Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 36 21
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 33 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 12.34% 7.05% 11.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.96% 7.43% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 51
Stockport median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,075 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,000 £48,750
Manchester median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +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 Stockport with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Stockport
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 378 444 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 95.21% 94.87% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 292 405 270
Stockport median annual salary £41,750 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.44% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Stockport

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Stockport

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Stockport

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Stockport over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Stockport

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 Stockport region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (73.47%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.86%) Finance
3 18 (36.73%) PHP
3 18 (36.73%) MySQL
3 18 (36.73%) Java
3 18 (36.73%) Degree
4 17 (34.69%) Computer Science
4 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (32.65%) QA
5 16 (32.65%) Git (software)
6 15 (30.61%) Scrum
7 13 (26.53%) MVC
7 13 (26.53%) Web Services
7 13 (26.53%) XML
7 13 (26.53%) RESTful
7 13 (26.53%) OWASP
7 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (26.53%) Symfony
7 13 (26.53%) Zend
7 13 (26.53%) Zend Framework
7 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
7 13 (26.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (24.49%) React
8 12 (24.49%) Selenium
8 12 (24.49%) JSON
8 12 (24.49%) Laravel
8 12 (24.49%) OO
8 12 (24.49%) HTML
8 12 (24.49%) TDD
9 10 (20.41%) CSS

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport 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 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (10.20%) Twilio
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.20%) Redis
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Git (software)
2 12 (24.49%) Selenium
3 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.20%) JSUnit
5 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 2 (4.08%) QF-Test
6 2 (4.08%) Ranorex
6 2 (4.08%) Redmine
6 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Automotive
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) French Language
4 2 (4.08%) German Language
4 2 (4.08%) Japanese Language
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) PHP Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Software Tester
3 10 (20.41%) Tester
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
5 8 (16.33%) QA Tester
5 8 (16.33%) Software QA Tester
5 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (12.24%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Architect
8 5 (10.20%) Java Architect
8 5 (10.20%) PHP Architect
9 4 (8.16%) QA Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
10 3 (6.12%) Applications Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Java Applications Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Technical Leader
11 2 (4.08%) PHP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) RESTful
1 13 (26.53%) Symfony
1 13 (26.53%) Web Services
1 13 (26.53%) XML
1 13 (26.53%) Zend Framework
2 12 (24.49%) HTML
2 12 (24.49%) JSON
2 12 (24.49%) Laravel
2 12 (24.49%) React
3 10 (20.41%) CSS
3 10 (20.41%) CSS3
3 10 (20.41%) HTML5
4 7 (14.29%) REST
4 7 (14.29%) SOAP
5 6 (12.24%) XSL
6 5 (10.20%) Java EE
6 5 (10.20%) Middleware
6 5 (10.20%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (10.20%) Spring
6 5 (10.20%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Scrum
3 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (26.53%) MVC
3 13 (26.53%) OWASP
3 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
4 12 (24.49%) OO
4 12 (24.49%) TDD
5 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
6 8 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
6 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (14.29%) API Testing
7 7 (14.29%) BDD
7 7 (14.29%) Kanban
7 7 (14.29%) OO PHP
7 7 (14.29%) User Stories
7 7 (14.29%) Web Development
7 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 6 (12.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (73.47%) JavaScript
2 18 (36.73%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) PHP
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) Python
5 5 (10.20%) Go
5 5 (10.20%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) C
6 3 (6.12%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Degree
2 13 (26.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (10.20%) Master's Degree
4 3 (6.12%) ISEB
4 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 5 (10.20%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.04%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Zend
2 1 (2.04%) Google
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle