The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 162 182 172
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 9 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 8
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Senior Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3167 3875 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.17% 96.35% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2622 3325 3120
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Manchester region.

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -2 6 £45,000 +36.36%
Oldham - 1 £38,000 -
Senior Tester
North West

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title.

1 27 (93.10%) QA
2 23 (79.31%) ISEB
3 21 (72.41%) Windows
4 17 (58.62%) Automated Testing
4 17 (58.62%) VMware
4 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
4 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 17 (58.62%) Mac OS X
4 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (58.62%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (58.62%) Windows 10
5 15 (51.72%) Case Management
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
5 15 (51.72%) Defect Tracking
5 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
6 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
7 7 (24.14%) C#
7 7 (24.14%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) QA Automation
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Web Services
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Mac OS X
2 17 (58.62%) Windows 10
3 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Automated Testing
2 15 (51.72%) Case Management
2 15 (51.72%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) QA Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) OOD
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C#
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) ISEB
2 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) CHECK Team Leader
3 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (93.10%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago