Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 41 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 573 452 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.25% 6.06% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 6.65% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 490 410 395
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,125 £66,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7199 6798 6778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.05% 91.14% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5954 5833 5616
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 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 -6 43 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Salford +10 14 £37,500 -7.41% 3
Bolton +2 8 £42,500 +13.33%
Bury 0 7 £40,000 +21.21%
Cheadle -12 7 £40,000 -15.79%
Altrincham -23 4 £47,250 +11.18%
Sale 0 2 £46,250 +8.82%
Wigan -3 1 £57,500 +91.67% 2
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 403 (70.33%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (48.17%) Java
3 215 (37.52%) Selenium
4 207 (36.13%) C#
5 168 (29.32%) TDD
6 164 (28.62%) JavaScript
7 163 (28.45%) SQL
8 150 (26.18%) Continuous Integration
9 137 (23.91%) Cucumber
10 136 (23.73%) Scrum
11 132 (23.04%) .NET
12 130 (22.69%) Test Scripting
13 128 (22.34%) Web Services
14 124 (21.64%) OO
15 120 (20.94%) Finance
16 118 (20.59%) QA
17 115 (20.07%) BDD
18 105 (18.32%) Git (software)
19 104 (18.15%) MVC
19 104 (18.15%) Python
20 97 (16.93%) SDLC
21 96 (16.75%) Degree
22 95 (16.58%) Amazon AWS
23 89 (15.53%) Software Engineering
23 89 (15.53%) Jenkins
24 84 (14.66%) SQL Server
25 83 (14.49%) HTML
26 81 (14.14%) Linux
27 76 (13.26%) ASP.NET
28 73 (12.74%) JIRA

Test Automation
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 21 (3.66%) Apache
2 16 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.27%) JBoss
4 10 (1.75%) Confluence
5 8 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.22%) CMS
6 7 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.05%) nginx
8 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.70%) IIS
9 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.52%) Jetty
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.35%) Tornado
12 1 (0.17%) CICS
12 1 (0.17%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 95 (16.58%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.89%) GitHub
4 25 (4.36%) SaaS
5 15 (2.62%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (1.92%) OpenShift
7 8 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.22%) Serverless
9 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.52%) PaaS
11 3 (0.52%) Slack
12 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.35%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.35%) Office 365
12 2 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.16%) HTTP
2 8 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.22%) Broadband
4 4 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.70%) Firewall
4 4 (0.70%) RS-232
5 3 (0.52%) AMQP
5 3 (0.52%) IMAP
5 3 (0.52%) Internet
5 3 (0.52%) SMTP
5 3 (0.52%) SS7
6 2 (0.35%) IPsec
6 2 (0.35%) LDAP
6 2 (0.35%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.95%) Big Data
3 41 (7.16%) NoSQL
4 34 (5.93%) MySQL
5 31 (5.41%) Hadoop
6 29 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.79%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.79%) Redis
8 15 (2.62%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (2.62%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.40%) DB2
9 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.87%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.52%) Riak
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 215 (37.52%) Selenium
2 137 (23.91%) Cucumber
3 105 (18.32%) Git (software)
4 89 (15.53%) Jenkins
5 73 (12.74%) JIRA
5 73 (12.74%) WebDriver
6 61 (10.65%) Subversion
7 45 (7.85%) Visual Studio
8 30 (5.24%) SoapUI
9 26 (4.54%) Mercurial
10 24 (4.19%) SpecFlow
11 23 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (2.97%) JMeter
12 17 (2.97%) TeamCity
13 15 (2.62%) JUnit
14 14 (2.44%) Jasmine
14 14 (2.44%) NUnit
14 14 (2.44%) SonarQube
15 13 (2.27%) gulp
16 12 (2.09%) ReSharper
General
1 120 (20.94%) Finance
2 56 (9.77%) Retail
3 46 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 42 (7.33%) Marketing
5 40 (6.98%) Electronics
6 34 (5.93%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.44%) Law
8 12 (2.09%) Automotive
9 11 (1.92%) Advertising
10 10 (1.75%) Banking
10 10 (1.75%) French Language
10 10 (1.75%) German Language
10 10 (1.75%) Japanese Language
