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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 183 171 192
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 10 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.21% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 4
Average salary £33,750 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-4.09% +17.12%
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
3991 3574 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.51% 94.95% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3439 3117 3803
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram 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 19 December 2014. 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 - 4 £30,500 - 1
Altrincham +5 2 £37,500 -31.81%
Senior Tester
North West

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
3 7 (50.00%) ISEB
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) DSDM
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
6 3 (21.43%) CMMI
6 3 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Advertising
7 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) OSCP
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Selenium
7 2 (14.29%) VBScript
7 2 (14.29%) CISSP
8 1 (7.14%) Windows

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) Coaching
3 4 (28.57%) DSDM
4 3 (21.43%) CMMI
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) OSCP
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
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