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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 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 634 357 293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.65% 4.82% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.89% 5.13% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 363 270 227
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,400 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,265 £37,500 £37,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £67,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 9,208 6,963 4,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 96.61% 93.94% 93.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,752 5,213 3,631
10th Percentile £30,363 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £39,316
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,543 £63,158 £60,125
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the North West over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester +29 421 £55,000 +10.00% 63
Lancashire +25 80 £55,687 +114.18% 6
Cheshire -33 79 £46,250 +2.78% 11
Merseyside -17 47 £52,500 - 3
Cumbria -7 1 £47,000 -1.05%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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.

1 421 (66.40%) Agile
2 221 (34.86%) DevOps
3 213 (33.60%) Azure
4 205 (32.33%) Software Engineering
5 198 (31.23%) TDD
6 194 (30.60%) AWS
7 191 (30.13%) JavaScript
7 191 (30.13%) SQL
8 176 (27.76%) Software Testing
9 175 (27.60%) Java
10 171 (26.97%) CI/CD
11 164 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
12 156 (24.61%) Problem-Solving
13 137 (21.61%) .NET
14 135 (21.29%) Python
15 130 (20.50%) C#
16 126 (19.87%) RESTful
16 126 (19.87%) Git (software)
17 123 (19.40%) Social Skills
18 122 (19.24%) Microservices
19 119 (18.77%) Full Stack Development
20 118 (18.61%) SDLC
20 118 (18.61%) QA
20 118 (18.61%) Finance
21 116 (18.30%) Kubernetes
22 110 (17.35%) Mentoring
23 109 (17.19%) Coaching
23 109 (17.19%) BDD
24 107 (16.88%) Node.js
25 103 (16.25%) Scrum

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 14 (2.21%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (1.26%) IIS
5 6 (0.95%) Confluence
6 4 (0.63%) CMS
6 4 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.47%) JBoss
7 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.32%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.16%) Apache
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) Maple
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 213 (33.60%) Azure
2 194 (30.60%) AWS
3 67 (10.57%) GCP
4 63 (9.94%) Serverless
5 56 (8.83%) GitHub
6 45 (7.10%) SaaS
7 40 (6.31%) PaaS
8 39 (6.15%) Azure DevOps
9 30 (4.73%) npm
10 29 (4.57%) Azure Functions
11 27 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (3.94%) Microsoft 365
13 24 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
15 22 (3.47%) IaaS
16 21 (3.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 20 (3.15%) Azure Logic Apps
17 20 (3.15%) Azure Pipelines
18 16 (2.52%) OpenShift
19 13 (2.05%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.05%) HTTP
2 22 (3.47%) Internet
3 12 (1.89%) HTTPS
3 12 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.74%) DNS
5 3 (0.47%) DHCP
5 3 (0.47%) Firewall
5 3 (0.47%) LAN
5 3 (0.47%) WAN
6 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.32%) Network Security
6 2 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.16%) Broadband
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 73 (11.51%) NoSQL
3 49 (7.73%) MySQL
4 44 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 40 (6.31%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.58%) Big Data
9 10 (1.58%) Flink
10 9 (1.42%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.95%) Power BI
12 5 (0.79%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.79%) Tableau
13 4 (0.63%) Informix
13 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.47%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 126 (19.87%) Git (software)
2 92 (14.51%) Selenium
3 73 (11.51%) Jenkins
4 50 (7.89%) Cucumber
5 48 (7.57%) JIRA
6 33 (5.21%) GitLab
7 32 (5.05%) Postman
8 25 (3.94%) JUnit
8 25 (3.94%) Subversion
8 25 (3.94%) TeamCity
9 23 (3.63%) Cypress.io
10 21 (3.31%) Maven
11 18 (2.84%) Appium
12 17 (2.68%) Bitbucket
12 17 (2.68%) SpecFlow
12 17 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.37%) JMeter
13 15 (2.37%) WebDriver
14 14 (2.21%) SoapUI
15 13 (2.05%) Gradle
General
1 123 (19.40%) Social Skills
2 118 (18.61%) Finance
3 51 (8.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 50 (7.89%) Public Sector
5 45 (7.10%) Banking
6 44 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (6.31%) Automotive
8 26 (4.10%) Presentation Skills
9 24 (3.79%) Manufacturing
9 24 (3.79%) Retail
10 16 (2.52%) Games
11 15 (2.37%) Legal
12 14 (2.21%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (1.89%) Law
14 10 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.95%) Social Housing
16 5 (0.79%) Military
17 4 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
18 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.47%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 183 (28.86%) Developer
2 118 (18.61%) Software Engineer
3 69 (10.88%) Tester
4 54 (8.52%) Test Engineer
5 49 (7.73%) Software Developer
6 48 (7.57%) Senior Developer
7 45 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 43 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 43 (6.78%) Software Tester
9 32 (5.05%) .NET Developer
9 32 (5.05%) Analyst
10 28 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 25 (3.94%) Architect
12 22 (3.47%) Graduate
13 21 (3.31%) QA Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Consultant
14 20 (3.15%) Senior Test Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Site Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (21.61%) .NET
2 126 (19.87%) RESTful
3 107 (16.88%) Node.js
4 80 (12.62%) React
5 66 (10.41%) .NET Core
6 51 (8.04%) REST
7 50 (7.89%) CSS
8 47 (7.41%) HTML
9 43 (6.78%) Web Services
10 38 (5.99%) JSON
10 38 (5.99%) Spring
11 36 (5.68%) AngularJS
12 30 (4.73%) Kafka
13 29 (4.57%) Gherkin
14 28 (4.42%) XML
15 27 (4.26%) Entity Framework
16 26 (4.10%) ASP.NET
17 24 (3.79%) Spring Boot
18 22 (3.47%) Material-UI
19 20 (3.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.04%) User Experience
2 34 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
3 33 (5.21%) Cloud Native
4 24 (3.79%) Life Science
5 23 (3.63%) Data Structures
6 22 (3.47%) Mobile App
7 19 (3.00%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.84%) Public Cloud
9 17 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (2.52%) Blog
11 15 (2.37%) Algorithms
12 14 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (2.21%) Social Media
13 13 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.89%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.42%) IoT
15 9 (1.42%) Mainframe
16 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.95%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 56 (8.83%) Windows
2 53 (8.36%) Linux
3 38 (5.99%) Unix
4 21 (3.31%) Android
5 17 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.26%) VMS
8 4 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (66.40%) Agile
2 221 (34.86%) DevOps
3 205 (32.33%) Software Engineering
4 198 (31.23%) TDD
5 176 (27.76%) Software Testing
6 171 (26.97%) CI/CD
7 164 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
8 156 (24.61%) Problem-Solving
9 122 (19.24%) Microservices
10 119 (18.77%) Full Stack Development
11 118 (18.61%) SDLC
12 110 (17.35%) Mentoring
13 109 (17.19%) BDD
13 109 (17.19%) Coaching
14 103 (16.25%) Scrum
15 64 (10.09%) User Stories
16 53 (8.36%) Computer Science
17 52 (8.20%) Unit Testing
18 51 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (7.57%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 191 (30.13%) JavaScript
1 191 (30.13%) SQL
2 175 (27.60%) Java
3 135 (21.29%) Python
4 130 (20.50%) C#
5 61 (9.62%) Ruby
6 44 (6.94%) PowerShell
7 39 (6.15%) TypeScript
8 28 (4.42%) Go
9 21 (3.31%) C++
10 20 (3.15%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.52%) Bash
11 16 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.21%) Perl
13 12 (1.89%) PHP
14 9 (1.42%) ES6
14 9 (1.42%) ES7
14 9 (1.42%) ES8
15 8 (1.26%) Scala
16 7 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 100 (15.77%) Degree
2 30 (4.73%) ISTQB
2 30 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.47%) Azure Certification
4 21 (3.31%) AWS Certification
5 19 (3.00%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
5 19 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.47%) CIPD
8 3 (0.47%) ISEB
9 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.32%) MBA
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (18.61%) QA
2 22 (3.47%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 101 (15.93%) Docker
2 8 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.32%) Ceph
4 2 (0.32%) Lustre
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 116 (18.30%) Kubernetes
2 61 (9.62%) Terraform
3 30 (4.73%) Istio
4 22 (3.47%) Prometheus
5 19 (3.00%) Ansible
6 14 (2.21%) Grafana
7 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.63%) Packer
9 3 (0.47%) Puppet
10 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.32%) Mesos
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.16%) Kibana
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 103 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.94%) Oracle
3 33 (5.21%) Google
4 23 (3.63%) Hitachi
5 7 (1.10%) Splunk
6 6 (0.95%) Blue Prism
6 6 (0.95%) Facebook
6 6 (0.95%) FIS
6 6 (0.95%) ServiceNow
6 6 (0.95%) Snow
6 6 (0.95%) WorldPay
7 5 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.79%) Perfecto Mobile
7 5 (0.79%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.63%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco
9 3 (0.47%) Citrix
9 3 (0.47%) Optimizely
9 3 (0.47%) Palo Alto