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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 147 135 171
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +36
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 29 61 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.89% 1.52% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.79% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 27 56 8
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
2888 3412 3194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.89% 84.90% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2348 2923 2778
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
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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 -8 5 £36,750 +0.68% 2
Wigan +18 3 £23,500 -
Oldham - 2 £25,000 -
Altrincham +5 1 £27,500 -26.66%
Salford - 1 £37,500 -
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 39 (55.71%) QA
2 37 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.29%) Selenium
4 29 (41.43%) Manual Testing
5 23 (32.86%) Test Automation
6 22 (31.43%) BDD
6 22 (31.43%) Web Services
6 22 (31.43%) Scrum
7 20 (28.57%) TDD
8 19 (27.14%) HP UFT
9 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
9 18 (25.71%) ISEB
9 18 (25.71%) Java
10 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
11 16 (22.86%) Regression Testing
11 16 (22.86%) SQL
12 13 (18.57%) C#
12 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
12 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (18.57%) SoapUI
12 13 (18.57%) QA Automation
13 12 (17.14%) Kanban
13 12 (17.14%) Windows
14 11 (15.71%) Linux
14 11 (15.71%) Finance
14 11 (15.71%) JIRA
15 10 (14.29%) System Testing
15 10 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 9 (12.86%) .NET
17 8 (11.43%) Data Protection

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) IIS
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (44.29%) Selenium
2 19 (27.14%) HP UFT
3 13 (18.57%) SoapUI
4 11 (15.71%) JIRA
5 8 (11.43%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.86%) gulp
8 2 (2.86%) webpack
9 1 (1.43%) Ant
9 1 (1.43%) Appium
9 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.43%) Maven
9 1 (1.43%) Sahi
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Law
2 4 (5.71%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (55.71%) Tester
2 32 (45.71%) Analyst
2 32 (45.71%) Test Analyst
3 20 (28.57%) Software Tester
4 19 (27.14%) Automation Tester
5 12 (17.14%) Automation Analyst
5 12 (17.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 12 (17.14%) Software Analyst
5 12 (17.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Automated Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Lead Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Manual Tester
8 5 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.14%) Web Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) Web Services
2 9 (12.86%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.86%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.86%) Breeze.js
4 2 (2.86%) CSS
4 2 (2.86%) CSS3
4 2 (2.86%) Durandal
4 2 (2.86%) Ember.js
4 2 (2.86%) HTML5
4 2 (2.86%) JSON
4 2 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.86%) LESS
4 2 (2.86%) React
4 2 (2.86%) REST
4 2 (2.86%) RESTful
4 2 (2.86%) Sass
5 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
1 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Manual Testing
3 23 (32.86%) Test Automation
4 22 (31.43%) BDD
4 22 (31.43%) Scrum
5 20 (28.57%) TDD
6 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
7 16 (22.86%) Regression Testing
8 13 (18.57%) QA Automation
8 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
8 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (17.14%) Kanban
10 10 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (14.29%) System Testing
11 8 (11.43%) Data Protection
11 8 (11.43%) Defect Management
12 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.14%) Automated Testing
13 5 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) Java
2 16 (22.86%) SQL
3 13 (18.57%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) ISEB
2 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (55.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) Citrix
4 1 (1.43%) Twitter
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