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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 141 168 194
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +26
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 44 22 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.19% 0.55% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.65% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 1
Average salary £35,500 £44,500 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.22% +117.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
3062 3373 3351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.69% 83.80% 80.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2521 2782 2862
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 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +9 9 £36,500 +25.86% 2
Wigan +6 8 - -
Salford - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (57.01%) SQL
3 42 (39.25%) Selenium
4 41 (38.32%) BDD
4 41 (38.32%) SpecFlow
5 40 (37.38%) TDD
5 40 (37.38%) Automated Testing
6 38 (35.51%) ISEB
6 38 (35.51%) Manual Testing
7 37 (34.58%) System Testing
8 36 (33.64%) .NET
9 34 (31.78%) Software Testing
10 33 (30.84%) SoapUI
11 32 (29.91%) Jenkins
11 32 (29.91%) QA
11 32 (29.91%) Compatibility Testing
12 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (25.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (25.23%) TeamCity
12 27 (25.23%) Hudson
13 24 (22.43%) Test Automation
14 23 (21.50%) Regression Testing
15 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
15 18 (16.82%) SOAP
16 16 (14.95%) Web Services
16 16 (14.95%) Android
16 16 (14.95%) Apple iOS
17 15 (14.02%) Replication
18 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
18 14 (13.08%) Cucumber

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (39.25%) Selenium
2 41 (38.32%) SpecFlow
3 33 (30.84%) SoapUI
4 32 (29.91%) Jenkins
5 27 (25.23%) Hudson
5 27 (25.23%) TeamCity
6 14 (13.08%) Cucumber
7 13 (12.15%) WebDriver
8 11 (10.28%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (7.48%) TestDirector
10 6 (5.61%) JIRA
11 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.67%) Calabash
11 5 (4.67%) Robotium
11 5 (4.67%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.67%) Appium
12 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.87%) TestComplete
14 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Retail
3 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (44.86%) Analyst
1 48 (44.86%) Test Analyst
2 39 (36.45%) Tester
3 26 (24.30%) Test Engineer
4 15 (14.02%) Technical Tester
4 15 (14.02%) Automation Tester
5 13 (12.15%) Software Tester
6 11 (10.28%) Software Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Software Test Engineer
7 10 (9.35%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (7.48%) Test Manager
9 7 (6.54%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (6.54%) Technical Test Analyst
9 7 (6.54%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.80%) QA Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) QA Tester
12 2 (1.87%) Senior Test Analyst
12 2 (1.87%) QA Test Analyst
12 2 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.64%) .NET
2 18 (16.82%) SOAP
3 16 (14.95%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) WPF
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Replication
2 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.80%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Android
1 16 (14.95%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.87%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.32%) BDD
3 40 (37.38%) TDD
3 40 (37.38%) Automated Testing
4 38 (35.51%) Manual Testing
5 37 (34.58%) System Testing
6 34 (31.78%) Software Testing
7 32 (29.91%) Compatibility Testing
8 27 (25.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (22.43%) Test Automation
10 23 (21.50%) Regression Testing
11 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
12 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.48%) Scrum
13 8 (7.48%) Load Testing
13 8 (7.48%) User Stories
14 7 (6.54%) Web Testing
14 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
15 6 (5.61%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (57.01%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.15%) Java
4 12 (11.21%) Ruby
5 9 (8.41%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (35.51%) ISEB
2 11 (10.28%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.91%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle
3 8 (7.48%) VMware
4 7 (6.54%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) Capita
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