The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 123 162 140
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 60 22 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 0.54% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.68% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 54 18 34
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3250 3219 2990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.03% 78.47% 78.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2633 2757 2625
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Automated Testing
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 Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Bolton +3 8 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Wigan +1 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Stockport - 6 £60,000 - 3
Cheadle - 2 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Automated Testing also 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 that cited Automated Testing.

1 55 (47.41%) QA
2 45 (38.79%) SQL
3 36 (31.03%) ISEB
4 35 (30.17%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (28.45%) Software Testing
6 30 (25.86%) Selenium
7 29 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 25 (21.55%) .NET
9 24 (20.69%) Web Services
9 24 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (19.83%) Linux
11 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
12 21 (18.10%) C#
12 21 (18.10%) Load Testing
12 21 (18.10%) Manual Testing
13 19 (16.38%) ISTQB
14 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
14 18 (15.52%) Git (software)
14 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
15 17 (14.66%) Windows
15 17 (14.66%) SOA
15 17 (14.66%) TDD
15 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
16 16 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (13.79%) WCF
17 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 14 (12.07%) Ninject
18 14 (12.07%) LINQ
18 14 (12.07%) MVC
18 14 (12.07%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Automated Testing also 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 that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.45%) SAS
2 3 (2.59%) Node.js
3 1 (0.86%) Jetty
3 1 (0.86%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.86%) WordPress
3 1 (0.86%) nginx
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.86%) Apache
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Magento
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.86%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) HTTP
2 6 (5.17%) Internet
3 5 (4.31%) AMQP
4 1 (0.86%) DHCP
4 1 (0.86%) FTP
4 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (9.48%) MySQL
5 5 (4.31%) Big Data
6 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (25.86%) Selenium
2 18 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.34%) TestPartner
3 12 (10.34%) JUnit
4 11 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (7.76%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 8 (6.90%) QALoad
6 8 (6.90%) jMock
6 8 (6.90%) SilkPerformer
6 8 (6.90%) EasyMock
7 7 (6.03%) Cucumber
8 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.17%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.17%) PHPUnit
9 5 (4.31%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.45%) JIRA
10 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.45%) Hudson
11 3 (2.59%) Grunt
General
1 7 (6.03%) Retail
2 6 (5.17%) Military
3 5 (4.31%) Marketing
3 5 (4.31%) Electronics
4 4 (3.45%) Finance
5 1 (0.86%) German Language
5 1 (0.86%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.86%) Turkish Language
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (26.72%) Software Engineer
2 26 (22.41%) Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Test Analyst
3 22 (18.97%) Developer
4 17 (14.66%) Tester
5 11 (9.48%) Software Developer
5 11 (9.48%) C# Software Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.48%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.48%) Test Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) .NET Software Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Software Tester
6 9 (7.76%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Head of Testing
7 8 (6.90%) QA Leader
8 7 (6.03%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.55%) .NET
2 24 (20.69%) Web Services
3 16 (13.79%) WCF
4 14 (12.07%) Ninject
4 14 (12.07%) LINQ
5 13 (11.21%) jQuery
6 12 (10.34%) CSS
6 12 (10.34%) HTML
7 10 (8.62%) Symfony
8 8 (6.90%) SVG
9 6 (5.17%) Laravel
10 5 (4.31%) RESTful
10 5 (4.31%) Zend Framework
10 5 (4.31%) OpenGL
10 5 (4.31%) SOAP
11 4 (3.45%) XML
11 4 (3.45%) HTML5
12 3 (2.59%) HTML5 Canvas
12 3 (2.59%) Sass
12 3 (2.59%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.03%) Animation
3 5 (4.31%) Visualisation
3 5 (4.31%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.31%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (4.31%) Replication
4 3 (2.59%) Social Media
5 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.72%) Open Source
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Blog
6 1 (0.86%) RenderMan
6 1 (0.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.83%) Linux
2 17 (14.66%) Windows
3 7 (6.03%) UNIX
3 7 (6.03%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.45%) Android
4 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (28.45%) Software Testing
3 29 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 24 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.10%) Load Testing
5 21 (18.10%) Manual Testing
6 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
7 17 (14.66%) SOA
7 17 (14.66%) TDD
7 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.07%) MVC
8 14 (12.07%) Automation Testing
9 13 (11.21%) Performance Testing
9 13 (11.21%) Project Planning
10 11 (9.48%) BDD
11 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
11 10 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (6.90%) Scrum
12 8 (6.90%) QMS
13 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.79%) SQL
2 21 (18.10%) C#
3 13 (11.21%) PHP
4 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.62%) Java
6 9 (7.76%) C++
6 9 (7.76%) Python
7 8 (6.90%) Ruby
8 6 (5.17%) C
9 5 (4.31%) PHP5
10 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.59%) VBScript
11 2 (1.72%) XAML
11 2 (1.72%) XPath
12 1 (0.86%) Groovy
12 1 (0.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 36 (31.03%) ISEB
2 19 (16.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.90%) Degree
5 4 (3.45%) HNC
5 4 (3.45%) HND
6 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (47.41%) QA
2 7 (6.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.59%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Ansible
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) HP
3 8 (6.90%) VMware
4 7 (6.03%) Oracle
5 6 (5.17%) Zend
6 4 (3.45%) Compuware
7 3 (2.59%) Facebook
7 3 (2.59%) Wonderware
7 3 (2.59%) SAP
7 3 (2.59%) Apple
8 2 (1.72%) IBM
8 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.86%) Google
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, Parking
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Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
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