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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 154 114 179
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +65
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 83 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.11% 2.13% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.36% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39 77 14
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +45.45%
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
3384 3510 3550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.71% 89.95% 87.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2883 2901 2943
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%

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 29 September 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 29 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
Bolton - 2 £27,500 -
Bury - 2 £33,000 -
Salford - 2 £40,500 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 54 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Selenium
3 32 (37.65%) Automated Testing
3 32 (37.65%) ISTQB
4 29 (34.12%) QA
5 28 (32.94%) Test Scripting
6 26 (30.59%) SDLC
7 25 (29.41%) Apple iOS
8 23 (27.06%) Android
8 23 (27.06%) Scrum
9 21 (24.71%) Java
9 21 (24.71%) ISEB
9 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (24.71%) Software Testing
10 20 (23.53%) Functional Testing
11 18 (21.18%) SQL
12 17 (20.00%) Finance
12 17 (20.00%) TDD
12 17 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (18.82%) Games
14 13 (15.29%) C#
14 13 (15.29%) BDD
15 12 (14.12%) Mobile App
15 12 (14.12%) .NET
15 12 (14.12%) Windows
16 11 (12.94%) Web Services
17 10 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
17 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
18 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing

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 (2.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Confluence
2 1 (1.18%) nginx
2 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) MySQL
1 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.18%) Redis
1 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (38.82%) Selenium
2 9 (10.59%) HP UFT
3 8 (9.41%) SoapUI
4 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.24%) JIRA
5 6 (7.06%) Ranorex
6 4 (4.71%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.53%) Appium
7 3 (3.53%) JMeter
7 3 (3.53%) JUnit
8 2 (2.35%) Gradle
8 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.35%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.18%) Jtest
9 1 (1.18%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.18%) TestNG
9 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Games
3 7 (8.24%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Analyst
1 31 (36.47%) Test Analyst
2 21 (24.71%) Tester
3 17 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 15 (17.65%) Test Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Software Analyst
5 12 (14.12%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Consultant
9 5 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Test Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) .NET
2 11 (12.94%) Web Services
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
3 4 (4.71%) RESTful
3 4 (4.71%) SOAP
4 3 (3.53%) CSS
5 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.35%) HTML5
5 2 (2.35%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.18%) CSS3
6 1 (1.18%) DOM
6 1 (1.18%) Grails
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) Polymer
6 1 (1.18%) Sidekiq
6 1 (1.18%) Spring
6 1 (1.18%) Web Components
6 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.59%) Online Games
3 6 (7.06%) iPad
4 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.35%) iPhone
5 2 (2.35%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Apple iOS
2 23 (27.06%) Android
3 12 (14.12%) Windows
4 7 (8.24%) Linux
5 6 (7.06%) Unix
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) Automated Testing
3 28 (32.94%) Test Scripting
4 26 (30.59%) SDLC
5 23 (27.06%) Scrum
6 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (24.71%) Software Testing
7 20 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 17 (20.00%) TDD
9 13 (15.29%) BDD
10 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
12 8 (9.41%) Line Management
12 8 (9.41%) Process Improvement
12 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
13 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) SQL
3 13 (15.29%) C#
4 5 (5.88%) PHP
5 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.71%) Python
5 4 (4.71%) Scala
6 3 (3.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) ISTQB
2 21 (24.71%) ISEB
3 17 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.71%) Degree
5 2 (2.35%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) HP
2 2 (2.35%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.18%) Alterian
3 1 (1.18%) Google
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
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