Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 38 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 505 562 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.05% 7.22% 6.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 7.80% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 388 483 433
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,250 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%

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 6,512 7,208 6,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.85% 92.61% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5,366 5,931 5,910
Manchester median annual salary £45,178 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.40% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,068 £66,250 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 -1 26 £46,250 -7.50% 14
Altrincham +4 23 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Salford -12 13 £43,750 +16.67% 3
Cheadle +1 3 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Sale -4 2 £29,500 -36.22% 1
Wigan -4 2 £37,500 -34.78%
Bolton +6 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bury -7 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 339 (67.13%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (44.55%) Selenium
3 207 (40.99%) Java
4 137 (27.13%) Scrum
5 136 (26.93%) BDD
6 130 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (25.15%) C#
8 123 (24.36%) TDD
9 117 (23.17%) DevOps
10 110 (21.78%) JavaScript
11 107 (21.19%) Finance
11 107 (21.19%) Software Engineering
12 106 (20.99%) QA
13 104 (20.59%) Cucumber
14 99 (19.60%) SQL
15 92 (18.22%) Test Scripting
16 86 (17.03%) Python
17 85 (16.83%) JIRA
18 83 (16.44%) SDLC
19 82 (16.24%) .NET
20 79 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
21 74 (14.65%) Degree
22 69 (13.66%) Software Testing
23 68 (13.47%) Jenkins
24 66 (13.07%) Linux
25 64 (12.67%) WebDriver
26 62 (12.28%) Open Source
27 61 (12.08%) Git (software)
27 61 (12.08%) Mentoring
27 61 (12.08%) Web Services

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 (4.75%) Confluence
2 20 (3.96%) Apache Solr
3 9 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (1.58%) IIS
5 7 (1.39%) CMS
6 5 (0.99%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.79%) Drupal
8 3 (0.59%) Sitefinity
8 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.40%) Kentico
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
1 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 79 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 24 (4.75%) SaaS
4 22 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.18%) GitHub
5 11 (2.18%) PaaS
6 10 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.99%) BrowserStack
7 5 (0.99%) npm
8 4 (0.79%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.40%) IaaS
9 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.20%) Serverless
10 1 (0.20%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.58%) Internet
2 7 (1.39%) HTTP
3 5 (0.99%) Firewall
3 5 (0.99%) SSL
3 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.79%) Broadband
5 2 (0.40%) SMS
6 1 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.33%) MySQL
2 36 (7.13%) NoSQL
3 27 (5.35%) Hadoop
4 25 (4.95%) Big Data
5 23 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (4.16%) SQL Server
7 20 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (2.77%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.99%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.79%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.40%) Redis
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.20%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 225 (44.55%) Selenium
2 104 (20.59%) Cucumber
3 85 (16.83%) JIRA
4 68 (13.47%) Jenkins
5 64 (12.67%) WebDriver
6 61 (12.08%) Git (software)
7 46 (9.11%) SoapUI
8 28 (5.54%) JMeter
8 28 (5.54%) Maven
9 27 (5.35%) SpecFlow
10 26 (5.15%) JUnit
11 24 (4.75%) gulp
12 23 (4.55%) Gatling
13 21 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (3.37%) Bitbucket
15 17 (3.37%) NUnit
15 17 (3.37%) TeamCity
16 16 (3.17%) Mercurial
17 14 (2.77%) Gradle
General
1 107 (21.19%) Finance
2 54 (10.69%) Marketing
3 43 (8.51%) Retail
4 41 (8.12%) Electronics
5 24 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 24 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 21 (4.16%) Banking
7 16 (3.17%) Games
7 16 (3.17%) Law
8 11 (2.18%) Advertising
8 11 (2.18%) Military
9 9 (1.78%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.39%) Back Office
11 5 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 113 (22.38%) Developer
2 90 (17.82%) Tester
3 84 (16.63%) Test Engineer
4 71 (14.06%) Software Engineer
5 49 (9.70%) Analyst
6 46 (9.11%) Automation Tester
7 43 (8.51%) Test Analyst
8 38 (7.52%) Software Tester
9 36 (7.13%) Java Engineer
9 36 (7.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 32 (6.34%) Software Test Engineer
11 31 (6.14%) QA Engineer
12 28 (5.54%) Developer in Test
13 27 (5.35%) Java Software Engineer
14 20 (3.96%) Architect
14 20 (3.96%) Software Developer
15 18 (3.56%) Senior Developer
15 18 (3.56%) Senior Software Engineer
16 17 (3.37%) .NET Developer
17 16 (3.17%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (16.24%) .NET
2 61 (12.08%) Web Services
3 60 (11.88%) HTML
4 46 (9.11%) CSS
5 45 (8.91%) AngularJS
6 43 (8.51%) Node.js
6 43 (8.51%) Spring
7 42 (8.32%) REST
8 34 (6.73%) Gherkin
8 34 (6.73%) React
8 34 (6.73%) RESTful
9 33 (6.53%) ASP.NET
9 33 (6.53%) XML
10 30 (5.94%) SOAP
11 25 (4.95%) HTML5
12 20 (3.96%) Hibernate
12 20 (3.96%) JAX-RS
13 19 (3.76%) jQuery
13 19 (3.76%) JSON
14 17 (3.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.74%) User Experience
3 23 (4.55%) Cloud Native
4 21 (4.16%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.56%) Data Structures
5 18 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.17%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.97%) Fintech
8 10 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.58%) Blog
9 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.19%) NHS
11 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.99%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 5 (0.99%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.79%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.59%) Acoustics
13 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.07%) Linux
2 27 (5.35%) Windows
3 15 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.57%) Android
5 10 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (67.13%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (27.13%) Scrum
3 136 (26.93%) BDD
4 130 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
5 123 (24.36%) TDD
6 117 (23.17%) DevOps
7 107 (21.19%) Software Engineering
8 92 (18.22%) Test Scripting
9 83 (16.44%) SDLC
10 69 (13.66%) Software Testing
11 62 (12.28%) Open Source
12 61 (12.08%) Mentoring
13 57 (11.29%) Kanban
14 53 (10.50%) Manual Testing
15 51 (10.10%) Test Strategy
16 50 (9.90%) Microservices
16 50 (9.90%) OO
17 49 (9.70%) API Testing
18 44 (8.71%) Digital Marketing
19 40 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 207 (40.99%) Java
2 127 (25.15%) C#
3 110 (21.78%) JavaScript
4 99 (19.60%) SQL
5 86 (17.03%) Python
6 47 (9.31%) PHP
7 29 (5.74%) Ruby
8 26 (5.15%) Bash Shell
9 21 (4.16%) C++
9 21 (4.16%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.96%) Perl
11 19 (3.76%) Java 8
12 13 (2.57%) Go
13 11 (2.18%) C
14 10 (1.98%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.19%) ES6
17 5 (0.99%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
19 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (14.65%) Degree
2 46 (9.11%) ISTQB
3 36 (7.13%) ISEB
4 24 (4.75%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.19%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.99%) CCNA
9 5 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.99%) CISSP
9 5 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (0.99%) GIAC
9 5 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (0.99%) MCSE
9 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (0.99%) SANS
9 5 (0.99%) SSCP
10 4 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (20.99%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) GDPR
2 2 (0.40%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (8.12%) Docker
2 26 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.99%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (9.11%) Puppet
2 23 (4.55%) Ansible
3 22 (4.36%) Kubernetes
4 19 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.97%) Terraform
6 10 (1.98%) Salt
7 5 (0.99%) Packer
8 4 (0.79%) Istio
9 1 (0.20%) Consul
9 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (5.15%) VMware
2 24 (4.75%) SAP
3 20 (3.96%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.76%) Atlassian
4 19 (3.76%) Oracle
5 16 (3.17%) Google
6 13 (2.57%) WorldPay
7 5 (0.99%) Siemens
8 4 (0.79%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.59%) Intapp
9 3 (0.59%) Twitter
10 2 (0.40%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 2 (0.40%) RedGate
11 1 (0.20%) Apple
11 1 (0.20%) PayPal
11 1 (0.20%) Perforce
11 1 (0.20%) Progress
11 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.20%) Zend