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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 155 160 174
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.63% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.76% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 14
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £50,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
3203 3158 3231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.09% 83.04% 79.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2710 2699 2771
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,500 £55,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -7 3 £33,000 +40.42%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (60.78%) SQL
3 26 (50.98%) QA
3 26 (50.98%) Selenium
4 23 (45.10%) Automation Testing
5 22 (43.14%) Apple iOS
5 22 (43.14%) Android
6 21 (41.18%) Software Testing
7 20 (39.22%) Automated Testing
8 18 (35.29%) ISTQB
9 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 12 (23.53%) ISEB
11 11 (21.57%) Oracle
11 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (19.61%) Load Testing
12 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
12 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
13 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 9 (17.65%) Degree
13 9 (17.65%) Finance
13 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 8 (15.69%) TestDirector
14 8 (15.69%) VMware
14 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (13.73%) User Stories
15 7 (13.73%) Functional Testing
15 7 (13.73%) JIRA
15 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (13.73%) Web Testing
15 7 (13.73%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (1.96%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (50.98%) Selenium
2 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 8 (15.69%) TestDirector
4 7 (13.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (13.73%) JIRA
5 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.96%) Hudson
7 1 (1.96%) NUnit
7 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Analyst
1 24 (47.06%) Test Analyst
2 21 (41.18%) Tester
3 18 (35.29%) Test Engineer
4 15 (29.41%) Software Tester
5 11 (21.57%) Software Test Engineer
5 11 (21.57%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Tester
7 2 (3.92%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.96%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) RESTful
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) BBC
2 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Android
1 22 (43.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Automation Testing
3 21 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 20 (39.22%) Automated Testing
5 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Load Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (13.73%) Web Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 7 (13.73%) Functional Testing
8 7 (13.73%) User Stories
9 6 (11.76%) Coaching
9 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.76%) Market Research
10 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.84%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 12 (23.53%) ISEB
3 9 (17.65%) Degree
4 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (50.98%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Capita
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