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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 114 162 163
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 57 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.77% 0.78% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.93% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 53 26 17
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £33,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2864 3348 3210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.14% 84.65% 84.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2324 2863 2783
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
Stockport +9 7 £40,000 -
Bolton +19 5 £40,000 +21.21%
Oldham - 2 £25,000 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 81 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (58.87%) QA
3 67 (54.03%) Selenium
4 51 (41.13%) Java
5 50 (40.32%) Test Scripting
6 47 (37.90%) SDLC
7 43 (34.68%) C#
8 36 (29.03%) Web Services
8 36 (29.03%) HP UFT
9 33 (26.61%) SQL
10 30 (24.19%) Windows
10 30 (24.19%) Scrum
10 30 (24.19%) Manual Testing
11 28 (22.58%) Software Testing
12 27 (21.77%) Functional Testing
13 26 (20.97%) Automated Testing
14 23 (18.55%) Automation Testing
14 23 (18.55%) Defect Management
14 23 (18.55%) Regression Testing
15 22 (17.74%) ISEB
16 20 (16.13%) Cucumber
16 20 (16.13%) QA Automation
17 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
17 19 (15.32%) Degree
17 19 (15.32%) JIRA
17 19 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (15.32%) Performance Testing
18 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
18 18 (14.52%) Test Strategy
19 15 (12.10%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) Broadband
1 3 (2.42%) Firewall
1 3 (2.42%) HTTP
1 3 (2.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) MySQL
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (54.03%) Selenium
2 36 (29.03%) HP UFT
3 20 (16.13%) Cucumber
4 19 (15.32%) JIRA
4 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
5 13 (10.48%) JUnit
5 13 (10.48%) SoapUI
6 11 (8.87%) FitNesse
6 11 (8.87%) NUnit
7 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio
7 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (4.84%) Ranorex
9 5 (4.03%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.42%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.61%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.61%) Sahi
11 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.81%) WatiN
General
1 13 (10.48%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Banking
2 5 (4.03%) Games
3 3 (2.42%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (50.00%) Tester
2 46 (37.10%) Analyst
3 45 (36.29%) Test Analyst
4 32 (25.81%) Automation Tester
5 30 (24.19%) Automation Analyst
5 30 (24.19%) Automation Test Analyst
6 29 (23.39%) QA Tester
7 24 (19.35%) Automation Engineer
8 19 (15.32%) Software Tester
8 19 (15.32%) Test Engineer
9 16 (12.90%) Developer
9 16 (12.90%) Test Automation Engineer
10 15 (12.10%) Automated Tester
10 15 (12.10%) Developer in Test
11 14 (11.29%) Analyst Developer
11 14 (11.29%) Software Test Engineer
11 14 (11.29%) Test Automation Developer
12 12 (9.68%) QA Analyst
12 12 (9.68%) Software QA Tester
12 12 (9.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.03%) Web Services
2 11 (8.87%) .NET
3 9 (7.26%) .NET Framework
3 9 (7.26%) SOAP
4 6 (4.84%) Middleware
5 3 (2.42%) REST
5 3 (2.42%) XML
6 2 (1.61%) JSON
6 2 (1.61%) XSLT
7 1 (0.81%) J2EE
7 1 (0.81%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) iPhone
2 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.19%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Linux
3 5 (4.03%) Android
3 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.42%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.32%) Test Scripting
3 47 (37.90%) SDLC
4 30 (24.19%) Manual Testing
4 30 (24.19%) Scrum
5 28 (22.58%) Software Testing
6 27 (21.77%) Functional Testing
7 26 (20.97%) Automated Testing
8 23 (18.55%) Automation Testing
8 23 (18.55%) Defect Management
8 23 (18.55%) Regression Testing
9 20 (16.13%) QA Automation
10 19 (15.32%) Performance Testing
10 19 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (14.52%) Test Strategy
12 12 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (9.68%) Process Improvement
13 11 (8.87%) RAD
13 11 (8.87%) TDD
14 10 (8.06%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.13%) Java
2 43 (34.68%) C#
3 33 (26.61%) SQL
4 15 (12.10%) Python
5 12 (9.68%) Scala
6 8 (6.45%) PHP
7 2 (1.61%) C++
7 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (17.74%) ISEB
2 19 (15.32%) Degree
3 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
4 13 (10.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (58.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) HP
1 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle
3 5 (4.03%) IBM
3 5 (4.03%) SAP
4 3 (2.42%) Citrix
5 1 (0.81%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.81%) Symbian
5 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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