Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 18 10
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 17.31% 6.00% 11.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.78% 6.98% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 18
Salford median annual salary £37,500 £37,747 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.65% +0.66% -1.32%
10th Percentile £27,875 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £48,250 £42,250 £40,000
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +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 79 86 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 75.96% 86.00% 76.54%
Number of salaries quoted 64 71 57
Salford median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £28,500 £20,950
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,305 £47,750
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Salford

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 16 (88.89%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) J2EE
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
2 11 (61.11%) JBoss
2 11 (61.11%) Functional Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Test Planning
3 10 (55.56%) Hibernate
3 10 (55.56%) Service Management
3 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (55.56%) Workflow
3 10 (55.56%) JSP
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Ajax
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 9 (50.00%) Broadband
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (22.22%) C++
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
6 4 (22.22%) Docker
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) Kubernetes

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 11 (61.11%) JBoss
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
1 11 (61.11%) Java Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) J2EE Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Junior
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) J2EE
1 11 (61.11%) Web Services
2 10 (55.56%) Ajax
2 10 (55.56%) Hibernate
2 10 (55.56%) JSP
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Functional Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Service Management
2 10 (55.56%) Test Planning
2 10 (55.56%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Biometrics
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) Microservices
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle