Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Automation Tester was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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

Automation QA Tester
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 285 268
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Tester 1 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.014% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 12
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £40,250 £42,500 £41,250
North West median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +21.21% -17.50%

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 7,025 7,604 7,179
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 97.66% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,848 6,329 6,161
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

QA Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Tester in Manchester

QA Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for QA Automation Tester in Manchester

QA Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, QA Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring QA Automation Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Ranorex
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (100.00%) Decision-Making

QA 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 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Ranorex
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Decision-Making
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA