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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 174 148 193
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 27 41 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 1.12% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.18% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 14
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
3685 3489 4122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.20% 95.62% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3214 2886 3525
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (57.81%) Software Testing
2 37 (57.81%) Selenium
3 35 (54.69%) QA
4 33 (51.56%) Test Scripting
5 30 (46.88%) ISTQB
5 30 (46.88%) Scrum
6 28 (43.75%) Automated Testing
7 27 (42.19%) Test Automation
8 26 (40.63%) SDLC
9 24 (37.50%) Manual Testing
10 20 (31.25%) ISEB
10 20 (31.25%) SQL
11 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (28.13%) Functional Testing
12 17 (26.56%) Windows
12 17 (26.56%) Regression Testing
13 15 (23.44%) Degree
13 15 (23.44%) JIRA
14 14 (21.88%) Web Services
14 14 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (20.31%) Defect Management
16 12 (18.75%) Finance
16 12 (18.75%) C#
17 11 (17.19%) Android
17 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
18 10 (15.63%) Process Improvement
19 9 (14.06%) Automation Testing
19 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
19 9 (14.06%) FitNesse

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 5 (7.81%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (57.81%) Selenium
2 15 (23.44%) JIRA
3 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
3 9 (14.06%) FitNesse
3 9 (14.06%) HP UFT
4 8 (12.50%) TestComplete
5 7 (10.94%) NUnit
6 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.81%) Gradle
7 5 (7.81%) JMeter
7 5 (7.81%) TestNG
8 4 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Automotive
2 1 (1.56%) Games
2 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Web Services
2 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) CSS
2 7 (10.94%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) DOM
3 5 (7.81%) Silverlight
4 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.69%) SOAP
6 2 (3.13%) jQuery
6 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (7.81%) iPad
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.56%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Android
2 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (57.81%) Software Testing
3 33 (51.56%) Test Scripting
4 30 (46.88%) Scrum
5 28 (43.75%) Automated Testing
6 27 (42.19%) Test Automation
7 26 (40.63%) SDLC
8 24 (37.50%) Manual Testing
9 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (28.13%) Functional Testing
10 17 (26.56%) Regression Testing
11 13 (20.31%) Defect Management
12 10 (15.63%) Process Improvement
13 9 (14.06%) Automation Testing
13 9 (14.06%) RAD
14 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (10.94%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 7 (10.94%) Exploratory Testing
16 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
16 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) C#
3 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.94%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) ISTQB
2 20 (31.25%) ISEB
3 15 (23.44%) Degree
4 14 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (54.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) Telerik
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