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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 115 113 151
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +38
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 82 53 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.95% 1.41% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.76% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 65 44 39
Average salary £35,500 £35,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
3439 3009 3433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.90% 80.13% 79.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2952 2579 3066
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Stockport +7 13 £32,000 +28.00% 2
Salford +7 12 £38,000 -1.29%
Bolton - 7 £33,000 - 1
Altrincham +3 5 £37,500 +50.00%
Cheadle - 2 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 77 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (44.30%) QA
3 69 (43.67%) SQL
4 54 (34.18%) Selenium
5 52 (32.91%) Software Testing
5 52 (32.91%) ISEB
6 46 (29.11%) .NET
7 41 (25.95%) Manual Testing
8 40 (25.32%) ISTQB
9 37 (23.42%) Finance
10 36 (22.78%) Java
11 35 (22.15%) Degree
11 35 (22.15%) Test Scripting
11 35 (22.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (20.25%) Linux
13 31 (19.62%) Automation Testing
14 29 (18.35%) Scrum
15 28 (17.72%) Microsoft
15 28 (17.72%) Load Testing
16 26 (16.46%) BDD
17 25 (15.82%) C#
18 24 (15.19%) Jenkins
19 23 (14.56%) Git (software)
19 23 (14.56%) Test Automation
20 22 (13.92%) Windows
20 22 (13.92%) Regression Testing
21 21 (13.29%) Unit Testing
22 20 (12.66%) Test Strategy
23 19 (12.03%) QuickTest Pro
23 19 (12.03%) XML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 18 (11.39%) Apache
2 12 (7.59%) JBoss
3 5 (3.16%) IIS
3 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.16%) Jetty
3 5 (3.16%) nginx
4 4 (2.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.16%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.16%) DHCP
1 5 (3.16%) FTP
1 5 (3.16%) HTTP
1 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.16%) DNS
1 5 (3.16%) IPsec
2 2 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) MySQL
2 5 (3.16%) Big Data
3 4 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (34.18%) Selenium
2 24 (15.19%) Jenkins
3 23 (14.56%) Git (software)
4 19 (12.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (11.39%) JUnit
5 18 (11.39%) JIRA
6 12 (7.59%) Eclipse
6 12 (7.59%) Gradle
6 12 (7.59%) WatiN
7 10 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (6.33%) TeamCity
8 9 (5.70%) TestDirector
8 9 (5.70%) Cucumber
9 8 (5.06%) SoapUI
9 8 (5.06%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.06%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.80%) Subversion
11 5 (3.16%) Hudson
12 4 (2.53%) jMock
12 4 (2.53%) TestPartner
General
1 37 (23.42%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Military
3 8 (5.06%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.16%) German Language
4 5 (3.16%) Italian Language
4 5 (3.16%) Turkish Language
5 4 (2.53%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (27.22%) Tester
2 27 (17.09%) Software Engineer
3 26 (16.46%) Analyst
4 25 (15.82%) Test Analyst
5 20 (12.66%) Developer
5 20 (12.66%) Test Engineer
5 20 (12.66%) Software Test Engineer
6 18 (11.39%) Test Manager
7 14 (8.86%) Test Leader
8 13 (8.23%) Software Tester
9 12 (7.59%) Java Developer
10 11 (6.96%) Senior Tester
11 10 (6.33%) Team Leader
12 8 (5.06%) QA Tester
12 8 (5.06%) Java Team Leader
12 8 (5.06%) Senior Developer
12 8 (5.06%) QA Leader
12 8 (5.06%) Selenium Tester
13 7 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (4.43%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (29.11%) .NET
2 19 (12.03%) XML
3 12 (7.59%) Hibernate
3 12 (7.59%) Spring
3 12 (7.59%) JSP
4 8 (5.06%) Web Services
4 8 (5.06%) jQuery
5 6 (3.80%) SOAP
5 6 (3.80%) OpenGL
6 5 (3.16%) Servlets
6 5 (3.16%) J2EE
6 5 (3.16%) HTML
6 5 (3.16%) CSS
6 5 (3.16%) Symfony
7 4 (2.53%) Laravel
7 4 (2.53%) SVG
8 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.63%) WCF
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.80%) Animation
4 6 (3.80%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.16%) Blog
6 4 (2.53%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (2.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.63%) DTV
8 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.63%) iPhone
8 1 (0.63%) Open Source
8 1 (0.63%) iPad
8 1 (0.63%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.25%) Linux
2 22 (13.92%) Windows
3 16 (10.13%) Android
4 15 (9.49%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.80%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.91%) Software Testing
3 41 (25.95%) Manual Testing
4 35 (22.15%) Test Scripting
4 35 (22.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 31 (19.62%) Automation Testing
6 29 (18.35%) Scrum
7 28 (17.72%) Load Testing
8 26 (16.46%) BDD
9 23 (14.56%) Test Automation
10 22 (13.92%) Regression Testing
11 21 (13.29%) Unit Testing
12 20 (12.66%) Test Strategy
13 17 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (10.76%) MVC
14 16 (10.13%) Configuration Management
14 16 (10.13%) Test Management
14 16 (10.13%) Change Control
15 15 (9.49%) TDD
15 15 (9.49%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.67%) SQL
2 36 (22.78%) Java
3 25 (15.82%) C#
4 12 (7.59%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.59%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.06%) Python
5 8 (5.06%) C++
5 8 (5.06%) C
5 8 (5.06%) PHP
6 3 (1.90%) VBScript
7 2 (1.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (32.91%) ISEB
2 40 (25.32%) ISTQB
3 35 (22.15%) Degree
4 12 (7.59%) HND
5 8 (5.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (44.30%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.16%) Xen
3 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) Puppet
2 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.16%) Ansible
3 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.13%) VMware
3 12 (7.59%) Telerik
4 10 (6.33%) Oracle
5 5 (3.16%) Google
6 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.63%) Zend
7 1 (0.63%) Capita
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