Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 40 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 941 851 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.53% 6.44% 4.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 7.07% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 691 711 526
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £53,500
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 11,391 12,036 10,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.15% 91.12% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,194 9,777 8,643
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.54% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 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 21 July 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 +7 647 £44,000 +2.33% 111
Cheshire +2 227 £40,000 +14.29% 32
Merseyside +10 35 £37,500 +3.45% 8
Lancashire +1 29 £45,000 +40.63% 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 582 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (42.19%) Java
3 341 (36.24%) Selenium
4 278 (29.54%) SQL
5 273 (29.01%) C#
6 258 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
7 257 (27.31%) Finance
8 253 (26.89%) JavaScript
9 213 (22.64%) TDD
10 212 (22.53%) Scrum
11 196 (20.83%) Software Engineering
12 183 (19.45%) QA
13 182 (19.34%) Git (software)
14 166 (17.64%) .NET
15 162 (17.22%) DevOps
16 160 (17.00%) BDD
17 159 (16.90%) Degree
18 154 (16.37%) Linux
19 148 (15.73%) HTML
19 148 (15.73%) JIRA
20 147 (15.62%) Jenkins
21 144 (15.30%) Test Scripting
21 144 (15.30%) Web Services
22 138 (14.67%) OO
23 136 (14.45%) SDLC
24 135 (14.35%) CSS
25 130 (13.82%) Python
26 126 (13.39%) PHP
27 123 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
28 122 (12.96%) Cucumber

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 35 (3.72%) Apache
2 30 (3.19%) Confluence
3 25 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.02%) nginx
5 18 (1.91%) Sitefinity
6 17 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (1.59%) JBoss
8 12 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.17%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.96%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.96%) IIS
11 9 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.85%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.74%) CMS
14 6 (0.64%) Jetty
15 4 (0.43%) WordPress
16 3 (0.32%) Alfresco
16 3 (0.32%) Drupal
16 3 (0.32%) Resin
Applications
1 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) Blender
4 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Magento
2 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 110 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (4.89%) SaaS
4 40 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (4.25%) GitHub
5 21 (2.23%) DigitalOcean
6 17 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (1.70%) npm
8 15 (1.59%) Twilio
9 13 (1.38%) BrowserStack
10 10 (1.06%) PaaS
11 9 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 9 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.53%) IaaS
13 4 (0.43%) Serverless
14 3 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
15 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.21%) Yarn
16 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.93%) HTTP
2 31 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.44%) Internet
4 21 (2.23%) SSL
5 18 (1.91%) DNS
6 8 (0.85%) Firewall
7 7 (0.74%) Broadband
8 3 (0.32%) PPP
8 3 (0.32%) SMS
9 2 (0.21%) DHCP
9 2 (0.21%) FTP
9 2 (0.21%) IPsec
10 1 (0.11%) AMQP
10 1 (0.11%) ATM
10 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 100 (10.63%) MySQL
3 67 (7.12%) NoSQL
4 52 (5.53%) MongoDB
5 37 (3.93%) Hadoop
6 36 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.51%) Big Data
8 27 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.49%) MariaDB
13 12 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.17%) Redis
15 8 (0.85%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.85%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.53%) HBase
Development Applications
1 341 (36.24%) Selenium
2 182 (19.34%) Git (software)
3 148 (15.73%) JIRA
4 147 (15.62%) Jenkins
5 122 (12.96%) Cucumber
6 80 (8.50%) WebDriver
7 70 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 66 (7.01%) SoapUI
9 45 (4.78%) Maven
10 38 (4.04%) TeamCity
11 34 (3.61%) Jasmine
12 32 (3.40%) Subversion
13 31 (3.29%) Gradle
14 29 (3.08%) Visual Studio
15 28 (2.98%) JUnit
16 27 (2.87%) NUnit
16 27 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (2.87%) SpecFlow
17 24 (2.55%) PHPUnit
17 24 (2.55%) SonarQube
General
1 257 (27.31%) Finance
2 105 (11.16%) Retail
3 56 (5.95%) Banking
4 38 (4.04%) Marketing
5 37 (3.93%) Manufacturing
6 35 (3.72%) Advertising
7 33 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 30 (3.19%) Retail Banking
9 25 (2.66%) Electronics
10 21 (2.23%) Investment Banking
11 20 (2.13%) Law
12 12 (1.28%) Automotive
12 12 (1.28%) Games
13 11 (1.17%) Military
