The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 123 165 143
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 56 23 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.43% 0.55% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.70% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50 19 33
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £33,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3143 3285 2941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 80.42% 78.53% 77.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2531 2832 2575
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automated Testing
North West

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 July 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 July 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 - 8 £60,000 - 3
Wigan +3 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bolton +3 6 £27,750 -38.33% 1
Cheadle - 2 - -
Altrincham -1 1 £55,000 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 51 (45.54%) QA
2 42 (37.50%) SQL
3 36 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (31.25%) ISEB
5 31 (27.68%) Software Testing
6 30 (26.79%) Software Engineering
6 30 (26.79%) Selenium
7 26 (23.21%) Web Services
8 24 (21.43%) Linux
8 24 (21.43%) .NET
8 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (19.64%) Manual Testing
10 21 (18.75%) C#
11 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 20 (17.86%) Git (software)
12 18 (16.07%) ISTQB
13 17 (15.18%) Load Testing
13 17 (15.18%) SOA
13 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
13 17 (15.18%) TDD
14 16 (14.29%) MVC
14 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
14 16 (14.29%) WCF
14 16 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (13.39%) PHP
16 14 (12.50%) Windows
16 14 (12.50%) Ninject
16 14 (12.50%) LINQ

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (2.68%) Node.js
1 3 (2.68%) SAS
2 1 (0.89%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.89%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) HTTP
2 8 (7.14%) Internet
3 7 (6.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (11.61%) MySQL
5 3 (2.68%) Big Data
6 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (26.79%) Selenium
2 20 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.71%) JUnit
3 12 (10.71%) TestPartner
4 11 (9.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 8 (7.14%) jMock
5 8 (7.14%) QALoad
5 8 (7.14%) SilkPerformer
5 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.14%) EasyMock
5 8 (7.14%) PHPUnit
6 7 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.36%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.46%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.57%) Hudson
9 4 (3.57%) JIRA
10 3 (2.68%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (6.25%) Retail
2 6 (5.36%) Military
2 6 (5.36%) Marketing
3 5 (4.46%) Electronics
4 4 (3.57%) Finance
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Games
5 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Software Engineer
2 24 (21.43%) Analyst
2 24 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 22 (19.64%) Developer
4 17 (15.18%) Tester
5 11 (9.82%) .NET Software Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (9.82%) C# Software Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.82%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.82%) Software Developer
6 10 (8.93%) Test Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Software Tester
8 8 (7.14%) Head of Testing
9 7 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) PHP Developer
10 6 (5.36%) QA Leader
11 5 (4.46%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.21%) Web Services
2 24 (21.43%) .NET
3 16 (14.29%) WCF
4 14 (12.50%) Ninject
4 14 (12.50%) LINQ
5 13 (11.61%) jQuery
6 12 (10.71%) HTML
6 12 (10.71%) CSS
6 12 (10.71%) Symfony
7 7 (6.25%) RESTful
7 7 (6.25%) Zend Framework
7 7 (6.25%) SVG
8 6 (5.36%) Laravel
9 5 (4.46%) SOAP
10 4 (3.57%) OpenGL
10 4 (3.57%) XML
10 4 (3.57%) HTML5
11 3 (2.68%) WPF
11 3 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (2.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 6 (5.36%) Animation
4 5 (4.46%) Replication
5 4 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.68%) Social Media
7 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.79%) Open Source
8 1 (0.89%) RenderMan
8 1 (0.89%) DTV
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.43%) Linux
2 14 (12.50%) Windows
3 8 (7.14%) UNIX
4 6 (5.36%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.68%) Android
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (27.68%) Software Testing
3 30 (26.79%) Software Engineering
4 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (19.64%) Manual Testing
6 17 (15.18%) Load Testing
6 17 (15.18%) SOA
6 17 (15.18%) TDD
7 16 (14.29%) MVC
7 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 11 (9.82%) Project Planning
10 10 (8.93%) BDD
10 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.04%) OO
12 8 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 8 (7.14%) QMS
13 7 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.50%) SQL
2 21 (18.75%) C#
3 15 (13.39%) PHP
4 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.82%) Java
6 9 (8.04%) Python
6 9 (8.04%) C++
7 8 (7.14%) Ruby
8 7 (6.25%) PHP5
9 5 (4.46%) C
10 3 (2.68%) VBScript
10 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.79%) XAML
11 2 (1.79%) XPath
12 1 (0.89%) Groovy
12 1 (0.89%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (31.25%) ISEB
2 18 (16.07%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.36%) Degree
5 4 (3.57%) HNC
5 4 (3.57%) HND
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (45.54%) QA
2 7 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) HP
3 8 (7.14%) VMware
3 8 (7.14%) Zend
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle
5 4 (3.57%) Compuware
6 3 (2.68%) Wonderware
6 3 (2.68%) Facebook
6 3 (2.68%) SAP
6 3 (2.68%) Apple
7 2 (1.79%) IBM
7 2 (1.79%) Xamarin
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 25 days
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago