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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 138 218
Rank change year-on-year -33 +80  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 82 97 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.69% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.93% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 67 79 40
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £49,500 £47,500
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 5650 5038 5913
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.50% 88.03% 88.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4657 4224 4692
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -30 58 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Cheshire -31 11 £34,312 -14.22% 2
Merseyside +6 10 £30,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £30,250 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 142 (72.82%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (52.82%) Selenium
3 100 (51.28%) Test Scripting
4 89 (45.64%) SDLC
5 87 (44.62%) TDD
6 84 (43.08%) Java
7 83 (42.56%) BDD
8 79 (40.51%) Automated Testing
9 77 (39.49%) Cucumber
10 56 (28.72%) ISEB
11 54 (27.69%) ISTQB
12 49 (25.13%) QA
13 47 (24.10%) C#
14 46 (23.59%) Automation Testing
15 44 (22.56%) Configuration Management
16 39 (20.00%) WebDriver
17 38 (19.49%) SQL
17 38 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (18.97%) Gherkin
19 36 (18.46%) Finance
19 36 (18.46%) Jenkins
20 35 (17.95%) Scrum
21 33 (16.92%) Software Testing
22 32 (16.41%) Python
22 32 (16.41%) System Integration Testing
23 31 (15.90%) Degree
24 28 (14.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 26 (13.33%) Regression Testing
26 25 (12.82%) Windows
27 24 (12.31%) Ruby

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 7 (3.59%) IBM Notes
1 7 (3.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.03%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) BASE24
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.28%) GitHub
2 4 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.18%) HTTP
2 8 (4.10%) Firewall
3 7 (3.59%) FTP
3 7 (3.59%) SMTP
3 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.59%) VPN
3 7 (3.59%) WAN
4 6 (3.08%) Internet
4 6 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.08%) Network Security
5 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.51%) ATM
6 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.03%) Big Data
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 103 (52.82%) Selenium
2 77 (39.49%) Cucumber
3 39 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 36 (18.46%) Jenkins
5 15 (7.69%) JIRA
6 11 (5.64%) HP UFT
7 10 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.62%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.62%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.10%) LoadRunner
10 7 (3.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (3.59%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.59%) JMeter
11 6 (3.08%) TestComplete
12 4 (2.05%) Gatling
12 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (2.05%) Subversion
12 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.54%) Ranorex
General
1 36 (18.46%) Finance
2 17 (8.72%) Banking
3 12 (6.15%) Retail
4 10 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (31.79%) Tester
2 47 (24.10%) Analyst
2 47 (24.10%) Automation Tester
3 45 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 40 (20.51%) Test Automation Engineer
4 40 (20.51%) Test Engineer
5 39 (20.00%) Senior Tester
6 30 (15.38%) Senior Automation Tester
7 14 (7.18%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (7.18%) Software Tester
7 14 (7.18%) Test Manager
8 13 (6.67%) QA Analyst
9 12 (6.15%) Scrum Master
9 12 (6.15%) Test Leader
10 11 (5.64%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) Developer
11 9 (4.62%) QA Tester
12 7 (3.59%) Agile Scrum Master
12 7 (3.59%) Principal Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.97%) Gherkin
2 23 (11.79%) .NET
3 17 (8.72%) Web Services
4 9 (4.62%) XML
5 8 (4.10%) HTML
6 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.05%) CSS
7 4 (2.05%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.54%) DOM
9 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.03%) Behat
9 2 (1.03%) SOAP
9 2 (1.03%) WSDL
9 2 (1.03%) XSD
10 1 (0.51%) CSS3
10 1 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) iPad
3 9 (4.62%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.59%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.56%) User Experience
7 4 (2.05%) IVR
8 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.54%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
10 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.51%) Fintech
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.82%) Windows
2 20 (10.26%) Linux
3 10 (5.13%) Android
3 10 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.05%) Solaris
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (72.82%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (51.28%) Test Scripting
3 89 (45.64%) SDLC
4 87 (44.62%) TDD
5 83 (42.56%) BDD
6 79 (40.51%) Automated Testing
7 46 (23.59%) Automation Testing
8 44 (22.56%) Configuration Management
9 38 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (17.95%) Scrum
11 33 (16.92%) Software Testing
12 32 (16.41%) System Integration Testing
13 26 (13.33%) Regression Testing
14 23 (11.79%) Test Strategy
14 23 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (10.77%) Manual Testing
16 17 (8.72%) Mentoring
17 15 (7.69%) Defect Management
18 14 (7.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 84 (43.08%) Java
2 47 (24.10%) C#
3 38 (19.49%) SQL
4 32 (16.41%) Python
5 24 (12.31%) Ruby
6 16 (8.21%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.18%) C++
8 12 (6.15%) PHP
9 8 (4.10%) C
10 4 (2.05%) Perl
10 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (28.72%) ISEB
2 54 (27.69%) ISTQB
3 31 (15.90%) Degree
4 28 (14.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.08%) Sun Certification
8 5 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (2.56%) MCSE
8 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.05%) CISSP
9 4 (2.05%) RHCE
9 4 (2.05%) SCNA
9 4 (2.05%) SCSA
10 1 (0.51%) CCNA
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (25.13%) QA
2 5 (2.56%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (3.59%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.51%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.51%) Cacti
3 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.51%) Icinga
3 1 (0.51%) Kibana
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.15%) Oracle
3 8 (4.10%) HP
4 7 (3.59%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.59%) Lotus
5 4 (2.05%) Adobe
6 2 (1.03%) SAP
6 2 (1.03%) Sun
6 2 (1.03%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco
7 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.51%) Telerik
7 1 (0.51%) Trend Micro
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
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