Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 44 47
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 807 822 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.93% 6.22% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.65% 6.83% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 635 669 590
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,100 £29,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 10,546 12,043 11,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.61% 91.08% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,471 9,578 9,519
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +9 541 £42,500 -5.56% 84
Cheshire +2 188 £48,500 +21.25% 38
Merseyside +13 39 £32,500 -20.73% 13
Lancashire +20 35 £42,500 +32.81% 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 524 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (41.76%) Selenium
3 290 (35.94%) Java
4 211 (26.15%) SQL
5 209 (25.90%) Finance
6 202 (25.03%) JavaScript
7 194 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
8 190 (23.54%) C#
9 177 (21.93%) Scrum
10 174 (21.56%) BDD
11 170 (21.07%) TDD
12 166 (20.57%) QA
13 157 (19.45%) Test Scripting
14 154 (19.08%) DevOps
15 152 (18.84%) Cucumber
16 148 (18.34%) Git (software)
17 139 (17.22%) .NET
18 138 (17.10%) Software Engineering
19 135 (16.73%) JIRA
20 122 (15.12%) SDLC
21 120 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
22 110 (13.63%) HTML
23 108 (13.38%) Linux
24 107 (13.26%) Python
25 101 (12.52%) REST
26 100 (12.39%) Software Testing
26 100 (12.39%) Web Services
27 95 (11.77%) WebDriver
28 94 (11.65%) Degree
29 93 (11.52%) Docker

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 40 (4.96%) Confluence
2 22 (2.73%) Apache Solr
3 13 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (1.61%) CMS
4 12 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.36%) IIS
6 8 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.87%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.87%) Liferay
8 5 (0.62%) Kentico
8 5 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.62%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.37%) JBoss
10 3 (0.37%) Jetty
10 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.25%) Apache
11 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 120 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.09%) SaaS
4 30 (3.72%) GitHub
5 25 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.11%) npm
8 16 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.36%) PaaS
10 9 (1.12%) BrowserStack
11 8 (0.99%) DigitalOcean
11 8 (0.99%) Yarn
12 4 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
13 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.37%) Serverless
13 3 (0.37%) Twilio
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.11%) HTTP
2 12 (1.49%) Internet
3 8 (0.99%) SSL
4 7 (0.87%) Firewall
4 7 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.50%) Broadband
6 3 (0.37%) PPP
7 2 (0.25%) ATM
7 2 (0.25%) SMS
8 1 (0.12%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.05%) MySQL
3 49 (6.07%) MongoDB
4 42 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 34 (4.21%) Big Data
6 33 (4.09%) Hadoop
7 27 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (2.48%) MariaDB
11 13 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.12%) Couchbase
13 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.87%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.50%) Redis
15 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.50%) SQLite
16 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
16 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 337 (41.76%) Selenium
2 152 (18.84%) Cucumber
3 148 (18.34%) Git (software)
4 135 (16.73%) JIRA
5 95 (11.77%) WebDriver
6 92 (11.40%) Jenkins
7 71 (8.80%) SoapUI
8 39 (4.83%) JMeter
9 38 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (4.58%) SpecFlow
11 35 (4.34%) TeamCity
12 31 (3.84%) gulp
13 30 (3.72%) Visual Studio
14 27 (3.35%) JUnit
14 27 (3.35%) Maven
15 26 (3.22%) PHPUnit
16 22 (2.73%) Appium
17 21 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (2.60%) Gatling
17 21 (2.60%) Protractor
General
1 209 (25.90%) Finance
2 66 (8.18%) Retail
3 61 (7.56%) Marketing
4 48 (5.95%) Banking
5 45 (5.58%) Electronics
6 34 (4.21%) Manufacturing
7 32 (3.97%) Telecoms
8 31 (3.84%) Law
9 24 (2.97%) Investment Banking
10 19 (2.35%) Games
11 18 (2.23%) Advertising
12 15 (1.86%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.36%) Military
14 9 (1.12%) Back Office
15 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.12%) Automotive
17 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 203 (25.15%) Developer
2 140 (17.35%) Tester
3 119 (14.75%) Test Engineer
4 113 (14.00%) Analyst
5 98 (12.14%) Test Analyst
6 92 (11.40%) Software Engineer
