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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 106 123 160
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +37
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 87 72 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.26% 1.77% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.11% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 80 62 14
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
3331 3408 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.59% 83.92% 79.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2789 2738 2630
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +9 10 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Salford - 10 £40,000 -
Cheadle +9 3 £37,500 -
Wigan -3 3 £28,000 -37.77%
Oldham - 1 £28,500 - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 104 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (46.71%) SQL
3 66 (43.42%) QA
4 64 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 61 (40.13%) Selenium
5 61 (40.13%) .NET
6 48 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (29.61%) ISEB
8 44 (28.95%) Finance
8 44 (28.95%) TDD
9 42 (27.63%) Degree
9 42 (27.63%) BDD
10 39 (25.66%) Manual Testing
11 38 (25.00%) Java
11 38 (25.00%) C#
12 36 (23.68%) SDLC
13 34 (22.37%) Web Services
13 34 (22.37%) Scrum
14 33 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (19.08%) Regression Testing
16 28 (18.42%) Mentoring
17 27 (17.76%) Test Automation
17 27 (17.76%) SoapUI
17 27 (17.76%) SpecFlow
18 26 (17.11%) JIRA
18 26 (17.11%) ISTQB
19 25 (16.45%) XML
20 24 (15.79%) Software Testing
21 23 (15.13%) OO
22 22 (14.47%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (3.95%) IIS
2 5 (3.29%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.97%) Apache
4 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.32%) JBoss
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) MySQL
3 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.97%) Big Data
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (40.13%) Selenium
2 27 (17.76%) SoapUI
2 27 (17.76%) SpecFlow
3 26 (17.11%) JIRA
4 18 (11.84%) Jenkins
5 15 (9.87%) Cucumber
6 12 (7.89%) Hudson
6 12 (7.89%) TeamCity
7 10 (6.58%) HP UFT
8 9 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
9 8 (5.26%) WatiN
10 7 (4.61%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.29%) NUnit
11 5 (3.29%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.63%) PHPUnit
13 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
14 2 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 44 (28.95%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Retail
3 5 (3.29%) Banking
4 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 51 (33.55%) Tester
2 47 (30.92%) Analyst
3 40 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 26 (17.11%) Software Tester
5 18 (11.84%) QA Tester
6 17 (11.18%) Developer
7 15 (9.87%) Test Manager
8 11 (7.24%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.58%) Technical Tester
9 10 (6.58%) Automated Tester
10 8 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Development Manager
11 7 (4.61%) Analyst Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (4.61%) Test Leader
11 7 (4.61%) Technical Test Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) .NET Developer
13 5 (3.29%) Senior Tester
13 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (40.13%) .NET
2 34 (22.37%) Web Services
3 25 (16.45%) XML
4 18 (11.84%) SOAP
5 14 (9.21%) HTML
6 10 (6.58%) HTML5
7 8 (5.26%) RESTful
8 7 (4.61%) Gherkin
8 7 (4.61%) jQuery
8 7 (4.61%) Hibernate
8 7 (4.61%) CSS
9 6 (3.95%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.95%) WCF
10 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.29%) JSP
10 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.29%) XSL
10 5 (3.29%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.29%) JSON
11 4 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.24%) Replication
4 7 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.95%) User Experience
6 2 (1.32%) Informatics
6 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.82%) Windows
1 21 (13.82%) Android
1 21 (13.82%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.61%) Linux
3 6 (3.95%) UNIX
4 5 (3.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 48 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (28.95%) TDD
5 42 (27.63%) BDD
6 39 (25.66%) Manual Testing
7 36 (23.68%) SDLC
8 34 (22.37%) Scrum
9 33 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (19.08%) Regression Testing
11 28 (18.42%) Mentoring
12 27 (17.76%) Test Automation
13 24 (15.79%) Software Testing
14 23 (15.13%) OO
15 22 (14.47%) Automation Testing
16 20 (13.16%) Compatibility Testing
17 19 (12.50%) Workflow
17 19 (12.50%) Test Strategy
17 19 (12.50%) System Testing
18 14 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 71 (46.71%) SQL
2 38 (25.00%) C#
2 38 (25.00%) Java
3 16 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.55%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.61%) PHP
6 5 (3.29%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.29%) XQuery
7 3 (1.97%) Ruby
8 2 (1.32%) Python
8 2 (1.32%) C
8 2 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (29.61%) ISEB
2 42 (27.63%) Degree
3 26 (17.11%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.55%) HND
5 9 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.63%) CISSP
7 4 (2.63%) CISA
8 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (43.42%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) vSphere
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
1 13 (8.55%) Telerik
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle
3 6 (3.95%) SAP
4 5 (3.29%) HP
5 3 (1.97%) IBM
5 3 (1.97%) VMware
5 3 (1.97%) Zend
6 1 (0.66%) New Relic
6 1 (0.66%) Unisys
6 1 (0.66%) McAfee
6 1 (0.66%) Perforce
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, FlexTime, Life Assurance
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £35000 per annum + Pension
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Chassam Contract
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Manchester
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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