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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North West / Manchester
Rank 125 123 166
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +43
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 74 56 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.94% 1.71% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.88% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 58 52 27
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £45,000 £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
3490 2973 3372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 91.43% 90.70% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2942 2431 2844
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Altrincham - 6 £45,000 - 2
Salford - 2 £35,000 -
Stockport -2 1 £44,500 +11.25%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 120 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (53.74%) TDD
2 79 (53.74%) Test Scripting
3 76 (51.70%) Selenium
4 75 (51.02%) Automated Testing
4 75 (51.02%) BDD
5 63 (42.86%) SDLC
5 63 (42.86%) Java
6 52 (35.37%) Cucumber
7 47 (31.97%) ISEB
8 43 (29.25%) Scrum
8 43 (29.25%) QA
9 39 (26.53%) Configuration Management
10 38 (25.85%) ISTQB
11 33 (22.45%) C#
12 30 (20.41%) SQL
13 29 (19.73%) Regression Testing
14 28 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
15 26 (17.69%) WebDriver
15 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
16 24 (16.33%) .NET
16 24 (16.33%) Finance
16 24 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (16.33%) Automation Testing
17 23 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 22 (14.97%) Degree
18 22 (14.97%) Gherkin
18 22 (14.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 21 (14.29%) Jenkins
20 20 (13.61%) Web Services

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 1 (0.68%) Apache
1 1 (0.68%) Confluence
1 1 (0.68%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) GitHub
2 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) Big Data
1 2 (1.36%) MySQL
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (51.70%) Selenium
2 52 (35.37%) Cucumber
3 26 (17.69%) WebDriver
4 21 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 19 (12.93%) JIRA
6 15 (10.20%) HP UFT
7 11 (7.48%) FitNesse
8 7 (4.76%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.40%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.40%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.72%) JMeter
10 4 (2.72%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.72%) Ranorex
10 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.04%) Gradle
11 3 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 24 (16.33%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
3 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (39.46%) Tester
2 43 (29.25%) Automation Tester
3 36 (24.49%) Test Engineer
4 35 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
5 29 (19.73%) Senior Tester
6 25 (17.01%) Analyst
7 23 (15.65%) Test Analyst
8 22 (14.97%) Senior Automation Tester
9 20 (13.61%) Software Tester
10 17 (11.56%) Scrum Master
11 13 (8.84%) QA Tester
12 12 (8.16%) Agile Scrum Master
13 11 (7.48%) QA Automation Tester
14 10 (6.80%) Automation Test Analyst
15 9 (6.12%) Software QA Tester
15 9 (6.12%) Test Manager
16 8 (5.44%) Senior Test Engineer
17 7 (4.76%) Developer
17 7 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
18 6 (4.08%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) .NET
2 22 (14.97%) Gherkin
3 20 (13.61%) Web Services
4 5 (3.40%) SOAP
5 4 (2.72%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.72%) CSS
5 4 (2.72%) HTML
5 4 (2.72%) XML
6 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.04%) DOM
7 2 (1.36%) Behat
7 2 (1.36%) Polymer
7 2 (1.36%) Web Components
7 2 (1.36%) WSDL
7 2 (1.36%) XSD
8 1 (0.68%) CSS3
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) RESTful
8 1 (0.68%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) iPad
2 11 (7.48%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) User Experience
5 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.72%) Replication
6 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) Windows
2 10 (6.80%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.12%) Android
4 5 (3.40%) Linux
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (53.74%) TDD
2 79 (53.74%) Test Scripting
3 75 (51.02%) Automated Testing
3 75 (51.02%) BDD
4 63 (42.86%) SDLC
5 43 (29.25%) Scrum
6 39 (26.53%) Configuration Management
7 29 (19.73%) Regression Testing
8 28 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
9 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
10 24 (16.33%) Automation Testing
10 24 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (9.52%) Functional Testing
12 14 (9.52%) Manual Testing
13 12 (8.16%) DevOps
13 12 (8.16%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.48%) Process Improvement
14 11 (7.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.86%) Java
2 33 (22.45%) C#
3 30 (20.41%) SQL
4 19 (12.93%) Python
5 18 (12.24%) PHP
6 12 (8.16%) C++
7 10 (6.80%) Ruby
8 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.72%) Perl
9 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.36%) C
11 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (31.97%) ISEB
2 38 (25.85%) ISTQB
3 22 (14.97%) Degree
3 22 (14.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (29.25%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.68%) Cacti
2 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.68%) Icinga
2 1 (0.68%) Kibana
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.08%) HP
1 6 (4.08%) Oracle
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco
3 1 (0.68%) Google
3 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.68%) SAP
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