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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 182 152 175
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.70% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.89% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 3
Average salary £27,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
3501 2933 3051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.26% 78.80% 80.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2932 2462 2696
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Automation
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Bolton +12 5 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Bury - 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) QA
3 14 (46.67%) ISEB
4 13 (43.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (43.33%) Automated Testing
5 12 (40.00%) Selenium
5 12 (40.00%) SQL
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
7 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Load Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Android
8 9 (30.00%) Scrum
9 8 (26.67%) C#
9 8 (26.67%) Windows
9 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
10 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
10 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
10 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
10 7 (23.33%) Oracle
11 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 5 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
12 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
12 5 (16.67%) Linux
12 5 (16.67%) HP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (6.67%) JUnit
5 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) Gradle
6 1 (3.33%) FindBugs
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.33%) Checkstyle
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Tester
1 11 (36.67%) Test Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Technical Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) EJB
4 1 (3.33%) JMS
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Android
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Automated Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 4 (13.33%) Code Coverage
8 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.67%) Change Management
10 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.67%) Process Management
10 2 (6.67%) Project Management
10 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISEB
2 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
Bolton, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago