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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 179 172 169
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.19% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 10
Average salary £32,500 £22,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £28,950 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
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
3962 3531 3633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 94.34% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3052 3226
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheadle - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 19 (52.78%) QA
4 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (44.44%) Selenium
6 15 (41.67%) C#
6 15 (41.67%) ISEB
7 14 (38.89%) .NET
7 14 (38.89%) System Testing
8 13 (36.11%) Web Testing
8 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
8 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET
8 13 (36.11%) HTML
8 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
8 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (36.11%) Regression Testing
9 12 (33.33%) SQL
10 9 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) HP
11 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (22.22%) Automation Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
12 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (19.44%) T-SQL
13 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
13 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
3 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) Gradle
6 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) .NET
2 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET
2 13 (36.11%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) EJB
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) JMS
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (38.89%) System Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Regression Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Web Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.56%) BDD
9 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Load Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.78%) High Availability
10 1 (2.78%) Code Coverage
10 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
2 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 12 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (19.44%) T-SQL
5 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 4 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
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