Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 6.30% 10.16% 13.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 11.30% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 20
Salford median annual salary £41,250 £37,747 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.28% +0.66% -1.32%
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £35,200
90th Percentile £54,375 £43,750 £38,750
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%

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 112 115 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 88.19% 89.84% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 79 75 40
Salford median annual salary £37,747 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.63% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,350 £28,850 £19,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £54,305 £43,900
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 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Salford

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) JSP
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) JBoss
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
3 3 (37.50%) Ajax
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) SDET
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Ajax
1 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) JSP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) SDET
3 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft