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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 173 172 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 13 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 0
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +4.16%
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
3749 3546 4168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.84% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3246 3100 3698
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,224 £50,000
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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 - 7 £33,000 - 1
Altrincham +8 2 £37,500 -31.81%
Bolton - 1 £35,000 - 1
Senior Tester
North West

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) Manual Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
3 10 (58.82%) ISEB
4 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
4 8 (47.06%) Coaching
5 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
5 7 (41.18%) DSDM
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Selenium
9 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (11.76%) QA
9 2 (11.76%) OSCP
9 2 (11.76%) Advertising
9 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (11.76%) TDD
9 2 (11.76%) VBScript
9 2 (11.76%) XML
9 2 (11.76%) CISSP
10 1 (5.88%) CMMI
10 1 (5.88%) Perl
10 1 (5.88%) Python
10 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
10 1 (5.88%) Windows

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Manual Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
3 8 (47.06%) Coaching
4 7 (41.18%) DSDM
4 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (5.88%) OWASP
8 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Information Security
8 1 (5.88%) CMMI
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) OSCP
4 1 (5.88%) OSCE
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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