Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 578 453 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.25% 6.04% 6.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 6.63% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 496 409 391
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 7271 6834 6708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.17% 91.11% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6013 5859 5567
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -5 44 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Salford +8 14 £37,500 -7.41% 3
Bolton -3 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Bury +4 7 £40,000 +21.21%
Cheadle -12 7 £40,000 -15.79%
Altrincham -24 4 £47,250 +11.18%
Sale 0 2 £46,250 +8.82%
Wigan +1 1 £57,500 +91.67% 3
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 408 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (49.31%) Java
3 220 (38.06%) Selenium
4 208 (35.99%) C#
5 170 (29.41%) TDD
6 161 (27.85%) SQL
7 159 (27.51%) JavaScript
8 149 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
9 142 (24.57%) Cucumber
10 138 (23.88%) Scrum
11 133 (23.01%) Test Scripting
12 128 (22.15%) .NET
13 124 (21.45%) Web Services
13 124 (21.45%) OO
13 124 (21.45%) Finance
14 119 (20.59%) BDD
15 118 (20.42%) QA
16 105 (18.17%) Git (software)
16 105 (18.17%) Python
17 100 (17.30%) MVC
18 97 (16.78%) SDLC
19 96 (16.61%) Degree
20 91 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
21 89 (15.40%) Software Engineering
22 88 (15.22%) Jenkins
23 80 (13.84%) SQL Server
24 78 (13.49%) HTML
24 78 (13.49%) Linux
25 74 (12.80%) WebDriver
26 73 (12.63%) JIRA

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 20 (3.46%) Apache
2 16 (2.77%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.42%) JBoss
4 10 (1.73%) Confluence
5 8 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.21%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.04%) CMS
8 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.87%) nginx
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.52%) IIS
9 3 (0.52%) Jetty
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.35%) Tornado
11 1 (0.17%) CICS
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.17%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.69%) Magento
3 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 91 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.84%) GitHub
4 24 (4.15%) SaaS
5 15 (2.60%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (1.90%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.21%) Serverless
10 6 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
12 3 (0.52%) Slack
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.35%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.35%) PaaS
13 2 (0.35%) Route 53
13 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.92%) HTTP
2 8 (1.38%) Broadband
2 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.52%) AMQP
3 3 (0.52%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.52%) Firewall
3 3 (0.52%) IMAP
3 3 (0.52%) Internet
3 3 (0.52%) IPsec
3 3 (0.52%) RS-232
3 3 (0.52%) SMTP
3 3 (0.52%) SS7
4 2 (0.35%) LDAP
4 2 (0.35%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.17%) DHCP
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.52%) Big Data
3 41 (7.09%) NoSQL
4 32 (5.54%) MySQL
5 31 (5.36%) Hadoop
6 28 (4.84%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.77%) Redis
8 15 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.60%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.38%) DB2
10 7 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.87%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.52%) Riak
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 220 (38.06%) Selenium
2 142 (24.57%) Cucumber
3 105 (18.17%) Git (software)
4 88 (15.22%) Jenkins
5 74 (12.80%) WebDriver
6 73 (12.63%) JIRA
7 60 (10.38%) Subversion
8 43 (7.44%) Visual Studio
9 30 (5.19%) SoapUI
10 26 (4.50%) Mercurial
11 24 (4.15%) SpecFlow
12 21 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (2.94%) JMeter
13 17 (2.94%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.60%) JUnit
15 14 (2.42%) Jasmine
16 13 (2.25%) gulp
16 13 (2.25%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.90%) FogBugz
17 11 (1.90%) Gradle
General
1 124 (21.45%) Finance
2 61 (10.55%) Retail
3 47 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 41 (7.09%) Marketing
5 40 (6.92%) Electronics
6 34 (5.88%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.42%) Law
8 12 (2.08%) Advertising
8 12 (2.08%) Automotive
9 11 (1.90%) Banking
10 10 (1.73%) French Language
10 10 (1.73%) German Language
10 10 (1.73%) Japanese Language
11 8 (1.38%) Games
11 8 (1.38%) Military
12 5 (0.87%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (33.39%) Developer
2 134 (23.18%) Tester
3 107 (18.51%) Automation Tester
4 62 (10.73%) Java Developer
5 58 (10.03%) C# Developer
6 57 (9.86%) Software Engineer
7 53 (9.17%) Java Engineer
8 46 (7.96%) Senior Tester
9 45 (7.79%) Test Engineer
10 44 (7.61%) .NET Developer
11 43 (7.44%) Senior Automation Tester
12 39 (6.75%) Analyst
12 39 (6.75%) Senior Developer
13 36 (6.23%) QA Engineer
14 35 (6.06%) Test Analyst
15 33 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
16 32 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
17 31 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
18 29 (5.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 27 (4.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (22.15%) .NET
2 124 (21.45%) Web Services
3 78 (13.49%) HTML
4 71 (12.28%) ASP.NET
5 65 (11.25%) CSS
6 62 (10.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 60 (10.38%) AngularJS
8 53 (9.17%) XML
9 52 (9.00%) Gherkin
10 51 (8.82%) REST
11 47 (8.13%) RESTful
12 45 (7.79%) Node.js
13 44 (7.61%) Ajax
14 42 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 42 (7.27%) Spring
15 40 (6.92%) HTML5
16 36 (6.23%) WCF
17 35 (6.06%) .NET Framework
17 35 (6.06%) Hibernate
18 34 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
1 47 (8.13%) Data Structures
2 35 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 28 (4.84%) N-Tier
5 27 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 20 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.94%) User Experience
8 15 (2.60%) Fintech
9 14 (2.42%) iPad
9 14 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.69%) Digital Signage
12 4 (0.69%) PMI
13 3 (0.52%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 3 (0.52%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.52%) RIA
13 3 (0.52%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 78 (13.49%) Linux
2 49 (8.48%) Windows
3 28 (4.84%) Android
4 23 (3.98%) Unix
5 19 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.52%) HPUX
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (29.41%) TDD
3 149 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
4 138 (23.88%) Scrum
5 133 (23.01%) Test Scripting
6 124 (21.45%) OO
7 119 (20.59%) BDD
8 100 (17.30%) MVC
9 97 (16.78%) SDLC
10 89 (15.40%) Software Engineering
11 73 (12.63%) Software Testing
12 61 (10.55%) DevOps
13 59 (10.21%) E-Commerce
14 55 (9.52%) Test Strategy
15 51 (8.82%) Web Development
16 50 (8.65%) Open Source
17 48 (8.30%) Configuration Management
17 48 (8.30%) Kanban
18 45 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (7.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 285 (49.31%) Java
2 208 (35.99%) C#
3 161 (27.85%) SQL
4 159 (27.51%) JavaScript
5 105 (18.17%) Python
6 52 (9.00%) Ruby
7 47 (8.13%) PHP
8 45 (7.79%) C++
9 42 (7.27%) C
10 25 (4.33%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.94%) Clojure
11 17 (2.94%) Haskell
11 17 (2.94%) Scala
12 9 (1.56%) Perl
13 7 (1.21%) Go
13 7 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.21%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.04%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.52%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (16.61%) Degree
2 48 (8.30%) ISEB
3 33 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 26 (4.50%) Security Cleared
5 25 (4.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (3.29%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.21%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.87%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (20.42%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.87%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.35%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.84%) Docker
2 8 (1.38%) Hyper-V
2 8 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.35%) Varnish
4 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.11%) Puppet
3 17 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.25%) Ansible
5 7 (1.21%) Kibana
6 6 (1.04%) Terraform
7 5 (0.87%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.69%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.52%) Packer
10 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 56 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.65%) Oracle
3 36 (6.23%) SAP
4 15 (2.60%) VMware
5 13 (2.25%) Capita
6 12 (2.08%) HP
7 10 (1.73%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.38%) Google
8 8 (1.38%) Zend
9 6 (1.04%) WorldPay
10 5 (0.87%) IBM
10 5 (0.87%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.69%) Chordiant
12 3 (0.52%) Cognizant
12 3 (0.52%) Perforce
12 3 (0.52%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.52%) Siebel
12 3 (0.52%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.52%) Sybase
12 3 (0.52%) Tableau