The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Altrincham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 12 22
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Altrincham 3.61% 10.81% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 15.09% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 2
Altrincham median annual salary £42,500 £34,750 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.30% +28.70%  
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.65% +9.33%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Altrincham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Altrincham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74 53 57
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Altrincham 89.16% 71.62% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 205 169 177
Altrincham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £51,750 £51,250
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Altrincham

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Altrincham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Altrincham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Altrincham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Altrincham.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Altrincham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Altrincham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (46.67%) Selenium
4 7 (46.67%) ISEB
5 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) DevOps
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 4 (26.67%) Sun Certification
7 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) iPad
8 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (20.00%) C#
9 2 (13.33%) PHP
9 2 (13.33%) MySQL
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 2 (13.33%) JUnit
9 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
9 2 (13.33%) OO
9 2 (13.33%) Python
9 2 (13.33%) Ruby

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Altrincham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) iPad
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ATDD
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
6 2 (13.33%) SDET
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Aquila