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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 148 168 181
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 0.41% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.50% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 6
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,200 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2818 3227 3411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 85.60% 83.30% 82.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2324 2635 2950
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 June 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 June 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 2 £37,500 +10.29%
Stockport +7 1 £37,500 +29.31% 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 47 (85.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (61.82%) SQL
3 32 (58.18%) QA
3 32 (58.18%) Selenium
4 24 (43.64%) Test Scripting
5 23 (41.82%) Android
5 23 (41.82%) Apple iOS
6 22 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 21 (38.18%) SDLC
8 20 (36.36%) ISTQB
9 18 (32.73%) Automation Testing
10 16 (29.09%) Scrum
10 16 (29.09%) Automated Testing
11 15 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (25.45%) Degree
13 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
14 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (18.18%) Java
15 9 (16.36%) Oracle
15 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
15 9 (16.36%) Finance
16 8 (14.55%) JIRA
16 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (14.55%) User Stories
17 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
17 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
17 7 (12.73%) ISEB
18 6 (10.91%) Banking
18 6 (10.91%) Retail

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (1.82%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.82%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) VPN
1 2 (3.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (58.18%) Selenium
2 8 (14.55%) JIRA
3 6 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.45%) NeoLoad
4 3 (5.45%) JMeter
4 3 (5.45%) JUnit
4 3 (5.45%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.64%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.82%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Tester
2 22 (40.00%) Analyst
2 22 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 22 (40.00%) Software Tester
3 17 (30.91%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Graduate Software Tester
5 5 (9.09%) Graduate
6 4 (7.27%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Trainer
7 3 (5.45%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.82%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) XML
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) SOAP
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Android
1 23 (41.82%) Apple iOS
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (85.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Test Scripting
3 22 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 21 (38.18%) SDLC
5 18 (32.73%) Automation Testing
6 16 (29.09%) Scrum
6 16 (29.09%) Automated Testing
7 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
8 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (14.55%) User Stories
10 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Web Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Coaching
11 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.09%) Line Management
12 5 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
12 5 (9.09%) Market Research
12 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (61.82%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) Python
5 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 2 (3.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 15 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (25.45%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (58.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) SOASTA, Inc
2 3 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Capita
4 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.82%) Alterian
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
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