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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 165 179 157
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 22 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.100% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.11% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 18
Average salary £32,500 £22,000 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,400 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
3895 3797 3613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.71% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3199 3317 3175
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 5 £30,000 - 2
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (59.57%) Software Testing
2 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) ISEB
3 23 (48.94%) Regression Testing
4 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (40.43%) QA
4 19 (40.43%) System Testing
5 18 (38.30%) Web Testing
6 16 (34.04%) Selenium
6 16 (34.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
6 16 (34.04%) C#
6 16 (34.04%) HTML
6 16 (34.04%) .NET
6 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
6 16 (34.04%) ASP.NET
7 14 (29.79%) SQL
7 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
8 11 (23.40%) Finance
8 11 (23.40%) Degree
9 10 (21.28%) HP
10 9 (19.15%) VB.NET
10 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
11 8 (17.02%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) AMQP
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (17.02%) Selenium IDE
4 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (12.77%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.51%) TestPartner
8 3 (6.38%) JUnit
9 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
9 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.13%) Gradle
10 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Military
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) HTML
1 16 (34.04%) .NET
1 16 (34.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) Java EE
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) JMS
2 1 (2.13%) EJB
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Software Testing
2 23 (48.94%) Regression Testing
3 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) System Testing
4 18 (38.30%) Web Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.38%) Project Management
11 2 (4.26%) Validation
11 2 (4.26%) Business Development
11 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.26%) Use Case
11 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
12 1 (2.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
1 16 (34.04%) C#
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 9 (19.15%) VB.NET
4 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.77%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
7 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) ISEB
2 16 (34.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.51%) HNC
5 4 (8.51%) HND
5 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Compuware
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
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Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
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Salary: to £30,000 + excellent bonus + bens
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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