14 4 (0.43%) Back Office
14 4 (0.43%) Legal
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.21%) French Language
16 2 (0.21%) German Language
16 2 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 288 (30.61%) Developer
2 168 (17.85%) Tester
3 123 (13.07%) Analyst
4 122 (12.96%) Software Engineer
5 114 (12.11%) Test Engineer
6 110 (11.69%) Test Analyst
7 101 (10.73%) Automation Tester
8 55 (5.84%) PHP Developer
8 55 (5.84%) Software Tester
9 52 (5.53%) Software Developer
10 51 (5.42%) .NET Developer
10 51 (5.42%) Java Developer
10 51 (5.42%) Java Engineer
11 45 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 45 (4.78%) Software Test Engineer
12 42 (4.46%) C# Developer
13 41 (4.36%) Developer in Test
13 41 (4.36%) Senior Developer
14 36 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
15 34 (3.61%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (17.64%) .NET
2 148 (15.73%) HTML
3 144 (15.30%) Web Services
4 135 (14.35%) CSS
5 114 (12.11%) REST
6 109 (11.58%) RESTful
7 92 (9.78%) AngularJS
8 82 (8.71%) Spring
9 69 (7.33%) SOAP
10 67 (7.12%) React
11 66 (7.01%) XML
12 65 (6.91%) ASP.NET
13 63 (6.70%) jQuery
14 58 (6.16%) Laravel
15 57 (6.06%) JSON
16 55 (5.84%) .NET Framework
17 53 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
18 52 (5.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 49 (5.21%) HTML5
20 47 (4.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.89%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.29%) User Experience
7 28 (2.98%) Algorithms
8 27 (2.87%) Data Structures
9 25 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.17%) Blog
13 10 (1.06%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.96%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.85%) Fintech
16 6 (0.64%) Internet of Things
17 5 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
17 5 (0.53%) Industrial Internet of Things
17 5 (0.53%) Life Science
17 5 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 154 (16.37%) Linux
2 64 (6.80%) Windows
3 56 (5.95%) Unix
4 36 (3.83%) Android
5 34 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
3 213 (22.64%) TDD
4 212 (22.53%) Scrum
5 196 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 162 (17.22%) DevOps
7 160 (17.00%) BDD
8 144 (15.30%) Test Scripting
9 138 (14.67%) OO
10 136 (14.45%) SDLC
11 123 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
12 115 (12.22%) MVC
13 110 (11.69%) Software Testing
14 90 (9.56%) Mentoring
15 74 (7.86%) Microservices
16 71 (7.55%) API Testing
16 71 (7.55%) Test Strategy
17 69 (7.33%) Manual Testing
18 65 (6.91%) Regression Testing
19 64 (6.80%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 397 (42.19%) Java
2 278 (29.54%) SQL
3 273 (29.01%) C#
4 253 (26.89%) JavaScript
5 130 (13.82%) Python
6 126 (13.39%) PHP
7 59 (6.27%) Bash Shell
8 58 (6.16%) Ruby
9 51 (5.42%) T-SQL
10 46 (4.89%) C++
11 45 (4.78%) C
12 36 (3.83%) PowerShell
13 29 (3.08%) VB.NET
14 27 (2.87%) Java 8
15 25 (2.66%) TypeScript
16 21 (2.23%) Perl
17 14 (1.49%) Go
17 14 (1.49%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.28%) ES6
18 12 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (16.90%) Degree
2 66 (7.01%) ISTQB
3 61 (6.48%) ISEB
4 44 (4.68%) Security Cleared
5 26 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.96%) CISSP
10 9 (0.96%) MCSE
11 8 (0.85%) CCNA
11 8 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (0.85%) GIAC
11 8 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.85%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (0.85%) SANS
11 8 (0.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (19.45%) QA
2 8 (0.85%) GCP
3 5 (0.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 15765
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) PMO
5 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 84 (8.93%) Docker
2 23 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.96%) vSphere
5 7 (0.74%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 64 (6.80%) Puppet
2 58 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.78%) Kubernetes
4 42 (4.46%) Ansible
5 29 (3.08%) Salt
6 12 (1.28%) Terraform
7 8 (0.85%) Kibana
8 6 (0.64%) Packer
9 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Sentry
10 4 (0.43%) logstash
10 4 (0.43%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.32%) Nagios
11 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.21%) Istio
12 2 (0.21%) Rancher
13 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.11%) Mesos
Vendors
1 75 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.99%) Oracle
3 32 (3.40%) Google
4 29 (3.08%) VMware
5 28 (2.98%) SAP
6 27 (2.87%) Zend
7 22 (2.34%) New Relic
8 21 (2.23%) Xamarin
9 18 (1.91%) Capita
10 12 (1.28%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.17%) Splunk
11 11 (1.17%) WorldPay
12 8 (0.85%) Sun
13 7 (0.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 7 (0.74%) HP
14 6 (0.64%) Cognizant
15 5 (0.53%) Cloudera
15 5 (0.53%) IBM
15 5 (0.53%) Pega
15 5 (0.53%) Siemens