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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 135 165 189
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 44 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 0.54% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.65% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 35 20 5
Average salary £37,500 £35,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +5.79%
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
2786 3228 3331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.94% 83.56% 81.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2292 2650 2877
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Wigan +11 11 £39,000 +73.33% 1
Stockport +11 6 £36,500 +25.86% 1
Salford - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 67 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (57.73%) SQL
3 44 (45.36%) TDD
3 44 (45.36%) BDD
4 42 (43.30%) Manual Testing
5 41 (42.27%) Automated Testing
6 40 (41.24%) SpecFlow
7 39 (40.21%) ISEB
8 38 (39.18%) System Testing
9 37 (38.14%) SoapUI
9 37 (38.14%) .NET
10 35 (36.08%) Compatibility Testing
11 33 (34.02%) Selenium
12 32 (32.99%) Jenkins
13 27 (27.84%) Hudson
13 27 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (27.84%) TeamCity
14 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
15 24 (24.74%) QA
16 22 (22.68%) Regression Testing
17 21 (21.65%) User Acceptance Testing
18 20 (20.62%) Apple iOS
18 20 (20.62%) Android
18 20 (20.62%) SOAP
19 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
20 17 (17.53%) Replication
20 17 (17.53%) Web Services
21 15 (15.46%) Cucumber
22 12 (12.37%) User Stories
22 12 (12.37%) JavaScript

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) VPN
1 4 (4.12%) Network Security
2 1 (1.03%) xDSL
2 1 (1.03%) ADSL2
2 1 (1.03%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (41.24%) SpecFlow
2 37 (38.14%) SoapUI
3 33 (34.02%) Selenium
4 32 (32.99%) Jenkins
5 27 (27.84%) Hudson
5 27 (27.84%) TeamCity
6 15 (15.46%) Cucumber
7 10 (10.31%) JIRA
8 9 (9.28%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (5.15%) Robotium
9 5 (5.15%) Jasmine
9 5 (5.15%) Calabash
9 5 (5.15%) Appium
9 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.12%) TestDirector
10 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.06%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (41.24%) Analyst
1 40 (41.24%) Test Analyst
2 36 (37.11%) Tester
3 18 (18.56%) Test Engineer
4 17 (17.53%) Technical Tester
5 12 (12.37%) Test Manager
5 12 (12.37%) Software Tester
6 11 (11.34%) Automation Tester
7 8 (8.25%) Test Leader
7 8 (8.25%) Software Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Technical Test Analyst
7 8 (8.25%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (8.25%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.06%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (38.14%) .NET
2 20 (20.62%) SOAP
3 17 (17.53%) Web Services
4 4 (4.12%) LAMP
5 1 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Replication
2 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.62%) Apple iOS
1 20 (20.62%) Android
2 4 (4.12%) Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (45.36%) TDD
2 44 (45.36%) BDD
3 42 (43.30%) Manual Testing
4 41 (42.27%) Automated Testing
5 38 (39.18%) System Testing
6 35 (36.08%) Compatibility Testing
7 27 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
9 22 (22.68%) Regression Testing
10 21 (21.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
12 12 (12.37%) User Stories
12 12 (12.37%) Scrum
13 10 (10.31%) Unit Testing
14 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce
15 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (6.19%) Market Research
15 6 (6.19%) Test Scripting
15 6 (6.19%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (57.73%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.28%) Java
4 6 (6.19%) Ruby
5 4 (4.12%) PHP
5 4 (4.12%) C++
6 2 (2.06%) C#
7 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (40.21%) ISEB
2 8 (8.25%) Degree
2 8 (8.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.74%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Puppet
2 3 (3.09%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) SAP
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle
4 4 (4.12%) VMware
5 1 (1.03%) HP
Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago