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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 139 163 187
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 55 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.30% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.53% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 47 11 9
Average salary £35,500 £37,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.05% +45.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
3461 3006 3458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.96% 79.86% 79.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2967 2567 3100
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Wigan - 8 £23,500 -
Stockport -3 7 £36,500 +21.66%
Bolton - 7 £33,000 -
Altrincham - 2 £37,500 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (49.35%) Software Testing
2 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) Selenium
3 34 (44.16%) ISEB
4 33 (42.86%) QA
5 32 (41.56%) SQL
6 31 (40.26%) Automated Testing
7 28 (36.36%) Manual Testing
8 21 (27.27%) ISTQB
9 20 (25.97%) WebDriver
9 20 (25.97%) QuickTest Pro
10 17 (22.08%) System Testing
11 16 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (20.78%) Finance
12 15 (19.48%) .NET
12 15 (19.48%) BDD
13 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
14 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
14 13 (16.88%) QMS
14 13 (16.88%) SpecFlow
15 12 (15.58%) Compatibility Testing
16 11 (14.29%) Oracle
16 11 (14.29%) C#
17 10 (12.99%) TDD
18 9 (11.69%) ITIL
18 9 (11.69%) Service Management
18 9 (11.69%) Regression Testing
18 9 (11.69%) Java
18 9 (11.69%) Ruby
18 9 (11.69%) SoapUI

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (48.05%) Selenium
2 20 (25.97%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (25.97%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.88%) SpecFlow
4 9 (11.69%) SoapUI
5 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
5 8 (10.39%) Hudson
5 8 (10.39%) TeamCity
6 7 (9.09%) TestDirector
7 4 (5.19%) JUnit
7 4 (5.19%) jMock
7 4 (5.19%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.19%) TestPartner
7 4 (5.19%) SilkPerformer
7 4 (5.19%) EasyMock
7 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.19%) QALoad
8 3 (3.90%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Test Analyst
3 22 (28.57%) Tester
4 20 (25.97%) Test Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Automation Tester
6 10 (12.99%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Software Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Test Manager
8 7 (9.09%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.19%) Head of Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Test Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (3.90%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) Web Services
3 5 (6.49%) SOAP
4 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.90%) XML
6 2 (2.60%) HTML
6 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Replication
2 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Android
1 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) Software Testing
2 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (40.26%) Automated Testing
4 28 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 17 (22.08%) System Testing
6 16 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (19.48%) BDD
8 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 13 (16.88%) QMS
10 12 (15.58%) Compatibility Testing
11 10 (12.99%) TDD
12 9 (11.69%) ITIL
12 9 (11.69%) Service Management
12 9 (11.69%) Regression Testing
13 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.39%) Load Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
14 6 (7.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.29%) C#
4 9 (11.69%) Java
4 9 (11.69%) Ruby
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (44.16%) ISEB
2 21 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.79%) Degree
4 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) VMware
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) Capita
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago