Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 48 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 617 349 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.49% 4.93% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.22% 5.48% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 527 335 303
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,800
90th Percentile £63,450 £55,900 £54,550
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 7508 6373 6482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.15% 90.07% 89.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6288 5375 5325
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -18 34 £38,750 -3.13% 8
Cheadle +5 15 £47,500 - 1
Bolton +3 9 £26,500 -33.75% 2
Salford -8 9 £38,124 +1.66% 3
Altrincham -11 7 £42,500 +18.06%
Wigan - 7 £30,000 -
Bury -14 5 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Oldham - 5 - -
Sale +2 2 £42,750 +0.59%
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 437 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (49.11%) Java
3 222 (35.98%) C#
4 204 (33.06%) SQL
5 200 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
6 194 (31.44%) Selenium
6 194 (31.44%) TDD
7 164 (26.58%) OO
8 159 (25.77%) Test Scripting
9 149 (24.15%) JavaScript
9 149 (24.15%) Scrum
10 143 (23.18%) .NET
11 137 (22.20%) Web Services
12 128 (20.75%) BDD
13 126 (20.42%) Cucumber
14 124 (20.10%) Git (software)
15 118 (19.12%) QA
16 114 (18.48%) Degree
17 110 (17.83%) Finance
17 110 (17.83%) SDLC
18 108 (17.50%) Python
19 105 (17.02%) Linux
20 101 (16.37%) Data Structures
21 98 (15.88%) MVC
22 94 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
23 92 (14.91%) Jenkins
24 90 (14.59%) Windows
25 79 (12.80%) Software Engineering
26 77 (12.48%) HTML
27 74 (11.99%) SQL Server

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 29 (4.70%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.21%) Apache
3 10 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.13%) CMS
6 6 (0.97%) Confluence
6 6 (0.97%) JBoss
6 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.81%) nginx
8 4 (0.65%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.49%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.32%) Jetty
10 2 (0.32%) Tornado
11 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.16%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.49%) Magento
2 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 94 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.70%) GitHub
4 20 (3.24%) Amazon EMR
5 17 (2.76%) SaaS
6 15 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.81%) PaaS
9 4 (0.65%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.54%) HTTP
2 21 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.76%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.76%) RS-232
4 5 (0.81%) Firewall
5 3 (0.49%) IMAP
5 3 (0.49%) LDAP
5 3 (0.49%) SMTP
5 3 (0.49%) SS7
6 2 (0.32%) AMQP
6 2 (0.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) Internet
7 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 66 (10.70%) NoSQL
3 57 (9.24%) Relational Database
4 54 (8.75%) Big Data
5 42 (6.81%) RDBMS
6 41 (6.65%) Hadoop
7 30 (4.86%) MySQL
8 24 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
10 17 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.30%) Redis
13 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.49%) DB2
16 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 194 (31.44%) Selenium
2 126 (20.42%) Cucumber
3 124 (20.10%) Git (software)
4 92 (14.91%) Jenkins
5 74 (11.99%) Subversion
6 66 (10.70%) JIRA
7 63 (10.21%) WebDriver
8 43 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 42 (6.81%) Mercurial
10 37 (6.00%) Visual Studio
11 31 (5.02%) NUnit
12 22 (3.57%) JMeter
13 21 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (3.24%) SonarQube
15 17 (2.76%) Microsoft Blend
15 17 (2.76%) MSI
15 17 (2.76%) MSTest
15 17 (2.76%) NuGet
15 17 (2.76%) WiX
16 15 (2.43%) Jasmine
General
1 110 (17.83%) Finance
2 59 (9.56%) Marketing
3 46 (7.46%) Telecoms
4 44 (7.13%) Manufacturing
4 44 (7.13%) Retail
5 42 (6.81%) Electronics
6 20 (3.24%) Banking
7 14 (2.27%) Games
7 14 (2.27%) Law
8 11 (1.78%) Advertising
9 6 (0.97%) Back Office
10 5 (0.81%) Automotive
10 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.65%) French Language
11 4 (0.65%) German Language
11 4 (0.65%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (35.17%) Developer
2 111 (17.99%) Tester
3 89 (14.42%) Automation Tester
4 81 (13.13%) Java Developer
5 69 (11.18%) Senior Developer
6 61 (9.89%) Analyst
6 61 (9.89%) C# Developer
7 53 (8.59%) Test Analyst
