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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 60 29
Rank change year-on-year +32 -31 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 466 185 324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.24% 4.70% 7.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.74% 5.00% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 272 155 244
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,375 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,112 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.81% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £59,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £67,500
North West median annual salary £53,112 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +18.03% -4.26% -1.05%

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 5,333 3,702 3,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.26% 94.15% 94.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,518 3,107 3,123
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £48,151 £48,000
% change year-on-year +9.03% +0.31% +6.67%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Manchester.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cheadle 0 3 £48,750 +14.71%
Bolton -8 2 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Wigan -2 1 £52,500 +10.53%
Salford -21 1 £37,500 -3.23% 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 332 (71.24%) Agile
2 195 (41.85%) JavaScript
3 185 (39.70%) DevOps
4 163 (34.98%) Continuous Integration
5 157 (33.69%) Software Engineering
6 149 (31.97%) Azure
7 148 (31.76%) TDD
8 144 (30.90%) Java
9 128 (27.47%) AWS
10 124 (26.61%) Kubernetes
11 118 (25.32%) Python
12 117 (25.11%) Git (software)
13 110 (23.61%) Software Testing
14 109 (23.39%) Full Stack Development
15 107 (22.96%) CI/CD
16 100 (21.46%) Problem-Solving
16 100 (21.46%) React
17 98 (21.03%) Node.js
18 93 (19.96%) SQL
19 92 (19.74%) Microservices
20 91 (19.53%) RESTful
20 91 (19.53%) C#
21 89 (19.10%) Mentoring
22 86 (18.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
23 82 (17.60%) Docker
24 79 (16.95%) Selenium
25 78 (16.74%) Microsoft
26 77 (16.52%) Scrum
26 77 (16.52%) Social Skills
27 75 (16.09%) .NET

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 23 (4.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (2.79%) Confluence
3 11 (2.36%) nginx
4 10 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.93%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.07%) JBoss
8 4 (0.86%) ThingWorx
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.43%) CMS
9 2 (0.43%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.43%) WordPress
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.86%) Maple
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (31.97%) Azure
2 128 (27.47%) AWS
3 55 (11.80%) GCP
4 53 (11.37%) GitHub
5 41 (8.80%) Serverless
6 38 (8.15%) SaaS
7 32 (6.87%) npm
8 28 (6.01%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (5.36%) Azure Pipelines
10 24 (5.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 24 (5.15%) Azure Functions
10 24 (5.15%) Azure Logic Apps
10 24 (5.15%) Microsoft 365
11 17 (3.65%) IaaS
11 17 (3.65%) PaaS
12 8 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.72%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.29%) Amplience
13 6 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
14 4 (0.86%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.01%) HTTP
2 24 (5.15%) HTTPS
3 9 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.29%) Internet
5 4 (0.86%) Network Security
6 2 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.21%) IPsec
7 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.21%) LoRaWAN
7 1 (0.21%) MQTT
7 1 (0.21%) SAN
7 1 (0.21%) SSL
7 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.23%) NoSQL
2 28 (6.01%) MySQL
3 26 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.94%) MongoDB
4 23 (4.94%) SQL Server
5 20 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.22%) Neo4j
7 13 (2.79%) Big Data
8 12 (2.58%) LogicBlox
9 7 (1.50%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.21%) Informix
14 1 (0.21%) OLTP
14 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 117 (25.11%) Git (software)
2 79 (16.95%) Selenium
3 55 (11.80%) JIRA
4 46 (9.87%) Jenkins
5 44 (9.44%) Postman
6 35 (7.51%) GitLab
7 28 (6.01%) Cypress.io
8 27 (5.79%) Cucumber
9 24 (5.15%) JMeter
9 24 (5.15%) SonarQube
10 21 (4.51%) Robot Framework
11 18 (3.86%) Maven
12 16 (3.43%) SoapUI
13 15 (3.22%) REST Assured
14 14 (3.00%) JUnit
14 14 (3.00%) Subversion
15 12 (2.58%) Gradle
15 12 (2.58%) TestRail
16 11 (2.36%) Bitbucket
16 11 (2.36%) Vagrant
General
1 86 (18.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 77 (16.52%) Social Skills
3 71 (15.24%) Finance
4 42 (9.01%) Banking
5 30 (6.44%) Automotive
6 27 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (5.36%) Retail
8 24 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
9 23 (4.94%) Public Sector
10 14 (3.00%) Legal
11 11 (2.36%) Electronics
12 9 (1.93%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.93%) Law
13 8 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (1.72%) Telecoms
14 7 (1.50%) Marketing
15 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.86%) Police
17 3 (0.64%) Games
18 2 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 159 (34.12%) Developer
2 98 (21.03%) Software Engineer
3 61 (13.09%) Test Engineer
4 37 (7.94%) Senior Software Engineer
5 32 (6.87%) Tester
6 30 (6.44%) Full Stack Developer
6 30 (6.44%) Senior Developer
6 30 (6.44%) Software Developer
7 27 (5.79%) Java Developer
8 26 (5.58%) Test Automation Engineer
9 25 (5.36%) Analyst
10 24 (5.15%) Senior Test Engineer
11 23 (4.94%) Site Engineer
11 23 (4.94%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 22 (4.72%) Automation Tester
13 21 (4.51%) Software Test Engineer
14 18 (3.86%) Consultant
15 17 (3.65%) Architect
15 17 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (3.65%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (21.46%) React
2 98 (21.03%) Node.js
3 91 (19.53%) RESTful
4 75 (16.09%) .NET
5 56 (12.02%) HTML
6 51 (10.94%) CSS
7 48 (10.30%) Spring
8 43 (9.23%) .NET Core
9 41 (8.80%) AngularJS
10 39 (8.37%) Kafka
11 37 (7.94%) Spring Boot
12 32 (6.87%) REST
13 25 (5.36%) Apache Flex
13 25 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (5.36%) Web Services
14 24 (5.15%) Material-UI
15 23 (4.94%) HTML5
16 21 (4.51%) Gherkin
17 17 (3.65%) Puppeteer
17 17 (3.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.66%) User Experience
2 42 (9.01%) Blog
3 30 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.65%) Cloud Native
4 17 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.22%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.00%) IoT
7 13 (2.79%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.58%) Cyberattack
9 11 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.15%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.15%) Cybercrime
10 10 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.07%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.86%) Social Media
14 3 (0.64%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.16%) Linux
2 56 (12.02%) Windows
3 35 (7.51%) Unix
4 16 (3.43%) Android
5 15 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.93%) zOS
7 7 (1.50%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.07%) CentOS
8 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (71.24%) Agile
2 185 (39.70%) DevOps
3 163 (34.98%) Continuous Integration
4 157 (33.69%) Software Engineering
5 148 (31.76%) TDD
6 110 (23.61%) Software Testing
7 109 (23.39%) Full Stack Development
8 107 (22.96%) CI/CD
9 100 (21.46%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (19.74%) Microservices
11 89 (19.10%) Mentoring
12 77 (16.52%) Scrum
13 68 (14.59%) BDD
14 65 (13.95%) Coaching
15 62 (13.30%) Analytics
16 59 (12.66%) SDLC
17 53 (11.37%) Pair Programming
18 44 (9.44%) Technical Leadership
19 43 (9.23%) OO
20 42 (9.01%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 195 (41.85%) JavaScript
2 144 (30.90%) Java
3 118 (25.32%) Python
4 93 (19.96%) SQL
5 91 (19.53%) C#
6 67 (14.38%) Ruby
7 38 (8.15%) Go
8 36 (7.73%) C++
9 35 (7.51%) TypeScript
10 15 (3.22%) ES6
10 15 (3.22%) ES7
10 15 (3.22%) ES8
11 13 (2.79%) Bash
12 12 (2.58%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.36%) C
14 9 (1.93%) Assembly Language
14 9 (1.93%) COBOL
15 7 (1.50%) PHP
15 7 (1.50%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.65%) Degree
4 21 (4.51%) ISTQB
5 17 (3.65%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.93%) ISEB
7 7 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.07%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.43%) CIPD
11 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) HND
11 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.59%) QA
2 24 (5.15%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 82 (17.60%) Docker
2 9 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.43%) Ceph
3 2 (0.43%) Lustre
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 124 (26.61%) Kubernetes
2 34 (7.30%) Terraform
3 32 (6.87%) Istio
4 17 (3.65%) Grafana
4 17 (3.65%) Prometheus
5 15 (3.22%) Ansible
6 5 (1.07%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.43%) Mesos
8 2 (0.43%) Packer
9 1 (0.21%) Bugsnag
9 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.21%) Kibana
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 78 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.15%) Google
3 22 (4.72%) Oracle
4 10 (2.15%) IBM
5 9 (1.93%) HP
6 8 (1.72%) SAP
6 8 (1.72%) Sophos
7 6 (1.29%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.29%) Perforce
8 5 (1.07%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.86%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.86%) Databricks
9 4 (0.86%) PTC
10 2 (0.43%) Sage
10 2 (0.43%) Siebel
10 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe
11 1 (0.21%) New Relic
11 1 (0.21%) Tealium