11 8 (1.40%) Games
11 8 (1.40%) Military
12 5 (0.87%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (33.51%) Developer
2 132 (23.04%) Tester
3 106 (18.50%) Automation Tester
4 59 (10.30%) C# Developer
4 59 (10.30%) Java Developer
5 57 (9.95%) Software Engineer
6 52 (9.08%) Java Engineer
7 46 (8.03%) .NET Developer
7 46 (8.03%) Test Engineer
8 44 (7.68%) Senior Tester
9 42 (7.33%) Senior Automation Tester
10 39 (6.81%) Senior Developer
11 38 (6.63%) Analyst
12 37 (6.46%) QA Engineer
13 34 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 34 (5.93%) Test Analyst
14 33 (5.76%) ASP.NET Developer
15 30 (5.24%) Java Software Engineer
16 29 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 28 (4.89%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (23.04%) .NET
2 128 (22.34%) Web Services
3 83 (14.49%) HTML
4 76 (13.26%) ASP.NET
5 70 (12.22%) CSS
6 64 (11.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 62 (10.82%) AngularJS
8 55 (9.60%) XML
9 53 (9.25%) REST
10 52 (9.08%) Gherkin
11 47 (8.20%) Node.js
11 47 (8.20%) RESTful
12 43 (7.50%) Ajax
12 43 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (7.50%) HTML5
13 41 (7.16%) Spring
14 39 (6.81%) WCF
15 37 (6.46%) .NET Framework
16 36 (6.28%) jQuery
17 35 (6.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.38%) Data Structures
2 46 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.76%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.58%) Mobile App
5 29 (5.06%) N-Tier
6 27 (4.71%) Algorithms
7 20 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.97%) User Experience
9 14 (2.44%) Fintech
9 14 (2.44%) iPad
9 14 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.70%) Digital Signage
12 4 (0.70%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 4 (0.70%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.70%) PMI
13 3 (0.52%) RIA
13 3 (0.52%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.14%) Linux
2 50 (8.73%) Windows
3 29 (5.06%) Android
4 22 (3.84%) Unix
5 19 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.05%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.70%) HPUX
7 4 (0.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (70.33%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (29.32%) TDD
3 150 (26.18%) Continuous Integration
4 136 (23.73%) Scrum
5 130 (22.69%) Test Scripting
6 124 (21.64%) OO
7 115 (20.07%) BDD
8 104 (18.15%) MVC
9 97 (16.93%) SDLC
10 89 (15.53%) Software Engineering
11 73 (12.74%) Software Testing
12 61 (10.65%) DevOps
13 58 (10.12%) E-Commerce
14 54 (9.42%) Test Strategy
15 51 (8.90%) Web Development
16 49 (8.55%) Open Source
17 48 (8.38%) Configuration Management
17 48 (8.38%) Kanban
18 45 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
19 44 (7.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 276 (48.17%) Java
2 207 (36.13%) C#
3 164 (28.62%) JavaScript
4 163 (28.45%) SQL
5 104 (18.15%) Python
6 52 (9.08%) Ruby
7 49 (8.55%) PHP
8 46 (8.03%) C++
9 42 (7.33%) C
10 25 (4.36%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.97%) Clojure
11 17 (2.97%) Haskell
11 17 (2.97%) Scala
12 9 (1.57%) Perl
13 8 (1.40%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.22%) Go
14 7 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.05%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 96 (16.75%) Degree
2 45 (7.85%) ISEB
3 32 (5.58%) ISTQB
4 26 (4.54%) Security Cleared
5 25 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.87%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (20.59%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.87%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.35%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.89%) Docker
2 8 (1.40%) Hyper-V
2 8 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.35%) Varnish
4 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (3.32%) Puppet
3 17 (2.97%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.27%) Ansible
5 7 (1.22%) Kibana
6 5 (0.87%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.87%) Terraform
7 4 (0.70%) Cobbler
7 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.52%) Packer
Vendors
1 57 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.55%) Oracle
3 36 (6.28%) SAP
4 16 (2.79%) VMware
5 13 (2.27%) Capita
5 13 (2.27%) HP
6 10 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.40%) Zend
8 7 (1.22%) Google
9 5 (0.87%) IBM
9 5 (0.87%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.70%) Chordiant
10 4 (0.70%) WorldPay
11 3 (0.52%) Cognizant
11 3 (0.52%) Perforce
11 3 (0.52%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.52%) Sybase
12 2 (0.35%) NetApp
12 2 (0.35%) OpenText