Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 230 179
Rank change year-on-year +34 -51 +83
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 108 59 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.36% 0.79% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.81% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 104 57 95
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7739 7309 7172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.44% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6429 6274 5976
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -5 5 £37,500 +36.36%
Salford - 4 £41,250 -
Bolton -1 1 - -
Automation Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 96 (88.89%) Java
3 94 (87.04%) Selenium
4 86 (79.63%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (73.15%) Cucumber
6 71 (65.74%) C#
7 59 (54.63%) Test Scripting
8 55 (50.93%) BDD
9 48 (44.44%) TDD
10 44 (40.74%) WebDriver
11 43 (39.81%) Gherkin
12 38 (35.19%) Jenkins
13 33 (30.56%) SDLC
14 31 (28.70%) System Integration Testing
14 31 (28.70%) Python
15 26 (24.07%) Configuration Management
15 26 (24.07%) GitHub
16 21 (19.44%) Big Data
16 21 (19.44%) Scrum
17 18 (16.67%) Ruby
18 16 (14.81%) Software Testing
18 16 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
19 15 (13.89%) SQL
19 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
20 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
20 14 (12.96%) Visual Studio
21 13 (12.04%) Open Source
21 13 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
22 12 (11.11%) SDET
22 12 (11.11%) Node.js

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:

Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) GitHub
2 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.33%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.44%) Big Data
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 94 (87.04%) Selenium
2 79 (73.15%) Cucumber
3 44 (40.74%) WebDriver
4 38 (35.19%) Jenkins
5 14 (12.96%) Visual Studio
6 10 (9.26%) FogBugz
7 9 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 9 (8.33%) SpecFlow
8 7 (6.48%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.63%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.70%) JIRA
11 3 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.85%) Appium
12 2 (1.85%) Calabash
12 2 (1.85%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.85%) JUnit
12 2 (1.85%) TestNG
13 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (39.81%) Gherkin
2 12 (11.11%) Node.js
3 5 (4.63%) .NET
3 5 (4.63%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (4.63%) JMS
3 5 (4.63%) REST
4 2 (1.85%) Velocity
4 2 (1.85%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) WSDL
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) Fintech
6 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (3.70%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 86 (79.63%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (54.63%) Test Scripting
4 55 (50.93%) BDD
5 48 (44.44%) TDD
6 33 (30.56%) SDLC
7 31 (28.70%) System Integration Testing
8 26 (24.07%) Configuration Management
9 21 (19.44%) Scrum
10 16 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
10 16 (14.81%) Software Testing
11 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
12 13 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (12.04%) Open Source
13 12 (11.11%) Data Protection
13 12 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (11.11%) SDET
14 11 (10.19%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
15 10 (9.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (88.89%) Java
2 71 (65.74%) C#
3 31 (28.70%) Python
4 18 (16.67%) Ruby
5 15 (13.89%) SQL
6 12 (11.11%) C++
7 10 (9.26%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.41%) C
9 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) ISEB
3 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.63%) Kibana
2 5 (4.63%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Capita
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.70%) HP
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle