Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 40 51
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 914 809 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.06% 6.54% 4.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.67% 7.15% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 692 676 518
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 11,919 11,311 10,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.05% 91.48% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,607 9,416 8,480
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £60,275
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -2 594 £45,000 +5.88% 113
Cheshire +11 221 £40,000 +5.96% 45
Merseyside +22 45 £40,000 +23.08% 7
Lancashire +2 45 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 598 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (52.19%) Java
3 323 (35.34%) Selenium
4 265 (28.99%) SQL
5 256 (28.01%) TDD
5 256 (28.01%) C#
6 242 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
7 233 (25.49%) Finance
8 225 (24.62%) JavaScript
9 220 (24.07%) Scrum
10 184 (20.13%) BDD
11 183 (20.02%) QA
12 180 (19.69%) Software Engineering
12 180 (19.69%) SDLC
13 174 (19.04%) Web Services
14 171 (18.71%) Degree
15 160 (17.51%) Git (software)
16 158 (17.29%) Cucumber
17 157 (17.18%) Jenkins
18 156 (17.07%) Linux
19 155 (16.96%) OO
20 154 (16.85%) Test Scripting
21 149 (16.30%) DevOps
22 142 (15.54%) .NET
23 138 (15.10%) Python
24 124 (13.57%) PHP
25 122 (13.35%) HTML
25 122 (13.35%) MVC
26 120 (13.13%) CSS
27 117 (12.80%) JIRA

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 36 (3.94%) Apache
2 30 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.63%) Confluence
4 22 (2.41%) nginx
5 20 (2.19%) JBoss
6 15 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.31%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.31%) Apache Spark
8 10 (1.09%) Sitefinity
9 9 (0.98%) CMS
10 8 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.55%) Jetty
13 4 (0.44%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.44%) Drupal
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.11%) Blender
4 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Magento
2 8 (0.88%) BASE24
3 4 (0.44%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.03%) SaaS
3 45 (4.92%) GitHub
4 39 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (2.19%) DigitalOcean
7 18 (1.97%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 11 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.20%) Twilio
10 10 (1.09%) npm
11 7 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.66%) IaaS
13 5 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (0.44%) Yarn
15 3 (0.33%) BrowserStack
15 3 (0.33%) PaaS
15 3 (0.33%) Serverless
15 3 (0.33%) Slack
16 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.35%) HTTP
2 35 (3.83%) Internet
3 25 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.52%) DNS
5 16 (1.75%) SSL
6 14 (1.53%) Broadband
7 5 (0.55%) DHCP
7 5 (0.55%) FTP
7 5 (0.55%) IPsec
8 3 (0.33%) ATM
8 3 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 83 (9.08%) MySQL
3 60 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 40 (4.38%) Hadoop
5 39 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 38 (4.16%) MongoDB
7 32 (3.50%) Big Data
8 24 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.75%) Redis
11 15 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.20%) DB2
13 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 4 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.44%) HBase
17 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 323 (35.34%) Selenium
2 160 (17.51%) Git (software)
3 158 (17.29%) Cucumber
4 157 (17.18%) Jenkins
5 117 (12.80%) JIRA
6 103 (11.27%) WebDriver
7 64 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 51 (5.58%) SoapUI
9 41 (4.49%) Subversion
10 40 (4.38%) Maven
11 33 (3.61%) Gradle
11 33 (3.61%) TeamCity
12 29 (3.17%) Visual Studio
13 28 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (2.95%) JUnit
14 27 (2.95%) NUnit
15 26 (2.84%) Jasmine
16 23 (2.52%) Mercurial
17 22 (2.41%) MSBuild
18 21 (2.30%) PHPUnit
General
1 233 (25.49%) Finance
2 112 (12.25%) Retail
3 69 (7.55%) Banking
4 50 (5.47%) Advertising
5 30 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 23 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.52%) Marketing
8 20 (2.19%) Law
9 18 (1.97%) Electronics
10 9 (0.98%) Automotive
10 9 (0.98%) Legal
11 8 (0.88%) Games
11 8 (0.88%) Military
12 3 (0.33%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 261 (28.56%) Developer
2 171 (18.71%) Tester
3 118 (12.91%) Automation Tester
4 111 (12.14%) Analyst
5 101 (11.05%) Software Engineer
6 99 (10.83%) Test Analyst
6 99 (10.83%) Test Engineer
7 75 (8.21%) Java Developer
8 74 (8.10%) Java Engineer
9 55 (6.02%) Software Developer
10 48 (5.25%) PHP Developer
10 48 (5.25%) Software Tester
11 45 (4.92%) Developer in Test
12 42 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 42 (4.60%) Java Software Engineer
12 42 (4.60%) Senior Java Engineer
13 40 (4.38%) .NET Developer
14 34 (3.72%) Senior Tester
15 33 (3.61%) Senior Developer
15 33 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (19.04%) Web Services
2 142 (15.54%) .NET
3 122 (13.35%) HTML
4 120 (13.13%) CSS
5 94 (10.28%) REST
5 94 (10.28%) RESTful
6 89 (9.74%) Spring
7 72 (7.88%) SOAP
8 65 (7.11%) XML
9 58 (6.35%) jQuery
10 56 (6.13%) AngularJS
11 54 (5.91%) Gherkin
12 49 (5.36%) JSON
12 49 (5.36%) Laravel
12 49 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 44 (4.81%) J2EE
14 42 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (4.60%) Hibernate
15 41 (4.49%) HTML5
15 41 (4.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 48 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 40 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.61%) Algorithms
6 30 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (3.17%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (2.63%) User Experience
10 21 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.42%) Fintech
13 10 (1.09%) RIA
14 7 (0.77%) IVR
15 5 (0.55%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.55%) Life Science
15 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.55%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.55%) Wiki
16 4 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 156 (17.07%) Linux
2 63 (6.89%) Unix
3 57 (6.24%) Windows
4 28 (3.06%) Android
4 28 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.88%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.33%) AIX
7 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (28.01%) TDD
3 242 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
4 220 (24.07%) Scrum
5 184 (20.13%) BDD
6 180 (19.69%) SDLC
6 180 (19.69%) Software Engineering
7 155 (16.96%) OO
8 154 (16.85%) Test Scripting
9 149 (16.30%) DevOps
10 122 (13.35%) MVC
11 108 (11.82%) Mentoring
12 102 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
13 101 (11.05%) Software Testing
14 99 (10.83%) Test Strategy
15 71 (7.77%) OOP
16 69 (7.55%) E-Commerce
17 68 (7.44%) Kanban
18 66 (7.22%) Manual Testing
19 61 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 477 (52.19%) Java
2 265 (28.99%) SQL
3 256 (28.01%) C#
4 225 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 138 (15.10%) Python
6 124 (13.57%) PHP
7 73 (7.99%) Ruby
8 46 (5.03%) C
9 42 (4.60%) C++
10 41 (4.49%) T-SQL
11 34 (3.72%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.30%) Java 8
12 21 (2.30%) VB.NET
13 18 (1.97%) VB
14 16 (1.75%) Go
15 15 (1.64%) Perl
15 15 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.64%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.20%) Groovy
17 10 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 171 (18.71%) Degree
2 68 (7.44%) ISTQB
3 63 (6.89%) ISEB
4 31 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.64%) Sun Certification
8 14 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.31%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.66%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.33%) CSQA
13 3 (0.33%) PMP
14 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.11%) HND
15 1 (0.11%) MCAD
15 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (20.02%) QA
2 12 (1.31%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 9 (0.98%) GDPR
4 8 (0.88%) MiFID
5 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (6.35%) Docker
2 14 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.11%) LXC
6 1 (0.11%) Varnish
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 45 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (3.83%) Puppet
3 33 (3.61%) Kubernetes
4 32 (3.50%) Ansible
5 16 (1.75%) Salt
6 13 (1.42%) Kibana
7 10 (1.09%) Terraform
8 9 (0.98%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.44%) logstash
10 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.22%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.22%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.22%) Nagios
11 2 (0.22%) Packer
11 2 (0.22%) SQL Sentry
12 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (9.74%) Oracle
2 55 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.39%) Capita
4 25 (2.74%) WorldPay
5 24 (2.63%) VMware
6 21 (2.30%) Google
6 21 (2.30%) SAP
7 20 (2.19%) New Relic
7 20 (2.19%) Zend
8 18 (1.97%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.64%) Sun
10 14 (1.53%) HP
11 8 (0.88%) Adobe
12 7 (0.77%) Splunk
13 6 (0.66%) Cognizant
13 6 (0.66%) Twitter
14 5 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
14 5 (0.55%) IBM
14 5 (0.55%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.55%) Tableau