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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 161 158 171
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 18
Average salary £33,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
3435 2984 3430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.96% 80.30% 79.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2945 2551 3058
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +10 8 £33,000 +20.00% 1
Salford -4 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) QA
3 23 (46.00%) SQL
3 23 (46.00%) Automated Testing
4 20 (40.00%) ISEB
4 20 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
6 18 (36.00%) Selenium
7 17 (34.00%) Software Testing
8 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 15 (30.00%) Load Testing
8 15 (30.00%) Unit Testing
9 14 (28.00%) Oracle
9 14 (28.00%) Automation Testing
10 13 (26.00%) Android
11 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 10 (20.00%) Apple iOS
12 8 (16.00%) Windows
12 8 (16.00%) Scrum
12 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
13 7 (14.00%) TestDirector
13 7 (14.00%) VMware
13 7 (14.00%) JIRA
13 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
13 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
14 6 (12.00%) Degree
14 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
15 5 (10.00%) C#
15 5 (10.00%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.00%) Confluence
1 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) TestDirector
2 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) FindBugs
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Checkstyle
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Software Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 17 (34.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (30.00%) Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (2.00%) REST
4 1 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.00%) Smartphone
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Statistics
3 1 (2.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Android
2 10 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (16.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Automated Testing
3 20 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (34.00%) Software Testing
5 15 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 15 (30.00%) Load Testing
6 14 (28.00%) Automation Testing
7 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.00%) Scrum
8 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
12 4 (8.00%) Code Coverage
12 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
12 4 (8.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) Scala
4 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) ISEB
2 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) VMware
4 4 (8.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) Capita
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
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