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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 114 153 145
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 77 24 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.91% 0.65% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 0.83% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 64 18 32
Average salary £50,750 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
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
3420 2886 3047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.97% 78.28% 81.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2834 2444 2667
Average salary £40,000 £39,800 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.50% +6.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 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 1 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
Bolton - 9 £27,500 -
Stockport - 8 £33,500 - 2
Wigan - 3 £45,000 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £37,500 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 57 (44.19%) QA
2 51 (39.53%) Software Testing
3 49 (37.98%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (36.43%) SQL
5 40 (31.01%) ISEB
6 34 (26.36%) ISTQB
7 30 (23.26%) Manual Testing
8 29 (22.48%) Selenium
9 28 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (20.93%) .NET
11 25 (19.38%) Finance
12 23 (17.83%) Linux
12 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
13 22 (17.05%) Windows
14 21 (16.28%) C#
14 21 (16.28%) Load Testing
15 20 (15.50%) Git (software)
16 18 (13.95%) Test Scripting
16 18 (13.95%) Test Strategy
16 18 (13.95%) Degree
16 18 (13.95%) Software Engineering
17 17 (13.18%) Java
17 17 (13.18%) QuickTest Pro
18 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
18 16 (12.40%) TDD
18 16 (12.40%) Scrum
18 16 (12.40%) Unit Testing
18 16 (12.40%) Automation Testing
19 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (10.85%) Test Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (6.98%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.88%) Jetty
2 5 (3.88%) nginx
2 5 (3.88%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.88%) IIS
3 4 (3.10%) SAS
4 2 (1.55%) WordPress
5 1 (0.78%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.88%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) IPsec
1 5 (3.88%) DHCP
1 5 (3.88%) FTP
1 5 (3.88%) HTTP
1 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.75%) MySQL
5 5 (3.88%) Big Data
6 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (22.48%) Selenium
2 20 (15.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 11 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (8.53%) JUnit
6 9 (6.98%) TestPartner
7 7 (5.43%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.65%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.65%) EasyMock
8 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.65%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (4.65%) QALoad
8 6 (4.65%) jMock
9 5 (3.88%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.10%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.10%) JIRA
10 4 (3.10%) Gradle
11 3 (2.33%) Subversion
11 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (19.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Retail
3 5 (3.88%) German Language
3 5 (3.88%) Italian Language
3 5 (3.88%) Turkish Language
4 4 (3.10%) Military
5 3 (2.33%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.55%) Advertising
6 2 (1.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Software Engineer
2 23 (17.83%) Developer
2 23 (17.83%) Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Test Analyst
4 18 (13.95%) Test Manager
5 15 (11.63%) Tester
6 12 (9.30%) Test Engineer
6 12 (9.30%) Software Test Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.75%) C# Developer
7 10 (7.75%) C# Software Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Software Developer
7 10 (7.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.75%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.20%) PHP Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (6.20%) QA Leader
9 7 (5.43%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.65%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.93%) .NET
2 14 (10.85%) WCF
3 13 (10.08%) Web Services
4 12 (9.30%) Ninject
4 12 (9.30%) LINQ
5 11 (8.53%) jQuery
6 8 (6.20%) CSS
6 8 (6.20%) HTML
7 6 (4.65%) Laravel
7 6 (4.65%) Symfony
8 5 (3.88%) OpenGL
8 5 (3.88%) SVG
8 5 (3.88%) J2EE
8 5 (3.88%) Servlets
9 4 (3.10%) XML
9 4 (3.10%) JSP
9 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.10%) Spring
10 2 (1.55%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.88%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.88%) Blog
3 5 (3.88%) Animation
3 5 (3.88%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (3.10%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.83%) Linux
2 22 (17.05%) Windows
3 9 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.98%) Android
4 5 (3.88%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.10%) UNIX
6 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.53%) Software Testing
2 49 (37.98%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.26%) Manual Testing
4 28 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (16.28%) Load Testing
6 18 (13.95%) Test Scripting
6 18 (13.95%) Test Strategy
6 18 (13.95%) Software Engineering
7 16 (12.40%) TDD
7 16 (12.40%) Scrum
7 16 (12.40%) Unit Testing
7 16 (12.40%) Automation Testing
8 14 (10.85%) Test Management
9 13 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (10.08%) QMS
9 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
9 13 (10.08%) BDD
10 12 (9.30%) SOA
10 12 (9.30%) Configuration Management
10 12 (9.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.43%) SQL
2 21 (16.28%) C#
3 17 (13.18%) Java
4 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.75%) PHP
6 8 (6.20%) C
6 8 (6.20%) C++
7 7 (5.43%) Python
8 4 (3.10%) Ruby
9 2 (1.55%) VBScript
9 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (31.01%) ISEB
2 34 (26.36%) ISTQB
3 18 (13.95%) Degree
4 10 (7.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.33%) HNC
6 3 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (44.19%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) Xen
3 2 (1.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Puppet
2 5 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.88%) Ansible
3 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) VMware
3 5 (3.88%) Google
3 5 (3.88%) HP
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle
4 4 (3.10%) JBoss
5 3 (2.33%) Compuware
6 2 (1.55%) Wonderware
6 2 (1.55%) Zend
6 2 (1.55%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.78%) SAP
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Almonds-bury
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago