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

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 118 156 183
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 0.76% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.86% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 49 20 15
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £43,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
2973 2895 3261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.19% 88.13% 85.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2542 2371 2667
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Bolton +7 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Stockport - 2 £40,000 - 1
Bury - 1 £60,000 - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.47%) SDLC
3 41 (35.96%) Selenium
4 38 (33.33%) QA
5 32 (28.07%) Test Scripting
6 31 (27.19%) Java
7 26 (22.81%) C#
8 25 (21.93%) Automated Testing
9 24 (21.05%) Games
10 23 (20.18%) Software Testing
10 23 (20.18%) Functional Testing
11 22 (19.30%) .NET
12 20 (17.54%) TDD
12 20 (17.54%) SoapUI
13 18 (15.79%) Cucumber
13 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 18 (15.79%) ISEB
14 17 (14.91%) SQL
14 17 (14.91%) BDD
14 17 (14.91%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (13.16%) Manual Testing
16 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (12.28%) Finance
16 14 (12.28%) WebDriver
17 13 (11.40%) Scrum
17 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
18 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS
18 12 (10.53%) Android
18 12 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 12 (10.53%) Defect Management

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (35.96%) Selenium
2 20 (17.54%) SoapUI
3 18 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 14 (12.28%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.77%) HP UFT
5 10 (8.77%) JIRA
6 9 (7.89%) JUnit
7 7 (6.14%) Ranorex
8 5 (4.39%) FitNesse
8 5 (4.39%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.63%) JMeter
10 3 (2.63%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.75%) NUnit
12 1 (0.88%) Ant
12 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.88%) Maven
12 1 (0.88%) WatiN
12 1 (0.88%) WebLOAD
12 1 (0.88%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (21.05%) Games
2 14 (12.28%) Finance
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (31.58%) Analyst
1 36 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 30 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 26 (22.81%) Test Automation Engineer
4 21 (18.42%) Tester
5 17 (14.91%) Software Test Engineer
6 16 (14.04%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (9.65%) Developer
7 11 (9.65%) Test Manager
8 10 (8.77%) Automation Tester
8 10 (8.77%) Consultant
8 10 (8.77%) Developer in Test
8 10 (8.77%) Test Consultant
9 9 (7.89%) QA Tester
9 9 (7.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 9 (7.89%) Software Tester
10 8 (7.02%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (5.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
11 6 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
11 6 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.30%) .NET
2 10 (8.77%) SOAP
2 10 (8.77%) Web Services
3 9 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) Flash
5 1 (0.88%) Grails
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Online Games
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.53%) Android
1 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 10 (8.77%) Windows
3 6 (5.26%) Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.47%) SDLC
3 32 (28.07%) Test Scripting
4 25 (21.93%) Automated Testing
5 23 (20.18%) Functional Testing
5 23 (20.18%) Software Testing
6 20 (17.54%) TDD
7 17 (14.91%) BDD
7 17 (14.91%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (13.16%) Manual Testing
9 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.40%) Scrum
10 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.53%) Defect Management
12 11 (9.65%) Configuration Management
12 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (8.77%) Line Management
13 10 (8.77%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (8.77%) Process Improvement
14 8 (7.02%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.19%) Java
2 26 (22.81%) C#
3 17 (14.91%) SQL
4 8 (7.02%) Python
4 8 (7.02%) Scala
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby
6 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.75%) VB
6 2 (1.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) C++
7 1 (0.88%) Groovy
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) ISEB
1 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 12 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (7.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.63%) Citrix
3 2 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.88%) Alterian
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle
4 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.88%) Telerik
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