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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 166 157 175
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.57% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.74% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 8
Average salary £27,750 £37,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +48.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £33,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
3381 2982 3038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.12% 77.29% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2717 2562 2654
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 9 £27,500 -8.33%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (64.86%) ISEB
2 21 (56.76%) QA
3 16 (43.24%) Selenium
3 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
3 16 (43.24%) Automated Testing
3 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
5 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) Scrum
7 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (27.03%) Windows
8 10 (27.03%) Load Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Android
8 10 (27.03%) WebDriver
8 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
9 8 (21.62%) Integration Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
11 6 (16.22%) JIRA
11 6 (16.22%) C#
11 6 (16.22%) TDD
12 5 (13.51%) Linux
12 5 (13.51%) .NET
12 5 (13.51%) Oracle
12 5 (13.51%) HP
12 5 (13.51%) Web Services
12 5 (13.51%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 10 (27.03%) WebDriver
2 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.22%) JIRA
4 5 (13.51%) Hudson
4 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.70%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.70%) Firebug
7 1 (2.70%) FindBugs
7 1 (2.70%) Gradle
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Test Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Tester
2 10 (27.03%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Tester
4 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) COM+
3 1 (2.70%) EJB
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) JMS
3 1 (2.70%) Java EE
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Replication
2 3 (8.11%) Smartphone
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
1 10 (27.03%) Android
2 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Automated Testing
2 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
3 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Scrum
4 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.03%) Load Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Integration Testing
7 6 (16.22%) TDD
8 5 (13.51%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
8 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) System Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Code Coverage
10 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) ISEB
2 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (56.76%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) HP
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 16 hours ago