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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 99 134 160
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +26
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 86 52 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.23% 1.28% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.52% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 73 35 27
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
3183 3414 3281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.42% 83.78% 79.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2648 2837 2809
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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
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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 +27 21 £33,000 +13.79% 4
Cheadle +10 3 - -
Salford - 3 £38,000 -
Altrincham -13 1 £37,500 -31.81%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 105 (62.87%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (53.29%) SQL
3 70 (41.92%) .NET
4 65 (38.92%) ISEB
5 61 (36.53%) Selenium
6 60 (35.93%) QA
7 52 (31.14%) Test Scripting
8 49 (29.34%) Manual Testing
9 40 (23.95%) Java
9 40 (23.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 40 (23.95%) Automation Testing
10 37 (22.16%) TDD
11 36 (21.56%) C#
12 35 (20.96%) XML
13 34 (20.36%) ISTQB
13 34 (20.36%) BDD
14 33 (19.76%) Degree
15 32 (19.16%) Scrum
15 32 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (17.96%) Regression Testing
16 30 (17.96%) Software Testing
17 28 (16.77%) SOAP
17 28 (16.77%) SpecFlow
18 27 (16.17%) Android
18 27 (16.17%) SoapUI
18 27 (16.17%) Jenkins
19 26 (15.57%) Apple iOS
20 25 (14.97%) Web Services
21 24 (14.37%) Linux
21 24 (14.37%) Compatibility Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 9 (5.39%) Apache
2 8 (4.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.39%) MySQL
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 61 (36.53%) Selenium
2 28 (16.77%) SpecFlow
3 27 (16.17%) SoapUI
3 27 (16.17%) Jenkins
4 21 (12.57%) TeamCity
5 19 (11.38%) JIRA
5 19 (11.38%) Hudson
6 15 (8.98%) WatiN
7 10 (5.99%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.99%) JUnit
7 10 (5.99%) Maven
8 9 (5.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (4.79%) Eclipse
9 8 (4.79%) TestDirector
9 8 (4.79%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.79%) Gradle
10 3 (1.80%) Subversion
11 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.20%) Redmine
General
1 20 (11.98%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Retail
3 6 (3.59%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.59%) Military
4 5 (2.99%) Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (45.51%) Tester
2 47 (28.14%) Analyst
2 47 (28.14%) Test Analyst
3 31 (18.56%) Software Tester
4 25 (14.97%) Software Engineer
5 18 (10.78%) Developer
6 17 (10.18%) Senior Tester
6 17 (10.18%) Test Leader
7 14 (8.38%) Technical Tester
8 13 (7.78%) Lead Tester
8 13 (7.78%) Software Test Engineer
8 13 (7.78%) Test Engineer
9 12 (7.19%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 11 (6.59%) QA Tester
10 11 (6.59%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Selenium Tester
11 8 (4.79%) Automated Tester
12 7 (4.19%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (41.92%) .NET
2 35 (20.96%) XML
3 28 (16.77%) SOAP
4 25 (14.97%) Web Services
5 20 (11.98%) Hibernate
6 18 (10.78%) Spring
7 12 (7.19%) JSP
7 12 (7.19%) JSON
8 10 (5.99%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (5.99%) REST
8 10 (5.99%) Servlets
8 10 (5.99%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (5.99%) JMS
8 10 (5.99%) WSDL
9 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.59%) CSS
10 6 (3.59%) HTML
11 4 (2.40%) Grails
12 2 (1.20%) jQuery
12 2 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.38%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.78%) Replication
4 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.20%) Animation
6 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.60%) Arduino
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.60%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.17%) Android
2 26 (15.57%) Apple iOS
3 24 (14.37%) Linux
4 12 (7.19%) Windows
5 10 (5.99%) UNIX
6 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (62.87%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (31.14%) Test Scripting
3 49 (29.34%) Manual Testing
4 40 (23.95%) Automation Testing
4 40 (23.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (22.16%) TDD
6 34 (20.36%) BDD
7 32 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (19.16%) Scrum
8 30 (17.96%) Software Testing
8 30 (17.96%) Regression Testing
9 24 (14.37%) Compatibility Testing
9 24 (14.37%) System Testing
10 23 (13.77%) Test Automation
10 23 (13.77%) Mentoring
11 20 (11.98%) DSDM
12 17 (10.18%) Coaching
12 17 (10.18%) Web Testing
13 16 (9.58%) Functional Testing
14 15 (8.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 89 (53.29%) SQL
2 40 (23.95%) Java
3 36 (21.56%) C#
4 15 (8.98%) PL/SQL
4 15 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.39%) C
6 8 (4.79%) C++
7 3 (1.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) Python
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (38.92%) ISEB
2 34 (20.36%) ISTQB
3 33 (19.76%) Degree
4 15 (8.98%) HND
5 8 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.99%) CISSP
6 5 (2.99%) CISA
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (35.93%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (8.98%) Telerik
2 14 (8.38%) Oracle
2 14 (8.38%) VMware
3 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.99%) SAP
5 1 (0.60%) Capita
5 1 (0.60%) VocaLink
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago