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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 122 138 144
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 74 40 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.78% 1.07% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.36% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 54 30 36
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,350 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
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
3501 2933 3051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.26% 78.80% 80.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2932 2462 2696
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 - 11 £33,500 - 6
Bolton - 6 £27,500 -
Salford -1 4 - -
Altrincham - 4 £37,500 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 61 (46.92%) QA
2 52 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (35.38%) SQL
4 45 (34.62%) Software Testing
5 35 (26.92%) Selenium
5 35 (26.92%) ISEB
6 32 (24.62%) ISTQB
7 30 (23.08%) .NET
8 29 (22.31%) Finance
8 29 (22.31%) Linux
9 26 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (19.23%) Windows
11 24 (18.46%) Java
12 23 (17.69%) C#
13 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
13 22 (16.92%) Git (software)
13 22 (16.92%) Degree
14 21 (16.15%) Load Testing
15 19 (14.62%) Test Scripting
16 18 (13.85%) QuickTest Pro
16 18 (13.85%) Scrum
17 17 (13.08%) Test Strategy
17 17 (13.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (13.08%) Software Engineering
18 16 (12.31%) Unit Testing
18 16 (12.31%) Automation Testing
18 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (11.54%) BDD
19 15 (11.54%) Configuration Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (9.23%) Apache
2 6 (4.62%) JBoss
3 5 (3.85%) nginx
3 5 (3.85%) Jetty
3 5 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.85%) IIS
3 5 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.08%) SAS
5 2 (1.54%) WordPress
6 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.85%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) IPsec
1 5 (3.85%) DHCP
1 5 (3.85%) FTP
1 5 (3.85%) HTTP
1 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (10.00%) MySQL
2 11 (8.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.85%) Big Data
5 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (26.92%) Selenium
2 22 (16.92%) Git (software)
3 18 (13.85%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (10.77%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.00%) JUnit
6 11 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.15%) JIRA
8 7 (5.38%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.38%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.62%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.62%) Gradle
10 5 (3.85%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.85%) EasyMock
10 5 (3.85%) jMock
10 5 (3.85%) QALoad
10 5 (3.85%) TestPartner
10 5 (3.85%) SilkPerformer
10 5 (3.85%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.08%) Subversion
11 4 (3.08%) WatiN
General
1 29 (22.31%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) German Language
3 5 (3.85%) Italian Language
3 5 (3.85%) Turkish Language
4 4 (3.08%) Military
5 3 (2.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.54%) Advertising
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 23 (17.69%) Developer
2 23 (17.69%) Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Test Analyst
4 18 (13.85%) Test Manager
5 17 (13.08%) Tester
6 13 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 13 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.92%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.15%) PHP Developer
9 8 (6.15%) QA Leader
10 7 (5.38%) Test Leader
10 7 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.38%) .NET Software Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.38%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.08%) .NET
2 12 (9.23%) jQuery
3 11 (8.46%) WCF
4 10 (7.69%) Web Services
5 9 (6.92%) Ninject
5 9 (6.92%) LINQ
5 9 (6.92%) HTML
5 9 (6.92%) CSS
6 8 (6.15%) XML
7 7 (5.38%) OpenGL
8 6 (4.62%) JSP
8 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.62%) Spring
8 6 (4.62%) Symfony
8 6 (4.62%) Laravel
9 5 (3.85%) Servlets
9 5 (3.85%) J2EE
9 5 (3.85%) SVG
10 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.38%) Animation
3 7 (5.38%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.85%) Blog
4 5 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Open Source
7 1 (0.77%) iPad
7 1 (0.77%) iPhone
7 1 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.31%) Linux
2 25 (19.23%) Windows
3 9 (6.92%) Android
3 9 (6.92%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.38%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) openSUSE
6 1 (0.77%) CentOS
6 1 (0.77%) UNIX
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 26 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (16.15%) Load Testing
6 19 (14.62%) Test Scripting
7 18 (13.85%) Scrum
8 17 (13.08%) Test Strategy
8 17 (13.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Software Engineering
9 16 (12.31%) Unit Testing
9 16 (12.31%) Automation Testing
10 15 (11.54%) BDD
10 15 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 14 (10.77%) TDD
11 14 (10.77%) Test Management
11 14 (10.77%) QMS
12 13 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 12 (9.23%) Validation
13 12 (9.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.38%) SQL
2 24 (18.46%) Java
3 23 (17.69%) C#
4 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.46%) PHP
6 10 (7.69%) C++
6 10 (7.69%) C
7 9 (6.92%) Python
8 5 (3.85%) Ruby
9 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.77%) Perl
11 1 (0.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (26.92%) ISEB
2 32 (24.62%) ISTQB
3 22 (16.92%) Degree
4 8 (6.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.08%) HND
6 3 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (46.92%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.85%) Xen
3 2 (1.54%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Puppet
2 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.85%) Ansible
3 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) VMware
3 5 (3.85%) Google
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle
4 4 (3.08%) Telerik
5 2 (1.54%) HP
5 2 (1.54%) Zend
5 2 (1.54%) Wonderware
5 2 (1.54%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.77%) SAP
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