The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 173 160 184
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 20 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 0.50% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.53% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 10
Average salary £34,000 £24,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,200 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £35,000 £25,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
3991 3574 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.51% 94.95% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3439 3117 3803
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 December 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +5 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Cheadle - 2 - -
Bolton +3 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) QA
4 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
7 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Windows
9 6 (21.43%) Android
9 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
9 6 (21.43%) ISEB
10 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (17.86%) JIRA
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
10 5 (17.86%) Web Testing
10 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
11 4 (14.29%) HP
11 4 (14.29%) User Stories
11 4 (14.29%) C#
11 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
12 3 (10.71%) Degree
12 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.71%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Android
2 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
5 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Web Testing
7 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.29%) User Stories
9 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) BDD
9 3 (10.71%) Market Research
9 3 (10.71%) System Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 2 (7.14%) TDD
11 1 (3.57%) Document Management
11 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
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