8 52 (8.43%) Test Engineer
9 50 (8.10%) Senior Tester
10 49 (7.94%) .NET Developer
10 49 (7.94%) Senior Automation Tester
11 43 (6.97%) Software Engineer
12 41 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (6.65%) Senior Java Developer
13 40 (6.48%) Java Engineer
14 39 (6.32%) Test Automation Engineer
15 35 (5.67%) QA Engineer
16 27 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (4.21%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (23.18%) .NET
2 137 (22.20%) Web Services
3 77 (12.48%) HTML
4 72 (11.67%) ASP.NET
5 65 (10.53%) XML
6 62 (10.05%) CSS
7 52 (8.43%) AngularJS
8 49 (7.94%) REST
9 47 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 45 (7.29%) Gherkin
11 43 (6.97%) .NET Framework
12 41 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 40 (6.48%) HTML5
13 40 (6.48%) WCF
14 39 (6.32%) Node.js
15 38 (6.16%) Spring
16 35 (5.67%) Hibernate
17 34 (5.51%) RESTful
18 33 (5.35%) jQuery
19 30 (4.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (16.37%) Data Structures
2 58 (9.40%) Algorithms
3 42 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (6.65%) Mobile App
5 38 (6.16%) Computer Science
6 34 (5.51%) iPad
7 23 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (3.73%) N-Tier
8 17 (2.76%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 17 (2.76%) Internet of Things
9 13 (2.11%) User Experience
10 7 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.65%) Digital Signage
12 4 (0.65%) PMI
12 4 (0.65%) Raspberry Pi
13 3 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.49%) Fintech
13 3 (0.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 105 (17.02%) Linux
2 90 (14.59%) Windows
3 41 (6.65%) Android
4 26 (4.21%) Mac OS
5 25 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.76%) Unix
6 17 (2.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 4 (0.65%) HPUX
7 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
3 194 (31.44%) TDD
4 164 (26.58%) OO
5 159 (25.77%) Test Scripting
6 149 (24.15%) Scrum
7 128 (20.75%) BDD
8 110 (17.83%) SDLC
9 98 (15.88%) MVC
10 79 (12.80%) Software Engineering
11 63 (10.21%) Kanban
12 54 (8.75%) DevOps
13 50 (8.10%) Mentoring
14 49 (7.94%) Configuration Management
14 49 (7.94%) E-Commerce
14 49 (7.94%) Open Source
14 49 (7.94%) Unit Testing
15 48 (7.78%) System Integration Testing
16 46 (7.46%) Analytics
16 46 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 303 (49.11%) Java
2 222 (35.98%) C#
3 204 (33.06%) SQL
4 149 (24.15%) JavaScript
5 108 (17.50%) Python
6 59 (9.56%) PHP
7 55 (8.91%) C++
8 48 (7.78%) C
9 38 (6.16%) Ruby
10 22 (3.57%) Scala
11 20 (3.24%) Clojure
11 20 (3.24%) Haskell
12 17 (2.76%) XAML
13 14 (2.27%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.94%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.46%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.13%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.13%) VBA
17 6 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (18.48%) Degree
2 69 (11.18%) ISTQB
3 67 (10.86%) ISEB
4 26 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.97%) HND
9 4 (0.65%) HNC
9 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.65%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (19.12%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.08%) Docker
2 6 (0.97%) Firmware
3 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Postfix
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (4.38%) Puppet
2 25 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.27%) Ansible
4 13 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (1.94%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.65%) Kibana
7 3 (0.49%) Packer
7 3 (0.49%) Terraform
8 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.16%) Cacti
8 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.16%) Icinga
Vendors
1 65 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.16%) Oracle
3 35 (5.67%) SAP
4 16 (2.59%) HP
5 14 (2.27%) Google
6 13 (2.11%) VMware
7 9 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.13%) Rackspace
8 7 (1.13%) Zend
9 5 (0.81%) NetApp
10 4 (0.65%) Chordiant
10 4 (0.65%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.65%) IBM
10 4 (0.65%) Perforce
10 4 (0.65%) Telerik
11 3 (0.49%) BMC
11 3 (0.49%) Cognos
11 3 (0.49%) Foundry
11 3 (0.49%) Remedy
11 3 (0.49%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + healthcare, pension, social events
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + 12.5% Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 12.5% Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum To £55,000 + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago