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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 60 52
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 461 242 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.83% 4.33% 5.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 4.91% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 365 212 259
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 6063 4933 5722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.17% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4905 4175 4657
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +20 326 £44,000 +10.00% 62
Cheshire +23 94 £35,000 -2.17% 21
Merseyside +3 21 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Lancashire -4 20 £32,000 -20.00% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 581 (70.17%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (45.89%) Java
3 271 (32.73%) Selenium
4 262 (31.64%) SQL
5 255 (30.80%) C#
6 249 (30.07%) Continuous Integration
7 238 (28.74%) TDD
8 200 (24.15%) Test Scripting
9 191 (23.07%) JavaScript
10 183 (22.10%) Scrum
11 182 (21.98%) SDLC
12 174 (21.01%) OO
13 173 (20.89%) Web Services
13 173 (20.89%) Finance
14 170 (20.53%) BDD
15 166 (20.05%) QA
16 165 (19.93%) Cucumber
17 159 (19.20%) .NET
18 150 (18.12%) Git (software)
19 130 (15.70%) Degree
20 124 (14.98%) Linux
21 121 (14.61%) Python
22 115 (13.89%) HTML
23 110 (13.29%) Data Structures
24 108 (13.04%) ISEB
25 107 (12.92%) Software Engineering
26 106 (12.80%) ISTQB
26 106 (12.80%) Windows
26 106 (12.80%) MVC
27 96 (11.59%) Subversion

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 29 (3.50%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.38%) Apache
3 12 (1.45%) Confluence
4 10 (1.21%) nginx
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.97%) CMS
5 8 (0.97%) JBoss
5 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.60%) WordPress
8 4 (0.48%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.48%) CICS
8 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.48%) IIS
8 4 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.85%) Magento
3 4 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) BASE24
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.50%) GitHub
4 20 (2.42%) Amazon EMR
5 13 (1.57%) SaaS
6 12 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.85%) PaaS
9 6 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.72%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.60%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.36%) Office 365
13 1 (0.12%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.12%) Heroku
13 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.47%) HTTP
2 25 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.05%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.05%) RS-232
4 12 (1.45%) Firewall
5 11 (1.33%) Internet
6 5 (0.60%) FTP
7 4 (0.48%) LDAP
7 4 (0.48%) SMTP
7 4 (0.48%) VPN
7 4 (0.48%) WAN
8 3 (0.36%) DNS
8 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.24%) Network Security
9 2 (0.24%) SSH
9 2 (0.24%) SSL
10 1 (0.12%) AMQP
10 1 (0.12%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 79 (9.54%) NoSQL
3 56 (6.76%) MySQL
4 55 (6.64%) Relational Database
5 52 (6.28%) Big Data
6 43 (5.19%) RDBMS
7 40 (4.83%) Hadoop
8 25 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.97%) Redis
18 7 (0.85%) DB2
19 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 271 (32.73%) Selenium
2 165 (19.93%) Cucumber
3 150 (18.12%) Git (software)
4 96 (11.59%) Subversion
5 94 (11.35%) Jenkins
6 83 (10.02%) JIRA
7 75 (9.06%) WebDriver
8 49 (5.92%) Mercurial
8 49 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (4.23%) Visual Studio
10 33 (3.99%) NUnit
11 32 (3.86%) SonarQube
12 24 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (2.90%) JMeter
13 23 (2.78%) LoadRunner
14 20 (2.42%) SoapUI
15 19 (2.29%) SpecFlow
16 17 (2.05%) MSTest
16 17 (2.05%) NuGet
16 17 (2.05%) WiX
General
1 173 (20.89%) Finance
2 51 (6.16%) Banking
3 49 (5.92%) Retail
4 48 (5.80%) Marketing
5 35 (4.23%) Manufacturing
6 34 (4.11%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.62%) Electronics
8 14 (1.69%) Advertising
9 12 (1.45%) Games
9 12 (1.45%) Law
10 8 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.72%) Back Office
11 6 (0.72%) Military
12 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Legal
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 262 (31.64%) Developer
2 146 (17.63%) Tester
3 137 (16.55%) Analyst
4 127 (15.34%) Test Analyst
5 99 (11.96%) Automation Tester
6 98 (11.84%) Senior Developer
7 95 (11.47%) Java Developer
8 85 (10.27%) Test Engineer
9 62 (7.49%) Test Automation Engineer
10 56 (6.76%) C# Developer
11 53 (6.40%) Senior Tester
12 50 (6.04%) Senior Automation Tester
13 49 (5.92%) .NET Developer
