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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 183 181 167
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.097% 0.050% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.053% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 12
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
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
3895 3797 3613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.71% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3199 3317 3175
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) CMMI
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) OSCP
4 1 (12.50%) OSCE
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) CMMI
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) OSCP
2 1 (12.50%) OSCE
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
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