The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 164 174 172
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.43% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 10
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3228 3261 2950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 80.86% 78.60% 78.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2606 2805 2575
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,700 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
North West

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +6 7 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 24 (60.00%) ISEB
2 20 (50.00%) QA
3 19 (47.50%) ISTQB
4 16 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 15 (37.50%) SQL
5 15 (37.50%) Selenium
6 14 (35.00%) Software Testing
7 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (25.00%) Scrum
9 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 9 (22.50%) WebDriver
10 9 (22.50%) Load Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
11 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (17.50%) Finance
12 7 (17.50%) TDD
12 7 (17.50%) HP
12 7 (17.50%) Windows
12 7 (17.50%) C#
12 7 (17.50%) .NET
12 7 (17.50%) Oracle
13 6 (15.00%) JIRA
13 6 (15.00%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (15.00%) Android
13 6 (15.00%) BDD
13 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
13 6 (15.00%) Hudson

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (22.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) Hudson
5 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
9 1 (2.50%) FindBugs
9 1 (2.50%) Gradle
9 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.50%) Firebug
9 1 (2.50%) Checkstyle
9 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Software Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) XSLT
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.00%) WPF
5 2 (5.00%) jQuery
5 2 (5.00%) REST
5 2 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) Java EE
6 1 (2.50%) JMS
6 1 (2.50%) COM+
6 1 (2.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Android
2 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (22.50%) Load Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
8 6 (15.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (15.00%) BDD
9 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Code Coverage
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.00%) System Testing
11 3 (7.50%) MVVM
11 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) XAML
3 2 (5.00%) XPath
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) ISEB
2 19 (47.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
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