The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Senior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
North West / Manchester
Rank 169 167 181
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 31 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 12
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,500 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
3709 3206 3806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.69% 97.03% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3108 2656 3213
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 6 £40,000 -
Stockport +2 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Altrincham - 1 £39,000 -
Senior Tester
North West

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Senior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 27 (51.92%) Selenium
4 25 (48.08%) Automated Testing
5 22 (42.31%) Cucumber
6 21 (40.38%) BDD
6 21 (40.38%) WebDriver
7 20 (38.46%) Java
8 19 (36.54%) TDD
9 18 (34.62%) QA
9 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
10 16 (30.77%) Automation Testing
10 16 (30.77%) SDLC
10 16 (30.77%) ISEB
11 15 (28.85%) Gherkin
12 14 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
12 14 (26.92%) Case Management
12 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
12 14 (26.92%) C#
13 13 (25.00%) Configuration Management
13 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 13 (25.00%) GitHub
14 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
14 12 (23.08%) Windows
15 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
15 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
16 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (17.31%) Degree

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) GitHub
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Selenium
2 22 (42.31%) Cucumber
3 21 (40.38%) WebDriver
4 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
5 9 (17.31%) JIRA
6 5 (9.62%) TestComplete
7 4 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.77%) Gradle
8 3 (5.77%) Ranorex
8 3 (5.77%) TestNG
9 2 (3.85%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
1 6 (11.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) Gherkin
2 6 (11.54%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) DOM
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (3.85%) Behat
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
4 2 (3.85%) WSDL
4 2 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
1 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
2 8 (15.38%) Mac OS X
2 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 25 (48.08%) Automated Testing
4 21 (40.38%) BDD
5 19 (36.54%) TDD
6 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
7 16 (30.77%) Automation Testing
7 16 (30.77%) SDLC
8 14 (26.92%) Case Management
8 14 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
10 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (13.46%) Functional Testing
13 7 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement
14 6 (11.54%) Test Management
15 4 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) C#
3 8 (15.38%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) ISEB
2 9 (17.31%) Degree
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) HP
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