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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 154 160 185
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 26 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.65% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.69% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 5
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +46.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,900 £19,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £23,700
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
3402 3786 3910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.16% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3135 3383
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +4 4 £29,250 -4.87% 2
Altrincham - 1 £15,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (74.19%) QA
2 35 (56.45%) Selenium
3 33 (53.23%) SQL
4 32 (51.61%) Test Scripting
5 28 (45.16%) SDLC
6 27 (43.55%) Automated Testing
7 23 (37.10%) ISEB
7 23 (37.10%) Test Automation
8 21 (33.87%) Manual Testing
9 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
10 17 (27.42%) Scrum
11 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
12 15 (24.19%) Android
12 15 (24.19%) Apple iOS
13 14 (22.58%) Automation Testing
13 14 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (22.58%) Finance
14 13 (20.97%) Degree
15 12 (19.35%) HP UFT
16 11 (17.74%) Windows
17 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
17 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (14.52%) .NET
18 9 (14.52%) C#
18 9 (14.52%) Oracle
18 9 (14.52%) JIRA
18 9 (14.52%) TDD
19 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
20 7 (11.29%) Cucumber

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) VPN
1 3 (4.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (56.45%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) HP UFT
3 9 (14.52%) JIRA
4 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.06%) FitNesse
6 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.45%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.61%) Hudson
8 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) XML
3 6 (9.68%) Web Services
4 5 (8.06%) HTML
5 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.84%) LAMP
7 1 (1.61%) WPF
7 1 (1.61%) CSS
7 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.61%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Android
1 15 (24.19%) Apple iOS
2 11 (17.74%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) Test Scripting
3 28 (45.16%) SDLC
4 27 (43.55%) Automated Testing
5 23 (37.10%) Test Automation
6 21 (33.87%) Manual Testing
7 17 (27.42%) Scrum
8 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
9 14 (22.58%) Automation Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (14.52%) TDD
12 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
13 6 (9.68%) DSDM
13 6 (9.68%) User Stories
14 5 (8.06%) RAD
14 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
14 5 (8.06%) Process Management
14 5 (8.06%) System Testing
14 5 (8.06%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) C#
3 7 (11.29%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) ISEB
2 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 14 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (20.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (74.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 3 (4.84%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Capita
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
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