Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 842 558 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.42% 4.68% 5.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 5.27% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 675 487 578
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%

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 11770 10583 11819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.77% 88.75% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9382 8873 9722
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.36%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +15 596 £45,000 +9.76% 38
Cheshire +14 178 £37,750 +7.86% 9
Merseyside +11 36 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Lancashire -20 29 £32,000 -20.00% 5
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 569 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (45.25%) Java
3 280 (33.25%) Selenium
4 277 (32.90%) C#
5 253 (30.05%) SQL
6 237 (28.15%) TDD
7 234 (27.79%) Continuous Integration
8 218 (25.89%) JavaScript
9 203 (24.11%) Web Services
10 196 (23.28%) Finance
11 178 (21.14%) Scrum
12 177 (21.02%) .NET
13 175 (20.78%) Test Scripting
14 170 (20.19%) SDLC
15 165 (19.60%) OO
16 163 (19.36%) QA
17 159 (18.88%) Cucumber
18 153 (18.17%) Git (software)
19 146 (17.34%) BDD
20 137 (16.27%) MVC
21 135 (16.03%) HTML
22 128 (15.20%) SQL Server
22 128 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
23 126 (14.96%) Software Engineering
23 126 (14.96%) Degree
24 125 (14.85%) Linux
25 123 (14.61%) Python
26 122 (14.49%) Jenkins
27 116 (13.78%) Windows
28 112 (13.30%) JIRA

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 (3.44%) Apache Spark
2 27 (3.21%) Apache
3 14 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.54%) JBoss
5 12 (1.43%) Confluence
5 12 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.31%) nginx
6 11 (1.31%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.95%) CMS
8 8 (0.95%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.83%) CICS
10 6 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.71%) IIS
11 5 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.48%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.36%) Tornado
14 2 (0.24%) Jetty
14 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.71%) BASE24
2 5 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.36%) Magento
3 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 128 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.28%) GitHub
4 25 (2.97%) SaaS
5 20 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
6 16 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.71%) BrowserStack
9 6 (0.71%) PaaS
10 5 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.59%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.48%) npm
11 4 (0.48%) Office 365
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.24%) Route 53
13 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.58%) HTTP
2 19 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.14%) Internet
4 11 (1.31%) Ethernet
4 11 (1.31%) RS-232
5 7 (0.83%) Firewall
6 5 (0.59%) SMTP
7 4 (0.48%) AMQP
8 3 (0.36%) ATM
8 3 (0.36%) IMAP
8 3 (0.36%) LDAP
8 3 (0.36%) SS7
9 2 (0.24%) DNS
9 2 (0.24%) FTP
9 2 (0.24%) IPsec
9 2 (0.24%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.24%) SSH
9 2 (0.24%) SSL
9 2 (0.24%) VPN
9 2 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.31%) Big Data
3 56 (6.65%) NoSQL
4 50 (5.94%) Hadoop
4 50 (5.94%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.63%) MySQL
6 31 (3.68%) RDBMS
7 28 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 20 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 16 (1.90%) DB2
10 13 (1.54%) Redis
10 13 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 280 (33.25%) Selenium
2 159 (18.88%) Cucumber
3 153 (18.17%) Git (software)
4 122 (14.49%) Jenkins
5 112 (13.30%) JIRA
6 99 (11.76%) Subversion
7 86 (10.21%) WebDriver
8 49 (5.82%) Visual Studio
9 47 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (5.46%) SoapUI
11 43 (5.11%) SonarQube
12 35 (4.16%) Mercurial
13 31 (3.68%) SpecFlow
14 29 (3.44%) JUnit
14 29 (3.44%) NUnit
15 23 (2.73%) JMeter
16 22 (2.61%) Jasmine
17 21 (2.49%) gulp
18 18 (2.14%) Bitbucket
18 18 (2.14%) TeamCity
General
1 196 (23.28%) Finance
2 59 (7.01%) Marketing
3 54 (6.41%) Retail
4 52 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 50 (5.94%) Electronics
6 49 (5.82%) Manufacturing
7 44 (5.23%) Banking
8 28 (3.33%) Law
9 17 (2.02%) Advertising
10 14 (1.66%) Automotive
11 12 (1.43%) Games
12 11 (1.31%) German Language
12 11 (1.31%) Investment Banking
13 10 (1.19%) French Language
13 10 (1.19%) Japanese Language
14 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.59%) Back Office
17 4 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 276 (32.78%) Developer
2 139 (16.51%) Tester
3 112 (13.30%) Analyst
4 104 (12.35%) Test Analyst
5 98 (11.64%) Automation Tester
6 96 (11.40%) Java Developer
7 77 (9.14%) Test Engineer
8 72 (8.55%) C# Developer
9 70 (8.31%) Senior Developer
10 67 (7.96%) Software Engineer
11 64 (7.60%) .NET Developer
12 50 (5.94%) Senior Tester
12 50 (5.94%) Test Automation Engineer
13 48 (5.70%) Java Engineer
14 47 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 46 (5.46%) Senior Automation Tester
16 38 (4.51%) QA Engineer
17 36 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
18 35 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
19 34 (4.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (24.11%) Web Services
2 177 (21.02%) .NET
3 135 (16.03%) HTML
4 105 (12.47%) ASP.NET
4 105 (12.47%) CSS
5 99 (11.76%) XML
6 85 (10.10%) AngularJS
7 78 (9.26%) REST
8 77 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 77 (9.14%) SOAP
9 71 (8.43%) .NET Framework
10 64 (7.60%) Gherkin
10 64 (7.60%) WCF
11 63 (7.48%) HTML5
12 62 (7.36%) RESTful
13 61 (7.24%) JSON
13 61 (7.24%) Spring
14 58 (6.89%) Node.js
15 56 (6.65%) Hibernate
15 56 (6.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.26%) Data Structures
2 64 (7.60%) Mobile App
3 48 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (5.34%) Algorithms
5 40 (4.75%) N-Tier
6 38 (4.51%) User Experience
7 35 (4.16%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (2.49%) iPad
10 14 (1.66%) Internet of Things
11 13 (1.54%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.43%) Fintech
12 12 (1.43%) PMI
13 11 (1.31%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 11 (1.31%) Life Science
14 10 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (1.07%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.71%) Social Media
17 4 (0.48%) Online Games
17 4 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 125 (14.85%) Linux
2 116 (13.78%) Windows
3 44 (5.23%) Android
4 29 (3.44%) Mac OS
5 28 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.85%) Unix
7 11 (1.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 7 (0.83%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.48%) CentOS
9 4 (0.48%) HPUX
9 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (28.15%) TDD
3 234 (27.79%) Continuous Integration
4 178 (21.14%) Scrum
5 175 (20.78%) Test Scripting
6 170 (20.19%) SDLC
7 165 (19.60%) OO
8 146 (17.34%) BDD
9 137 (16.27%) MVC
10 126 (14.96%) Software Engineering
11 89 (10.57%) DevOps
12 85 (10.10%) Software Testing
13 83 (9.86%) Mentoring
14 80 (9.50%) Test Strategy
15 76 (9.03%) Manual Testing
16 71 (8.43%) Waterfall
17 67 (7.96%) Open Source
18 64 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (7.48%) Unit Testing
20 62 (7.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 381 (45.25%) Java
2 277 (32.90%) C#
3 253 (30.05%) SQL
4 218 (25.89%) JavaScript
5 123 (14.61%) Python
6 54 (6.41%) C++
7 53 (6.29%) PHP
8 51 (6.06%) Ruby
9 44 (5.23%) C
10 26 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.09%) Scala
11 22 (2.61%) Clojure
11 22 (2.61%) Haskell
11 22 (2.61%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.66%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.66%) XAML
14 13 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.43%) XPath
16 10 (1.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 126 (14.96%) Degree
2 106 (12.59%) ISEB
3 86 (10.21%) ISTQB
4 33 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.83%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.24%) HND
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.12%) OCP
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (19.36%) QA
2 4 (0.48%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 30 (3.56%) Docker
2 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.24%) Firmware
4 2 (0.24%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 41 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (4.75%) Puppet
3 23 (2.73%) Ansible
4 14 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.71%) Terraform
7 5 (0.59%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.48%) Packer
9 2 (0.24%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.24%) Graphite
9 2 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 79 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 66 (7.84%) Oracle
3 43 (5.11%) SAP
4 20 (2.38%) HP
5 18 (2.14%) VMware
6 17 (2.02%) Google
7 11 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.19%) Chordiant
9 8 (0.95%) Cognizant
10 7 (0.83%) Zend
11 6 (0.71%) NetApp
11 6 (0.71%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.71%) Telerik
12 5 (0.59%) IBM
12 5 (0.59%) Perforce
12 5 (0.59%) Sun
13 4 (0.48%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.48%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.36%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.36%) Remedy