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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 113 168 157
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 76 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.96% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 0.64% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 72 18 18
Average salary £40,000 £27,750 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.14% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
3365 3414 3057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.68% 83.94% 79.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2818 2745 2631
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Stockport - 5 £37,500 -
Oldham - 1 £28,500 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 71 (71.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (50.00%) QA
2 50 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 49 (49.00%) SDLC
4 42 (42.00%) Selenium
5 34 (34.00%) Scrum
6 30 (30.00%) Java
6 30 (30.00%) Windows
7 28 (28.00%) ISTQB
8 27 (27.00%) Apple iOS
9 26 (26.00%) Automated Testing
9 26 (26.00%) Android
9 26 (26.00%) SQL
10 23 (23.00%) C#
10 23 (23.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (21.00%) ISEB
12 20 (20.00%) Regression Testing
12 20 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 20 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (18.00%) Software Testing
14 16 (16.00%) Banking
14 16 (16.00%) HP UFT
14 16 (16.00%) Web Services
15 15 (15.00%) Degree
16 14 (14.00%) JIRA
16 14 (14.00%) Software Engineering
16 14 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 13 (13.00%) Mobile App
17 13 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 13 (13.00%) Performance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (1.00%) CMS
1 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) VPN
1 2 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (42.00%) Selenium
2 16 (16.00%) HP UFT
3 14 (14.00%) JIRA
4 11 (11.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.00%) FitNesse
7 6 (6.00%) JUnit
8 5 (5.00%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.00%) NeoLoad
10 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.00%) JMeter
10 3 (3.00%) NUnit
10 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (2.00%) PHPUnit
11 2 (2.00%) Ranorex
12 1 (1.00%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
12 1 (1.00%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (16.00%) Banking
2 12 (12.00%) Finance
3 9 (9.00%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.00%) Retail
4 7 (7.00%) Legal
5 5 (5.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.00%) Law
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (30.00%) Tester
2 28 (28.00%) Analyst
2 28 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 18 (18.00%) Test Engineer
5 16 (16.00%) Developer
6 12 (12.00%) Test Manager
7 11 (11.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (11.00%) QA Analyst
8 9 (9.00%) Mobile Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Automation Tester
8 9 (9.00%) FX Test Analyst
9 8 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 7 (7.00%) QA Tester
11 6 (6.00%) Functional Test Engineer
11 6 (6.00%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (5.00%) Trainer
12 5 (5.00%) Graduate
12 5 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) Web Services
2 10 (10.00%) J2ME
2 10 (10.00%) REST
3 6 (6.00%) .NET
4 5 (5.00%) XML
5 3 (3.00%) SOAP
5 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.00%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.00%) Xamarin.iOS
7 1 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) iPhone
1 13 (13.00%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.00%) iPad
2 10 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 9 (9.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.00%) Windows
2 27 (27.00%) Apple iOS
3 26 (26.00%) Android
4 10 (10.00%) Windows Phone
4 10 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (71.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 49 (49.00%) SDLC
4 34 (34.00%) Scrum
5 26 (26.00%) Automated Testing
6 23 (23.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 20 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 20 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 18 (18.00%) Software Testing
9 14 (14.00%) Software Engineering
10 13 (13.00%) Performance Testing
10 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (11.00%) BDD
11 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (11.00%) Use Case
11 11 (11.00%) Integration Testing
12 10 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.00%) Java
2 26 (26.00%) SQL
3 23 (23.00%) C#
4 13 (13.00%) C++
5 7 (7.00%) PHP
6 5 (5.00%) Scala
6 5 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (21.00%) ISEB
3 15 (15.00%) Degree
4 14 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Symbian
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) Oracle
4 5 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (3.00%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.00%) Capita
6 2 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (1.00%) Apple
7 1 (1.00%) Alterian
7 1 (1.00%) SAP
7 1 (1.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.00%) Xamarin
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