Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 18 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 3.93% 6.80% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 7.87% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 7
Salford median annual salary £42,500 £37,747 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.59% +0.66% -6.25%
10th Percentile £33,050 £36,250 £32,050
90th Percentile £54,750 £43,750 £38,950
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% +6.67%

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 Salford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Salford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 172 127 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 96.63% 86.39% 84.38%
Number of salaries quoted 125 90 47
Salford median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,975 £26,050
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,305 £50,000
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Salford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Salford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Salford

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Salford

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Salford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Salford over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Salford

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Salford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDET
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Broadband
4 1 (14.29%) SMS

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Broadband
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) QAComplete
2 1 (14.29%) Ranorex
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Application Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) API Testing
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) SDET
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) SaltStack
2 1 (14.29%) VMware