The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 120 154 150
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 74 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.84% 0.61% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.78% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 60 17 31
Average salary £50,750 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3414 2967 3107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.69% 78.33% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2770 2539 2717
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +14 9 £27,500 - 1
Stockport - 7 £33,500 - 4
Wigan -4 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Cheadle - 2 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 63 (47.01%) QA
2 52 (38.81%) SQL
3 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (38.06%) Software Testing
4 45 (33.58%) ISEB
5 35 (26.12%) Selenium
6 34 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (24.63%) ISTQB
8 32 (23.88%) Manual Testing
9 27 (20.15%) .NET
10 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 22 (16.42%) C#
11 22 (16.42%) Windows
11 22 (16.42%) Finance
12 21 (15.67%) Linux
12 21 (15.67%) Load Testing
12 21 (15.67%) Automation Testing
13 20 (14.93%) Software Engineering
14 19 (14.18%) TDD
15 18 (13.43%) Degree
15 18 (13.43%) Unit Testing
15 18 (13.43%) Web Services
16 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
16 17 (12.69%) QuickTest Pro
16 17 (12.69%) Test Automation
16 17 (12.69%) Git (software)
16 17 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.94%) Test Strategy
17 16 (11.94%) BDD
17 16 (11.94%) SOA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (5.22%) Apache
2 5 (3.73%) nginx
2 5 (3.73%) Jetty
2 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.73%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.73%) IIS
3 4 (2.99%) SAS
4 2 (1.49%) WordPress
5 1 (0.75%) Node.js
5 1 (0.75%) Alfresco
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.73%) Google App Engine
1 5 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.73%) DNS
2 5 (3.73%) DHCP
2 5 (3.73%) FTP
2 5 (3.73%) IPsec
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.97%) MySQL
5 5 (3.73%) Big Data
6 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (26.12%) Selenium
2 17 (12.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (12.69%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.45%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.70%) JUnit
5 12 (8.96%) TestPartner
6 11 (8.21%) WebDriver
7 9 (6.72%) EasyMock
7 9 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.72%) Cucumber
7 9 (6.72%) SilkPerformer
7 9 (6.72%) jMock
7 9 (6.72%) QALoad
7 9 (6.72%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.48%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.99%) JIRA
9 4 (2.99%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.99%) Hudson
10 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.49%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (16.42%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Retail
3 5 (3.73%) German Language
3 5 (3.73%) Italian Language
3 5 (3.73%) Turkish Language
4 3 (2.24%) Marketing
4 3 (2.24%) Military
4 3 (2.24%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (23.13%) Software Engineer
2 26 (19.40%) Analyst
2 26 (19.40%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.42%) Developer
4 17 (12.69%) Tester
5 16 (11.94%) Test Manager
6 12 (8.96%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (8.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (8.21%) .NET Software Engineer
7 11 (8.21%) C# Software Engineer
7 11 (8.21%) .NET Developer
7 11 (8.21%) C# Developer
7 11 (8.21%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.72%) Head of Testing
8 9 (6.72%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.97%) PHP Developer
9 8 (5.97%) QA Leader
10 7 (5.22%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.15%) .NET
2 18 (13.43%) Web Services
3 15 (11.19%) WCF
4 13 (9.70%) Ninject
4 13 (9.70%) LINQ
5 12 (8.96%) jQuery
6 9 (6.72%) HTML
6 9 (6.72%) CSS
7 6 (4.48%) SVG
7 6 (4.48%) Symfony
7 6 (4.48%) Laravel
8 5 (3.73%) Servlets
8 5 (3.73%) SOAP
8 5 (3.73%) J2EE
8 5 (3.73%) OpenGL
9 4 (2.99%) XML
10 2 (1.49%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.49%) JSP
10 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.73%) Animation
3 5 (3.73%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.73%) Blog
3 5 (3.73%) Replication
3 5 (3.73%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.75%) Social Media
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.42%) Windows
2 21 (15.67%) Linux
3 8 (5.97%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.97%) Android
4 6 (4.48%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.73%) UNIX
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (38.06%) Software Testing
2 34 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (23.88%) Manual Testing
4 21 (15.67%) Load Testing
4 21 (15.67%) Automation Testing
5 20 (14.93%) Software Engineering
6 19 (14.18%) TDD
7 18 (13.43%) Unit Testing
8 17 (12.69%) Test Automation
9 16 (11.94%) Test Strategy
9 16 (11.94%) BDD
9 16 (11.94%) SOA
10 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
11 14 (10.45%) QMS
12 13 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (9.70%) Project Planning
12 13 (9.70%) Scrum
13 12 (8.96%) Validation
13 12 (8.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.81%) SQL
2 22 (16.42%) C#
3 15 (11.19%) Java
4 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.46%) PHP
6 8 (5.97%) C
6 8 (5.97%) C++
7 7 (5.22%) Python
8 5 (3.73%) Ruby
9 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.49%) VBScript
10 1 (0.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (33.58%) ISEB
2 33 (24.63%) ISTQB
3 18 (13.43%) Degree
4 11 (8.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.24%) HNC
6 3 (2.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (47.01%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.73%) Xen
3 2 (1.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Puppet
2 5 (3.73%) Ansible
2 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.22%) VMware
3 6 (4.48%) HP
4 5 (3.73%) Google
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle
6 3 (2.24%) Compuware
7 2 (1.49%) JBoss
7 2 (1.49%) Zend
7 2 (1.49%) Wonderware
7 2 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.75%) Facebook
8 1 (0.75%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) Apple
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