Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 28 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 543 645 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.45% 8.85% 7.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.94% 9.62% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 333 496 533
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £44,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.73% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £27,550
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,650
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +2.56%

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 6,074 6,702 7,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.51% 91.92% 92.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,660 5,575 6,441
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +8.64% +1.25%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +7 41 £52,500 +42.86% 4
Stockport -7 21 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Altrincham +9 8 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Cheadle -5 6 £35,750 -10.63% 1
Bolton -3 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 329 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (40.70%) Java
3 145 (26.70%) Selenium
4 143 (26.34%) DevOps
5 125 (23.02%) Software Engineering
6 121 (22.28%) C#
6 121 (22.28%) SDLC
7 119 (21.92%) QA
8 117 (21.55%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (18.97%) JavaScript
10 101 (18.60%) BDD
11 100 (18.42%) Degree
12 99 (18.23%) SQL
13 98 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
14 92 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 92 (16.94%) Mentoring
15 87 (16.02%) Computer Science
16 86 (15.84%) Python
17 85 (15.65%) TDD
18 80 (14.73%) Scrum
19 77 (14.18%) JIRA
20 74 (13.63%) C++
21 68 (12.52%) Jenkins
22 67 (12.34%) Broadband
23 65 (11.97%) Finance
24 64 (11.79%) .NET
24 64 (11.79%) Node.js
25 61 (11.23%) Spring
25 61 (11.23%) Linux
26 60 (11.05%) HTML

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 24 (4.42%) WebSphere
2 17 (3.13%) Confluence
3 9 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.55%) Apache
6 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) nginx
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.74%) FileZilla
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 98 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (3.87%) Serverless
5 18 (3.31%) GitHub
6 17 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (3.13%) SaaS
7 10 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (1.10%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.74%) Office 365
11 3 (0.55%) Heroku
11 3 (0.55%) IaaS
11 3 (0.55%) PaaS
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon SageMaker
12 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.37%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.18%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.34%) Broadband
2 12 (2.21%) DHCP
2 12 (2.21%) DNS
3 7 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.10%) HTTP
5 5 (0.92%) Internet
6 4 (0.74%) Intranet
6 4 (0.74%) Skype
7 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.84%) NoSQL
2 44 (8.10%) MySQL
3 38 (7.00%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.66%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.29%) Big Data
8 6 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.55%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.37%) Redis
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 145 (26.70%) Selenium
2 77 (14.18%) JIRA
3 68 (12.52%) Jenkins
4 58 (10.68%) Git (software)
5 52 (9.58%) Maven
6 49 (9.02%) WebDriver
7 46 (8.47%) JUnit
8 36 (6.63%) Spock
9 29 (5.34%) SoapUI
10 28 (5.16%) Cucumber
11 20 (3.68%) Gerrit
12 18 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (2.95%) Appium
13 16 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (2.76%) Gatling
14 15 (2.76%) Subversion
15 14 (2.58%) Mercurial
15 14 (2.58%) RSpec
15 14 (2.58%) Vagrant
16 12 (2.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 65 (11.97%) Finance
2 42 (7.73%) Retail
3 26 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.42%) Banking
5 21 (3.87%) Games
6 18 (3.31%) Marketing
7 11 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.66%) Legal
9 7 (1.29%) Electronics
10 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Automotive
13 2 (0.37%) Law
13 2 (0.37%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 131 (24.13%) Developer
2 109 (20.07%) Software Engineer
3 67 (12.34%) Test Engineer
4 62 (11.42%) Senior Software Engineer
5 50 (9.21%) Tester
6 45 (8.29%) Senior Developer
7 42 (7.73%) Java Developer
8 41 (7.55%) Analyst
9 37 (6.81%) Test Analyst
10 33 (6.08%) Architect
11 31 (5.71%) Java Engineer
11 31 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
12 30 (5.52%) Developer in Test
12 30 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
13 29 (5.34%) Development Engineer
14 27 (4.97%) Java Software Engineer
15 26 (4.79%) Software Development Engineer
16 25 (4.60%) Test Manager
17 23 (4.24%) QA Engineer
17 23 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.79%) .NET
1 64 (11.79%) Node.js
2 61 (11.23%) Spring
3 60 (11.05%) HTML
4 51 (9.39%) CSS
4 51 (9.39%) REST
5 46 (8.47%) React
6 39 (7.18%) AngularJS
6 39 (7.18%) Hibernate
7 37 (6.81%) RESTful
8 27 (4.97%) Gherkin
9 21 (3.87%) CSS3
10 20 (3.68%) XML
11 17 (3.13%) OpenJDK
12 16 (2.95%) GraphQL
13 15 (2.76%) HTML5
13 15 (2.76%) SOAP
14 13 (2.39%) jQuery
15 12 (2.21%) ASP.NET
16 11 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.31%) User Experience
2 38 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.08%) Data Structures
4 31 (5.71%) Smartphone
5 27 (4.97%) Algorithms
5 27 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (4.79%) Robotics
7 23 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (3.68%) Virtual Team
9 19 (3.50%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.58%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.47%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.29%) Life Science
13 6 (1.10%) Infotainment
13 6 (1.10%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.92%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.92%) PlayStation
14 5 (0.92%) Xbox
15 4 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.23%) Linux
2 57 (10.50%) Windows
3 28 (5.16%) Android
4 20 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.31%) CentOS
6 17 (3.13%) SUSE
6 17 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 16 (2.95%) Unix
8 12 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (26.34%) DevOps
3 125 (23.02%) Software Engineering
4 121 (22.28%) SDLC
5 117 (21.55%) Continuous Integration
6 101 (18.60%) BDD
7 92 (16.94%) Mentoring
8 87 (16.02%) Computer Science
9 85 (15.65%) TDD
10 80 (14.73%) Scrum
11 58 (10.68%) Microservices
11 58 (10.68%) Test Strategy
12 57 (10.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 55 (10.13%) Open Source
14 51 (9.39%) API Testing
14 51 (9.39%) Coaching
15 50 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
16 49 (9.02%) Manual Testing
16 49 (9.02%) Test Scripting
17 44 (8.10%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (40.70%) Java
2 121 (22.28%) C#
3 103 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 99 (18.23%) SQL
5 86 (15.84%) Python
6 74 (13.63%) C++
7 46 (8.47%) C
8 44 (8.10%) Java 8
9 43 (7.92%) Ruby
10 42 (7.73%) PHP
11 23 (4.24%) Bash Shell
12 19 (3.50%) TypeScript
13 17 (3.13%) ES6
14 13 (2.39%) PowerShell
15 11 (2.03%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.47%) JSX
17 7 (1.29%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.92%) VB
19 4 (0.74%) COBOL
19 4 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 100 (18.42%) Degree
2 56 (10.31%) ISTQB
3 39 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.87%) ISEB
4 21 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.47%) IBM WebSphere Certification
5 8 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.10%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.55%) PhD
8 3 (0.55%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.18%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.18%) GPEN
10 1 (0.18%) GXPN
10 1 (0.18%) OSCE
10 1 (0.18%) OSCP
10 1 (0.18%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (21.92%) QA
2 6 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.92%) GDPR
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (9.76%) Docker
2 24 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (2.95%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.21%) vSphere
5 10 (1.84%) Varnish
6 8 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (7.18%) Ansible
2 31 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (5.71%) Terraform
3 29 (5.34%) Puppet
4 23 (4.24%) Kubernetes
5 15 (2.76%) CA Service Virtualization
6 12 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (2.21%) SCCM
7 5 (0.92%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.92%) Packer
7 5 (0.92%) Salt
8 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.55%) Grafana
9 3 (0.55%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) Consul
10 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.87%) VMware
3 17 (3.13%) Pega
4 15 (2.76%) CA
5 12 (2.21%) McAfee
6 10 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.66%) SAP
8 5 (0.92%) HP
8 5 (0.92%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.74%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 4 (0.74%) Google
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle
10 3 (0.55%) Automation Anywhere
10 3 (0.55%) NetApp
10 3 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.55%) Tableau
11 2 (0.37%) Informatica
11 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.18%) IBM
12 1 (0.18%) Unisys