Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 50 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 843 557 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.43% 4.81% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.13% 5.45% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 704 523 485
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,650 £50,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 11821 10227 11778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.18% 88.39% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9615 8552 9449
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +12 612 £43,000 +7.50% 64
Cheshire +2 160 £35,000 -6.67% 19
Merseyside +1 36 £36,250 -3.33% 13
Lancashire -24 33 £32,000 -14.67% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 570 (67.62%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (47.21%) Java
3 279 (33.10%) SQL
4 277 (32.86%) C#
5 263 (31.20%) Selenium
6 248 (29.42%) Continuous Integration
7 237 (28.11%) TDD
8 205 (24.32%) JavaScript
9 198 (23.49%) Web Services
10 196 (23.25%) Test Scripting
11 186 (22.06%) Finance
12 183 (21.71%) SDLC
13 181 (21.47%) OO
14 179 (21.23%) .NET
15 175 (20.76%) Scrum
16 165 (19.57%) BDD
17 162 (19.22%) Cucumber
18 161 (19.10%) Git (software)
19 157 (18.62%) QA
20 137 (16.25%) Linux
21 130 (15.42%) Degree
22 124 (14.71%) MVC
23 123 (14.59%) Python
24 120 (14.23%) Windows
24 120 (14.23%) HTML
25 114 (13.52%) Software Engineering
26 105 (12.46%) ISEB
27 104 (12.34%) XML
27 104 (12.34%) Subversion
28 103 (12.22%) Data Structures

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 28 (3.32%) Apache
3 12 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.30%) Confluence
4 11 (1.30%) JBoss
4 11 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.19%) nginx
5 10 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.71%) CICS
7 6 (0.71%) CMS
8 4 (0.47%) IIS
9 3 (0.36%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.36%) Jetty
9 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.47%) Magento
3 3 (0.36%) BASE24
3 3 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 98 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.56%) GitHub
4 20 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
5 16 (1.90%) SaaS
6 15 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.83%) PaaS
9 6 (0.71%) BrowserStack
9 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.36%) Office 365
12 1 (0.12%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.12%) Heroku
12 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.69%) HTTP
2 26 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.02%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.02%) RS-232
4 12 (1.42%) Internet
5 10 (1.19%) Firewall
6 6 (0.71%) SMTP
7 4 (0.47%) FTP
8 3 (0.36%) DNS
8 3 (0.36%) IMAP
8 3 (0.36%) SS7
8 3 (0.36%) VPN
8 3 (0.36%) WAN
9 2 (0.24%) AMQP
9 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.24%) LDAP
9 2 (0.24%) SSH
9 2 (0.24%) SSL
10 1 (0.12%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.12%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.90%) NoSQL
3 60 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 55 (6.52%) Big Data
5 47 (5.58%) MySQL
6 44 (5.22%) RDBMS
7 42 (4.98%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.85%) MongoDB
8 24 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.37%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (1.19%) DB2
15 10 (1.19%) Redis
16 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
18 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 263 (31.20%) Selenium
2 162 (19.22%) Cucumber
3 161 (19.10%) Git (software)
4 104 (12.34%) Subversion
5 102 (12.10%) Jenkins
6 95 (11.27%) JIRA
7 72 (8.54%) WebDriver
8 49 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (5.46%) Mercurial
9 46 (5.46%) Visual Studio
10 36 (4.27%) SonarQube
11 33 (3.91%) NUnit
12 23 (2.73%) JMeter
13 22 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (2.61%) LoadRunner
13 22 (2.61%) SoapUI
14 20 (2.37%) SpecFlow
15 19 (2.25%) Jasmine
16 17 (2.02%) NuGet
16 17 (2.02%) WiX
General
1 186 (22.06%) Finance
2 57 (6.76%) Marketing
3 55 (6.52%) Retail
4 53 (6.29%) Banking
5 43 (5.10%) Manufacturing
5 43 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 36 (4.27%) Electronics
7 17 (2.02%) Advertising
7 17 (2.02%) Law
8 15 (1.78%) Games
9 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.71%) Back Office
13 5 (0.59%) Automotive
13 5 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.59%) German Language
14 4 (0.47%) French Language
14 4 (0.47%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 280 (33.21%) Developer
2 152 (18.03%) Tester
3 128 (15.18%) Analyst
4 118 (14.00%) Test Analyst
5 106 (12.57%) Automation Tester
5 106 (12.57%) Java Developer
6 89 (10.56%) Senior Developer
7 71 (8.42%) Test Engineer
8 69 (8.19%) C# Developer
9 61 (7.24%) .NET Developer
10 55 (6.52%) Senior Tester
