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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 157 164 168
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 39 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.07% 0.68% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37 26 20
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £38,750 £40,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Software 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
3548 3710 3972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.42% 96.92% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3001 3117 3251
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport +5 5 £30,000 +6.19% 1
Wigan - 5 £30,000 -
Altrincham +8 2 £34,750 +131.66% 1
Bolton - 2 £31,500 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Selenium
3 34 (54.84%) QA
3 34 (54.84%) ISTQB
4 32 (51.61%) Test Scripting
5 31 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 25 (40.32%) Scrum
7 24 (38.71%) Automated Testing
8 22 (35.48%) ISEB
9 21 (33.87%) SQL
9 21 (33.87%) SDLC
10 20 (32.26%) C#
11 19 (30.65%) Manual Testing
12 17 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (25.81%) Windows
14 15 (24.19%) Automation Testing
15 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
16 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
16 12 (19.35%) JIRA
16 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (19.35%) Functional Testing
16 12 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (16.13%) iPad
17 10 (16.13%) Web Services
18 9 (14.52%) Degree
18 9 (14.52%) NUnit
18 9 (14.52%) CSS
18 9 (14.52%) HTML
18 9 (14.52%) Java
18 9 (14.52%) JavaScript

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 5 (8.06%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (58.06%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) JIRA
3 9 (14.52%) NUnit
4 7 (11.29%) Gradle
4 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.29%) JMeter
4 7 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.29%) TestNG
5 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.84%) FitNesse
6 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.84%) Ranorex
6 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.23%) Appium
7 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.23%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) Web Services
2 9 (14.52%) CSS
2 9 (14.52%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) .NET
3 7 (11.29%) DOM
3 7 (11.29%) Silverlight
4 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 2 (3.23%) jQuery
5 2 (3.23%) XML
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) iPad
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Android
2 9 (14.52%) Apple iOS
3 7 (11.29%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) Test Scripting
3 31 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 25 (40.32%) Scrum
5 24 (38.71%) Automated Testing
6 21 (33.87%) SDLC
7 19 (30.65%) Manual Testing
8 17 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (24.19%) Automation Testing
10 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
11 12 (19.35%) Functional Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
11 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (11.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Load Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (9.68%) Defect Management
13 6 (9.68%) TDD
14 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 20 (32.26%) C#
3 9 (14.52%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) VBScript
5 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (54.84%) ISTQB
2 22 (35.48%) ISEB
3 12 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (14.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (54.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Telerik
3 1 (1.61%) VMware
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