The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 160 177
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 52 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.33% 0.65% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.66% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 51 22 16
Median salary £47,500 £36,250 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.03% -0.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +19.71% -10.12%  

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 3797 3322 3666
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.99% 97.51% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 2764 3007
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Wigan - 3 £27,500 -
Stockport -2 1 £32,500 +4.00%
Altrincham -12 1 £39,000 +62.50%
Automation Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 84 (88.42%) Selenium
2 69 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (70.53%) Cucumber
4 57 (60.00%) Java
5 55 (57.89%) Test Scripting
6 51 (53.68%) BDD
7 46 (48.42%) Test Automation
7 46 (48.42%) TDD
8 41 (43.16%) Automated Testing
9 39 (41.05%) SDLC
10 38 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
11 37 (38.95%) C#
12 35 (36.84%) WebDriver
13 30 (31.58%) Automation Testing
14 27 (28.42%) Finance
15 26 (27.37%) QA
16 23 (24.21%) Gherkin
17 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
18 21 (22.11%) Configuration Management
19 20 (21.05%) Defect Management
20 18 (18.95%) Scrum
20 18 (18.95%) GitHub
21 17 (17.89%) Python
22 14 (14.74%) ISEB
22 14 (14.74%) Web Services
23 13 (13.68%) SQL
24 12 (12.63%) Degree
25 11 (11.58%) JIRA
25 11 (11.58%) Functional Testing
25 11 (11.58%) Data Protection

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 (1.05%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 84 (88.42%) Selenium
2 67 (70.53%) Cucumber
3 35 (36.84%) WebDriver
4 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
5 11 (11.58%) JIRA
6 10 (10.53%) HP UFT
7 9 (9.47%) FitNesse
8 6 (6.32%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.16%) Gradle
9 3 (3.16%) Ranorex
9 3 (3.16%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.16%) TestNG
9 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.05%) Hudson
11 1 (1.05%) Mockito
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) Gherkin
2 14 (14.74%) Web Services
3 7 (7.37%) .NET
4 5 (5.26%) CSS
5 4 (4.21%) HTML
6 3 (3.16%) DOM
7 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.11%) Behat
7 2 (2.11%) SOAP
7 2 (2.11%) WSDL
7 2 (2.11%) XML
7 2 (2.11%) XSD
8 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.05%) Chai
8 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.05%) J2EE
8 1 (1.05%) jQuery
8 1 (1.05%) Spring
8 1 (1.05%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.16%) iPad
3 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Android
2 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 51 (53.68%) BDD
4 46 (48.42%) TDD
4 46 (48.42%) Test Automation
5 41 (43.16%) Automated Testing
6 39 (41.05%) SDLC
7 38 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
8 30 (31.58%) Automation Testing
9 21 (22.11%) Configuration Management
10 20 (21.05%) Defect Management
11 18 (18.95%) Scrum
12 11 (11.58%) Data Protection
12 11 (11.58%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (11.58%) Functional Testing
13 10 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (10.53%) E-Commerce
13 10 (10.53%) Process Improvement
13 10 (10.53%) Regression Testing
14 9 (9.47%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.00%) Java
2 37 (38.95%) C#
3 17 (17.89%) Python
4 13 (13.68%) SQL
5 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.37%) Ruby
6 3 (3.16%) VBScript
7 2 (2.11%) C
7 2 (2.11%) C++
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) ISEB
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.05%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.37%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.05%) HP
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle
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