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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 186 180 179
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.098% 0.055% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.058% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 8
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +15.78%
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
3890 3446 3641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.44% 94.05% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3278 2980 3201
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 £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 October 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Senior Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) CMMI
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) OSCE
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) OWASP

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) CMMI
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) OWASP
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) OSCE
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago