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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 118 103 134
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +31
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 58 100 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 2.49% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.93% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 58 90 40
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
2888 3412 3194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.89% 84.90% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2348 2923 2778
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average 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 £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -3 14 £41,750 +28.46% 1
Bolton +15 4 £36,250 +9.84% 1
Salford +4 4 £37,500 -1.31%
Altrincham +4 2 £31,750 -15.33%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 81 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (59.09%) QA
3 59 (44.70%) ISEB
4 57 (43.18%) Selenium
5 53 (40.15%) Test Scripting
6 44 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 44 (33.33%) C#
7 43 (32.58%) Windows
7 43 (32.58%) JIRA
8 42 (31.82%) SQL
9 41 (31.06%) Manual Testing
10 40 (30.30%) Degree
11 33 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 32 (24.24%) Java
12 32 (24.24%) SQL Server
13 30 (22.73%) Finance
13 30 (22.73%) Defect Management
14 29 (21.97%) .NET
14 29 (21.97%) TDD
14 29 (21.97%) Cucumber
14 29 (21.97%) BDD
15 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
16 27 (20.45%) MS Excel
16 27 (20.45%) Scrum
16 27 (20.45%) Test Automation
17 26 (19.70%) SDLC
18 25 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (18.18%) VMware

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (1.52%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.52%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Mingle
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.52%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (43.18%) Selenium
2 43 (32.58%) JIRA
3 29 (21.97%) Cucumber
4 17 (12.88%) HP UFT
5 14 (10.61%) Git (software)
6 13 (9.85%) SpecFlow
7 12 (9.09%) FitNesse
8 10 (7.58%) NUnit
9 9 (6.82%) Mercurial
10 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
10 8 (6.06%) TeamCity
11 7 (5.30%) Bugzilla
11 7 (5.30%) Subversion
11 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (3.79%) WebDriver
14 4 (3.03%) Appium
14 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
15 2 (1.52%) Gerrit
15 2 (1.52%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (22.73%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Legal
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (44.70%) Tester
2 33 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 32 (24.24%) QA Tester
4 28 (21.21%) Analyst
5 23 (17.42%) Test Analyst
6 21 (15.91%) Automated Tester
7 19 (14.39%) QA Leader
7 19 (14.39%) Test Engineer
8 18 (13.64%) Lead Tester
8 18 (13.64%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 18 (13.64%) Senior Tester
9 15 (11.36%) Senior QA Tester
10 12 (9.09%) Developer
10 12 (9.09%) QA Engineer
10 12 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
11 10 (7.58%) Software Analyst
11 10 (7.58%) Software Test Analyst
12 8 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
13 7 (5.30%) Automation Tester
13 7 (5.30%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.97%) .NET
2 18 (13.64%) Web Services
3 14 (10.61%) XML
4 10 (7.58%) HTML
5 9 (6.82%) RESTful
6 7 (5.30%) HTML5
7 6 (4.55%) CSS
7 6 (4.55%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.79%) JSON
8 5 (3.79%) SOAP
9 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.03%) REST
10 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.27%) jQuery
10 3 (2.27%) WebRTC
11 2 (1.52%) Android SDK
11 2 (1.52%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.52%) Apache Camel
11 2 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.03%) Informatics
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.52%) Telematics
6 1 (0.76%) Animation
6 1 (0.76%) LIMS
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.58%) Windows
2 23 (17.42%) Windows 10
3 21 (15.91%) Mac OS X
4 19 (14.39%) Windows Server
5 15 (11.36%) Android
6 14 (10.61%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.79%) Unix
8 3 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.15%) Test Scripting
3 44 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 41 (31.06%) Manual Testing
5 30 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 29 (21.97%) BDD
6 29 (21.97%) TDD
7 27 (20.45%) Scrum
7 27 (20.45%) Test Automation
8 26 (19.70%) SDLC
9 25 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (15.91%) Defect Tracking
11 19 (14.39%) Case Management
12 18 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (12.88%) Software Testing
14 16 (12.12%) High Availability
14 16 (12.12%) QA Automation
15 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
16 13 (9.85%) Workflow
17 12 (9.09%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.33%) C#
2 42 (31.82%) SQL
3 32 (24.24%) Java
4 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.30%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.79%) Ruby
7 2 (1.52%) PHP
7 2 (1.52%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.52%) XQuery
8 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (44.70%) ISEB
2 40 (30.30%) Degree
3 23 (17.42%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.82%) HND
5 5 (3.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (59.09%) QA
System Software
1 24 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.52%) Docker
3 2 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
1 1 (0.76%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.18%) VMware
3 8 (6.06%) HP
4 7 (5.30%) Telerik
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle
6 2 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.52%) Google
7 1 (0.76%) Apple
7 1 (0.76%) New Relic
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year + generous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
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