Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 22 32
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 319 896 938
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.35% 8.50% 7.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 9.05% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 267 555 706
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,650 £32,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 4,620 9,898 11,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.96% 93.94% 91.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,754 7,283 9,090
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,725 £67,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 -9 238 £50,000 - 34
Cheshire -11 50 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Lancashire -10 17 £53,750 +26.47% 3
Merseyside -10 11 £40,000 - 6
Cumbria - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 183 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (36.99%) Selenium
3 106 (33.23%) JavaScript
4 101 (31.66%) C#
5 87 (27.27%) .NET
6 85 (26.65%) SQL
7 81 (25.39%) Java
8 78 (24.45%) QA
9 73 (22.88%) BDD
10 71 (22.26%) JIRA
11 70 (21.94%) CSS
12 66 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (20.38%) HTML
14 63 (19.75%) Scrum
15 60 (18.81%) TDD
16 58 (18.18%) DevOps
17 55 (17.24%) WebDriver
18 50 (15.67%) Microservices
19 47 (14.73%) SDLC
19 47 (14.73%) Finance
20 46 (14.42%) Node.js
21 44 (13.79%) Jenkins
22 43 (13.48%) Software Engineering
23 42 (13.17%) AWS
24 41 (12.85%) Git (software)
24 41 (12.85%) Web Services
25 40 (12.54%) SOAP
25 40 (12.54%) ASP.NET
26 38 (11.91%) User Experience
27 36 (11.29%) SoapUI

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 25 (7.84%) Confluence
2 15 (4.70%) CMS
3 9 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (2.51%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.19%) Liferay
6 6 (1.88%) Apache
6 6 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.57%) WordPress
8 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Jetty
10 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.57%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.57%) Sketch
3 2 (0.63%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.51%) BASE24
1 8 (2.51%) SDL Web 8
2 6 (1.88%) Magento
3 4 (1.25%) Shopify
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.17%) AWS
2 34 (10.66%) Azure
3 16 (5.02%) Serverless
4 14 (4.39%) GitHub
5 9 (2.82%) GCP
6 7 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.19%) npm
7 6 (1.88%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.94%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.63%) Datadog
10 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.63%) Logic Apps
10 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.51%) ATM
1 8 (2.51%) Internet
2 2 (0.63%) Firewall
2 2 (0.63%) Network Security
2 2 (0.63%) Skype
2 2 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.31%) VLAN
3 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.39%) MySQL
2 14 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.19%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.25%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (1.25%) Big Data
8 3 (0.94%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 118 (36.99%) Selenium
2 71 (22.26%) JIRA
3 55 (17.24%) WebDriver
4 44 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 41 (12.85%) Git (software)
6 36 (11.29%) SoapUI
7 34 (10.66%) Cucumber
8 24 (7.52%) SpecFlow
9 21 (6.58%) NUnit
10 19 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (5.64%) Maven
12 15 (4.70%) Postman
12 15 (4.70%) Protractor
13 13 (4.08%) Bitbucket
14 12 (3.76%) Appium
14 12 (3.76%) JUnit
14 12 (3.76%) Subversion
15 11 (3.45%) Redmine
16 10 (3.13%) Hudson
16 10 (3.13%) TestNG
General
1 47 (14.73%) Finance
2 24 (7.52%) Banking
3 17 (5.33%) Electronics
4 14 (4.39%) Marketing
5 12 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.13%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.82%) Games
7 9 (2.82%) Law
8 6 (1.88%) Publishing
9 5 (1.57%) Retail
10 4 (1.25%) Automotive
11 3 (0.94%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (33.23%) Developer
2 60 (18.81%) Tester
3 41 (12.85%) Senior Developer
4 26 (8.15%) Software Engineer
4 26 (8.15%) Test Engineer
5 24 (7.52%) Analyst
5 24 (7.52%) Java Developer
6 22 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 21 (6.58%) Software Tester
8 19 (5.96%) Test Automation Engineer
9 17 (5.33%) QA Engineer
10 16 (5.02%) Quality Engineer
11 15 (4.70%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.70%) Test Manager
12 14 (4.39%) Test Analyst
13 13 (4.08%) .NET Developer
13 13 (4.08%) .NET Software Engineer
13 13 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
13 13 (4.08%) Test Automation Manager
14 12 (3.76%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (27.27%) .NET
2 70 (21.94%) CSS
3 65 (20.38%) HTML
4 46 (14.42%) Node.js
5 41 (12.85%) Web Services
6 40 (12.54%) ASP.NET
6 40 (12.54%) SOAP
7 36 (11.29%) .NET Core
8 34 (10.66%) AngularJS
9 33 (10.34%) RESTful
10 31 (9.72%) React
11 27 (8.46%) REST
12 25 (7.84%) .NET Framework
13 24 (7.52%) JSON
14 23 (7.21%) XML
15 21 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (5.64%) HTML5
18 16 (5.02%) jQuery
19 14 (4.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.91%) User Experience
2 30 (9.40%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.96%) Cloud Native
4 16 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.51%) EMV
6 8 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.51%) Internet of Things
6 8 (2.51%) NHS
6 8 (2.51%) Online Banking
6 8 (2.51%) Tandem
7 7 (2.19%) Blog
7 7 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.25%) PlayStation
11 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.09%) Linux
2 9 (2.82%) Windows
3 8 (2.51%) Unix
4 5 (1.57%) Android
5 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (22.88%) BDD
3 66 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (19.75%) Scrum
5 60 (18.81%) TDD
6 58 (18.18%) DevOps
7 50 (15.67%) Microservices
8 47 (14.73%) SDLC
9 43 (13.48%) Software Engineering
10 34 (10.66%) Software Testing
11 31 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (9.40%) Line Management
12 30 (9.40%) MVC
12 30 (9.40%) Test Scripting
13 24 (7.52%) Acceptance Criteria
13 24 (7.52%) Manual Testing
13 24 (7.52%) OO
14 22 (6.90%) Kanban
14 22 (6.90%) Mentoring
14 22 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (33.23%) JavaScript
2 101 (31.66%) C#
3 85 (26.65%) SQL
4 81 (25.39%) Java
5 32 (10.03%) Python
6 20 (6.27%) PHP
7 15 (4.70%) ES6
8 14 (4.39%) C++
9 11 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 10 (3.13%) Ruby
10 10 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.82%) VBScript
12 8 (2.51%) C
12 8 (2.51%) Groovy
13 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.94%) Go
14 3 (0.94%) Java 8
15 2 (0.63%) XQuery
16 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (7.21%) Degree
2 16 (5.02%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.25%) ISEB
5 4 (1.25%) PhD
5 4 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.63%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) HNC
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.31%) MCAD
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (24.45%) QA
2 8 (2.51%) ISO 8583
3 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) GxP
5 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.31%) NIST
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (7.21%) Ansible
2 19 (5.96%) Puppet
3 13 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.13%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.57%) Terraform
6 4 (1.25%) Kibana
6 4 (1.25%) logstash
7 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.31%) Packer
8 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 25 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.08%) SAP
3 9 (2.82%) CA
3 9 (2.82%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.51%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.88%) Splunk
6 3 (0.94%) Perforce
7 2 (0.63%) iManage
7 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.31%) Google
8 1 (0.31%) HP
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
8 1 (0.31%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.31%) NEC
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle
8 1 (0.31%) Pega
8 1 (0.31%) Spiceworks
8 1 (0.31%) Zend