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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 123 172 174
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 60 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.67% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.57% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 53 16 13
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £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
3123 3330 3313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.16% 83.23% 80.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2586 2693 2850
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 July 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 July 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 - 3 £37,500 -
Bolton +1 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 63 (78.75%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (55.00%) SDLC
3 42 (52.50%) Test Scripting
4 38 (47.50%) QA
5 35 (43.75%) Selenium
6 28 (35.00%) SQL
6 28 (35.00%) Scrum
6 28 (35.00%) Apple iOS
7 27 (33.75%) Android
8 23 (28.75%) Automated Testing
9 22 (27.50%) ISTQB
10 20 (25.00%) Windows
11 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
12 18 (22.50%) Java
13 16 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 16 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
14 15 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (17.50%) Regression Testing
15 14 (17.50%) Mobile App
16 13 (16.25%) ISEB
17 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
17 12 (15.00%) Degree
18 11 (13.75%) JIRA
18 11 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (13.75%) BDD
18 11 (13.75%) C#
18 11 (13.75%) Finance
18 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
19 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.25%) CMS
1 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) VPN
1 2 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) MySQL
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (43.75%) Selenium
2 11 (13.75%) JIRA
3 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.75%) HP UFT
5 6 (7.50%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.75%) JMeter
8 3 (3.75%) JUnit
8 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.75%) NeoLoad
9 2 (2.50%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.50%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.25%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.25%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 7 (8.75%) Retail
4 6 (7.50%) Legal
5 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 4 (5.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Analyst
1 24 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 23 (28.75%) Tester
3 22 (27.50%) Software Tester
4 21 (26.25%) Test Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Functional Test Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Graduate Software Tester
7 5 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Trainer
7 5 (6.25%) Graduate
7 5 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 4 (5.00%) FX Test Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Web Services
1 7 (8.75%) J2ME
1 7 (8.75%) REST
2 6 (7.50%) .NET
3 5 (6.25%) XML
4 3 (3.75%) SOAP
4 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.50%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.25%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.75%) iPhone
2 7 (8.75%) iPad
3 4 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Apple iOS
2 27 (33.75%) Android
3 20 (25.00%) Windows
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.50%) UNIX
5 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (78.75%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (55.00%) SDLC
3 42 (52.50%) Test Scripting
4 28 (35.00%) Scrum
5 23 (28.75%) Automated Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
7 16 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 16 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (17.50%) Regression Testing
10 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
11 11 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (13.75%) BDD
11 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
13 9 (11.25%) Performance Testing
13 9 (11.25%) TDD
14 8 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
14 8 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.00%) SQL
2 18 (22.50%) Java
3 11 (13.75%) C#
4 10 (12.50%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) PHP
6 2 (2.50%) Scala
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) ISTQB
2 15 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (16.25%) ISEB
4 12 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (47.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Symbian
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.50%) Capita
5 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.25%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.25%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) Apple
5 1 (1.25%) Alterian
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Oldham
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Salary: £26000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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