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 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 Testing
Rank 141 172 179
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +7
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 39 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 39 12 11
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £37,969 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +15.38%
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 3340 3317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.19% 83.33% 80.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2586 2715 2847
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Wigan +7 8 £33,250 - 1
Stockport +8 3 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (55.70%) Manual Testing
3 36 (45.57%) SQL
4 33 (41.77%) System Testing
4 33 (41.77%) Selenium
4 33 (41.77%) BDD
5 32 (40.51%) TDD
6 31 (39.24%) .NET
6 31 (39.24%) SpecFlow
7 28 (35.44%) Automated Testing
8 27 (34.18%) ISEB
8 27 (34.18%) SoapUI
9 26 (32.91%) Compatibility Testing
10 24 (30.38%) Jenkins
11 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
11 20 (25.32%) QA
12 19 (24.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (24.05%) TeamCity
12 19 (24.05%) Hudson
13 18 (22.78%) SOAP
14 17 (21.52%) Regression Testing
14 17 (21.52%) Apple iOS
14 17 (21.52%) Android
15 16 (20.25%) Web Services
16 15 (18.99%) Mobile App
17 14 (17.72%) API Testing
18 13 (16.46%) Replication
19 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
20 10 (12.66%) Scrum

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) VPN
1 8 (10.13%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) xDSL
2 1 (1.27%) ADSL2
2 1 (1.27%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) MySQL
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 31 (39.24%) SpecFlow
3 27 (34.18%) SoapUI
4 24 (30.38%) Jenkins
5 19 (24.05%) Hudson
5 19 (24.05%) TeamCity
6 10 (12.66%) JIRA
7 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
7 6 (7.59%) WebDriver
8 5 (6.33%) Calabash
8 5 (6.33%) Robotium
8 5 (6.33%) Jasmine
8 5 (6.33%) Appium
9 4 (5.06%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.80%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.53%) PHPUnit
12 1 (1.27%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
1 33 (41.77%) Test Analyst
2 30 (37.97%) Tester
3 14 (17.72%) Software Tester
4 13 (16.46%) Technical Tester
5 12 (15.19%) Test Engineer
6 10 (12.66%) Test Manager
7 7 (8.86%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Technical Test Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.33%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.53%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Web Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) .NET
2 18 (22.78%) SOAP
3 16 (20.25%) Web Services
4 8 (10.13%) LAMP
5 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.06%) HTML
6 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Mobile App
2 13 (16.46%) Replication
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) Android
1 17 (21.52%) Apple iOS
2 8 (10.13%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (55.70%) Manual Testing
3 33 (41.77%) System Testing
3 33 (41.77%) BDD
4 32 (40.51%) TDD
5 28 (35.44%) Automated Testing
6 26 (32.91%) Compatibility Testing
7 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
7 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (24.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (21.52%) Regression Testing
10 14 (17.72%) API Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
12 10 (12.66%) Scrum
13 9 (11.39%) Test Scripting
13 9 (11.39%) User Stories
13 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
13 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
14 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
14 8 (10.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) SQL
2 10 (12.66%) PHP
3 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.13%) C++
4 8 (10.13%) Java
5 6 (7.59%) C#
6 5 (6.33%) Ruby
7 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) ISEB
2 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.32%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Puppet
2 7 (8.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle
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