7 78 (9.67%) Automation Tester
8 50 (6.20%) Software Tester
8 50 (6.20%) Test Automation Engineer
9 44 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
10 40 (4.96%) Java Engineer
11 37 (4.58%) .NET Developer
12 35 (4.34%) Developer in Test
13 34 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
13 34 (4.21%) Senior Developer
14 33 (4.09%) Software Developer
15 32 (3.97%) C# Developer
16 30 (3.72%) Java Software Engineer
17 28 (3.47%) QA Engineer
18 27 (3.35%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (17.22%) .NET
2 110 (13.63%) HTML
3 101 (12.52%) REST
4 100 (12.39%) Web Services
5 88 (10.90%) CSS
6 80 (9.91%) AngularJS
7 62 (7.68%) React
8 61 (7.56%) SOAP
9 60 (7.43%) Gherkin
10 57 (7.06%) XML
11 56 (6.94%) Node.js
12 55 (6.82%) Spring
13 54 (6.69%) jQuery
14 52 (6.44%) RESTful
15 48 (5.95%) ASP.NET
16 45 (5.58%) HTML5
17 36 (4.46%) JSON
18 34 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 27 (3.35%) .NET Framework
19 27 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 41 (5.08%) User Experience
4 31 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (3.22%) Cloud Native
7 24 (2.97%) Data Structures
8 23 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.35%) Fintech
10 18 (2.23%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.61%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.49%) Blog
13 9 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.87%) APACS
15 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.62%) Industrial Internet of Things
16 5 (0.62%) Internet of Things
17 4 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
17 4 (0.50%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.38%) Linux
2 44 (5.45%) Windows
3 35 (4.34%) Unix
4 22 (2.73%) Android
4 22 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.87%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
3 177 (21.93%) Scrum
4 174 (21.56%) BDD
5 170 (21.07%) TDD
6 157 (19.45%) Test Scripting
7 154 (19.08%) DevOps
8 138 (17.10%) Software Engineering
9 122 (15.12%) SDLC
10 100 (12.39%) Software Testing
11 92 (11.40%) OO
12 89 (11.03%) Manual Testing
12 89 (11.03%) Mentoring
13 76 (9.42%) Microservices
13 76 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
13 76 (9.42%) Test Strategy
14 75 (9.29%) MVC
15 69 (8.55%) API Testing
16 66 (8.18%) Unit Testing
17 65 (8.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 290 (35.94%) Java
2 211 (26.15%) SQL
3 202 (25.03%) JavaScript
4 190 (23.54%) C#
5 107 (13.26%) Python
6 80 (9.91%) PHP
7 44 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 38 (4.71%) C++
9 36 (4.46%) Ruby
10 31 (3.84%) PowerShell
11 24 (2.97%) Java 8
12 22 (2.73%) C
13 21 (2.60%) Perl
14 17 (2.11%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.98%) Go
16 12 (1.49%) ES6
17 11 (1.36%) TypeScript
18 9 (1.12%) Objective-C
19 6 (0.74%) PL/SQL
20 5 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (11.65%) Degree
2 74 (9.17%) ISTQB
3 66 (8.18%) ISEB
4 33 (4.09%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (2.48%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.99%) MCSE
8 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.87%) CCNA
9 7 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.87%) CISSP
9 7 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (0.87%) GIAC
9 7 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
9 7 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (0.87%) SANS
9 7 (0.87%) SSCP
10 6 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (20.57%) QA
2 3 (0.37%) GDPR
2 3 (0.37%) PMO
3 2 (0.25%) MiFID
3 2 (0.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (11.52%) Docker
2 28 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.87%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (8.92%) Puppet
2 44 (5.45%) Ansible
2 44 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (4.71%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.98%) Docker Swarm
4 16 (1.98%) Salt
5 13 (1.61%) Mesos
5 13 (1.61%) Terraform
6 7 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.62%) Packer
8 4 (0.50%) Istio
9 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.25%) Rancher
11 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.12%) Consul
Vendors
1 41 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.34%) Google
3 30 (3.72%) Oracle
4 29 (3.59%) VMware
5 28 (3.47%) SAP
6 24 (2.97%) Atlassian
7 18 (2.23%) New Relic
8 8 (0.99%) WorldPay
9 7 (0.87%) HP
10 5 (0.62%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 5 (0.62%) IBM
10 5 (0.62%) Siemens
10 5 (0.62%) Zend
11 4 (0.50%) Cadence
11 4 (0.50%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.50%) Intapp
11 4 (0.50%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.50%) Twitter
12 3 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (0.37%) Green Hat