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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 164 148 153
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 35 38 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.94% 1.06% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.17% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 30 33 42
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
3348 3241 3678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.61% 90.13% 86.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2937 2662 3136
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 £60,000
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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 2 £40,000 +60.00%
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Stockport +6 1 - -
Bolton -5 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Cheadle - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 48 (78.69%) Selenium
2 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (49.18%) C#
4 25 (40.98%) Java
5 24 (39.34%) QA
6 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
7 21 (34.43%) Windows
8 20 (32.79%) WebDriver
9 18 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (29.51%) ISTQB
10 17 (27.87%) TDD
10 17 (27.87%) Manual Testing
11 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
11 16 (26.23%) HTML
11 16 (26.23%) Gherkin
11 16 (26.23%) Jenkins
12 15 (24.59%) BDD
12 15 (24.59%) CSS
12 15 (24.59%) Automated Testing
13 14 (22.95%) Linux
13 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
14 13 (21.31%) NUnit
15 12 (19.67%) JMeter
16 11 (18.03%) DOM
16 11 (18.03%) Scrum
16 11 (18.03%) TestNG
16 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
16 11 (18.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (18.03%) Gradle
17 10 (16.39%) Performance Analysis

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 2 (3.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) GitHub
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (78.69%) Selenium
2 20 (32.79%) WebDriver
3 16 (26.23%) Jenkins
4 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
5 13 (21.31%) NUnit
6 12 (19.67%) JMeter
7 11 (18.03%) Gradle
7 11 (18.03%) TestNG
8 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
9 8 (13.11%) JIRA
9 8 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (6.56%) JUnit
10 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
10 4 (6.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.28%) Gatling
11 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
12 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
12 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Games
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Tester
2 23 (37.70%) Automation Tester
3 13 (21.31%) Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Test Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Test Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) QA Leader
5 9 (14.75%) Software Tester
6 8 (13.11%) Team Leader
7 7 (11.48%) QA Team Leader
8 6 (9.84%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) QA Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 6 (9.84%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (9.84%) Senior Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (8.20%) Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) Gherkin
1 16 (26.23%) HTML
2 15 (24.59%) CSS
3 11 (18.03%) DOM
4 10 (16.39%) Silverlight
4 10 (16.39%) Web Services
5 6 (9.84%) .NET
6 2 (3.28%) jQuery
7 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) iPad
2 2 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.28%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Android
3 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
3 18 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (27.87%) Manual Testing
4 17 (27.87%) TDD
5 15 (24.59%) Automated Testing
5 15 (24.59%) BDD
6 11 (18.03%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (18.03%) Scrum
6 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.39%) Load Testing
7 10 (16.39%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (14.75%) SDLC
9 7 (11.48%) Defect Management
9 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) C#
2 25 (40.98%) Java
3 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.11%) SQL
5 6 (9.84%) Python
5 6 (9.84%) Ruby
6 4 (6.56%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) C
7 2 (3.28%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) ISTQB
2 9 (14.75%) ISEB
3 7 (11.48%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (39.34%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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