Period
to 23 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 45 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 822 667 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.21% 5.33% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 5.94% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 671 590 591
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,175 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,875 £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 11909 11223 11591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.90% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9463 9353 9582
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 23 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 23 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 +5 578 £45,000 +1.69% 58
Cheshire +15 167 £40,000 +14.29% 23
Merseyside +3 37 £41,000 +18.11% 6
Lancashire -6 31 £32,000 -14.67% 6
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 566 (68.86%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (48.66%) Java
3 311 (37.83%) Selenium
4 268 (32.60%) C#
5 239 (29.08%) JavaScript
6 238 (28.95%) TDD
7 236 (28.71%) SQL
8 202 (24.57%) Finance
9 198 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
10 188 (22.87%) Cucumber
11 182 (22.14%) QA
12 179 (21.78%) .NET
13 178 (21.65%) Web Services
14 176 (21.41%) Scrum
15 171 (20.80%) SDLC
16 166 (20.19%) BDD
17 161 (19.59%) Test Scripting
18 144 (17.52%) OO
19 141 (17.15%) Git (software)
20 131 (15.94%) MVC
21 124 (15.09%) HTML
22 123 (14.96%) Jenkins
23 122 (14.84%) Python
23 122 (14.84%) Software Engineering
24 119 (14.48%) SQL Server
25 118 (14.36%) Degree
26 108 (13.14%) WebDriver
27 107 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
28 104 (12.65%) CSS
29 101 (12.29%) Linux

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 22 (2.68%) JBoss
2 21 (2.55%) Apache
3 18 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.19%) Confluence
4 17 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.22%) nginx
6 10 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.09%) CMS
8 8 (0.97%) CICS
9 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.49%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.36%) IIS
12 3 (0.36%) Jetty
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
13 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
1 107 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.14%) GitHub
4 26 (3.16%) SaaS
5 18 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (1.95%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (1.22%) 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 (0.49%) BlazeMeter
13 3 (0.36%) Slack
14 2 (0.24%) PaaS
14 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.57%) HTTP
2 26 (3.16%) Internet
3 10 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.97%) Broadband
5 5 (0.61%) ATM
6 4 (0.49%) Firewall
6 4 (0.49%) SMTP
7 3 (0.36%) AMQP
7 3 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.36%) IMAP
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%) Intranet
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 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.91%) Big Data
3 46 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.99%) Relational Database
5 37 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 34 (4.14%) MySQL
7 25 (3.04%) DB2
8 18 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.07%) Redis
10 16 (1.95%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.61%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3 (0.36%) Riak
18 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 311 (37.83%) Selenium
2 188 (22.87%) Cucumber
3 141 (17.15%) Git (software)
4 123 (14.96%) Jenkins
5 108 (13.14%) WebDriver
6 96 (11.68%) JIRA
7 78 (9.49%) Subversion
8 61 (7.42%) SoapUI
9 53 (6.45%) Visual Studio
10 40 (4.87%) SpecFlow
11 35 (4.26%) JUnit
12 32 (3.89%) SonarQube
13 31 (3.77%) JMeter
14 29 (3.53%) Jasmine
15 28 (3.41%) Bitbucket
15 28 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (3.28%) Gradle
17 26 (3.16%) Mercurial
18 25 (3.04%) gulp
19 22 (2.68%) TeamCity
General
1 202 (24.57%) Finance
2 76 (9.25%) Retail
3 51 (6.20%) Banking
3 51 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 48 (5.84%) Marketing
5 41 (4.99%) Manufacturing
6 40 (4.87%) Electronics
7 31 (3.77%) Law
8 21 (2.55%) Advertising
9 14 (1.70%) Automotive
9 14 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.58%) Games
11 11 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.22%) French Language
12 10 (1.22%) German Language
12 10 (1.22%) Japanese Language
13 9 (1.09%) Military
14 5 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.61%) Legal
15 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 266 (32.36%) Developer
2 181 (22.02%) Tester
3 138 (16.79%) Automation Tester
4 89 (10.83%) Java Developer
5 77 (9.37%) Analyst
6 74 (9.00%) Test Engineer
7 71 (8.64%) Test Analyst
8 67 (8.15%) Software Engineer
9 66 (8.03%) C# Developer
10 61 (7.42%) .NET Developer
11 57 (6.93%) Java Engineer
12 56 (6.81%) Senior Tester
13 51 (6.20%) Senior Automation Tester
14 47 (5.72%) Senior Developer
15 41 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
15 41 (4.99%) QA Engineer
16 39 (4.74%) Software Developer
17 37 (4.50%) Software Tester
18 34 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
18 34 (4.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (21.78%) .NET
2 178 (21.65%) Web Services
3 124 (15.09%) HTML
4 104 (12.65%) CSS
5 90 (10.95%) ASP.NET
6 88 (10.71%) AngularJS
7 84 (10.22%) XML
8 83 (10.10%) REST
9 80 (9.73%) SOAP
10 72 (8.76%) Spring
11 70 (8.52%) Gherkin
12 68 (8.27%) HTML5
13 67 (8.15%) Hibernate
14 65 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web API
15 62 (7.54%) jQuery
16 56 (6.81%) JSON
17 55 (6.69%) Node.js
17 55 (6.69%) RESTful
18 52 (6.33%) .NET Framework
19 51 (6.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.81%) Mobile App
3 49 (5.96%) User Experience
4 45 (5.47%) Data Structures
5 39 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 32 (3.89%) N-Tier
7 30 (3.65%) Algorithms
8 29 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.31%) Fintech
10 16 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.70%) iPad
11 14 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.58%) RIA
13 12 (1.46%) Life Science
13 12 (1.46%) PMI
14 10 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.22%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.85%) Internet of Things
16 4 (0.49%) Contactless
16 4 (0.49%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.29%) Linux
2 76 (9.25%) Windows
3 32 (3.89%) Android
4 30 (3.65%) Unix
5 23 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.58%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.49%) 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
1 566 (68.86%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (28.95%) TDD
3 198 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
4 176 (21.41%) Scrum
5 171 (20.80%) SDLC
6 166 (20.19%) BDD
7 161 (19.59%) Test Scripting
8 144 (17.52%) OO
9 131 (15.94%) MVC
10 122 (14.84%) Software Engineering
11 98 (11.92%) DevOps
12 94 (11.44%) Software Testing
13 88 (10.71%) Test Strategy
14 70 (8.52%) E-Commerce
15 69 (8.39%) Mentoring
16 67 (8.15%) Waterfall
17 66 (8.03%) Open Source
18 64 (7.79%) Manual Testing
19 56 (6.81%) OOP
19 56 (6.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 400 (48.66%) Java
2 268 (32.60%) C#
3 239 (29.08%) JavaScript
4 236 (28.71%) SQL
5 122 (14.84%) Python
6 61 (7.42%) PHP
7 55 (6.69%) Ruby
8 47 (5.72%) C++
9 43 (5.23%) C
10 30 (3.65%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.07%) Clojure
11 17 (2.07%) Haskell
11 17 (2.07%) Scala
12 14 (1.70%) Perl
12 14 (1.70%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.58%) COBOL
14 11 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.97%) Assembly Language
15 8 (0.97%) Go
16 6 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 118 (14.36%) Degree
2 82 (9.98%) ISEB
3 63 (7.66%) ISTQB
4 29 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.31%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.46%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.85%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.61%) HND
11 5 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.49%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (22.14%) QA
2 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.61%) SLA
3 5 (0.61%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.24%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 37 (4.50%) Docker
2 8 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.49%) 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 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (3.53%) Puppet
3 18 (2.19%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.07%) 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 (0.49%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.49%) Packer
9 2 (0.24%) Graphite
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (8.88%) Oracle
2 70 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.38%) SAP
4 18 (2.19%) Capita
5 15 (1.82%) Google
5 15 (1.82%) VMware
6 14 (1.70%) HP
7 11 (1.34%) Chordiant
8 10 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.97%) Zend
10 6 (0.73%) IBM
10 6 (0.73%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.73%) WorldPay
11 5 (0.61%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.49%) Perforce
12 4 (0.49%) Sun
12 4 (0.49%) Twitter
13 3 (0.36%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.36%) OpenText
13 3 (0.36%) Red Hat