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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 126 171 180
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40 9 11
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £27,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
2904 3265 3489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.07% 82.89% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2407 2627 3032
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 £54,000 £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 7 July 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 7 July 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
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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
Stockport - 3 £37,500 - 2
Bolton +2 2 £37,500 +33.92%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 58 (84.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (53.62%) SDLC
3 36 (52.17%) QA
4 34 (49.28%) Selenium
5 32 (46.38%) Test Scripting
6 31 (44.93%) SQL
7 28 (40.58%) Apple iOS
8 27 (39.13%) Android
9 24 (34.78%) Scrum
10 21 (30.43%) ISTQB
11 20 (28.99%) Software Testing
12 17 (24.64%) Automated Testing
13 16 (23.19%) Manual Testing
13 16 (23.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (20.29%) Java
14 14 (20.29%) Windows
15 13 (18.84%) Degree
16 12 (17.39%) Finance
16 12 (17.39%) Regression Testing
16 12 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
16 12 (17.39%) Automation Testing
17 10 (14.49%) ISEB
17 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (14.49%) BDD
18 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
18 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
19 8 (11.59%) Coaching
19 8 (11.59%) Banking
19 8 (11.59%) Retail

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (1.45%) CMS
1 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) VPN
1 2 (2.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (49.28%) Selenium
2 8 (11.59%) JIRA
2 8 (11.59%) WebDriver
3 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.35%) JMeter
5 3 (4.35%) JUnit
5 3 (4.35%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.90%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Banking
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 6 (8.70%) Legal
4 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Tester
2 22 (31.88%) Software Tester
3 20 (28.99%) Test Analyst
3 20 (28.99%) Analyst
4 19 (27.54%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Test Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Trainer
5 5 (7.25%) Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Graduate
5 5 (7.25%) Graduate Software Tester
6 4 (5.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Functional Test Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) Web Services
2 5 (7.25%) XML
3 4 (5.80%) J2ME
3 4 (5.80%) REST
4 3 (4.35%) SOAP
4 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.45%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) iPhone
3 4 (5.80%) iPad
3 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Apple iOS
2 27 (39.13%) Android
3 14 (20.29%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.90%) UNIX
5 2 (2.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (84.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (53.62%) SDLC
3 32 (46.38%) Test Scripting
4 24 (34.78%) Scrum
5 20 (28.99%) Software Testing
6 17 (24.64%) Automated Testing
7 16 (23.19%) Manual Testing
8 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 12 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (17.39%) Automation Testing
10 10 (14.49%) BDD
10 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 8 (11.59%) Integration Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Coaching
13 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
13 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Performance Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) Java
3 7 (10.14%) C#
3 7 (10.14%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.90%) Python
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.90%) Scala
5 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 16 (23.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (18.84%) Degree
4 10 (14.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (52.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Symbian
3 3 (4.35%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.90%) Capita
5 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.45%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kewill Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago