The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
North West / Manchester
Rank 179 147 167
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 30 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.90% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.93% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 19
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
3656 3214 3838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.85% 96.87% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3078 2663 3266
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 £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Manchester region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software 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 Software Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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 -
Altrincham -11 4 £19,750 -17.70%
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Software Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Selenium
3 20 (40.82%) Manual Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
4 19 (38.78%) Functional Testing
4 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
5 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
6 16 (32.65%) QA
6 16 (32.65%) Scrum
6 16 (32.65%) SDLC
7 15 (30.61%) Process Improvement
7 15 (30.61%) Degree
8 14 (28.57%) JIRA
9 12 (24.49%) Defect Management
9 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
10 11 (22.45%) Finance
11 10 (20.41%) ISTQB
11 10 (20.41%) SQL
11 10 (20.41%) Web Services
11 10 (20.41%) Windows
12 9 (18.37%) RAD
12 9 (18.37%) ISEB
12 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
12 9 (18.37%) FitNesse
12 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
13 8 (16.33%) TestComplete
14 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
14 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (14.29%) Case Management

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MySQL
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Selenium
2 14 (28.57%) JIRA
3 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.37%) FitNesse
3 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
4 8 (16.33%) TestComplete
5 3 (6.12%) NUnit
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.04%) Gradle
7 1 (2.04%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) DOM
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Online Gambling
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Software Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Manual Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
4 19 (38.78%) Functional Testing
4 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
5 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
6 16 (32.65%) Scrum
6 16 (32.65%) SDLC
7 15 (30.61%) Process Improvement
8 12 (24.49%) Defect Management
8 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
9 9 (18.37%) RAD
10 7 (14.29%) Case Management
10 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
13 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
13 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Degree
2 10 (20.41%) ISTQB
3 9 (18.37%) ISEB
4 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
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