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

Automation Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 157 141
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 53 26 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.35% 0.76% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.85% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 50 26 40
Median salary £40,000 £35,750 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.88% +0.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing 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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3589 3068 3309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.46% 89.94% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3034 2536 2725
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Manchester

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Manchester

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Manchester

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 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 -12 5 £30,000 +27.65%
Salford -4 3 £38,500 +2.66%
Bolton - 3 £26,500 -
Altrincham -10 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Bury - 1 £35,000 -
Cheadle - 1 £47,500 - 2
Oldham - 1 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 65 (74.71%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (74.71%) Selenium
2 47 (54.02%) BDD
3 46 (52.87%) Java
4 44 (50.57%) TDD
5 37 (42.53%) WebDriver
6 35 (40.23%) Cucumber
7 32 (36.78%) Test Scripting
7 32 (36.78%) QA
7 32 (36.78%) C#
8 28 (32.18%) Gherkin
8 28 (32.18%) Automated Testing
9 27 (31.03%) Test Automation
9 27 (31.03%) SDLC
10 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
11 21 (24.14%) System Integration Testing
12 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
13 18 (20.69%) Configuration Management
13 18 (20.69%) GitHub
14 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce
14 17 (19.54%) Finance
14 17 (19.54%) Scrum
14 17 (19.54%) JIRA
15 15 (17.24%) Ruby
16 14 (16.09%) .NET
17 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
17 13 (14.94%) Kanban
17 13 (14.94%) Defect Management
18 11 (12.64%) ISEB
19 10 (11.49%) Degree

Automation Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.90%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.69%) GitHub
2 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (74.71%) Selenium
2 37 (42.53%) WebDriver
3 35 (40.23%) Cucumber
4 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
5 17 (19.54%) JIRA
6 6 (6.90%) JUnit
6 6 (6.90%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.75%) JMeter
7 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.60%) Gradle
8 4 (4.60%) TestNG
9 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.45%) Ranorex
9 3 (3.45%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.30%) Grunt
10 2 (2.30%) gulp
10 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.30%) NUnit
11 1 (1.15%) Calabash
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Games
4 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Tester
2 30 (34.48%) Automation Tester
3 21 (24.14%) Senior Automation Tester
3 21 (24.14%) Senior Tester
4 15 (17.24%) Analyst
5 13 (14.94%) Test Engineer
6 12 (13.79%) Test Analyst
7 10 (11.49%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (11.49%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) QA Leader
8 8 (9.20%) QA Team Leader
8 8 (9.20%) Senior Test Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) Team Leader
9 7 (8.05%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) QA Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.75%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) Java Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.18%) Gherkin
2 14 (16.09%) .NET
3 9 (10.34%) CSS
4 8 (9.20%) HTML
5 5 (5.75%) jQuery
6 4 (4.60%) DOM
7 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.45%) XML
8 2 (2.30%) Ember.js
8 2 (2.30%) React
8 2 (2.30%) Sass
9 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.15%) Chai
9 1 (1.15%) HTML5
9 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.15%) Web Services
9 1 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) iPad
2 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.30%) Online Games
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Android
2 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (74.71%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (54.02%) BDD
3 44 (50.57%) TDD
4 32 (36.78%) Test Scripting
5 28 (32.18%) Automated Testing
6 27 (31.03%) SDLC
6 27 (31.03%) Test Automation
7 21 (24.14%) System Integration Testing
8 18 (20.69%) Configuration Management
9 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce
9 17 (19.54%) Scrum
10 13 (14.94%) Defect Management
10 13 (14.94%) Kanban
11 10 (11.49%) QA Automation
12 9 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (9.20%) Manual Testing
14 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
15 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (6.90%) Performance Testing
15 6 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (52.87%) Java
2 32 (36.78%) C#
3 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.24%) Ruby
5 9 (10.34%) Python
6 6 (6.90%) SQL
7 4 (4.60%) Perl
7 4 (4.60%) PHP
8 3 (3.45%) C++
9 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.30%) C
9 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
2 11 (12.64%) ISEB
3 10 (11.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (36.78%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle
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