13 49 (5.92%) QA Engineer
14 48 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
15 46 (5.56%) Software Developer
16 43 (5.19%) Software Engineer
17 42 (5.07%) Java Engineer
18 40 (4.83%) Automation Test Analyst
19 38 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (20.89%) Web Services
2 159 (19.20%) .NET
3 115 (13.89%) HTML
4 94 (11.35%) CSS
5 88 (10.63%) XML
6 78 (9.42%) ASP.NET
7 64 (7.73%) AngularJS
8 57 (6.88%) Gherkin
9 56 (6.76%) .NET Framework
9 56 (6.76%) HTML5
10 50 (6.04%) WCF
11 49 (5.92%) Node.js
12 48 (5.80%) REST
13 46 (5.56%) SOAP
14 44 (5.31%) Spring
15 43 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (5.07%) jQuery
17 40 (4.83%) Hibernate
18 39 (4.71%) Laravel
18 39 (4.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 110 (13.29%) Data Structures
2 67 (8.09%) Algorithms
3 60 (7.25%) iPad
4 57 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (6.04%) Mobile App
6 43 (5.19%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.74%) N-Tier
8 23 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (2.42%) Internet of Things
10 19 (2.29%) User Experience
11 17 (2.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.45%) Mainframe
14 11 (1.33%) PMI
15 7 (0.85%) Social Media
16 5 (0.60%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.60%) Fintech
17 4 (0.48%) Clustering
17 4 (0.48%) Web 2.0
18 3 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 124 (14.98%) Linux
2 106 (12.80%) Windows
3 40 (4.83%) Mac OS
4 33 (3.99%) Android
5 19 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 12 (1.45%) Unix
8 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.48%) HPUX
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (70.17%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (30.07%) Continuous Integration
3 238 (28.74%) TDD
4 200 (24.15%) Test Scripting
5 183 (22.10%) Scrum
6 182 (21.98%) SDLC
7 174 (21.01%) OO
8 170 (20.53%) BDD
9 107 (12.92%) Software Engineering
10 106 (12.80%) MVC
11 74 (8.94%) Mentoring
12 71 (8.57%) DevOps
13 70 (8.45%) Kanban
13 70 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 69 (8.33%) Manual Testing
15 67 (8.09%) Unit Testing
16 63 (7.61%) Test Strategy
17 61 (7.37%) Waterfall
18 57 (6.88%) Software Testing
19 54 (6.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 380 (45.89%) Java
2 262 (31.64%) SQL
3 255 (30.80%) C#
4 191 (23.07%) JavaScript
5 121 (14.61%) Python
6 85 (10.27%) PHP
7 62 (7.49%) Ruby
8 55 (6.64%) C++
9 48 (5.80%) C
10 24 (2.90%) Scala
11 20 (2.42%) Clojure
11 20 (2.42%) Haskell
11 20 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 18 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.17%) XAML
13 12 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.45%) XPath
14 11 (1.33%) Perl
14 11 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 130 (15.70%) Degree
2 108 (13.04%) ISEB
3 106 (12.80%) ISTQB
4 33 (3.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.09%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.60%) HND
9 4 (0.48%) HNC
9 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.24%) PMP
11 1 (0.12%) CCNA
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.12%) MCSE
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) OCP
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (20.05%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) HIPAA
2 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.24%) GCP
System Software
1 19 (2.29%) Docker
2 6 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.60%) Firmware
4 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.48%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.12%) Postfix
6 1 (0.12%) Varnish
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (3.26%) Puppet
3 22 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.57%) Ansible
5 12 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.60%) Kibana
7 3 (0.36%) Packer
7 3 (0.36%) Terraform
8 2 (0.24%) Graphite
9 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.12%) Cacti
9 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.12%) Icinga
Vendors
1 65 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.19%) Oracle
3 27 (3.26%) HP
4 23 (2.78%) SAP
5 15 (1.81%) Google
6 14 (1.69%) VMware
7 8 (0.97%) Cognizant
8 7 (0.85%) Chordiant
8 7 (0.85%) IBM
8 7 (0.85%) Rackspace
8 7 (0.85%) Zend
9 6 (0.72%) Telerik
10 5 (0.60%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.60%) Sun
11 4 (0.48%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.48%) Cognos
11 4 (0.48%) Lotus
11 4 (0.48%) NetApp
11 4 (0.48%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.48%) Xamarin
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum, Benefits 15% Flex and Company pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £30001 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago