The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Manchester / Salford
Rank 14 5 17
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 6.85% 20.69% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 40.00% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 3
Median salary £37,747 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -1.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 69 15 63
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 94.52% 51.72% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 46 13 58
Median salary £37,747 £37,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -12.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,205 £57,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Salford

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Salford.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Salford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Salford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Identity Management
3 4 (66.67%) Workflow
3 4 (66.67%) Web 2.0
3 4 (66.67%) Release Management
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
3 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 4 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (33.33%) BMC
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (16.67%) Aerospace

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Gatling
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 4 (66.67%) Identity Management
3 4 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 4 (66.67%) Release Management
3 4 (66.67%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) ITSM
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) ForgeRock
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore