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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 167 173 176
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 25 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.49% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.52% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 3
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +51.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £22,300 £19,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,500 £22,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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 3859 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.79% 95.03% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3186 3184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 2 £28,250 -2.58% 4
Altrincham - 1 £15,000 -
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (78.18%) QA
3 34 (61.82%) Selenium
4 30 (54.55%) SQL
5 28 (50.91%) Test Scripting
6 27 (49.09%) SDLC
7 26 (47.27%) Automated Testing
8 23 (41.82%) ISEB
9 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
10 20 (36.36%) Scrum
11 19 (34.55%) Manual Testing
12 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
13 16 (29.09%) Degree
14 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
14 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
14 14 (25.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (23.64%) Automation Testing
15 13 (23.64%) Finance
16 12 (21.82%) Android
16 12 (21.82%) Apple iOS
17 11 (20.00%) C#
17 11 (20.00%) Windows
18 10 (18.18%) .NET
18 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
18 10 (18.18%) JIRA
19 9 (16.36%) TDD
19 9 (16.36%) Web Services
19 9 (16.36%) Oracle
19 9 (16.36%) Cucumber
19 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) VPN
1 3 (5.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (61.82%) Selenium
2 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
3 10 (18.18%) JIRA
4 9 (16.36%) Cucumber
5 7 (12.73%) FitNesse
6 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
7 4 (7.27%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.82%) Hudson
10 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
2 5 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 7 (12.73%) XML
4 5 (9.09%) HTML
5 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.45%) LAMP
7 1 (1.82%) WPF
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Android
1 12 (21.82%) Apple iOS
2 11 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Test Scripting
3 27 (49.09%) SDLC
4 26 (47.27%) Automated Testing
5 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
6 20 (36.36%) Scrum
7 19 (34.55%) Manual Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
9 13 (23.64%) Automation Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (16.36%) TDD
11 7 (12.73%) RAD
11 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
11 7 (12.73%) BDD
12 6 (10.91%) Regression Testing
13 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
13 5 (9.09%) Process Management
13 5 (9.09%) System Testing
14 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (7.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) Java
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.45%) PHP
6 3 (5.45%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (41.82%) ISEB
2 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
3 16 (29.09%) Degree
4 14 (25.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (78.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Puppet
2 3 (5.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) Capita
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