Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 38 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 396 194 491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.94% 6.78% 7.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 7.23% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 261 170 346
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,750 £31,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,112 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.63% +15.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £62,500 £69,375 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +5.88%

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 5,466 2,682 6,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 95.84% 93.71% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4,116 2,413 4,841
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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
Salford +2 9 £45,000 - 7
Cheadle +1 4 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Oldham -5 1 - - 1
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 255 (64.39%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (37.63%) Java
3 118 (29.80%) DevOps
4 116 (29.29%) JavaScript
5 110 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 102 (25.76%) Software Testing
7 88 (22.22%) Selenium
7 88 (22.22%) C#
7 88 (22.22%) Microservices
8 87 (21.97%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (21.46%) React
10 83 (20.96%) Scrum
11 82 (20.71%) SQL
12 81 (20.45%) BDD
13 79 (19.95%) TDD
13 79 (19.95%) Docker
13 79 (19.95%) Social Skills
14 77 (19.44%) AWS
15 72 (18.18%) QA
16 70 (17.68%) JIRA
16 70 (17.68%) Git (software)
17 69 (17.42%) Mentoring
18 64 (16.16%) Node.js
19 63 (15.91%) Jenkins
20 59 (14.90%) Azure
20 59 (14.90%) Python
21 55 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
22 51 (12.88%) .NET
23 50 (12.63%) TypeScript
24 48 (12.12%) API Testing

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 (7.32%) CMS
2 25 (6.31%) Confluence
3 14 (3.54%) nginx
4 13 (3.28%) JBoss
5 10 (2.53%) EPiServer
6 6 (1.52%) Apache
6 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.52%) WordPress
7 5 (1.26%) IIS
8 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Camunda
11 1 (0.25%) Drupal
11 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.25%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Kentico
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.44%) AWS
2 59 (14.90%) Azure
3 30 (7.58%) GitHub
4 28 (7.07%) Serverless
5 19 (4.80%) SaaS
6 17 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (4.29%) GCP
7 16 (4.04%) Apigee
8 13 (3.28%) OpenShift
9 9 (2.27%) Azure Service Bus
10 7 (1.77%) npm
11 6 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.26%) Azure Service Fabric
13 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.01%) Azure Functions
13 4 (1.01%) BlazeMeter
13 4 (1.01%) GitHub Actions
13 4 (1.01%) mabl
13 4 (1.01%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.76%) HTTP
2 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 28 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.57%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.04%) MySQL
5 16 (4.04%) Redis
6 12 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.53%) Big Data
8 9 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.01%) Power BI
11 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 88 (22.22%) Selenium
2 70 (17.68%) Git (software)
2 70 (17.68%) JIRA
3 63 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 37 (9.34%) Postman
5 30 (7.58%) Maven
6 28 (7.07%) Cypress.io
7 26 (6.57%) Subversion
8 25 (6.31%) Cucumber
8 25 (6.31%) Gradle
9 23 (5.81%) Mercurial
10 19 (4.80%) JUnit
10 19 (4.80%) WebDriver
11 18 (4.55%) Appium
12 17 (4.29%) SpecFlow
13 16 (4.04%) SoapUI
14 15 (3.79%) JMeter
14 15 (3.79%) Storybook
15 13 (3.28%) TestNG
16 12 (3.03%) Mockito
General
1 79 (19.95%) Social Skills
2 38 (9.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 36 (9.09%) Finance
4 34 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.07%) Public Sector
6 16 (4.04%) Retail
7 13 (3.28%) Legal
8 12 (3.03%) Banking
8 12 (3.03%) Law
9 10 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (2.27%) Games
11 7 (1.77%) Marketing
12 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
13 4 (1.01%) Electronics
14 3 (0.76%) Advertising
14 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
16 1 (0.25%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 103 (26.01%) Developer
2 80 (20.20%) Software Engineer
3 49 (12.37%) Test Engineer
4 38 (9.60%) Tester
5 35 (8.84%) Java Developer
6 32 (8.08%) Analyst
7 23 (5.81%) Senior Software Engineer
7 23 (5.81%) Test Automation Engineer
8 22 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 19 (4.80%) QA Engineer
10 18 (4.55%) Java Engineer
11 17 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
11 17 (4.29%) Test Analyst
12 16 (4.04%) Business Analyst
12 16 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (3.79%) Architect
13 15 (3.79%) Software Test Engineer
14 13 (3.28%) QA Tester
14 13 (3.28%) Software Developer
15 12 (3.03%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (21.46%) React
2 64 (16.16%) Node.js
3 51 (12.88%) .NET
4 47 (11.87%) Spring
5 41 (10.35%) Kafka
5 41 (10.35%) Spring Boot
6 38 (9.60%) Web Services
7 30 (7.58%) AngularJS
8 26 (6.57%) CSS
8 26 (6.57%) Redux
9 25 (6.31%) HTML
9 25 (6.31%) XML
10 23 (5.81%) REST
11 20 (5.05%) .NET Core
12 15 (3.79%) RESTful
13 14 (3.54%) .NET Framework
14 13 (3.28%) Apache NiFi
14 13 (3.28%) SOAP
15 12 (3.03%) JWT
15 12 (3.03%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.32%) User Experience
2 26 (6.57%) Cloud Native
3 24 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.81%) Mainframe
5 20 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (4.29%) Data Structures
7 16 (4.04%) Reinsurance
8 15 (3.79%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (3.54%) SWIFT
10 12 (3.03%) Algorithms
10 12 (3.03%) BBC
11 11 (2.78%) Mobile App
12 9 (2.27%) Cyberattack
13 7 (1.77%) Blog
14 4 (1.01%) Replication
15 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.76%) Legacy Code
15 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
16 2 (0.51%) Online Games
16 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.36%) Linux
2 29 (7.32%) Windows
3 18 (4.55%) Android
4 17 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 17 (4.29%) Unix
5 14 (3.54%) CentOS
5 14 (3.54%) zOS
6 13 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (64.39%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (29.80%) DevOps
3 110 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 102 (25.76%) Software Testing
5 88 (22.22%) Microservices
6 87 (21.97%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (20.96%) Scrum
8 81 (20.45%) BDD
9 79 (19.95%) TDD
10 69 (17.42%) Mentoring
11 55 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 48 (12.12%) API Testing
12 48 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (12.12%) Test Strategy
13 41 (10.35%) SDLC
14 40 (10.10%) Collaborative Working
15 37 (9.34%) OO
16 36 (9.09%) User Stories
17 32 (8.08%) Manual Testing
17 32 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (37.63%) Java
2 116 (29.29%) JavaScript
3 88 (22.22%) C#
4 82 (20.71%) SQL
5 59 (14.90%) Python
6 50 (12.63%) TypeScript
7 27 (6.82%) C
8 21 (5.30%) C++
9 20 (5.05%) Java 8
10 18 (4.55%) Scala
11 14 (3.54%) Assembly Language
11 14 (3.54%) COBOL
12 9 (2.27%) Apple Swift
12 9 (2.27%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.02%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.77%) Java 11
15 5 (1.26%) Go
15 5 (1.26%) PHP
16 4 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (8.33%) Degree
2 32 (8.08%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.30%) ISTQB
4 18 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 16 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.77%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.26%) ISEB
8 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) HNC
9 1 (0.25%) HND
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (18.18%) QA
2 9 (2.27%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) DICOM
System Software
1 79 (19.95%) Docker
2 14 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 47 (11.87%) Kubernetes
2 21 (5.30%) Terraform
3 19 (4.80%) Ansible
4 11 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.52%) HP ALM
6 5 (1.26%) Puppet
7 4 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.76%) Packer
9 2 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.51%) Grafana
9 2 (0.51%) Istio
9 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.51%) Rancher
9 2 (0.51%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.51%) Salt
10 1 (0.25%) Consul
10 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.25%) Nessus
10 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 30 (7.58%) Oracle
2 23 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.54%) IBM
3 14 (3.54%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.03%) Cognizant
5 9 (2.27%) HubSpot
6 8 (2.02%) HP
7 7 (1.77%) Google
8 6 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.52%) Sophos
9 4 (1.01%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.76%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.76%) Netlify
10 3 (0.76%) SAP
11 2 (0.51%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.25%) Elastic Path
12 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.25%) Splunk