The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 157 179 153
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 5 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.12% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.13% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 19
Average salary £31,500 £21,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.51% -15.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £19,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £23,700 £30,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3788 3895 3650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.44% 94.95% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3134 3373 3232
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Stockport - 8 £30,750 - 3
Cheadle - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (60.42%) Software Testing
2 28 (58.33%) ISEB
3 27 (56.25%) Windows
4 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (39.58%) QA
5 19 (39.58%) System Testing
6 18 (37.50%) Web Testing
7 17 (35.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 16 (33.33%) C#
8 16 (33.33%) HTML
8 16 (33.33%) .NET
8 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 15 (31.25%) Selenium
9 15 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (29.17%) SQL
11 12 (25.00%) Finance
11 12 (25.00%) Degree
11 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 10 (20.83%) HP
13 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
13 9 (18.75%) VB.NET
13 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
14 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 7 (14.58%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
15 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Selenium
1 15 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (14.58%) Selenium IDE
3 6 (12.50%) JIRA
3 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.33%) TestPartner
5 3 (6.25%) JUnit
6 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) HTML
1 16 (33.33%) .NET
1 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) Java EE
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) JMS
2 1 (2.08%) EJB
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Biotechnology
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Software Testing
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (39.58%) System Testing
4 18 (37.50%) Web Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
9 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.25%) Project Management
11 2 (4.17%) Validation
11 2 (4.17%) Business Development
11 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Use Case
12 1 (2.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 16 (33.33%) C#
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
3 9 (18.75%) VB.NET
4 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) VBScript
7 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) ISEB
2 17 (35.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (25.00%) Degree
3 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.33%) HNC
5 4 (8.33%) HND
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) HP
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Compuware
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.08%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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