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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 153 162 167
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 31 25 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.86% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.72% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 27
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £25,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £37,500 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
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
3516 3468 3878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.50% 96.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2978 2874 3159
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +1 5 £30,000 +2.56% 2
Altrincham +7 4 £33,000 +120.00%
Bolton - 2 £31,500 -
Wigan - 2 £30,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (55.17%) ISTQB
2 32 (55.17%) QA
2 32 (55.17%) Selenium
3 29 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
5 24 (41.38%) ISEB
6 22 (37.93%) Scrum
7 21 (36.21%) Automated Testing
8 19 (32.76%) SQL
8 19 (32.76%) SDLC
9 17 (29.31%) C#
10 15 (25.86%) JIRA
10 15 (25.86%) Windows
11 14 (24.14%) Manual Testing
12 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
12 13 (22.41%) Automation Testing
13 12 (20.69%) Degree
13 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (17.24%) Functional Testing
16 9 (15.52%) Web Services
17 8 (13.79%) Java
17 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
17 8 (13.79%) TDD
17 8 (13.79%) iPad
17 8 (13.79%) Android
17 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
18 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (6.90%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (55.17%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) JIRA
3 7 (12.07%) NUnit
3 7 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.62%) Gradle
5 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.62%) JMeter
5 5 (8.62%) TestNG
6 4 (6.90%) Ranorex
6 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.17%) Bugzilla
7 3 (5.17%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.45%) Appium
9 1 (1.72%) MSTest
9 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) DOM
2 5 (8.62%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) Silverlight
3 3 (5.17%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) iPad
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Android
2 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
4 22 (37.93%) Scrum
5 21 (36.21%) Automated Testing
6 19 (32.76%) SDLC
7 14 (24.14%) Manual Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Automation Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (17.24%) Functional Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
11 8 (13.79%) TDD
12 7 (12.07%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
14 5 (8.62%) BDD
14 5 (8.62%) Defect Management
14 5 (8.62%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 17 (29.31%) C#
3 8 (13.79%) Java
4 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) ISTQB
2 24 (41.38%) ISEB
3 12 (20.69%) Degree
4 11 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (55.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) Telerik
3 1 (1.72%) VMware
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