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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 110 109 133
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 69 77 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.98% 2.29% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.58% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 59 74 46
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
3096 2987 3391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.79% 88.69% 85.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2632 2478 2748
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +9 11 £45,000 +33.33%
Bury - 2 £33,000 -
Sale - 1 £42,500 - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 72 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.00%) Java
3 51 (34.00%) Selenium
4 46 (30.67%) QA
5 43 (28.67%) Test Scripting
6 35 (23.33%) Scrum
7 33 (22.00%) SQL
7 33 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (21.33%) JSON
8 32 (21.33%) Git (software)
8 32 (21.33%) .NET
8 32 (21.33%) SDLC
9 31 (20.67%) TDD
10 30 (20.00%) Android
11 29 (19.33%) ISTQB
11 29 (19.33%) SOAP
11 29 (19.33%) Windows
11 29 (19.33%) Mobile App
12 28 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (18.67%) JIRA
12 28 (18.67%) Test Automation
12 28 (18.67%) Apple iOS
13 27 (18.00%) Web Services
13 27 (18.00%) ISEB
14 25 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 25 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (16.00%) RESTful
15 24 (16.00%) BDD
15 24 (16.00%) C#
15 24 (16.00%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) Internet
2 3 (2.00%) HTTP
3 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (34.00%) Selenium
2 32 (21.33%) Git (software)
3 28 (18.67%) JIRA
4 20 (13.33%) Appium
5 16 (10.67%) Cucumber
6 14 (9.33%) Redmine
7 12 (8.00%) Calabash
7 12 (8.00%) Mercurial
8 10 (6.67%) Subversion
9 8 (5.33%) Jenkins
10 7 (4.67%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.67%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.67%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.00%) Gerrit
12 3 (2.00%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.00%) JMeter
12 3 (2.00%) Maven
12 3 (2.00%) NUnit
12 3 (2.00%) RSpec
12 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (8.67%) Finance
2 3 (2.00%) Legal
2 3 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (0.67%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Games
3 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (28.67%) Tester
2 39 (26.00%) Analyst
2 39 (26.00%) Test Analyst
3 31 (20.67%) Developer
4 24 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 19 (12.67%) Software Tester
6 17 (11.33%) QA Tester
7 16 (10.67%) Automation Tester
8 14 (9.33%) Java Developer
8 14 (9.33%) Senior Developer
9 13 (8.67%) Lead Tester
9 13 (8.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 13 (8.67%) Software Analyst
9 13 (8.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 11 (7.33%) QA Leader
11 11 (7.33%) Senior Tester
12 10 (6.67%) Technical Leader
13 9 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.33%) .NET
1 32 (21.33%) JSON
2 29 (19.33%) SOAP
3 27 (18.00%) Web Services
4 24 (16.00%) RESTful
5 23 (15.33%) XML
6 16 (10.67%) JSP
7 14 (9.33%) Grails
8 13 (8.67%) HTML
9 10 (6.67%) CSS
10 8 (5.33%) J2EE
11 7 (4.67%) REST
12 5 (3.33%) HTML5
13 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.67%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.67%) CSS3
13 4 (2.67%) WebRTC
14 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (2.00%) jQuery
14 3 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.33%) Mobile App
2 28 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.33%) iPad
4 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.67%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.33%) Telematics
7 1 (0.67%) Animation
7 1 (0.67%) LIMS
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.00%) Android
2 29 (19.33%) Windows
3 28 (18.67%) Apple iOS
4 16 (10.67%) Windows 10
5 15 (10.00%) Mac OS X
6 11 (7.33%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.67%) Linux
8 3 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.67%) Test Scripting
3 35 (23.33%) Scrum
4 33 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (21.33%) SDLC
6 31 (20.67%) TDD
7 28 (18.67%) Test Automation
8 24 (16.00%) BDD
9 23 (15.33%) Manual Testing
9 23 (15.33%) Software Testing
10 18 (12.00%) Functional Testing
10 18 (12.00%) Line Management
11 15 (10.00%) Android Development
11 15 (10.00%) Defect Management
12 13 (8.67%) Defect Tracking
12 13 (8.67%) iOS Development
13 12 (8.00%) Analytics
13 12 (8.00%) Memory Management
13 12 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
13 12 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (36.00%) Java
2 33 (22.00%) SQL
3 25 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.00%) C#
5 13 (8.67%) Objective-C
6 4 (2.67%) Ruby
7 2 (1.33%) PHP
7 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.33%) Python
8 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.67%) ES6
8 1 (0.67%) Scala
8 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (19.33%) ISTQB
2 27 (18.00%) ISEB
3 20 (13.33%) Degree
4 10 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.67%) HND
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (30.67%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.00%) VMware
3 15 (10.00%) Google
4 13 (8.67%) Apple
5 12 (8.00%) Perforce
6 9 (6.00%) Oracle
7 3 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.33%) hybris
9 1 (0.67%) Cognos
9 1 (0.67%) HP
9 1 (0.67%) Telerik
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