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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 155 174 168
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 37 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.96% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.56% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 17 11
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
3331 3408 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.59% 83.92% 79.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2789 2738 2630
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +6 6 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Wigan +6 6 £27,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.25%) Selenium
2 37 (46.25%) Manual Testing
3 31 (38.75%) System Testing
3 31 (38.75%) BDD
4 30 (37.50%) TDD
5 29 (36.25%) SQL
6 28 (35.00%) SpecFlow
7 27 (33.75%) .NET
8 23 (28.75%) ISEB
8 23 (28.75%) Regression Testing
8 23 (28.75%) SoapUI
9 22 (27.50%) Automated Testing
10 20 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
11 19 (23.75%) QA
12 18 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (22.50%) Jenkins
12 18 (22.50%) Software Testing
13 17 (21.25%) Web Services
14 15 (18.75%) SOAP
14 15 (18.75%) Mobile App
15 14 (17.50%) Apple iOS
15 14 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (17.50%) Android
16 13 (16.25%) TeamCity
16 13 (16.25%) Hudson
16 13 (16.25%) Scrum
17 11 (13.75%) Linux
17 11 (13.75%) API Testing
18 10 (12.50%) PHP

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) VPN
1 8 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (1.25%) xDSL
2 1 (1.25%) ADSL2
2 1 (1.25%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) MySQL
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (46.25%) Selenium
2 28 (35.00%) SpecFlow
3 23 (28.75%) SoapUI
4 18 (22.50%) Jenkins
5 13 (16.25%) Hudson
5 13 (16.25%) TeamCity
6 10 (12.50%) JIRA
7 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
9 5 (6.25%) HP UFT
9 5 (6.25%) Robotium
9 5 (6.25%) Jasmine
9 5 (6.25%) Calabash
9 5 (6.25%) Appium
10 4 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (2.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Retail
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (46.25%) Analyst
1 37 (46.25%) Test Analyst
2 31 (38.75%) Tester
3 13 (16.25%) Software Tester
4 10 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 10 (12.50%) Technical Tester
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Test Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.75%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.75%) .NET
2 17 (21.25%) Web Services
3 15 (18.75%) SOAP
4 8 (10.00%) LAMP
5 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.00%) HTML
7 2 (2.50%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 10 (12.50%) Replication
3 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Android
1 14 (17.50%) Apple iOS
2 11 (13.75%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.25%) Manual Testing
3 31 (38.75%) System Testing
3 31 (38.75%) BDD
4 30 (37.50%) TDD
5 23 (28.75%) Regression Testing
6 22 (27.50%) Automated Testing
7 20 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 18 (22.50%) Software Testing
8 18 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (16.25%) Scrum
11 11 (13.75%) API Testing
12 9 (11.25%) DevOps
12 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
12 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
13 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 8 (10.00%) User Stories
13 8 (10.00%) SDLC
14 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) PHP
2 10 (12.50%) C#
2 10 (12.50%) Java
3 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.00%) C++
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby
6 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) ISEB
2 8 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Puppet
2 7 (8.75%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) SAP
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle
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