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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 116 163
Rank change year-on-year -30 +47  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 59 62 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.49% 1.79% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.99% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49 55 20
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +41.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £33,450
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 3645 3119 3210
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.88% 90.09% 88.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3087 2637 2623
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -14 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Altrincham - 1 £55,000 -
Salford - 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 128 (85.33%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 83 (55.33%) Selenium
4 80 (53.33%) TDD
5 77 (51.33%) BDD
6 76 (50.67%) Automated Testing
7 74 (49.33%) Java
8 70 (46.67%) SDLC
9 64 (42.67%) Cucumber
10 54 (36.00%) ISEB
11 51 (34.00%) ISTQB
12 45 (30.00%) C#
13 44 (29.33%) Configuration Management
14 36 (24.00%) QA
15 35 (23.33%) Jenkins
15 35 (23.33%) WebDriver
15 35 (23.33%) Scrum
16 34 (22.67%) Automation Testing
17 32 (21.33%) System Integration Testing
17 32 (21.33%) Python
18 31 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (20.00%) Gherkin
20 27 (18.00%) Degree
20 27 (18.00%) SQL
21 25 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 22 (14.67%) GitHub
22 22 (14.67%) Regression Testing
22 22 (14.67%) Windows
23 21 (14.00%) Finance
23 21 (14.00%) Ruby

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 1 (0.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.67%) GitHub
2 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.00%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) DNS
2 1 (0.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.33%) Big Data
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 83 (55.33%) Selenium
2 64 (42.67%) Cucumber
3 35 (23.33%) Jenkins
3 35 (23.33%) WebDriver
4 14 (9.33%) JIRA
5 9 (6.00%) HP UFT
6 8 (5.33%) FitNesse
6 8 (5.33%) JMeter
6 8 (5.33%) LoadRunner
7 7 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (4.67%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.33%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.67%) Gatling
9 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.00%) Gradle
10 3 (2.00%) Ranorex
10 3 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 21 (14.00%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Retail
3 9 (6.00%) Banking
3 9 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Electronics
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (40.00%) Tester
2 48 (32.00%) Automation Tester
3 37 (24.67%) Senior Tester
4 36 (24.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 36 (24.00%) Test Engineer
5 30 (20.00%) Senior Automation Tester
6 27 (18.00%) Analyst
7 25 (16.67%) Test Analyst
8 14 (9.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 14 (9.33%) Software Tester
9 12 (8.00%) Scrum Master
10 10 (6.67%) QA Tester
10 10 (6.67%) Test Manager
11 8 (5.33%) QA Automation Tester
11 8 (5.33%) Test Leader
12 7 (4.67%) Agile Scrum Master
12 7 (4.67%) Principal Engineer
13 6 (4.00%) Developer
13 6 (4.00%) QA Analyst
13 6 (4.00%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (12.00%) .NET
3 13 (8.67%) Web Services
4 7 (4.67%) HTML
4 7 (4.67%) XML
5 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.00%) CSS
6 3 (2.00%) DOM
7 2 (1.33%) Behat
7 2 (1.33%) SOAP
7 2 (1.33%) WSDL
7 2 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.67%) iPad
3 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.67%) User Experience
5 3 (2.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) Fintech
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.67%) Windows
2 13 (8.67%) Linux
3 6 (4.00%) Android
3 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.67%) CentOS
5 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (85.33%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 80 (53.33%) TDD
4 77 (51.33%) BDD
5 76 (50.67%) Automated Testing
6 70 (46.67%) SDLC
7 44 (29.33%) Configuration Management
8 35 (23.33%) Scrum
9 34 (22.67%) Automation Testing
10 32 (21.33%) System Integration Testing
11 31 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (14.67%) Regression Testing
13 21 (14.00%) Software Testing
14 19 (12.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (12.00%) Test Strategy
16 14 (9.33%) Mentoring
17 13 (8.67%) Functional Testing
18 11 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
18 11 (7.33%) DevOps
18 11 (7.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (49.33%) Java
2 45 (30.00%) C#
3 32 (21.33%) Python
4 27 (18.00%) SQL
5 21 (14.00%) Ruby
6 14 (9.33%) C++
7 12 (8.00%) PHP
8 11 (7.33%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.33%) C
10 4 (2.67%) Perl
10 4 (2.67%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (36.00%) ISEB
2 51 (34.00%) ISTQB
3 27 (18.00%) Degree
4 25 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.33%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.67%) CCNA
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.67%) MCSE
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.00%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.67%) Cacti
3 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.67%) Icinga
3 1 (0.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (6.00%) HP
1 9 (6.00%) Oracle
2 7 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.33%) SAP
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco
4 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
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