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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 116 160 151
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 72 19 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.75% 0.49% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 0.64% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 62 14 32
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
3381 2982 3038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.12% 77.29% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2717 2562 2654
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Bolton +7 9 £27,500 - 1
Wigan 0 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Stockport - 4 £34,000 - 2
Cheadle - 2 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 59 (48.36%) QA
2 46 (37.70%) Software Testing
3 45 (36.89%) SQL
4 41 (33.61%) ISEB
5 32 (26.23%) Selenium
6 31 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (22.13%) ISTQB
7 27 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (19.67%) .NET
9 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
9 22 (18.03%) Software Engineering
10 21 (17.21%) Manual Testing
10 21 (17.21%) Load Testing
10 21 (17.21%) Windows
11 20 (16.39%) Unit Testing
12 19 (15.57%) Linux
12 19 (15.57%) C#
13 18 (14.75%) Web Services
13 18 (14.75%) TDD
13 18 (14.75%) Automation Testing
14 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
15 16 (13.11%) SOA
15 16 (13.11%) Test Automation
16 15 (12.30%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (12.30%) WCF
16 15 (12.30%) Degree
16 15 (12.30%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (12.30%) Finance
17 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
17 14 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (4.10%) Apache
2 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.28%) SAS
2 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.28%) Jetty
2 4 (3.28%) IIS
2 4 (3.28%) nginx
3 3 (2.46%) Node.js
4 2 (1.64%) WordPress
5 1 (0.82%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.74%) HTTP
2 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.28%) DNS
2 4 (3.28%) DHCP
2 4 (3.28%) FTP
2 4 (3.28%) IPsec
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.74%) MySQL
5 5 (4.10%) Big Data
6 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (26.23%) Selenium
2 15 (12.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
4 13 (10.66%) JUnit
4 13 (10.66%) TestPartner
5 12 (9.84%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.38%) EasyMock
6 9 (7.38%) SilkPerformer
6 9 (7.38%) QALoad
6 9 (7.38%) jMock
6 9 (7.38%) LoadRunner
7 8 (6.56%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.56%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.92%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.28%) Hudson
9 4 (3.28%) JIRA
10 3 (2.46%) Ant
10 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.46%) Grunt
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Retail
3 5 (4.10%) Marketing
4 4 (3.28%) German Language
4 4 (3.28%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.28%) Turkish Language
4 4 (3.28%) Military
5 3 (2.46%) Electronics
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (24.59%) Software Engineer
2 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 26 (21.31%) Test Analyst
3 23 (18.85%) Developer
4 17 (13.93%) Tester
5 11 (9.02%) Software Developer
5 11 (9.02%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.02%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Test Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Software Test Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) C# Software Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) .NET Software Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Head of Testing
6 9 (7.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Test Manager
6 9 (7.38%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Software Tester
7 8 (6.56%) PHP Developer
7 8 (6.56%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.67%) .NET
2 18 (14.75%) Web Services
3 15 (12.30%) WCF
4 13 (10.66%) LINQ
4 13 (10.66%) jQuery
4 13 (10.66%) Ninject
5 11 (9.02%) CSS
5 11 (9.02%) HTML
6 8 (6.56%) SVG
7 6 (4.92%) Laravel
7 6 (4.92%) Symfony
8 5 (4.10%) OpenGL
8 5 (4.10%) SOAP
9 4 (3.28%) Servlets
9 4 (3.28%) J2EE
9 4 (3.28%) HTML5
9 4 (3.28%) Sass
10 3 (2.46%) Underscore.js
10 3 (2.46%) CSS3
10 3 (2.46%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.10%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (4.10%) Replication
2 5 (4.10%) Animation
2 5 (4.10%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.28%) Blog
3 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.46%) Social Media
5 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.21%) Windows
2 19 (15.57%) Linux
3 7 (5.74%) Mac OS X
3 7 (5.74%) Android
3 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.10%) UNIX
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.70%) Software Testing
2 31 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (18.03%) Software Engineering
5 21 (17.21%) Manual Testing
5 21 (17.21%) Load Testing
6 20 (16.39%) Unit Testing
7 18 (14.75%) Automation Testing
7 18 (14.75%) TDD
8 16 (13.11%) SOA
8 16 (13.11%) Test Automation
9 13 (10.66%) Project Planning
10 12 (9.84%) Test Scripting
10 12 (9.84%) QMS
11 11 (9.02%) BDD
11 11 (9.02%) Test Strategy
11 11 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.20%) Performance Testing
12 10 (8.20%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.89%) SQL
2 19 (15.57%) C#
3 13 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.38%) PHP
4 9 (7.38%) Java
5 7 (5.74%) Ruby
6 6 (4.92%) C
6 6 (4.92%) C++
7 5 (4.10%) Python
8 3 (2.46%) VBScript
9 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 41 (33.61%) ISEB
2 27 (22.13%) ISTQB
3 15 (12.30%) Degree
4 11 (9.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.28%) HNC
6 4 (3.28%) HND
7 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (48.36%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.28%) Xen
3 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) Puppet
2 4 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.28%) Ansible
3 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) HP
3 6 (4.92%) VMware
4 4 (3.28%) Google
4 4 (3.28%) Compuware
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 3 (2.46%) Apple
5 3 (2.46%) Facebook
6 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.64%) Wonderware
6 2 (1.64%) Zend
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) JBoss
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