Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 46 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 827 667 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.20% 5.36% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 5.97% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 672 590 590
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,875 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 11979 11171 11575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.86% 89.81% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9526 9316 9573
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +4 582 £45,000 +4.65% 61
Cheshire +9 169 £40,000 +14.29% 20
Merseyside +7 37 £41,000 +18.11% 6
Lancashire -5 30 £32,000 -14.67% 7
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (68.92%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (48.61%) Java
3 310 (37.48%) Selenium
4 269 (32.53%) C#
5 242 (29.26%) TDD
6 241 (29.14%) JavaScript
7 238 (28.78%) SQL
8 204 (24.67%) Continuous Integration
9 200 (24.18%) Finance
10 188 (22.73%) Cucumber
11 183 (22.13%) .NET
12 182 (22.01%) QA
13 180 (21.77%) Web Services
14 177 (21.40%) Scrum
15 172 (20.80%) SDLC
16 167 (20.19%) BDD
17 160 (19.35%) Test Scripting
18 146 (17.65%) OO
19 141 (17.05%) Git (software)
20 135 (16.32%) MVC
21 126 (15.24%) HTML
21 126 (15.24%) Jenkins
22 123 (14.87%) Software Engineering
23 122 (14.75%) SQL Server
23 122 (14.75%) Python
24 120 (14.51%) Degree
25 112 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
26 108 (13.06%) WebDriver
27 106 (12.82%) CSS
28 103 (12.45%) Linux

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 22 (2.66%) Apache
2 21 (2.54%) JBoss
3 18 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.18%) Confluence
4 17 (2.06%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.33%) nginx
6 11 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.97%) CICS
7 8 (0.97%) CMS
8 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.48%) IIS
11 3 (0.36%) Jetty
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.24%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) BASE24
1 7 (0.85%) Magento
1 7 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 112 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.23%) GitHub
4 27 (3.26%) SaaS
5 18 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (1.93%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.85%) Serverless
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.73%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.60%) npm
12 4 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
13 3 (0.36%) PaaS
13 3 (0.36%) Slack
14 2 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.65%) HTTP
2 26 (3.14%) Internet
3 10 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.85%) Broadband
5 5 (0.60%) ATM
5 5 (0.60%) Firewall
6 4 (0.48%) SMTP
7 3 (0.36%) AMQP
7 3 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.36%) IMAP
7 3 (0.36%) IPsec
7 3 (0.36%) RS-232
7 3 (0.36%) SS7
8 2 (0.24%) DNS
8 2 (0.24%) FTP
8 2 (0.24%) LDAP
8 2 (0.24%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
9 1 (0.12%) VPN
9 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.10%) Big Data
3 48 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 42 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 37 (4.47%) Hadoop
5 37 (4.47%) MySQL
6 25 (3.02%) DB2
7 19 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.06%) Redis
10 15 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.60%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.36%) Riak
15 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 310 (37.48%) Selenium
2 188 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 141 (17.05%) Git (software)
4 126 (15.24%) Jenkins
5 108 (13.06%) WebDriver
6 98 (11.85%) JIRA
7 79 (9.55%) Subversion
8 61 (7.38%) SoapUI
9 52 (6.29%) Visual Studio
10 39 (4.72%) SpecFlow
11 35 (4.23%) JUnit
12 32 (3.87%) SonarQube
13 31 (3.75%) JMeter
14 30 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 29 (3.51%) Jasmine
16 28 (3.39%) Bitbucket
17 27 (3.26%) Gradle
17 27 (3.26%) Mercurial
18 24 (2.90%) gulp
19 22 (2.66%) TeamCity
General
1 200 (24.18%) Finance
2 76 (9.19%) Retail
3 52 (6.29%) Banking
4 50 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 48 (5.80%) Marketing
6 41 (4.96%) Manufacturing
7 40 (4.84%) Electronics
8 31 (3.75%) Law
9 22 (2.66%) Advertising
10 14 (1.69%) Automotive
10 14 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.57%) Games
12 11 (1.33%) Retail Banking
13 10 (1.21%) French Language
13 10 (1.21%) German Language
13 10 (1.21%) Japanese Language
14 9 (1.09%) Military
15 5 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.60%) Legal
16 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 264 (31.92%) Developer
2 180 (21.77%) Tester
3 137 (16.57%) Automation Tester
4 87 (10.52%) Java Developer
5 78 (9.43%) Analyst
6 75 (9.07%) Test Engineer
7 72 (8.71%) Test Analyst
8 70 (8.46%) Software Engineer
9 66 (7.98%) C# Developer
10 62 (7.50%) .NET Developer
11 58 (7.01%) Java Engineer
12 55 (6.65%) Senior Tester
13 51 (6.17%) Senior Automation Tester
14 46 (5.56%) Senior Developer
15 42 (5.08%) QA Engineer
16 41 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
17 39 (4.72%) Software Developer
18 37 (4.47%) Software Tester
19 35 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
20 34 (4.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (22.13%) .NET
2 180 (21.77%) Web Services
3 126 (15.24%) HTML
4 106 (12.82%) CSS
5 94 (11.37%) ASP.NET
6 88 (10.64%) AngularJS
7 85 (10.28%) REST
7 85 (10.28%) XML
8 81 (9.79%) SOAP
9 72 (8.71%) Gherkin
9 72 (8.71%) Spring
10 69 (8.34%) HTML5
11 68 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 66 (7.98%) Hibernate
13 64 (7.74%) jQuery
14 56 (6.77%) JSON
14 56 (6.77%) Node.js
14 56 (6.77%) RESTful
15 55 (6.65%) .NET Framework
16 50 (6.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.89%) Mobile App
3 49 (5.93%) User Experience
4 47 (5.68%) Data Structures
5 40 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 34 (4.11%) N-Tier
7 32 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 28 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.30%) Fintech
10 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.69%) iPad
11 14 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.57%) RIA
13 12 (1.45%) Life Science
13 12 (1.45%) PMI
14 10 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.21%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.85%) Internet of Things
16 4 (0.48%) Contactless
16 4 (0.48%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.45%) Linux
2 78 (9.43%) Windows
3 33 (3.99%) Android
4 31 (3.75%) Unix
5 23 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.57%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.48%) CentOS
9 4 (0.48%) HPUX
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (68.92%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (29.26%) TDD
3 204 (24.67%) Continuous Integration
4 177 (21.40%) Scrum
5 172 (20.80%) SDLC
6 167 (20.19%) BDD
7 160 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 146 (17.65%) OO
9 135 (16.32%) MVC
10 123 (14.87%) Software Engineering
11 101 (12.21%) DevOps
12 95 (11.49%) Software Testing
13 91 (11.00%) Test Strategy
14 68 (8.22%) E-Commerce
14 68 (8.22%) Open Source
14 68 (8.22%) Waterfall
15 67 (8.10%) Mentoring
16 64 (7.74%) Manual Testing
17 56 (6.77%) OOP
17 56 (6.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 402 (48.61%) Java
2 269 (32.53%) C#
3 241 (29.14%) JavaScript
4 238 (28.78%) SQL
5 122 (14.75%) Python
6 63 (7.62%) PHP
7 56 (6.77%) Ruby
8 47 (5.68%) C++
9 43 (5.20%) C
10 31 (3.75%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.06%) Clojure
11 17 (2.06%) Haskell
11 17 (2.06%) Scala
12 16 (1.93%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.69%) Perl
14 13 (1.57%) COBOL
15 11 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.97%) Assembly Language
16 8 (0.97%) Go
17 7 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (14.51%) Degree
2 82 (9.92%) ISEB
3 62 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 29 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.45%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.85%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.60%) HND
11 5 (0.60%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (22.01%) QA
2 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.60%) SLA
3 5 (0.60%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.24%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 37 (4.47%) Docker
2 8 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.24%) Varnish
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 34 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (3.75%) Puppet
3 18 (2.18%) Ansible
3 18 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.85%) Kibana
4 7 (0.85%) Terraform
5 6 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.73%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.60%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.48%) Cobbler
7 4 (0.48%) Packer
8 2 (0.24%) Graphite
9 1 (0.12%) Nagios
9 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (8.83%) Oracle
2 72 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.35%) SAP
4 16 (1.93%) VMware
5 15 (1.81%) Capita
5 15 (1.81%) HP
6 14 (1.69%) Google
7 11 (1.33%) Chordiant
8 10 (1.21%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.97%) Zend
10 6 (0.73%) IBM
10 6 (0.73%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.73%) WorldPay
11 5 (0.60%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.48%) Perforce
12 4 (0.48%) Sun
13 3 (0.36%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.36%) OpenText
13 3 (0.36%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.36%) Siebel