Period
to 18 December 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 273 246
Rank change year-on-year -11 -27 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Tester 8 13 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.10% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 27
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £45,125 £46,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%

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 7617 7186 7107
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.19% 97.37% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6319 6204 5892
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, QA 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 QA Automation Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (100.00%) SDLC
1 8 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (87.50%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (87.50%) ATDD
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (87.50%) Refactoring
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (37.50%) Capita
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) SDLC
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) ATDD
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (87.50%) Exploratory Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Refactoring
2 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Capita