11 52 (6.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 51 (6.05%) Senior Automation Tester
13 49 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
13 49 (5.81%) Software Engineer
14 48 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
15 42 (4.98%) Software Developer
16 41 (4.86%) Java Engineer
17 40 (4.74%) QA Engineer
18 33 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (23.49%) Web Services
2 179 (21.23%) .NET
3 120 (14.23%) HTML
4 104 (12.34%) XML
5 95 (11.27%) ASP.NET
6 93 (11.03%) CSS
7 65 (7.71%) .NET Framework
8 63 (7.47%) AngularJS
9 62 (7.35%) REST
9 62 (7.35%) SOAP
10 58 (6.88%) Gherkin
10 58 (6.88%) HTML5
10 58 (6.88%) Spring
11 57 (6.76%) WCF
12 55 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 54 (6.41%) Hibernate
14 53 (6.29%) JSON
15 52 (6.17%) jQuery
16 50 (5.93%) RESTful
17 46 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.22%) Data Structures
2 61 (7.24%) Algorithms
3 58 (6.88%) Mobile App
4 57 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 41 (4.86%) N-Tier
6 39 (4.63%) iPad
7 25 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.37%) Internet of Things
8 20 (2.37%) User Experience
9 17 (2.02%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 14 (1.66%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.54%) PMI
12 7 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.83%) Social Media
13 6 (0.71%) Fintech
14 4 (0.47%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.47%) Contactless
14 4 (0.47%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 137 (16.25%) Linux
2 120 (14.23%) Windows
3 43 (5.10%) Android
4 40 (4.74%) Mac OS
5 28 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.49%) Unix
7 17 (2.02%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.47%) HPUX
9 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
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
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (67.62%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (29.42%) Continuous Integration
3 237 (28.11%) TDD
4 196 (23.25%) Test Scripting
5 183 (21.71%) SDLC
6 181 (21.47%) OO
7 175 (20.76%) Scrum
8 165 (19.57%) BDD
9 124 (14.71%) MVC
10 114 (13.52%) Software Engineering
11 84 (9.96%) Mentoring
12 70 (8.30%) DevOps
12 70 (8.30%) Unit Testing
12 70 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 68 (8.07%) Manual Testing
14 65 (7.71%) Kanban
15 63 (7.47%) Waterfall
16 61 (7.24%) Test Strategy
17 60 (7.12%) Open Source
18 59 (7.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 398 (47.21%) Java
2 279 (33.10%) SQL
3 277 (32.86%) C#
4 205 (24.32%) JavaScript
5 123 (14.59%) Python
6 70 (8.30%) PHP
7 58 (6.88%) C++
8 56 (6.64%) Ruby
9 49 (5.81%) C
10 24 (2.85%) Scala
11 20 (2.37%) Clojure
11 20 (2.37%) Haskell
11 20 (2.37%) VB.NET
11 20 (2.37%) XAML
12 18 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 12 (1.42%) XPath
15 11 (1.30%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.07%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 130 (15.42%) Degree
2 105 (12.46%) ISEB
3 98 (11.63%) ISTQB
4 29 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.54%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.07%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.71%) HND
9 4 (0.47%) HNC
10 2 (0.24%) 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%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.12%) MCSE
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (18.62%) 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 23 (2.73%) Docker
2 6 (0.71%) Firmware
3 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.36%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.12%) Postfix
7 1 (0.12%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (3.91%) Puppet
3 23 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (2.02%) Ansible
5 14 (1.66%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.59%) Kibana
6 5 (0.59%) Packer
6 5 (0.59%) Terraform
7 2 (0.24%) Graphite
8 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.12%) Cacti
8 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.12%) Icinga
Vendors
1 78 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.00%) Oracle
3 31 (3.68%) SAP
4 28 (3.32%) HP
5 18 (2.14%) Google
6 14 (1.66%) VMware
7 9 (1.07%) Chordiant
8 8 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 8 (0.95%) Cognizant
8 8 (0.95%) Rackspace
8 8 (0.95%) Zend
9 7 (0.83%) IBM
10 6 (0.71%) Telerik
10 6 (0.71%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.59%) Perforce
11 5 (0.59%) Sun
12 4 (0.47%) NetApp
13 3 (0.36%) Adobe
13 3 (0.36%) Cognos
13 3 (0.36%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + 12.5% Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Additional Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Remote Working , 25 days Holiday !
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £27000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago