The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Tester
Rank 160 185 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automated Tester 15 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 0
Average salary £31,500 £38,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.10% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Automated Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3141 3879 3619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.20% 96.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2598 3327 3156
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Automated Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Tester across the Manchester region.

Automated Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Automated Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Automated Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Automated Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 7 £31,500 -
Altrincham - 4 £24,000 -
Automated Tester
North West

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Automated Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automated Tester in their job title.

1 31 (91.18%) QA
2 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (70.59%) ISEB
4 23 (67.65%) Selenium
4 23 (67.65%) Manual Testing
5 21 (61.76%) Automated Testing
5 21 (61.76%) Functional Testing
6 20 (58.82%) JIRA
6 20 (58.82%) Test Scripting
6 20 (58.82%) Web Services
7 16 (47.06%) HP UFT
7 16 (47.06%) Windows
7 16 (47.06%) ISTQB
7 16 (47.06%) Test Automation
7 16 (47.06%) Defect Management
8 14 (41.18%) Degree
8 14 (41.18%) Scrum
9 13 (38.24%) Cucumber
10 12 (35.29%) Process Improvement
10 12 (35.29%) FitNesse
10 12 (35.29%) Finance
10 12 (35.29%) RAD
10 12 (35.29%) SDLC
11 11 (32.35%) C#
12 10 (29.41%) Java
12 10 (29.41%) TDD
12 10 (29.41%) BDD
13 9 (26.47%) SQL
14 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
15 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Automated Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automated Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 20 (58.82%) JIRA
3 16 (47.06%) HP UFT
4 13 (38.24%) Cucumber
5 12 (35.29%) FitNesse
6 7 (20.59%) Bugzilla
6 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (11.76%) MSTest
7 4 (11.76%) Ranorex
7 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Manual Testing
3 21 (61.76%) Automated Testing
3 21 (61.76%) Functional Testing
4 20 (58.82%) Test Scripting
5 16 (47.06%) Defect Management
5 16 (47.06%) Test Automation
6 14 (41.18%) Scrum
7 12 (35.29%) Process Improvement
7 12 (35.29%) RAD
7 12 (35.29%) SDLC
8 10 (29.41%) BDD
8 10 (29.41%) TDD
9 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
10 7 (20.59%) DSDM
11 5 (14.71%) QA Automation
11 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
11 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) C#
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) ISEB
2 16 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 14 (41.18%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) HND
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (91.18%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Telerik
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter