Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 36 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 14.48% 9.52% 12.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.59% 10.71% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 52
Stockport median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +14.65% +17.16%
10th Percentile £32,150 £36,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £47,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +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 340 336 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 92.90% 88.89% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 311 320 401
Stockport median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,500 £24,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,125 £52,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Stockport

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Stockport region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) XML
2 25 (47.17%) Scrum
3 22 (41.51%) Java
3 22 (41.51%) JavaScript
4 21 (39.62%) Web Services
5 20 (37.74%) SOAP
6 19 (35.85%) QA
7 18 (33.96%) Degree
7 18 (33.96%) Mentoring
8 17 (32.08%) Computer Science
9 16 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (30.19%) Coaching
10 15 (28.30%) RESTful
10 15 (28.30%) JSON
10 15 (28.30%) TDD
10 15 (28.30%) CSS
10 15 (28.30%) HTML
11 14 (26.42%) Python
11 14 (26.42%) Ruby
11 14 (26.42%) HTML5
11 14 (26.42%) CSS3
11 14 (26.42%) User Stories
12 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
12 13 (24.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (24.53%) Selenium
13 12 (22.64%) MVC
13 12 (22.64%) OOP
13 12 (22.64%) OWASP
13 12 (22.64%) Kanban

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 (1.89%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 10 (18.87%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.66%) SaaS
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.89%) Route 53
6 1 (1.89%) Serverless
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) IPsec
2 1 (1.89%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (18.87%) MySQL
1 10 (18.87%) NoSQL
1 10 (18.87%) Redis
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Selenium
2 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (15.09%) JIRA
3 7 (13.21%) Ranorex
4 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.43%) Robot Framework
6 4 (7.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (7.55%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.55%) Subversion
6 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.66%) JSUnit
7 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.66%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.89%) WebStorm
General
1 8 (15.09%) Automotive
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 6 (11.32%) French Language
3 6 (11.32%) German Language
3 6 (11.32%) Japanese Language
4 2 (3.77%) Games
4 2 (3.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Test Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Architect
3 12 (22.64%) Tester
4 10 (18.87%) Java Architect
4 10 (18.87%) PHP Architect
5 8 (15.09%) Principal Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Principal Test Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Software Tester
6 6 (11.32%) Web Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Applications Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Java Applications Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Java Technical Architect
7 5 (9.43%) PHP Technical Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) .NET Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Azure Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) XML
2 21 (39.62%) Web Services
3 20 (37.74%) SOAP
4 15 (28.30%) CSS
4 15 (28.30%) HTML
4 15 (28.30%) JSON
4 15 (28.30%) RESTful
5 14 (26.42%) CSS3
5 14 (26.42%) HTML5
6 13 (24.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (18.87%) Middleware
7 10 (18.87%) Polymer
7 10 (18.87%) REST
7 10 (18.87%) Spring
7 10 (18.87%) Spring Boot
7 10 (18.87%) Spring MVC
7 10 (18.87%) XSL
8 7 (13.21%) .NET
9 6 (11.32%) WSDL
9 6 (11.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Computer Science
2 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.66%) iPad
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Scrum
3 18 (33.96%) Mentoring
4 16 (30.19%) Coaching
4 16 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (28.30%) TDD
6 14 (26.42%) User Stories
7 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
8 12 (22.64%) Kanban
8 12 (22.64%) MVC
8 12 (22.64%) OOP
8 12 (22.64%) OWASP
9 11 (20.75%) SDLC
10 10 (18.87%) Mobile First
10 10 (18.87%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (18.87%) Open Source
10 10 (18.87%) Open Source Development
10 10 (18.87%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (18.87%) Secure Coding
10 10 (18.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Java
1 22 (41.51%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.42%) Python
2 14 (26.42%) Ruby
3 10 (18.87%) Go
3 10 (18.87%) PHP
4 9 (16.98%) C#
5 8 (15.09%) C++
6 6 (11.32%) SQL
7 4 (7.55%) C
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Degree
2 12 (22.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
3 10 (18.87%) Master's Degree
4 9 (16.98%) ISEB
5 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) QA
2 10 (18.87%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Capita
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) VMware