The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 137 176 187
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 48 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 0.35% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.42% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 14 5
Average salary £35,500 £53,750 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.95% +162.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,025 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £26,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
Automation 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
3117 3345 3200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.57% 83.83% 79.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2588 2776 2738
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 £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 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 +20 9 £36,500 +25.86% 2
Wigan - 7 - -
Altrincham -8 1 £37,500 -31.81%
Cheadle - 1 £35,000 -
Salford - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 62 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (55.77%) SQL
3 41 (39.42%) Selenium
4 40 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 39 (37.50%) Manual Testing
6 37 (35.58%) ISEB
7 36 (34.62%) BDD
7 36 (34.62%) SpecFlow
8 35 (33.65%) Software Testing
8 35 (33.65%) TDD
9 34 (32.69%) System Testing
9 34 (32.69%) QA
10 33 (31.73%) .NET
11 30 (28.85%) SoapUI
12 29 (27.88%) Compatibility Testing
13 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
14 25 (24.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (23.08%) TeamCity
15 24 (23.08%) Test Automation
15 24 (23.08%) Hudson
16 21 (20.19%) Regression Testing
17 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
18 15 (14.42%) WebDriver
18 15 (14.42%) SOAP
19 14 (13.46%) Web Services
19 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
19 14 (13.46%) Android
19 14 (13.46%) Apple iOS
20 13 (12.50%) Microsoft

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (39.42%) Selenium
2 36 (34.62%) SpecFlow
3 30 (28.85%) SoapUI
4 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
5 24 (23.08%) Hudson
5 24 (23.08%) TeamCity
6 15 (14.42%) WebDriver
7 13 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
9 8 (7.69%) TestDirector
10 6 (5.77%) JIRA
11 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.88%) Calabash
12 3 (2.88%) Robotium
12 3 (2.88%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.88%) Appium
13 2 (1.92%) TestComplete
14 1 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Billing
3 1 (0.96%) Games
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (46.15%) Analyst
1 48 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 37 (35.58%) Tester
3 28 (26.92%) Test Engineer
4 16 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 13 (12.50%) Technical Tester
6 12 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (10.58%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (10.58%) Software Engineer
7 11 (10.58%) Software Tester
8 7 (6.73%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Technical Test Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.88%) QA Analyst
12 2 (1.92%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (31.73%) .NET
2 15 (14.42%) SOAP
3 14 (13.46%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) WPF
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Replication
2 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.46%) Android
1 14 (13.46%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 39 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 36 (34.62%) BDD
5 35 (33.65%) TDD
5 35 (33.65%) Software Testing
6 34 (32.69%) System Testing
7 29 (27.88%) Compatibility Testing
8 25 (24.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (23.08%) Test Automation
10 21 (20.19%) Regression Testing
11 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
12 12 (11.54%) Unit Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Load Testing
13 8 (7.69%) User Stories
13 8 (7.69%) Scrum
14 7 (6.73%) Test Scripting
14 7 (6.73%) Web Testing
15 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (55.77%) SQL
2 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.50%) Java
4 12 (11.54%) Ruby
5 11 (10.58%) C#
6 1 (0.96%) PHP
6 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (35.58%) ISEB
2 13 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (32.69%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.58%) Oracle
3 8 (7.69%) VMware
4 7 (6.73%) SAP
5 2 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) Capita
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