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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North West / Manchester
Rank 104 123 157
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 92 52 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.54% 1.60% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.78% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 78 50 28
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £34,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%

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
3275 2922 3360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 90.52% 90.19% 86.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2833 2402 2898
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 - 15 £45,000 -
Salford - 2 £35,000 -
Stockport +5 1 £44,500 +11.25%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 111 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 69 (50.00%) Selenium
2 69 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 67 (48.55%) TDD
4 64 (46.38%) BDD
5 58 (42.03%) SDLC
6 51 (36.96%) Java
7 47 (34.06%) Scrum
8 43 (31.16%) Cucumber
9 41 (29.71%) ISEB
9 41 (29.71%) QA
10 34 (24.64%) ISTQB
11 32 (23.19%) Configuration Management
12 29 (21.01%) Regression Testing
12 29 (21.01%) SQL
13 25 (18.12%) Finance
13 25 (18.12%) Software Testing
14 24 (17.39%) C#
15 23 (16.67%) .NET
15 23 (16.67%) Web Services
15 23 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (15.22%) System Integration Testing
17 20 (14.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (14.49%) Degree
17 20 (14.49%) JIRA
18 19 (13.77%) Automation Testing
18 19 (13.77%) iPad
18 19 (13.77%) WebDriver

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 (0.72%) Confluence
1 1 (0.72%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) GitHub
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) HTTP
1 3 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 69 (50.00%) Selenium
2 43 (31.16%) Cucumber
3 20 (14.49%) JIRA
4 19 (13.77%) WebDriver
5 18 (13.04%) HP UFT
6 13 (9.42%) Jenkins
7 12 (8.70%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.62%) Ranorex
8 5 (3.62%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.62%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.90%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.45%) Gradle
10 2 (1.45%) JMeter
10 2 (1.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.45%) TestNG
10 2 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 25 (18.12%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (36.96%) Tester
2 38 (27.54%) Test Engineer
3 36 (26.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 34 (24.64%) Automation Tester
5 26 (18.84%) Analyst
6 24 (17.39%) Software Tester
6 24 (17.39%) Test Analyst
7 23 (16.67%) Senior Tester
8 16 (11.59%) Scrum Master
8 16 (11.59%) Senior Automation Tester
9 11 (7.97%) Agile Scrum Master
10 10 (7.25%) QA Automation Tester
10 10 (7.25%) QA Tester
10 10 (7.25%) Software QA Tester
11 9 (6.52%) Developer
12 8 (5.80%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (5.80%) Senior Test Engineer
13 7 (5.07%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (5.07%) Software Analyst
13 7 (5.07%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.67%) .NET
1 23 (16.67%) Web Services
2 14 (10.14%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.35%) SOAP
4 4 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.90%) RESTful
5 3 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.17%) CSS
5 3 (2.17%) HTML
5 3 (2.17%) XML
6 2 (1.45%) Behat
6 2 (1.45%) DOM
6 2 (1.45%) Polymer
6 2 (1.45%) Web Components
6 2 (1.45%) WSDL
6 2 (1.45%) XSD
7 1 (0.72%) CSS3
7 1 (0.72%) HTML5
7 1 (0.72%) Node.js
7 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) iPad
2 10 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.62%) User Experience
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.17%) iPhone
6 3 (2.17%) Replication
7 2 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.32%) Windows
2 13 (9.42%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.25%) Android
4 2 (1.45%) Linux
4 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 69 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 67 (48.55%) TDD
4 64 (46.38%) BDD
5 58 (42.03%) SDLC
6 47 (34.06%) Scrum
7 32 (23.19%) Configuration Management
8 29 (21.01%) Regression Testing
9 25 (18.12%) Software Testing
10 23 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (15.22%) System Integration Testing
12 19 (13.77%) Automation Testing
13 15 (10.87%) Manual Testing
14 14 (10.14%) Functional Testing
15 12 (8.70%) Waterfall
16 11 (7.97%) Defect Management
16 11 (7.97%) Mentoring
17 10 (7.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.96%) Java
2 29 (21.01%) SQL
3 24 (17.39%) C#
4 17 (12.32%) PHP
5 13 (9.42%) Python
6 10 (7.25%) C++
7 8 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.80%) Ruby
8 4 (2.90%) Perl
8 4 (2.90%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.17%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.17%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (29.71%) ISEB
2 34 (24.64%) ISTQB
3 20 (14.49%) Degree
3 20 (14.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (29.71%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (2.90%) HP
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.72%) Google
3 1 (0.72%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago