Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 36 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 577 577 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.98% 7.43% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.80% 8.08% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 447 495 355
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 6,557 7,142 6,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.64% 92.02% 92.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5,402 5,904 5,803
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 +9 33 £40,000 -8.57% 13
Altrincham +6 21 £47,500 +0.53% 6
Salford -13 11 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Cheadle -3 6 £40,000 - 1
Bury -1 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Sale -7 3 £29,500 -37.89% 1
Wigan -2 1 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 369 (63.95%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (45.23%) Selenium
3 229 (39.69%) Java
4 168 (29.12%) Continuous Integration
5 158 (27.38%) C#
6 153 (26.52%) Scrum
7 151 (26.17%) Finance
7 151 (26.17%) BDD
8 148 (25.65%) JavaScript
9 138 (23.92%) TDD
10 133 (23.05%) DevOps
11 124 (21.49%) SQL
12 118 (20.45%) QA
13 116 (20.10%) Software Engineering
14 111 (19.24%) Cucumber
15 108 (18.72%) Python
16 105 (18.20%) JIRA
17 103 (17.85%) .NET
18 101 (17.50%) Test Scripting
19 93 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
20 86 (14.90%) Git (software)
21 83 (14.38%) SDLC
22 80 (13.86%) Degree
23 78 (13.52%) Jenkins
24 73 (12.65%) HTML
25 72 (12.48%) Linux
25 72 (12.48%) Software Testing
26 71 (12.31%) WebDriver
27 70 (12.13%) OO
28 69 (11.96%) AngularJS

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 28 (4.85%) Confluence
2 22 (3.81%) Apache Solr
3 15 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (2.60%) IIS
4 10 (1.73%) Apache Pig
4 10 (1.73%) CMS
5 6 (1.04%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.04%) Sitefinity
6 3 (0.52%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
7 2 (0.35%) Kentico
7 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) JBoss
8 1 (0.17%) Jetty
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) WildFly
8 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 93 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.03%) SaaS
4 28 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.25%) GitHub
8 11 (1.91%) BrowserStack
8 11 (1.91%) PaaS
9 10 (1.73%) npm
10 5 (0.87%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.69%) Twilio
12 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.35%) IaaS
13 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.60%) HTTP
2 13 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.73%) Firewall
3 10 (1.73%) SSL
4 9 (1.56%) Internet
5 4 (0.69%) Broadband
6 3 (0.52%) SMS
7 1 (0.17%) AMQP
7 1 (0.17%) ATM
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.28%) MySQL
3 39 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 38 (6.59%) Hadoop
5 29 (5.03%) Big Data
6 25 (4.33%) MongoDB
7 23 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (3.99%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.73%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.56%) Couchbase
10 9 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.87%) Redis
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 261 (45.23%) Selenium
2 111 (19.24%) Cucumber
3 105 (18.20%) JIRA
4 86 (14.90%) Git (software)
5 78 (13.52%) Jenkins
6 71 (12.31%) WebDriver
7 60 (10.40%) SoapUI
8 42 (7.28%) SpecFlow
9 29 (5.03%) gulp
10 26 (4.51%) JMeter
10 26 (4.51%) TeamCity
11 24 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (3.64%) Bitbucket
12 21 (3.64%) Jasmine
12 21 (3.64%) Maven
12 21 (3.64%) Visual Studio
13 20 (3.47%) NUnit
14 19 (3.29%) Robot Framework
15 18 (3.12%) JUnit
General
1 151 (26.17%) Finance
2 61 (10.57%) Retail
3 59 (10.23%) Marketing
4 46 (7.97%) Electronics
5 33 (5.72%) Banking
6 31 (5.37%) Manufacturing
7 30 (5.20%) Telecoms
8 18 (3.12%) Law
9 17 (2.95%) Games
10 14 (2.43%) Advertising
10 14 (2.43%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.91%) Military
12 6 (1.04%) Back Office
13 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.52%) Automotive
14 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 155 (26.86%) Developer
2 106 (18.37%) Tester
3 101 (17.50%) Test Engineer
4 73 (12.65%) Software Engineer
5 59 (10.23%) Automation Tester
6 51 (8.84%) Analyst
7 48 (8.32%) Test Analyst
8 41 (7.11%) Software Test Engineer
9 36 (6.24%) Software Tester
10 34 (5.89%) Test Automation Engineer
11 33 (5.72%) Developer in Test
11 33 (5.72%) Java Engineer
12 31 (5.37%) .NET Developer
13 29 (5.03%) Software Developer
14 27 (4.68%) Architect
15 25 (4.33%) Java Software Engineer
15 25 (4.33%) QA Engineer
16 23 (3.99%) C# Developer
16 23 (3.99%) Senior Developer
17 21 (3.64%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (17.85%) .NET
2 73 (12.65%) HTML
3 69 (11.96%) AngularJS
4 68 (11.79%) Web Services
5 61 (10.57%) REST
6 58 (10.05%) CSS
7 50 (8.67%) React
8 47 (8.15%) RESTful
9 46 (7.97%) ASP.NET
10 44 (7.63%) Node.js
11 43 (7.45%) XML
12 42 (7.28%) SOAP
13 40 (6.93%) Gherkin
14 39 (6.76%) HTML5
14 39 (6.76%) Spring
15 34 (5.89%) .NET Framework
16 33 (5.72%) JSON
17 26 (4.51%) jQuery
18 24 (4.16%) CSS3
19 22 (3.81%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.11%) Computer Science
3 36 (6.24%) User Experience
4 31 (5.37%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.16%) Cloud Native
6 21 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (3.47%) Data Structures
8 18 (3.12%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.08%) Blog
11 12 (2.08%) Fintech
12 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.87%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 5 (0.87%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.87%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.52%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.52%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.52%) Cyberattack
14 3 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.48%) Linux
2 31 (5.37%) Windows
3 26 (4.51%) Android
4 25 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.73%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.21%) Unix
8 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (63.95%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (29.12%) Continuous Integration
3 153 (26.52%) Scrum
4 151 (26.17%) BDD
5 138 (23.92%) TDD
6 133 (23.05%) DevOps
7 116 (20.10%) Software Engineering
8 101 (17.50%) Test Scripting
9 83 (14.38%) SDLC
10 72 (12.48%) Software Testing
11 70 (12.13%) OO
12 64 (11.09%) Open Source
13 62 (10.75%) Mentoring
14 61 (10.57%) Continuous Delivery
15 60 (10.40%) Microservices
16 59 (10.23%) Kanban
17 58 (10.05%) API Testing
18 51 (8.84%) Digital Marketing
19 48 (8.32%) MVC
20 46 (7.97%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 229 (39.69%) Java
2 158 (27.38%) C#
3 148 (25.65%) JavaScript
4 124 (21.49%) SQL
5 108 (18.72%) Python
6 58 (10.05%) PHP
7 43 (7.45%) Bash Shell
8 39 (6.76%) Ruby
9 30 (5.20%) C++
9 30 (5.20%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.16%) C
11 22 (3.81%) Perl
12 16 (2.77%) Go
12 16 (2.77%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.43%) TypeScript
14 12 (2.08%) Java 8
15 11 (1.91%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.56%) ES6
17 6 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 80 (13.86%) Degree
2 46 (7.97%) ISTQB
3 36 (6.24%) Security Cleared
4 35 (6.07%) ISEB
5 26 (4.51%) DV Cleared
6 18 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.73%) CCNA
7 10 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.73%) CISSP
7 10 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (1.73%) GIAC
7 10 (1.73%) Linux+ Certification
7 10 (1.73%) MCSE
7 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.73%) Network+ Certification
7 10 (1.73%) SANS
7 10 (1.73%) SSCP
8 8 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (20.45%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 15765
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (9.53%) Docker
2 30 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.91%) vSphere
5 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 67 (11.61%) Puppet
2 34 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (5.55%) Kubernetes
4 25 (4.33%) Ansible
5 21 (3.64%) Salt
6 9 (1.56%) Terraform
7 8 (1.39%) Packer
8 4 (0.69%) Istio
9 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
11 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 34 (5.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.37%) VMware
3 30 (5.20%) Google
4 29 (5.03%) SAP
5 22 (3.81%) Atlassian
6 17 (2.95%) Oracle
7 8 (1.39%) Zend
8 6 (1.04%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 5 (0.87%) Siemens
9 5 (0.87%) WorldPay
10 4 (0.69%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.69%) Intapp
11 3 (0.52%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.35%) Pega
12 2 (0.35%) RedGate
12 2 (0.35%) Twitter
13 1 (0.17%) hybris
13 1 (0.17%) PayPal
13 1 (0.17%) SaltStack
13 1 (0.17%) Xamarin