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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 148 161 185
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 49 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.15% 0.57% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.72% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 40 16 8
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
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
3533 3051 3319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.99% 79.72% 79.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3023 2578 2973
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Wigan - 9 £23,500 - 1
Stockport +3 6 £36,500 +21.66% 2
Bolton - 5 £33,000 - 1
Altrincham - 3 £37,500 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 37 (54.41%) Software Testing
2 36 (52.94%) Selenium
3 31 (45.59%) QA
4 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (42.65%) ISEB
6 28 (41.18%) Manual Testing
7 25 (36.76%) SQL
8 23 (33.82%) Automated Testing
9 20 (29.41%) WebDriver
10 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
11 16 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (23.53%) Finance
11 16 (23.53%) System Testing
12 15 (22.06%) C#
13 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
13 14 (20.59%) .NET
14 13 (19.12%) QMS
15 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (14.71%) BDD
17 9 (13.24%) Oracle
17 9 (13.24%) ITIL
17 9 (13.24%) Java
17 9 (13.24%) Service Management
17 9 (13.24%) Ruby
18 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
18 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
18 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
19 7 (10.29%) Selenium IDE
19 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
19 7 (10.29%) Compatibility Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (52.94%) Selenium
2 20 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 16 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
5 7 (10.29%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (7.35%) TestDirector
7 4 (5.88%) JUnit
7 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.88%) Hudson
7 4 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.88%) TestPartner
7 4 (5.88%) SilkPerformer
7 4 (5.88%) QALoad
7 4 (5.88%) jMock
7 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.88%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Analyst
2 29 (42.65%) Test Analyst
3 19 (27.94%) Tester
4 15 (22.06%) Test Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Automation Tester
5 10 (14.71%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Software Tester
7 7 (10.29%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Head of Testing
10 3 (4.41%) Team Leader
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Test Team Leader
11 2 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Technical Tester
11 2 (2.94%) Web Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) .NET
2 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) HTML
3 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.41%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
1 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Software Testing
2 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.18%) Manual Testing
4 23 (33.82%) Automated Testing
5 16 (23.53%) System Testing
6 13 (19.12%) QMS
7 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (14.71%) BDD
9 9 (13.24%) ITIL
9 9 (13.24%) Service Management
10 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.82%) Web Testing
12 6 (8.82%) Load Testing
12 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
13 5 (7.35%) TDD
14 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) SQL
2 15 (22.06%) C#
3 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) Java
4 9 (13.24%) Ruby
5 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (42.65%) ISEB
2 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (45.59%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 1 (1.47%) Capita
3 1 (1.47%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) SAP
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