Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 43 40 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 9.91% 10.55% 10.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.75% 11.63% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 43
Stockport median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00% +10.77%
10th Percentile £32,750 £38,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £57,500 £47,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%

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 400 344 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 92.17% 90.77% 94.16%
Number of salaries quoted 363 329 394
Stockport median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,800 £26,000 £26,825
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £51,250
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.23%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Stockport

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Stockport region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) JavaScript
3 22 (51.16%) Scrum
4 20 (46.51%) XML
5 19 (44.19%) Web Services
5 19 (44.19%) Selenium
6 18 (41.86%) CSS
6 18 (41.86%) HTML
6 18 (41.86%) Java
7 17 (39.53%) .NET
7 17 (39.53%) RESTful
7 17 (39.53%) HTML5
7 17 (39.53%) CSS3
8 16 (37.21%) Mentoring
8 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
8 16 (37.21%) QA
8 16 (37.21%) Degree
9 14 (32.56%) JSON
9 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (32.56%) Python
10 13 (30.23%) C#
10 13 (30.23%) TDD
10 13 (30.23%) Coaching
10 13 (30.23%) User Stories
10 13 (30.23%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
11 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
11 12 (27.91%) Automotive
12 11 (25.58%) ISEB
12 11 (25.58%) SQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 6 (13.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (11.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (9.30%) SaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.33%) Route 53
5 1 (2.33%) Serverless
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) IPsec
2 1 (2.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (11.63%) MySQL
1 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
1 5 (11.63%) Redis
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Selenium
2 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
3 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
4 10 (23.26%) JIRA
4 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
5 8 (18.60%) Robot Framework
6 6 (13.95%) Ranorex
6 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
7 5 (11.63%) gulp
7 5 (11.63%) JSUnit
7 5 (11.63%) Subversion
8 4 (9.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
9 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
9 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
9 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
10 2 (4.65%) JMeter
General
1 12 (27.91%) Automotive
2 10 (23.26%) French Language
2 10 (23.26%) German Language
2 10 (23.26%) Japanese Language
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 8 (18.60%) Tester
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Java Architect
4 5 (11.63%) PHP Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Azure Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Applications Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Chief Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Java Applications Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (4.65%) PHP Technical Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) XML
2 19 (44.19%) Web Services
3 18 (41.86%) CSS
3 18 (41.86%) HTML
4 17 (39.53%) .NET
4 17 (39.53%) CSS3
4 17 (39.53%) HTML5
4 17 (39.53%) RESTful
5 14 (32.56%) JSON
6 9 (20.93%) SOAP
7 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.60%) jQuery
7 8 (18.60%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (16.28%) Java EE
8 7 (16.28%) Node.js
9 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Core
10 5 (11.63%) .NET Core
10 5 (11.63%) Nightwatchjs
10 5 (11.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.30%) iPad
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) Scrum
3 16 (37.21%) Mentoring
4 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (30.23%) Acceptance Criteria
5 13 (30.23%) Coaching
5 13 (30.23%) TDD
5 13 (30.23%) User Stories
6 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
6 10 (23.26%) MVC
6 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
6 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Process Improvement
7 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.28%) API Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Kanban
8 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
9 6 (13.95%) SDLC
10 5 (11.63%) Issue Tracking
10 5 (11.63%) SMACSS
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) JavaScript
2 18 (41.86%) Java
3 14 (32.56%) Python
4 13 (30.23%) C#
5 11 (25.58%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) Ruby
7 7 (16.28%) C++
8 5 (11.63%) C
8 5 (11.63%) Go
8 5 (11.63%) PHP
9 2 (4.65%) VB
9 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Degree
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
3 11 (25.58%) ISEB
4 5 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) QA
2 5 (11.63%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Capita
1 3 (6.98%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco
3 1 (2.33%) VMware