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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
North West / Manchester
Rank 173 149 165
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 30 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.94% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.98% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 21
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £27,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
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
3554 3067 3807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.87% 95.96% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3063 2565 3287
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Altrincham -3 4 £19,750 -17.70% 1
Cheadle - 4 £40,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 42 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (61.02%) Software Testing
3 27 (45.76%) Selenium
3 27 (45.76%) Test Scripting
4 24 (40.68%) Manual Testing
4 24 (40.68%) QA
4 24 (40.68%) Test Automation
5 23 (38.98%) Automated Testing
5 23 (38.98%) Scrum
6 22 (37.29%) SDLC
7 21 (35.59%) Functional Testing
8 19 (32.20%) ISTQB
9 15 (25.42%) Degree
9 15 (25.42%) JIRA
9 15 (25.42%) Regression Testing
10 14 (23.73%) ISEB
10 14 (23.73%) SQL
10 14 (23.73%) Windows
10 14 (23.73%) Process Improvement
11 13 (22.03%) Web Services
12 12 (20.34%) Finance
12 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
13 10 (16.95%) FitNesse
13 10 (16.95%) HP UFT
13 10 (16.95%) RAD
13 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
14 9 (15.25%) TestComplete
14 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (15.25%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (45.76%) Selenium
2 15 (25.42%) JIRA
3 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.95%) FitNesse
3 10 (16.95%) HP UFT
4 9 (15.25%) TestComplete
5 5 (8.47%) NUnit
6 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.08%) Gradle
7 3 (5.08%) JMeter
7 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
7 3 (5.08%) TestNG
7 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 8 (13.56%) .NET
3 5 (8.47%) CSS
3 5 (8.47%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) DOM
4 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.08%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) XML
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) iPad
1 6 (10.17%) Online Gambling
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Android
2 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (61.02%) Software Testing
3 27 (45.76%) Test Scripting
4 24 (40.68%) Manual Testing
4 24 (40.68%) Test Automation
5 23 (38.98%) Automated Testing
5 23 (38.98%) Scrum
6 22 (37.29%) SDLC
7 21 (35.59%) Functional Testing
8 15 (25.42%) Regression Testing
9 14 (23.73%) Process Improvement
10 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
11 10 (16.95%) RAD
12 5 (8.47%) Automation Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
12 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.47%) Web Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Data Validation
13 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) VBScript
5 3 (5.08%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) ISTQB
2 15 (25.42%) Degree
3 14 (23.73%) ISEB
4 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.68%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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