Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 32 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 548 543 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.39% 7.40% 6.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 8.06% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 468 479 362
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £54,875
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +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 6,814 6,733 6,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.85% 91.79% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5,607 5,812 5,270
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +6.58%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 51 £48,750 +8.33% 10
Salford +11 18 £37,500 -0.65% 6
Bolton +4 9 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Altrincham -20 9 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Wigan +4 5 £45,000 +56.52%
Bury +9 3 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Cheadle -17 3 £26,500 -44.21%
Sale -1 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 392 (71.53%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (53.83%) Java
3 228 (41.61%) Selenium
4 176 (32.12%) TDD
5 162 (29.56%) C#
6 155 (28.28%) Scrum
7 142 (25.91%) Cucumber
8 131 (23.91%) BDD
9 124 (22.63%) QA
10 123 (22.45%) SQL
11 122 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
12 121 (22.08%) Test Scripting
13 119 (21.72%) Finance
14 118 (21.53%) JavaScript
15 110 (20.07%) Software Engineering
16 107 (19.53%) Python
17 101 (18.43%) Degree
17 101 (18.43%) SDLC
18 95 (17.34%) Git (software)
19 94 (17.15%) OO
20 89 (16.24%) Jenkins
21 84 (15.33%) .NET
22 83 (15.15%) WebDriver
23 78 (14.23%) Linux
23 78 (14.23%) DevOps
24 76 (13.87%) Web Services
25 74 (13.50%) JIRA
26 71 (12.96%) Software Testing
27 67 (12.23%) Retail
27 67 (12.23%) MVC

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 12 (2.19%) Apache Solr
1 12 (2.19%) JBoss
2 11 (2.01%) Confluence
3 8 (1.46%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.28%) CMS
5 6 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.09%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.73%) Apache
7 4 (0.73%) IIS
8 3 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.36%) Jetty
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Magento
2 4 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.74%) GitHub
4 24 (4.38%) SaaS
5 15 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.55%) OpenShift
7 12 (2.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.73%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.55%) Slack
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.36%) PaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Route 53
10 2 (0.36%) Serverless
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.47%) HTTP
2 10 (1.82%) Broadband
3 6 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.91%) IPsec
5 4 (0.73%) DNS
5 4 (0.73%) Internet
6 3 (0.55%) DHCP
6 3 (0.55%) FTP
6 3 (0.55%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) AMQP
7 2 (0.36%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 37 (6.75%) Big Data
4 30 (5.47%) MySQL
5 28 (5.11%) Hadoop
6 19 (3.47%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.55%) Redis
8 13 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.64%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.09%) DB2
13 4 (0.73%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.55%) Electronic Patient Records
14 3 (0.55%) HDInsight
15 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 228 (41.61%) Selenium
2 142 (25.91%) Cucumber
3 95 (17.34%) Git (software)
4 89 (16.24%) Jenkins
5 83 (15.15%) WebDriver
6 74 (13.50%) JIRA
7 47 (8.58%) Subversion
8 36 (6.57%) Visual Studio
9 35 (6.39%) SoapUI
10 24 (4.38%) Mercurial
11 23 (4.20%) TeamCity
12 22 (4.01%) SpecFlow
13 20 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (2.74%) NUnit
15 12 (2.19%) JMeter
16 11 (2.01%) JUnit
17 9 (1.64%) HP UFT
17 9 (1.64%) Jasmine
17 9 (1.64%) Ranorex
18 8 (1.46%) Toad
General
1 119 (21.72%) Finance
2 67 (12.23%) Retail
3 34 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.56%) Electronics
5 24 (4.38%) Marketing
6 21 (3.83%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.19%) Advertising
8 10 (1.82%) Military
9 9 (1.64%) Legal
10 8 (1.46%) Automotive
10 8 (1.46%) Banking
11 6 (1.09%) French Language
11 6 (1.09%) German Language
11 6 (1.09%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.91%) Law
13 3 (0.55%) Games
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 141 (25.73%) Tester
2 131 (23.91%) Developer
3 112 (20.44%) Automation Tester
4 67 (12.23%) Java Engineer
5 66 (12.04%) Software Engineer
6 64 (11.68%) Test Engineer
7 42 (7.66%) Analyst
7 42 (7.66%) Java Developer
8 39 (7.12%) Java Software Engineer
9 38 (6.93%) Senior Tester
9 38 (6.93%) Test Analyst
10 34 (6.20%) Senior Automation Tester
11 33 (6.02%) Senior Java Engineer
12 32 (5.84%) Software Tester
13 31 (5.66%) Developer in Test
13 31 (5.66%) QA Engineer
14 27 (4.93%) .NET Developer
15 26 (4.74%) Senior Developer
15 26 (4.74%) Senior Software Engineer
15 26 (4.74%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (15.33%) .NET
2 76 (13.87%) Web Services
3 61 (11.13%) HTML
4 53 (9.67%) Gherkin
5 52 (9.49%) CSS
6 44 (8.03%) XML
7 43 (7.85%) Spring
8 38 (6.93%) SOAP
9 37 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (6.57%) AngularJS
10 36 (6.57%) RESTful
11 35 (6.39%) REST
12 30 (5.47%) ASP.NET
13 27 (4.93%) HTML5
14 26 (4.74%) .NET Framework
14 26 (4.74%) JSON
15 25 (4.56%) Ajax
15 25 (4.56%) Node.js
16 24 (4.38%) Hibernate
16 24 (4.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
1 41 (7.48%) Computer Science
2 28 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 26 (4.74%) Algorithms
4 24 (4.38%) Data Structures
5 18 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.74%) Fintech
7 14 (2.55%) User Experience
8 11 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.82%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.91%) iPad
11 3 (0.55%) RIA
11 3 (0.55%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.36%) EPoS
12 2 (0.36%) iPhone
12 2 (0.36%) Web 2.0
13 1 (0.18%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 78 (14.23%) Linux
2 42 (7.66%) Windows
3 19 (3.47%) Unix
4 18 (3.28%) Android
5 13 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (71.53%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (32.12%) TDD
3 155 (28.28%) Scrum
4 131 (23.91%) BDD
5 122 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (22.08%) Test Scripting
7 110 (20.07%) Software Engineering
8 101 (18.43%) SDLC
9 94 (17.15%) OO
10 78 (14.23%) DevOps
11 71 (12.96%) Software Testing
12 67 (12.23%) MVC
13 64 (11.68%) E-Commerce
14 62 (11.31%) Test Strategy
15 59 (10.77%) Kanban
16 56 (10.22%) Mentoring
17 50 (9.12%) OOP
18 45 (8.21%) Continuous Delivery
19 43 (7.85%) SDET
20 41 (7.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 295 (53.83%) Java
2 162 (29.56%) C#
3 123 (22.45%) SQL
4 118 (21.53%) JavaScript
5 107 (19.53%) Python
6 64 (11.68%) Ruby
7 47 (8.58%) C
7 47 (8.58%) C++
8 43 (7.85%) PHP
9 24 (4.38%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.19%) Go
11 10 (1.82%) Perl
12 6 (1.09%) Groovy
13 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.55%) Java 9
14 3 (0.55%) Scala
14 3 (0.55%) VC++
15 2 (0.36%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 101 (18.43%) Degree
2 48 (8.76%) ISEB
3 31 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 29 (5.29%) ISTQB
5 19 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.82%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (22.63%) QA
2 10 (1.82%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 7 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (5.29%) Docker
2 10 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.36%) Varnish
3 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.65%) Ansible
3 18 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.10%) Puppet
5 10 (1.82%) Kibana
6 8 (1.46%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.09%) Terraform
8 4 (0.73%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.73%) Salt
9 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 55 (10.04%) Oracle
2 38 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.56%) Capita
4 23 (4.20%) SAP
5 18 (3.28%) VMware
6 17 (3.10%) WorldPay
7 11 (2.01%) HP
8 8 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.46%) Google
9 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.73%) IBM
10 4 (0.73%) OpenText
10 4 (0.73%) Siebel
10 4 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.73%) Tableau
11 3 (0.55%) Cognizant
11 3 (0.55%) Sybase
11 3 (0.55%) Zend
12 2 (0.36%) Aquila
12 2 (0.36%) BMC