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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 156 147 134
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 38 29 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 0.92% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.02% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 33 26 54
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £24,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%

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
3276 2833 3362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 90.42% 90.14% 85.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2832 2327 2891
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham -21 4 £40,000 +60.00%
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Salford 0 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Bolton - 1 £50,000 -
Cheadle - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 51 (75.00%) Selenium
2 44 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.12%) C#
4 27 (39.71%) Java
4 27 (39.71%) QA
5 25 (36.76%) BDD
5 25 (36.76%) TDD
6 23 (33.82%) WebDriver
6 23 (33.82%) Gherkin
7 22 (32.35%) Test Scripting
8 21 (30.88%) Automated Testing
9 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
10 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 17 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 16 (23.53%) SDLC
12 15 (22.06%) Scrum
12 15 (22.06%) Manual Testing
13 14 (20.59%) Ruby
13 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
13 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (20.59%) Windows
14 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce
14 13 (19.12%) ISEB
14 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
14 13 (19.12%) SpecFlow
15 11 (16.18%) SQL
15 11 (16.18%) System Integration Testing
16 10 (14.71%) Python
16 10 (14.71%) Finance
17 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) GitHub
2 4 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (75.00%) Selenium
2 23 (33.82%) WebDriver
3 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 17 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 13 (19.12%) SpecFlow
6 8 (11.76%) JIRA
7 7 (10.29%) NUnit
7 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (8.82%) JMeter
8 6 (8.82%) JUnit
8 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
9 5 (7.35%) Gradle
9 5 (7.35%) TestNG
10 4 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.94%) Gatling
11 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
12 1 (1.47%) Hudson
12 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Games
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Tester
2 22 (32.35%) Automation Tester
3 16 (23.53%) Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.59%) Test Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) QA Leader
6 10 (14.71%) Senior Tester
7 9 (13.24%) QA Team Leader
7 9 (13.24%) Senior Automation Tester
7 9 (13.24%) Team Leader
7 9 (13.24%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Software Tester
9 6 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Developer
10 5 (7.35%) Developer in Test
10 5 (7.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.35%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) Gherkin
2 9 (13.24%) HTML
3 7 (10.29%) .NET
3 7 (10.29%) CSS
4 5 (7.35%) DOM
5 4 (5.88%) Silverlight
5 4 (5.88%) Web Services
6 3 (4.41%) jQuery
7 2 (2.94%) XML
8 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) iPad
2 4 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Android
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) BDD
2 25 (36.76%) TDD
3 22 (32.35%) Test Scripting
4 21 (30.88%) Automated Testing
5 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 16 (23.53%) SDLC
7 15 (22.06%) Manual Testing
7 15 (22.06%) Scrum
8 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce
10 11 (16.18%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
11 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
12 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.82%) Integration Testing
13 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
14 5 (7.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) C#
2 27 (39.71%) Java
3 14 (20.59%) Ruby
4 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.18%) SQL
6 10 (14.71%) Python
7 4 (5.88%) Perl
7 4 (5.88%) PHP
8 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.94%) C
8 2 (2.94%) C++
9 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
2 13 (19.12%) ISEB
3 9 (13.24%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.71%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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