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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 151 123 177
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +54
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 59 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 1.65% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.84% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 36 52 16
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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
3196 3214 3435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.68% 89.85% 85.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2685 2657 2752
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Bury - 5 £33,000 -
Bolton -3 1 £25,500 -32.00%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.78%) Selenium
3 35 (35.71%) SDLC
4 33 (33.67%) QA
4 33 (33.67%) Automated Testing
5 31 (31.63%) Test Scripting
6 30 (30.61%) ISTQB
7 27 (27.55%) Java
8 23 (23.47%) C#
8 23 (23.47%) Games
9 21 (21.43%) TDD
9 21 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (21.43%) Software Testing
9 21 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (21.43%) Apple iOS
9 21 (21.43%) Functional Testing
10 20 (20.41%) Android
11 18 (18.37%) ISEB
12 17 (17.35%) .NET
12 17 (17.35%) Finance
12 17 (17.35%) BDD
13 16 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (16.33%) Scrum
14 14 (14.29%) SQL
14 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
15 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
16 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (12.24%) Configuration Management
16 12 (12.24%) Online Games
17 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering

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 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
2 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (38.78%) Selenium
2 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.14%) JUnit
4 7 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.10%) JIRA
5 5 (5.10%) Ranorex
6 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.08%) JMeter
6 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.06%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.06%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.06%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.04%) Appium
8 2 (2.04%) Gradle
8 2 (2.04%) NUnit
9 1 (1.02%) Gatling
9 1 (1.02%) Jtest
9 1 (1.02%) Maven
9 1 (1.02%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (23.47%) Games
2 17 (17.35%) Finance
3 6 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Analyst
1 33 (33.67%) Test Analyst
2 23 (23.47%) Test Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) Test Automation Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Tester
5 13 (13.27%) Software Tester
6 12 (12.24%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Software Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (8.16%) Consultant
8 8 (8.16%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) Test Consultant
8 8 (8.16%) Test Leader
9 7 (7.14%) Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Test Automation Consultant
10 6 (6.12%) Test Manager
11 5 (5.10%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.10%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.35%) .NET
2 8 (8.16%) Web Services
3 7 (7.14%) SOAP
4 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.06%) HTML
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) RESTful
6 2 (2.04%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.04%) XML
7 1 (1.02%) DOM
7 1 (1.02%) Flash
7 1 (1.02%) Grails
7 1 (1.02%) HTML5
7 1 (1.02%) Middleware
7 1 (1.02%) REST
7 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Online Games
2 10 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) iPad
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 20 (20.41%) Android
3 10 (10.20%) Windows
4 8 (8.16%) Linux
5 6 (6.12%) Unix
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.71%) SDLC
3 33 (33.67%) Automated Testing
4 31 (31.63%) Test Scripting
5 21 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 21 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 21 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 21 (21.43%) TDD
6 17 (17.35%) BDD
7 16 (16.33%) Scrum
8 12 (12.24%) Configuration Management
8 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.22%) Manual Testing
9 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.18%) Integration Testing
10 9 (9.18%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (8.16%) Process Improvement
12 7 (7.14%) Automation Testing
12 7 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) Java
2 23 (23.47%) C#
3 14 (14.29%) SQL
4 6 (6.12%) Python
4 6 (6.12%) Scala
5 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.06%) Ruby
6 2 (2.04%) VB
6 2 (2.04%) VBScript
7 1 (1.02%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) C++
7 1 (1.02%) Groovy
7 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (30.61%) ISTQB
2 18 (18.37%) ISEB
3 16 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (33.67%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.04%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.02%) Alterian
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle
3 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.02%) Telerik
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