The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 156 171
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 36 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.74% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.76% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 13
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4104 3434 3261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.95% 98.17% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3513 2953 2725
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Manchester

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Manchester

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Manchester over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Manchester

Automation Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -21 1 £40,000 +39.13% 1
Cheadle - 1 £50,000 -
Automation Tester
North West

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 76 (86.36%) Selenium
3 71 (80.68%) Java
4 67 (76.14%) Cucumber
5 61 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (57.95%) Test Scripting
7 47 (53.41%) BDD
7 47 (53.41%) C#
8 45 (51.14%) TDD
9 44 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
10 42 (47.73%) SDLC
11 35 (39.77%) WebDriver
12 28 (31.82%) Gherkin
12 28 (31.82%) Jenkins
13 27 (30.68%) Configuration Management
14 24 (27.27%) GitHub
15 21 (23.86%) QA
16 19 (21.59%) Python
17 18 (20.45%) Finance
18 16 (18.18%) Defect Management
19 14 (15.91%) Scrum
20 12 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
21 11 (12.50%) Data Protection
22 10 (11.36%) Degree
22 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
22 10 (11.36%) ATDD
23 9 (10.23%) Exploratory Testing
23 9 (10.23%) Refactoring
23 9 (10.23%) Risk Analysis
24 8 (9.09%) ISEB

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.27%) GitHub
2 2 (2.27%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 76 (86.36%) Selenium
2 67 (76.14%) Cucumber
3 35 (39.77%) WebDriver
4 28 (31.82%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.95%) HP UFT
6 5 (5.68%) JIRA
7 4 (4.55%) FitNesse
7 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.27%) Gradle
9 2 (2.27%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.27%) TestNG
10 1 (1.14%) Appium
10 1 (1.14%) Hudson
10 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.14%) Mocha
10 1 (1.14%) Subversion
10 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.82%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.95%) Web Services
3 3 (3.41%) .NET
3 3 (3.41%) CSS
4 2 (2.27%) DOM
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.14%) Chai
5 1 (1.14%) jQuery
5 1 (1.14%) SOAP
5 1 (1.14%) WSDL
5 1 (1.14%) XML
5 1 (1.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.41%) iPad
2 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Fintech
3 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Android
2 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 61 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (57.95%) Test Scripting
4 47 (53.41%) BDD
5 45 (51.14%) TDD
6 44 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
7 42 (47.73%) SDLC
8 27 (30.68%) Configuration Management
9 16 (18.18%) Defect Management
10 14 (15.91%) Scrum
11 12 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (12.50%) Data Protection
13 10 (11.36%) ATDD
13 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
14 9 (10.23%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (10.23%) Refactoring
14 9 (10.23%) Risk Analysis
15 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
16 6 (6.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (80.68%) Java
2 47 (53.41%) C#
3 19 (21.59%) Python
4 7 (7.95%) SQL
5 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.55%) Ruby
7 3 (3.41%) VBScript
8 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 8 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
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