTful
12 30 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (4.80%) HTML5
14 26 (4.62%) .NET Core
15 25 (4.44%) Hibernate
16 24 (4.26%) JSON
17 21 (3.73%) ASP.NET
18 18 (3.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.35%) Mobile App
2 45 (7.99%) User Experience
3 44 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.84%) Cloud Native
5 16 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.78%) PMI
6 10 (1.78%) Robotics
7 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (0.89%) Blog
9 5 (0.89%) FMCG
9 5 (0.89%) NHS
10 4 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.53%) PlayStation
11 3 (0.53%) Social Media
12 2 (0.36%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.64%) Linux
2 21 (3.73%) Windows
3 20 (3.55%) Unix
4 10 (1.78%) Android
4 10 (1.78%) Debian
5 8 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.89%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (65.36%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (29.48%) BDD
3 158 (28.06%) Scrum
4 124 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (21.14%) DevOps
6 111 (19.72%) Microservices
7 100 (17.76%) TDD
8 79 (14.03%) Functional Testing
9 76 (13.50%) Test Scripting
10 71 (12.61%) Software Testing
11 69 (12.26%) Mentoring
12 66 (11.72%) Software Engineering
13 64 (11.37%) SDLC
14 61 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (9.59%) E-Commerce
16 53 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
17 50 (8.88%) Coaching
17 50 (8.88%) Test Planning
18 49 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
18 49 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (42.98%) Java
2 173 (30.73%) C#
3 158 (28.06%) JavaScript
4 154 (27.35%) SQL
5 62 (11.01%) Python
6 45 (7.99%) Shell Script
7 40 (7.10%) PHP
8 30 (5.33%) VBScript
9 24 (4.26%) Ruby
10 20 (3.55%) Java 8
11 16 (2.84%) Groovy
12 15 (2.66%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.31%) Go
14 12 (2.13%) ES6
15 10 (1.78%) C
15 10 (1.78%) C++
15 10 (1.78%) Scala
16 9 (1.60%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.24%) COBOL
18 6 (1.07%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (6.75%) Degree
1 38 (6.75%) ISTQB
2 19 (3.37%) ISEB
3 14 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (1.78%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.78%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.89%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.36%) MCAD
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (23.27%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) TickIT
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (14.74%) Docker
2 8 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.89%) Varnish
4 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (3.91%) Ansible
2 21 (3.73%) Puppet
3 20 (3.55%) Terraform
4 17 (3.02%) Kubernetes
4 17 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.24%) SCCM
6 4 (0.71%) WSUS
7 3 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.53%) Packer
8 2 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.36%) Consul
8 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.36%) Grafana
8 2 (0.36%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 37 (6.57%) WorldPay
2 34 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.33%) FIS
4 16 (2.84%) Oracle
5 14 (2.49%) Google
6 12 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.78%) IBM
8 9 (1.60%) CA
8 9 (1.60%) CA Agile Central
9 8 (1.42%) Parasoft
9 8 (1.42%) VMware
10 6 (1.07%) Micro Focus
10 6 (1.07%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.71%) Citrix
12 4 (0.71%) Genesys
13 3 (0.53%) Apple
13 3 (0.53%) McAfee
13 3 (0.53%) SAP
14 2 (0.36%) Splunk