The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 177 184 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.084% 0.050% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.053% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Automation Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3402 3786 3910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.16% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3135 3383
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Manchester region.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Hudson
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (12.50%) Hudson
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hols, healthcare2
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago