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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 176 181 184
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.060% 0.025% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.027% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 4
Average salary £27,500 - £34,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
3186 3696 4053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.02% 94.14% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2633 3039 3517
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) ISEB
3 9 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Coaching
6 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (50.00%) DSDM
7 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 3 (25.00%) Degree
8 3 (25.00%) QA
8 3 (25.00%) Selenium
8 3 (25.00%) .NET
8 3 (25.00%) Time Management
9 2 (16.67%) Kanban
9 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (16.67%) System Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 2 (16.67%) Big Data
9 2 (16.67%) Interactive TV
9 2 (16.67%) Internet
9 2 (16.67%) Windows
9 2 (16.67%) JIRA
9 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
10 1 (8.33%) Scrum
10 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
10 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (8.33%) Marketing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Interactive TV
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Coaching
5 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (50.00%) DSDM
6 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Time Management
8 2 (16.67%) Kanban
8 2 (16.67%) System Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 1 (8.33%) SDLC
9 1 (8.33%) Open Source
9 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Test Management
9 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (8.33%) Scrum
9 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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