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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 158 162 181
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 10
Average salary £34,000 £27,500 £20,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.63% +32.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,900 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £25,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
3760 3526 4113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.17% 94.76% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3257 3085 3653
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bolton +5 5 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Cheadle - 3 - - 1
Altrincham +7 2 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Stockport -1 2 £36,250 +9.84% 4
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 17 (50.00%) QA
3 17 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
5 15 (44.12%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) Manual Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Android
7 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
7 9 (26.47%) ISEB
7 9 (26.47%) Apple iOS
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) User Stories
8 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
9 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (17.65%) Windows
9 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
10 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
10 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
10 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 5 (14.71%) Scrum
10 5 (14.71%) VMware
10 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
10 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
11 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
11 4 (11.76%) Degree

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Android
1 9 (26.47%) Apple iOS
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 17 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
5 11 (32.35%) Manual Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
7 7 (20.59%) User Stories
7 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
8 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
9 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Market Research
10 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.82%) BDD
11 2 (5.88%) Coaching
11 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.88%) TDD
11 2 (5.88%) Load Testing
12 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) VMware
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) HP
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Salford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bolton
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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