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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 95 138 162
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 92 43 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 1.14% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 1.37% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 82 31 24
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,450 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
3213 3143 3198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.03% 83.13% 79.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2722 2680 2738
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 March 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 2 March 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
(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 - 17 £33,000 - 3
Salford - 7 £38,000 -
Cheadle +8 4 - -
Bolton -1 3 £33,000 +40.42% 1
Altrincham -3 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (49.40%) SQL
3 69 (41.07%) .NET
4 63 (37.50%) ISEB
5 61 (36.31%) Selenium
6 57 (33.93%) QA
7 48 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 48 (28.57%) Java
8 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
9 41 (24.40%) Automation Testing
10 38 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (22.62%) Degree
11 37 (22.02%) ISTQB
11 37 (22.02%) C#
12 36 (21.43%) XML
12 36 (21.43%) Scrum
13 35 (20.83%) Software Testing
14 33 (19.64%) BDD
15 31 (18.45%) TDD
16 30 (17.86%) Regression Testing
17 29 (17.26%) Finance
18 28 (16.67%) Linux
19 27 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (15.48%) Jenkins
21 25 (14.88%) SOAP
22 23 (13.69%) Hibernate
23 22 (13.10%) Web Services
23 22 (13.10%) SoapUI
23 22 (13.10%) Android
24 21 (12.50%) System Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 13 (7.74%) Apache
2 11 (6.55%) JBoss
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Jetty
3 1 (0.60%) nginx
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) IPsec
2 1 (0.60%) DHCP
2 1 (0.60%) FTP
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.14%) MySQL
1 12 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 61 (36.31%) Selenium
2 26 (15.48%) Jenkins
3 22 (13.10%) SoapUI
4 21 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 21 (12.50%) JIRA
5 19 (11.31%) TeamCity
6 16 (9.52%) Git (software)
7 15 (8.93%) WatiN
7 15 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (8.33%) JUnit
8 14 (8.33%) Hudson
9 11 (6.55%) Gradle
9 11 (6.55%) Eclipse
10 10 (5.95%) Maven
10 10 (5.95%) Cucumber
11 9 (5.36%) TestDirector
12 6 (3.57%) Subversion
13 5 (2.98%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.19%) Redmine
General
1 29 (17.26%) Finance
2 8 (4.76%) Aerospace
2 8 (4.76%) Military
3 6 (3.57%) Retail
4 4 (2.38%) Advertising
5 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.60%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (38.10%) Tester
2 39 (23.21%) Analyst
3 38 (22.62%) Test Analyst
4 26 (15.48%) Software Engineer
5 22 (13.10%) Developer
5 22 (13.10%) Software Tester
6 15 (8.93%) Senior Tester
7 14 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 14 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 14 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 14 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 12 (7.14%) Technical Tester
9 11 (6.55%) QA Tester
9 11 (6.55%) Test Manager
10 10 (5.95%) Team Leader
10 10 (5.95%) Lead Tester
10 10 (5.95%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 9 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (5.36%) Java Team Leader
11 9 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (41.07%) .NET
2 36 (21.43%) XML
3 25 (14.88%) SOAP
4 23 (13.69%) Hibernate
5 22 (13.10%) Web Services
6 21 (12.50%) Spring
7 15 (8.93%) JSP
8 12 (7.14%) JSON
9 11 (6.55%) Servlets
10 10 (5.95%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (5.95%) JMS
10 10 (5.95%) WSDL
10 10 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (5.95%) REST
11 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET
12 6 (3.57%) CSS
12 6 (3.57%) HTML
13 4 (2.38%) Grails
14 3 (1.79%) jQuery
14 3 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.74%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.95%) Replication
5 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.19%) Animation
6 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Blog
7 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.60%) iPhone
7 1 (0.60%) Open Source
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Arduino
7 1 (0.60%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.67%) Linux
2 22 (13.10%) Android
3 21 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 13 (7.74%) Windows
5 10 (5.95%) UNIX
6 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
4 41 (24.40%) Automation Testing
5 38 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 36 (21.43%) Scrum
7 35 (20.83%) Software Testing
8 33 (19.64%) BDD
9 31 (18.45%) TDD
10 30 (17.86%) Regression Testing
11 27 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (12.50%) System Testing
13 20 (11.90%) Compatibility Testing
14 19 (11.31%) Test Automation
15 17 (10.12%) Mentoring
16 15 (8.93%) Coaching
16 15 (8.93%) Test Strategy
16 15 (8.93%) Web Testing
16 15 (8.93%) Workflow
16 15 (8.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (49.40%) SQL
2 48 (28.57%) Java
3 37 (22.02%) C#
4 16 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.93%) PL/SQL
6 11 (6.55%) C
7 10 (5.95%) C++
8 4 (2.38%) Python
9 3 (1.79%) VBScript
10 2 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) Perl
11 1 (0.60%) Ruby
11 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (37.50%) ISEB
2 38 (22.62%) Degree
3 37 (22.02%) ISTQB
4 15 (8.93%) HND
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.79%) VCP4
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) CISA
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (33.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.93%) VMware
2 15 (8.93%) Telerik
3 14 (8.33%) Oracle
4 5 (2.98%) SAP
5 1 (0.60%) HP
5 1 (0.60%) Capita
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) VocaLink
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