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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 147 157 170
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.71% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29 13 19
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £23,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
3196 3085 3432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.68% 82.18% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2765 2693 3025
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +26.92%
Salford -3 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) SQL
3 23 (47.92%) QA
4 22 (45.83%) Selenium
5 21 (43.75%) Automated Testing
6 19 (39.58%) Android
6 19 (39.58%) Automation Testing
7 17 (35.42%) Apple iOS
7 17 (35.42%) Software Testing
7 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
8 16 (33.33%) ISEB
9 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (27.08%) Load Testing
11 12 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
12 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.92%) Oracle
13 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
14 9 (18.75%) Degree
15 8 (16.67%) VMware
15 8 (16.67%) TestDirector
16 7 (14.58%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
16 7 (14.58%) Web Testing
16 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
16 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
17 6 (12.50%) User Stories
17 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
17 6 (12.50%) Market Research
17 6 (12.50%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (2.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 8 (16.67%) TestDirector
4 7 (14.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (12.50%) JIRA
6 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.08%) NUnit
8 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.08%) Hudson
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Analyst
1 20 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) Test Engineer
3 16 (33.33%) Tester
4 14 (29.17%) Software Engineer
4 14 (29.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Software Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Tester
8 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) QA Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Test Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
1 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.08%) BBC
2 1 (2.08%) Statistics
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Android
2 17 (35.42%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 19 (39.58%) Automation Testing
4 17 (35.42%) Software Testing
5 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Load Testing
7 12 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.58%) Web Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
9 6 (12.50%) User Stories
9 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 6 (12.50%) Market Research
9 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.42%) Scrum
11 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
2 16 (33.33%) ISEB
3 9 (18.75%) Degree
4 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (47.92%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (2.08%) Capita
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago