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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 58 52
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 461 237 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.82% 4.28% 5.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 4.84% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 365 207 257
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 £48,000
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 6066 4892 5725
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.29% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4132 4653
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 25 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 25 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 +22 326 £44,000 +10.00% 61
Cheshire +21 94 £35,000 -1.10% 21
Merseyside +4 21 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Lancashire -3 20 £32,000 -20.00% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 580 (70.22%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (45.76%) Java
3 271 (32.81%) Selenium
4 261 (31.60%) SQL
5 254 (30.75%) C#
6 247 (29.90%) Continuous Integration
7 238 (28.81%) TDD
8 200 (24.21%) Test Scripting
9 191 (23.12%) JavaScript
10 182 (22.03%) Scrum
10 182 (22.03%) SDLC
11 173 (20.94%) Finance
11 173 (20.94%) Web Services
12 172 (20.82%) OO
13 170 (20.58%) BDD
14 166 (20.10%) QA
15 165 (19.98%) Cucumber
16 159 (19.25%) .NET
17 149 (18.04%) Git (software)
18 128 (15.50%) Degree
19 124 (15.01%) Linux
20 121 (14.65%) Python
21 115 (13.92%) HTML
22 108 (13.08%) ISEB
22 108 (13.08%) Data Structures
23 106 (12.83%) Windows
23 106 (12.83%) MVC
23 106 (12.83%) ISTQB
23 106 (12.83%) Software Engineering
24 95 (11.50%) 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 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.39%) 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 (0.61%) 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 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.51%) 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 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.61%) 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 (4.48%) HTTP
2 25 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.06%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.06%) RS-232
4 12 (1.45%) Firewall
5 11 (1.33%) Internet
6 5 (0.61%) 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 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.32%) NoSQL
3 56 (6.78%) MySQL
4 54 (6.54%) Relational Database
5 52 (6.30%) Big Data
6 42 (5.08%) RDBMS
7 40 (4.84%) Hadoop
8 25 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.82%) 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 (32.81%) Selenium
2 165 (19.98%) Cucumber
3 149 (18.04%) Git (software)
4 95 (11.50%) Subversion
5 94 (11.38%) Jenkins
6 83 (10.05%) JIRA
7 75 (9.08%) WebDriver
8 49 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (5.81%) Mercurial
10 35 (4.24%) Visual Studio
11 33 (4.00%) NUnit
12 32 (3.87%) SonarQube
13 24 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (2.91%) JMeter
14 23 (2.78%) LoadRunner
15 20 (2.42%) SoapUI
16 19 (2.30%) SpecFlow
17 17 (2.06%) MSTest
17 17 (2.06%) NuGet
17 17 (2.06%) WiX
General
1 173 (20.94%) Finance
2 51 (6.17%) Banking
3 49 (5.93%) Retail
4 48 (5.81%) Marketing
5 35 (4.24%) Manufacturing
6 34 (4.12%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.63%) 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 (0.73%) Back Office
11 6 (0.73%) Military
12 5 (0.61%) 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 (31.72%) Developer
2 146 (17.68%) Tester
3 137 (16.59%) Analyst
4 127 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 99 (11.99%) Automation Tester
6 98 (11.86%) Senior Developer
7 95 (11.50%) Java Developer
8 85 (10.29%) Test Engineer
9 62 (7.51%) Test Automation Engineer
10 56 (6.78%) C# Developer
11 53 (6.42%) Senior Tester
12 50 (6.05%) Senior Automation Tester
13 49 (5.93%) .NET Developer
13 49 (5.93%) QA Engineer
14 48 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
15 46 (5.57%) Software Developer
16 42 (5.08%) Software Engineer
17 41 (4.96%) Java Engineer
18 40 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
19 38 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (20.94%) Web Services
2 159 (19.25%) .NET
3 115 (13.92%) HTML
4 94 (11.38%) CSS
5 88 (10.65%) XML
6 78 (9.44%) ASP.NET
7 64 (7.75%) AngularJS
8 57 (6.90%) Gherkin
9 56 (6.78%) .NET Framework
9 56 (6.78%) HTML5
10 50 (6.05%) WCF
11 49 (5.93%) Node.js
12 48 (5.81%) REST
13 46 (5.57%) SOAP
14 44 (5.33%) Spring
15 43 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (5.08%) jQuery
17 40 (4.84%) Hibernate
18 39 (4.72%) Laravel
18 39 (4.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 108 (13.08%) Data Structures
2 65 (7.87%) Algorithms
3 60 (7.26%) iPad
4 56 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (6.05%) Mobile App
6 42 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.75%) N-Tier
8 23 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (2.42%) Internet of Things
10 19 (2.30%) User Experience
11 17 (2.06%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 15 (1.82%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.45%) Mainframe
14 11 (1.33%) PMI
15 7 (0.85%) Social Media
16 5 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.61%) Fintech
17 4 (0.48%) Clustering
17 4 (0.48%) Web 2.0
18 3 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 124 (15.01%) Linux
2 106 (12.83%) Windows
3 40 (4.84%) Mac OS
4 33 (4.00%) Android
5 19 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.06%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 12 (1.45%) Unix
8 5 (0.61%) 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
1 580 (70.22%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (29.90%) Continuous Integration
3 238 (28.81%) TDD
4 200 (24.21%) Test Scripting
5 182 (22.03%) Scrum
5 182 (22.03%) SDLC
6 172 (20.82%) OO
7 170 (20.58%) BDD
8 106 (12.83%) MVC
8 106 (12.83%) Software Engineering
9 74 (8.96%) Mentoring
10 71 (8.60%) DevOps
11 70 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 69 (8.35%) Kanban
12 69 (8.35%) Manual Testing
13 67 (8.11%) Unit Testing
14 63 (7.63%) Test Strategy
15 61 (7.38%) Waterfall
16 57 (6.90%) Software Testing
17 54 (6.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 378 (45.76%) Java
2 261 (31.60%) SQL
3 254 (30.75%) C#
4 191 (23.12%) JavaScript
5 121 (14.65%) Python
6 84 (10.17%) PHP
7 62 (7.51%) Ruby
8 55 (6.66%) C++
9 48 (5.81%) C
10 24 (2.91%) Scala
11 20 (2.42%) Clojure
11 20 (2.42%) Haskell
11 20 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 18 (2.18%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.18%) 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
1 128 (15.50%) Degree
2 108 (13.08%) ISEB
3 106 (12.83%) ISTQB
4 33 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.18%) 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 (0.61%) 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 (20.10%) 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 (2.30%) Docker
2 6 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.61%) 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 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (3.27%) Puppet
3 22 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.57%) Ansible
5 12 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.61%) 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 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.21%) Oracle
3 27 (3.27%) HP
4 23 (2.78%) SAP
5 15 (1.82%) 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 (0.73%) Telerik
10 5 (0.61%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.61%) 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: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Sale, Cheshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum, Benefits 15% Flex and Company pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £30001 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday