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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 170 162 174
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 21 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 8
Average salary £54,000 £34,250 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.66% +9.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,450 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,500 £36,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.52%
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
3414 2967 3107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.69% 78.33% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2770 2539 2717
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 £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Stockport - 4 £28,500 - 2
Wigan - 1 - -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (77.78%) Selenium
2 28 (62.22%) QA
3 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (55.56%) ISEB
4 23 (51.11%) Software Testing
5 21 (46.67%) Automated Testing
5 21 (46.67%) Manual Testing
6 20 (44.44%) SQL
7 15 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (33.33%) System Testing
8 14 (31.11%) QMS
9 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
9 12 (26.67%) Finance
10 11 (24.44%) .NET
11 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
12 9 (20.00%) TestPartner
12 9 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
12 9 (20.00%) Web Testing
12 9 (20.00%) QALoad
12 9 (20.00%) jMock
12 9 (20.00%) JUnit
12 9 (20.00%) C#
12 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
12 9 (20.00%) EasyMock
13 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
13 8 (17.78%) Selenium IDE
13 8 (17.78%) BDD
14 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (15.56%) HTML

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (77.78%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 9 (20.00%) TestPartner
4 9 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
4 9 (20.00%) QALoad
4 9 (20.00%) jMock
4 9 (20.00%) JUnit
4 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 9 (20.00%) EasyMock
5 8 (17.78%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.89%) Hudson
7 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.44%) NUnit
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Tester
3 9 (20.00%) Head of Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Software Tester
5 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.22%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Web Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
2 7 (15.56%) Web Services
3 5 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (8.89%) SOAP
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Replication
2 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Software Testing
3 21 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 21 (46.67%) Manual Testing
4 15 (33.33%) System Testing
5 14 (31.11%) QMS
6 9 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.78%) BDD
8 7 (15.56%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.33%) TDD
10 5 (11.11%) ITIL
10 5 (11.11%) Service Management
10 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
11 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (6.67%) Test Management
12 3 (6.67%) Scrum
12 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) ISEB
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (62.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago