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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 173 154 179
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 25 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 0.65% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.82% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 13
Average salary £33,000 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.04% -11.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
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
3515 3041 3303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.41% 79.54% 79.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3008 2575 2957
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 25 November 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 +12 5 £33,000 +46.66% 2
Salford -5 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) QA
3 20 (46.51%) SQL
4 18 (41.86%) ISEB
4 18 (41.86%) Automated Testing
4 18 (41.86%) ISTQB
4 18 (41.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (39.53%) Selenium
6 16 (37.21%) Software Testing
7 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
8 13 (30.23%) Load Testing
8 13 (30.23%) Unit Testing
8 13 (30.23%) Android
9 12 (27.91%) Oracle
10 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
11 9 (20.93%) Windows
11 9 (20.93%) Scrum
12 8 (18.60%) C#
13 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
13 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
13 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
13 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
13 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
14 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
14 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
14 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
14 6 (13.95%) Linux
15 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
15 5 (11.63%) HP
15 5 (11.63%) Web Services

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (4.65%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
2 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 5 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (9.30%) TestDirector
5 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.65%) JUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.33%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.33%) FindBugs
7 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.33%) Gradle
7 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Tester
1 14 (32.56%) Test Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Software Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Software Test Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Technical Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.98%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.33%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.33%) Lead Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) EJB
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) JMS
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) Java EE
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Android
2 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
3 9 (20.93%) Windows
4 6 (13.95%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Automated Testing
2 18 (41.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Software Testing
4 13 (30.23%) Load Testing
4 13 (30.23%) Unit Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.30%) Code Coverage
10 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.98%) TDD
10 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) ISEB
1 18 (41.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (51.16%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) VMware
5 3 (6.98%) Apple
6 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.33%) Capita
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
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