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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 165 153 170
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 32 39 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.86% 1.00% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.11% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 20
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -38.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,950 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
3357 3519 3531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.81% 89.86% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2842 2919 2900
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -7 1 - -
Bolton -9 1 £25,500 -27.14%
Automation Testing
North West

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 40 (67.80%) Selenium
2 30 (50.85%) C#
2 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (47.46%) Java
3 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
4 24 (40.68%) Windows
5 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (38.98%) ISTQB
6 21 (35.59%) Jenkins
6 21 (35.59%) Linux
6 21 (35.59%) HTML
7 20 (33.90%) CSS
7 20 (33.90%) NUnit
8 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
9 18 (30.51%) Web Services
9 18 (30.51%) DOM
9 18 (30.51%) JMeter
9 18 (30.51%) Performance Analysis
9 18 (30.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (30.51%) Gradle
9 18 (30.51%) Silverlight
9 18 (30.51%) Load Testing
9 18 (30.51%) TestNG
10 16 (27.12%) QA
11 14 (23.73%) Scrum
12 12 (20.34%) TDD
12 12 (20.34%) Software Testing
12 12 (20.34%) WebDriver
13 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
13 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (67.80%) Selenium
2 21 (35.59%) Jenkins
3 20 (33.90%) NUnit
4 18 (30.51%) Gradle
4 18 (30.51%) JMeter
4 18 (30.51%) TestNG
5 12 (20.34%) WebDriver
6 10 (16.95%) JIRA
7 8 (13.56%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
9 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.69%) Gatling
11 1 (1.69%) Hudson
11 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Marketing
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Tester
2 27 (45.76%) Automation Tester
3 16 (27.12%) Software Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Selenium Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Test Engineer
5 10 (16.95%) Java Automation Tester
6 9 (15.25%) Analyst
6 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
7 8 (13.56%) QA Automation Engineer
7 8 (13.56%) QA Engineer
8 7 (11.86%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Java Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Software Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Test Automation Developer
10 4 (6.78%) Senior Tester
10 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) HTML
2 20 (33.90%) CSS
3 18 (30.51%) DOM
3 18 (30.51%) Silverlight
3 18 (30.51%) Web Services
4 7 (11.86%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) iPad
2 2 (3.39%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.69%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Android
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
3 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (30.51%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (30.51%) Load Testing
4 18 (30.51%) Performance Analysis
5 14 (23.73%) Scrum
6 12 (20.34%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.25%) BDD
9 8 (13.56%) Defect Management
9 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.86%) SDLC
11 6 (10.17%) QA Automation
12 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
12 5 (8.47%) Web Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Kanban
13 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) C#
2 28 (47.46%) Java
3 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.95%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.17%) ISEB
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PhD
4 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
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