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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 2.67% 3.13% 11.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 6.25% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 8
Median salary £40,000 £30,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.14% -23.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 60 16 62
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 80.00% 50.00% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 43 11 54
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,205 £50,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) QA
4 7 (58.33%) Scrum
5 6 (50.00%) JIRA
5 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (50.00%) DevOps
6 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (33.33%) Release Management
7 4 (33.33%) Workflow
7 4 (33.33%) Web 2.0
7 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) .NET
7 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (33.33%) LDAP
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
7 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
7 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
8 3 (25.00%) BDD

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 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
4 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (8.33%) Gatling
6 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Angular Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 3 (25.00%) iPad
2 3 (25.00%) Online Games
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Release Management
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) ITSM
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Machine Learning
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 3 (25.00%) BMC
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Sitecore
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 27 days ago