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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 53 52
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 325 168 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.76% 4.79% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 5.30% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 273 145 163
Median salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,600 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 3815 3167 3026
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.09% 90.25% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3263 2709 2524
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -17 15 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Cheadle - 11 £42,000 - 1
Bolton +4 5 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Altrincham -12 3 £42,500 +22.30%
Salford -6 2 £40,000 +31.14% 1
Bury -7 2 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Sale - 1 £38,000 - 1
Wigan - 1 £45,000 -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 462 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (49.51%) Java
3 209 (33.93%) Selenium
4 206 (33.44%) Continuous Integration
5 201 (32.63%) C#
6 199 (32.31%) TDD
7 188 (30.52%) SQL
8 168 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 157 (25.49%) Scrum
10 156 (25.32%) OO
11 147 (23.86%) JavaScript
12 143 (23.21%) BDD
13 137 (22.24%) Cucumber
14 130 (21.10%) QA
15 120 (19.48%) .NET
16 117 (18.99%) Web Services
17 115 (18.67%) Git (software)
18 114 (18.51%) SDLC
19 111 (18.02%) Python
20 110 (17.86%) Degree
21 109 (17.69%) Data Structures
22 95 (15.42%) Finance
23 92 (14.94%) Linux
24 87 (14.12%) Jenkins
25 82 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
26 80 (12.99%) ISTQB
26 80 (12.99%) PHP
27 79 (12.82%) HTML
28 78 (12.66%) Software Engineering
29 77 (12.50%) Windows

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 (4.71%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.22%) Apache
3 8 (1.30%) CMS
3 8 (1.30%) Confluence
3 8 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.97%) nginx
6 5 (0.81%) JBoss
6 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.65%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.65%) IIS
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.49%) WordPress
9 2 (0.32%) Jetty
9 2 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.16%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.81%) Magento
3 4 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.55%) GitHub
4 20 (3.25%) Amazon EMR
5 13 (2.11%) SaaS
6 12 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.81%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.81%) PaaS
10 4 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.49%) Office 365
12 1 (0.16%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.16%) Heroku
12 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.76%) Ethernet
2 17 (2.76%) HTTP
2 17 (2.76%) RS-232
3 5 (0.81%) Firewall
4 4 (0.65%) LDAP
5 2 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) AMQP
6 1 (0.16%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.69%) NoSQL
2 61 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 52 (8.44%) Big Data
3 52 (8.44%) Relational Database
4 45 (7.31%) MySQL
5 42 (6.82%) RDBMS
6 40 (6.49%) Hadoop
7 25 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (3.25%) Amazon Redshift
9 17 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (1.79%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.97%) Redis
14 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
17 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 209 (33.93%) Selenium
2 137 (22.24%) Cucumber
3 115 (18.67%) Git (software)
4 87 (14.12%) Jenkins
5 68 (11.04%) WebDriver
6 67 (10.88%) Subversion
7 55 (8.93%) JIRA
8 45 (7.31%) Mercurial
9 44 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (5.19%) NUnit
11 31 (5.03%) Visual Studio
12 24 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (3.41%) JMeter
14 17 (2.76%) Microsoft Blend
14 17 (2.76%) MSI
14 17 (2.76%) MSTest
14 17 (2.76%) NuGet
14 17 (2.76%) WiX
15 16 (2.60%) SonarQube
16 14 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 95 (15.42%) Finance
2 46 (7.47%) Marketing
3 38 (6.17%) Retail
4 34 (5.52%) Manufacturing
4 34 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.87%) Electronics
6 19 (3.08%) Banking
7 11 (1.79%) Games
8 10 (1.62%) Law
9 8 (1.30%) Advertising
10 6 (0.97%) Back Office
11 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.65%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (32.95%) Developer
2 111 (18.02%) Tester
3 89 (14.45%) Automation Tester
4 80 (12.99%) Senior Developer
5 75 (12.18%) Java Developer
6 74 (12.01%) Analyst
7 72 (11.69%) Test Engineer
8 66 (10.71%) Test Analyst
9 52 (8.44%) Test Automation Engineer
10 49 (7.95%) Senior Tester
11 48 (7.79%) Senior Automation Tester
12 46 (7.47%) C# Developer
12 46 (7.47%) QA Engineer
13 41 (6.66%) Senior Java Developer
14 40 (6.49%) Java Engineer
15 38 (6.17%) .NET Developer
16 36 (5.84%) Software Engineer
17 33 (5.36%) Lead Developer
18 32 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
18 32 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (19.48%) .NET
2 117 (18.99%) Web Services
3 79 (12.82%) HTML
4 70 (11.36%) CSS
5 57 (9.25%) AngularJS
6 53 (8.60%) ASP.NET
6 53 (8.60%) XML
7 49 (7.95%) Node.js
8 45 (7.31%) Gherkin
9 43 (6.98%) HTML5
10 39 (6.33%) Laravel
11 37 (6.01%) REST
12 36 (5.84%) .NET Framework
13 34 (5.52%) WCF
14 30 (4.87%) LAMP
15 29 (4.71%) jQuery
16 28 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (4.55%) Spring
17 25 (4.06%) React
Miscellaneous
1 109 (17.69%) Data Structures
2 66 (10.71%) Algorithms
3 60 (9.74%) iPad
4 42 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (6.33%) Computer Science
6 35 (5.68%) Mobile App
7 21 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.76%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 17 (2.76%) Internet of Things
9 16 (2.60%) User Experience
10 14 (2.27%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.65%) Clustering
12 4 (0.65%) PMI
12 4 (0.65%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.49%) Animation
13 3 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.49%) Online Games
13 3 (0.49%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 92 (14.94%) Linux
2 77 (12.50%) Windows
3 28 (4.55%) Android
4 26 (4.22%) Mac OS
5 17 (2.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 16 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.14%) Unix
8 4 (0.65%) HPUX
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (33.44%) Continuous Integration
3 199 (32.31%) TDD
4 168 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 157 (25.49%) Scrum
6 156 (25.32%) OO
7 143 (23.21%) BDD
8 114 (18.51%) SDLC
9 78 (12.66%) Software Engineering
10 75 (12.18%) MVC
11 64 (10.39%) Kanban
12 59 (9.58%) DevOps
13 49 (7.95%) System Integration Testing
14 47 (7.63%) E-Commerce
15 45 (7.31%) Configuration Management
16 44 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 44 (7.14%) Open Source
16 44 (7.14%) RUP
16 44 (7.14%) Unit Testing
17 42 (6.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 305 (49.51%) Java
2 201 (32.63%) C#
3 188 (30.52%) SQL
4 147 (23.86%) JavaScript
5 111 (18.02%) Python
6 80 (12.99%) PHP
7 52 (8.44%) C++
8 46 (7.47%) Ruby
9 44 (7.14%) C
10 22 (3.57%) Scala
11 20 (3.25%) Clojure
11 20 (3.25%) Haskell
12 17 (2.76%) XAML
13 11 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.46%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.46%) Perl
14 9 (1.46%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.30%) VBA
16 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (17.86%) Degree
2 80 (12.99%) ISTQB
3 70 (11.36%) ISEB
4 30 (4.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.92%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.81%) HND
9 4 (0.65%) HNC
9 4 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
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%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (21.10%) QA
2 3 (0.49%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (2.60%) Docker
2 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.81%) Firmware
4 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Postfix
5 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (3.57%) Puppet
3 13 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.79%) Ansible
5 10 (1.62%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.81%) Kibana
7 2 (0.32%) Packer
7 2 (0.32%) 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 51 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.06%) Oracle
3 23 (3.73%) SAP
4 14 (2.27%) HP
4 14 (2.27%) VMware
5 11 (1.79%) Google
6 7 (1.14%) Rackspace
7 6 (0.97%) Zend
8 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.65%) Chordiant
9 4 (0.65%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.65%) Cognos
9 4 (0.65%) IBM
9 4 (0.65%) NetApp
9 4 (0.65%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.49%) BMC
10 3 (0.49%) Foundry
10 3 (0.49%) Perforce
10 3 (0.49%) Remedy
10 3 (0.49%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum, Benefits 15% Flex and Company pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago