Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 33 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 38 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 10.28% 8.78% 10.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.71% 9.25% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 40
Stockport median annual salary £40,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £34,625 £35,375
90th Percentile £58,750 £87,500 £56,375
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +12.58%

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 308 411 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 95.95% 94.92% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 240 364 316
Stockport median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,625
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +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 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Stockport

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
2 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Degree
3 12 (36.36%) Java
4 11 (33.33%) Scrum
5 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) Selenium
6 9 (27.27%) OWASP
6 9 (27.27%) QA
6 9 (27.27%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) MVC
6 9 (27.27%) HTML
6 9 (27.27%) Web Services
6 9 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (24.24%) React
7 8 (24.24%) TDD
7 8 (24.24%) RESTful
8 7 (21.21%) REST
8 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
8 7 (21.21%) PHP
8 7 (21.21%) MySQL
9 6 (18.18%) CSS
9 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 6 (18.18%) BDD
9 6 (18.18%) JSON
9 6 (18.18%) SDLC
9 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
10 5 (15.15%) Mathematics

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 (3.03%) Alfresco
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.06%) Twilio
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Redis
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.12%) FitNesse
4 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
5 3 (9.09%) Mercurial
5 3 (9.09%) Redmine
5 3 (9.09%) webpack
6 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) NUnit
6 1 (3.03%) QF-Test
6 1 (3.03%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Tester
3 10 (30.30%) Software Tester
4 7 (21.21%) QA Tester
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 5 (15.15%) PHP Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (12.12%) Angular Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
8 3 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Java Architect
9 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
1 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 8 (24.24%) React
2 8 (24.24%) RESTful
3 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
3 7 (21.21%) REST
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
4 6 (18.18%) JSON
5 5 (15.15%) SOAP
5 5 (15.15%) Symfony
5 5 (15.15%) XML
5 5 (15.15%) Zend Framework
6 4 (12.12%) .NET
6 4 (12.12%) Laravel
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.09%) Grails
7 3 (9.09%) HTML5
7 3 (9.09%) J2EE
7 3 (9.09%) JSP
7 3 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (27.27%) MVC
4 9 (27.27%) OWASP
5 8 (24.24%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (18.18%) SDLC
7 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
7 5 (15.15%) OO
7 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) RAD
8 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) Web Development
9 3 (9.09%) API Testing
9 3 (9.09%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) PHP
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) Go
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (15.15%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) Master's Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Zend
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle