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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 50 45
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 333 162 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.90% 4.69% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.68% 5.20% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 281 140 166
Median salary £43,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,100 £53,750
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 3838 3117 3031
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.08% 90.27% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3287 2671 2523
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 26 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 26 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 -14 15 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Cheadle - 11 £42,000 - 1
Bolton +3 5 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Altrincham -9 3 £42,500 +22.30%
Salford -5 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 26 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.

1 463 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (49.52%) Java
3 210 (33.87%) Selenium
4 206 (33.23%) Continuous Integration
5 201 (32.42%) C#
6 197 (31.77%) TDD
7 191 (30.81%) SQL
8 166 (26.77%) Test Scripting
9 156 (25.16%) OO
9 156 (25.16%) Scrum
10 149 (24.03%) JavaScript
11 141 (22.74%) BDD
12 137 (22.10%) Cucumber
13 130 (20.97%) QA
14 122 (19.68%) .NET
15 117 (18.87%) Web Services
16 116 (18.71%) Git (software)
17 113 (18.23%) SDLC
18 111 (17.90%) Python
19 109 (17.58%) Degree
20 108 (17.42%) Data Structures
21 97 (15.65%) Finance
22 95 (15.32%) Linux
23 88 (14.19%) Jenkins
24 83 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
25 80 (12.90%) PHP
26 79 (12.74%) HTML
26 79 (12.74%) Windows
26 79 (12.74%) ISTQB
27 78 (12.58%) Software Engineering

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 (4.68%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.19%) Apache
3 8 (1.29%) CMS
3 8 (1.29%) Confluence
3 8 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.97%) nginx
5 5 (0.81%) JBoss
5 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.65%) Alfresco
6 4 (0.65%) IIS
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.48%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.48%) WordPress
8 2 (0.32%) Jetty
8 2 (0.32%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.16%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (3.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.81%) Magento
3 4 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.52%) GitHub
4 20 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
5 13 (2.10%) SaaS
6 12 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.13%) 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 (0.48%) Office 365
12 1 (0.16%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.16%) Heroku
12 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.74%) Ethernet
2 17 (2.74%) HTTP
2 17 (2.74%) 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 71 (11.45%) NoSQL
2 62 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 52 (8.39%) Big Data
4 51 (8.23%) Relational Database
5 48 (7.74%) MySQL
6 41 (6.61%) RDBMS
7 40 (6.45%) Hadoop
8 25 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
10 17 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (1.77%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.97%) Redis
15 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
18 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 210 (33.87%) Selenium
2 137 (22.10%) Cucumber
3 116 (18.71%) Git (software)
4 88 (14.19%) Jenkins
5 68 (10.97%) WebDriver
6 67 (10.81%) Subversion
7 57 (9.19%) JIRA
8 45 (7.26%) Mercurial
9 44 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (5.16%) NUnit
11 31 (5.00%) Visual Studio
12 24 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (3.39%) JMeter
14 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Blend
14 17 (2.74%) MSI
14 17 (2.74%) MSTest
14 17 (2.74%) NuGet
14 17 (2.74%) WiX
15 16 (2.58%) SonarQube
16 14 (2.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 97 (15.65%) Finance
2 48 (7.74%) Marketing
3 38 (6.13%) Retail
4 35 (5.65%) Manufacturing
4 35 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.00%) Electronics
6 19 (3.06%) Banking
7 11 (1.77%) Games
8 10 (1.61%) Law
9 8 (1.29%) 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
1 205 (33.06%) Developer
2 113 (18.23%) Tester
3 91 (14.68%) Automation Tester
4 81 (13.06%) Senior Developer
5 75 (12.10%) Java Developer
6 73 (11.77%) Analyst
7 71 (11.45%) Test Engineer
8 65 (10.48%) Test Analyst
9 51 (8.23%) Test Automation Engineer
10 50 (8.06%) Senior Tester
11 49 (7.90%) Senior Automation Tester
12 47 (7.58%) C# Developer
12 47 (7.58%) QA Engineer
13 41 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
14 40 (6.45%) Java Engineer
15 39 (6.29%) .NET Developer
16 36 (5.81%) Software Engineer
17 33 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
17 33 (5.32%) Lead Developer
18 32 (5.16%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (19.68%) .NET
2 117 (18.87%) Web Services
3 79 (12.74%) HTML
4 70 (11.29%) CSS
5 57 (9.19%) AngularJS
6 54 (8.71%) ASP.NET
7 53 (8.55%) XML
8 49 (7.90%) Node.js
9 45 (7.26%) Gherkin
10 43 (6.94%) HTML5
11 39 (6.29%) Laravel
12 37 (5.97%) REST
13 36 (5.81%) .NET Framework
14 34 (5.48%) WCF
15 31 (5.00%) LAMP
16 29 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (4.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (4.68%) jQuery
17 28 (4.52%) Spring
18 25 (4.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 108 (17.42%) Data Structures
2 65 (10.48%) Algorithms
3 60 (9.68%) iPad
4 41 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (6.13%) Computer Science
6 35 (5.65%) Mobile App
7 21 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.74%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 17 (2.74%) Internet of Things
9 16 (2.58%) User Experience
10 15 (2.42%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.65%) Clustering
12 4 (0.65%) PMI
12 4 (0.65%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.48%) Animation
13 3 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.48%) Online Games
13 3 (0.48%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 95 (15.32%) Linux
2 79 (12.74%) Windows
3 28 (4.52%) Android
4 26 (4.19%) Mac OS
5 17 (2.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 16 (2.58%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.29%) Unix
8 4 (0.65%) HPUX
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
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 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (33.23%) Continuous Integration
3 197 (31.77%) TDD
4 166 (26.77%) Test Scripting
5 156 (25.16%) OO
5 156 (25.16%) Scrum
6 141 (22.74%) BDD
7 113 (18.23%) SDLC
8 78 (12.58%) Software Engineering
9 76 (12.26%) MVC
10 63 (10.16%) Kanban
11 60 (9.68%) DevOps
12 49 (7.90%) System Integration Testing
13 48 (7.74%) E-Commerce
14 44 (7.10%) Configuration Management
14 44 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
14 44 (7.10%) Open Source
14 44 (7.10%) Unit Testing
15 43 (6.94%) RUP
15 43 (6.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 307 (49.52%) Java
2 201 (32.42%) C#
3 191 (30.81%) SQL
4 149 (24.03%) JavaScript
5 111 (17.90%) Python
6 80 (12.90%) PHP
7 53 (8.55%) C++
8 46 (7.42%) Ruby
9 44 (7.10%) C
10 22 (3.55%) Scala
11 20 (3.23%) Clojure
11 20 (3.23%) Haskell
12 17 (2.74%) XAML
13 11 (1.77%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.45%) Perl
15 9 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.29%) VBA
17 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (17.58%) Degree
2 79 (12.74%) ISTQB
3 69 (11.13%) ISEB
4 30 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.45%) 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 (20.97%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (2.58%) 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 24 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (3.71%) Puppet
3 13 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.94%) Ansible
5 10 (1.61%) 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 52 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.19%) Oracle
3 24 (3.87%) SAP
4 15 (2.42%) HP
4 15 (2.42%) VMware
5 11 (1.77%) Google
6 7 (1.13%) 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 (0.48%) BMC
10 3 (0.48%) Foundry
10 3 (0.48%) Perforce
10 3 (0.48%) Remedy
10 3 (0.48%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum, Benefits 15% Flex and Company pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago