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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 125 164 181
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 65 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.62% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 59 8 13
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +95.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,000 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £30,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
3271 3025 3399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 82.13% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2822 2637 2993
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 January 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 January 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
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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 +4 10 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Bolton - 8 £33,000 -
Wigan - 5 £23,500 -
Cheadle - 2 £35,000 -
Altrincham +3 1 £37,500 -31.81%
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (51.58%) SQL
3 44 (46.32%) Selenium
4 42 (44.21%) ISEB
4 42 (44.21%) Software Testing
5 41 (43.16%) Automated Testing
6 37 (38.95%) QA
7 36 (37.89%) Manual Testing
8 27 (28.42%) System Testing
9 25 (26.32%) BDD
10 24 (25.26%) QuickTest Pro
10 24 (25.26%) .NET
11 22 (23.16%) SpecFlow
11 22 (23.16%) ISTQB
12 21 (22.11%) Test Automation
12 21 (22.11%) Compatibility Testing
12 21 (22.11%) TDD
13 20 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (20.00%) SoapUI
14 19 (20.00%) Finance
15 18 (18.95%) WebDriver
16 15 (15.79%) Regression Testing
16 15 (15.79%) JavaScript
17 14 (14.74%) QMS
18 13 (13.68%) TeamCity
18 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
18 13 (13.68%) Hudson
18 13 (13.68%) Oracle
19 10 (10.53%) Java

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (46.32%) Selenium
2 24 (25.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (23.16%) SpecFlow
4 19 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 18 (18.95%) WebDriver
6 13 (13.68%) TeamCity
6 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
6 13 (13.68%) Hudson
7 9 (9.47%) Cucumber
8 8 (8.42%) TestDirector
9 6 (6.32%) JIRA
10 4 (4.21%) SilkPerformer
10 4 (4.21%) TestPartner
10 4 (4.21%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.21%) JUnit
10 4 (4.21%) QALoad
10 4 (4.21%) jMock
10 4 (4.21%) EasyMock
11 2 (2.11%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) Analyst
1 43 (45.26%) Test Analyst
2 28 (29.47%) Tester
3 23 (24.21%) Test Engineer
4 15 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 11 (11.58%) Software Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) Test Manager
8 8 (8.42%) Software Tester
9 7 (7.37%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (7.37%) Technical Tester
9 7 (7.37%) Technical Test Analyst
10 6 (6.32%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (4.21%) Head of Testing
13 3 (3.16%) Test Leader
13 3 (3.16%) Test Team Leader
13 3 (3.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) .NET
2 9 (9.47%) SOAP
3 8 (8.42%) Web Services
4 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Replication
2 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Android
1 8 (8.42%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.21%) Software Testing
3 41 (43.16%) Automated Testing
4 36 (37.89%) Manual Testing
5 27 (28.42%) System Testing
6 25 (26.32%) BDD
7 21 (22.11%) Test Automation
7 21 (22.11%) Compatibility Testing
7 21 (22.11%) TDD
8 20 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (15.79%) Regression Testing
10 14 (14.74%) QMS
11 13 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (10.53%) Service Management
12 10 (10.53%) Scrum
12 10 (10.53%) ITIL
13 9 (9.47%) Unit Testing
13 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
14 8 (8.42%) User Stories
14 8 (8.42%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (51.58%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.53%) Java
3 10 (10.53%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) Ruby
5 1 (1.05%) Python
5 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (44.21%) ISEB
2 22 (23.16%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (38.95%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.42%) VMware
4 7 (7.37%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) Capita
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