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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 169 171 166
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 18 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 10
Average salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,550 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
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
3354 3114 3000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.68% 80.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2679 2679 2616
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 - 3 £28,500 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 33 (84.62%) Selenium
2 24 (61.54%) QA
3 18 (46.15%) ISEB
3 18 (46.15%) SQL
4 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
5 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
5 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
7 12 (30.77%) System Testing
8 11 (28.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
9 10 (25.64%) QMS
9 10 (25.64%) Web Testing
10 9 (23.08%) C#
10 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
11 8 (20.51%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (20.51%) Finance
11 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
11 8 (20.51%) JUnit
11 8 (20.51%) .NET
11 8 (20.51%) jMock
11 8 (20.51%) EasyMock
11 8 (20.51%) TestPartner
11 8 (20.51%) SilkPerformer
11 8 (20.51%) QALoad
12 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
12 7 (17.95%) Web Services
12 7 (17.95%) Windows
12 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
12 7 (17.95%) HTML

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (84.62%) Selenium
2 11 (28.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 8 (20.51%) Selenium IDE
4 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
4 8 (20.51%) JUnit
4 8 (20.51%) jMock
4 8 (20.51%) EasyMock
4 8 (20.51%) TestPartner
4 8 (20.51%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (20.51%) QALoad
5 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.26%) Hudson
6 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
7 3 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
2 18 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Tester
4 8 (20.51%) Head of Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Software Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) XML
4 4 (10.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Replication
2 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
1 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
4 12 (30.77%) System Testing
5 10 (25.64%) QMS
5 10 (25.64%) Web Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.38%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.26%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Release Management
10 3 (7.69%) UML
10 3 (7.69%) V-Model
11 2 (5.13%) Scrum
11 2 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) C#
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (61.54%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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