The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 151 170 183
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.59% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 11
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
2899 3228 3317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.66% 83.24% 80.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 2644 2840
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Manchester region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) SQL
3 32 (54.24%) QA
4 30 (50.85%) Selenium
5 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
6 25 (42.37%) Android
6 25 (42.37%) Apple iOS
7 24 (40.68%) Test Scripting
8 23 (38.98%) Automation Testing
8 23 (38.98%) Automated Testing
8 23 (38.98%) ISTQB
9 16 (27.12%) Scrum
10 14 (23.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (23.73%) Degree
11 13 (22.03%) ISEB
12 12 (20.34%) Oracle
12 12 (20.34%) Manual Testing
13 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
14 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (15.25%) Load Testing
15 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
15 9 (15.25%) JIRA
15 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (15.25%) User Stories
15 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (15.25%) Finance
16 7 (11.86%) VMware
16 7 (11.86%) TestDirector
16 7 (11.86%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (11.86%) Web Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) CMS
1 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) VPN
1 2 (3.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) MySQL
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (50.85%) Selenium
2 9 (15.25%) JIRA
3 7 (11.86%) TestDirector
3 7 (11.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.39%) NeoLoad
5 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.39%) JMeter
5 2 (3.39%) JUnit
6 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.69%) NUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) Hudson
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Tester
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
1 26 (44.07%) Test Analyst
2 22 (37.29%) Software Tester
3 19 (32.20%) Test Engineer
4 12 (20.34%) Software Test Engineer
4 12 (20.34%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.08%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Graduate Software Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Graduate
6 3 (5.08%) Trainer
6 3 (5.08%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (1.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Open Source
4 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (42.37%) Android
1 25 (42.37%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
3 24 (40.68%) Test Scripting
4 23 (38.98%) Automation Testing
4 23 (38.98%) Automated Testing
5 16 (27.12%) Scrum
6 12 (20.34%) Manual Testing
7 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.25%) User Stories
8 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (15.25%) Load Testing
8 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
8 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.86%) Web Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Market Research
10 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (10.17%) Coaching
11 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.47%) Functional Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (59.32%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) Java
2 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.08%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) PHP
4 2 (3.39%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Scala
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
5 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) ISTQB
2 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 14 (23.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (22.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (54.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.86%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) Capita
5 2 (3.39%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.69%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago