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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 150 149 173
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 27 38 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 1.07% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.10% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 18
Median salary £32,250 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,600 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,500 £35,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
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
3368 3441 3869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.65% 96.71% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2864 2811 3191
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Altrincham +11 3 £24,000 -11.11% 1
Stockport -1 2 £30,000 - 2
Wigan - 1 £23,000 - 1
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 49 (84.48%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (60.34%) QA
3 32 (55.17%) ISEB
4 28 (48.28%) ISTQB
4 28 (48.28%) Test Scripting
5 25 (43.10%) Scrum
6 24 (41.38%) Selenium
7 23 (39.66%) Software Testing
8 21 (36.21%) Automated Testing
8 21 (36.21%) JIRA
8 21 (36.21%) Manual Testing
9 20 (34.48%) Automation Testing
10 18 (31.03%) SQL
11 17 (29.31%) C#
11 17 (29.31%) BDD
12 16 (27.59%) TDD
13 15 (25.86%) Degree
14 14 (24.14%) Windows
14 14 (24.14%) Web Services
14 14 (24.14%) Functional Testing
15 13 (22.41%) SDLC
15 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
16 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (18.97%) Team Foundation Server
18 8 (13.79%) Finance
18 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
18 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
19 7 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 7 (12.07%) Bugzilla
20 6 (10.34%) Java

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:

Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (41.38%) Selenium
2 21 (36.21%) JIRA
3 11 (18.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
5 7 (12.07%) Bugzilla
6 5 (8.62%) FitNesse
6 5 (8.62%) HP UFT
6 5 (8.62%) Ranorex
7 4 (6.90%) MSTest
7 4 (6.90%) NUnit
8 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.45%) Appium
9 2 (3.45%) Gradle
9 2 (3.45%) JMeter
9 2 (3.45%) TestNG
9 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.72%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) DOM
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) iPad
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Android
2 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (84.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) Test Scripting
3 25 (43.10%) Scrum
4 23 (39.66%) Software Testing
5 21 (36.21%) Automated Testing
5 21 (36.21%) Manual Testing
6 20 (34.48%) Automation Testing
7 17 (29.31%) BDD
8 16 (27.59%) TDD
9 14 (24.14%) Functional Testing
10 13 (22.41%) SDLC
10 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
11 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
12 6 (10.34%) System Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
13 5 (8.62%) Defect Management
13 5 (8.62%) Issue Tracking
13 5 (8.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) SQL
2 17 (29.31%) C#
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) ISEB
2 28 (48.28%) ISTQB
3 15 (25.86%) Degree
4 7 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (60.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.62%) Telerik
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Twitter
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago