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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 145 168 168
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 31 28 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.70% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.72% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 15
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
3129 3877 3610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.31% 96.47% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2594 3320 3140
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
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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 +3 8 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Altrincham +8 5 £24,000 -36.00% 1
Software Tester
North West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 62 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (75.36%) QA
3 47 (68.12%) ISEB
4 34 (49.28%) Test Scripting
4 34 (49.28%) Manual Testing
5 33 (47.83%) Automated Testing
6 31 (44.93%) Selenium
6 31 (44.93%) Scrum
7 27 (39.13%) ISTQB
8 26 (37.68%) Functional Testing
8 26 (37.68%) Degree
8 26 (37.68%) JIRA
9 25 (36.23%) SQL
10 23 (33.33%) Software Testing
10 23 (33.33%) BDD
11 22 (31.88%) TDD
11 22 (31.88%) Web Services
12 20 (28.99%) Test Automation
12 20 (28.99%) Automation Testing
12 20 (28.99%) SDLC
13 19 (27.54%) C#
14 18 (26.09%) Cucumber
15 17 (24.64%) Finance
16 16 (23.19%) Windows
17 14 (20.29%) HP UFT
18 13 (18.84%) Defect Management
19 12 (17.39%) Process Improvement
19 12 (17.39%) RAD
19 12 (17.39%) FitNesse
20 11 (15.94%) SoapUI

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (44.93%) Selenium
2 26 (37.68%) JIRA
3 18 (26.09%) Cucumber
4 14 (20.29%) HP UFT
5 12 (17.39%) FitNesse
6 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
7 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (10.14%) Bugzilla
9 5 (7.25%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.80%) MSTest
10 4 (5.80%) NUnit
10 4 (5.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (5.80%) Ranorex
10 4 (5.80%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.45%) Sahi
12 1 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) Web Services
2 10 (14.49%) .NET
3 5 (7.25%) XML
4 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) iPad
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Android
2 6 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (49.28%) Manual Testing
2 34 (49.28%) Test Scripting
3 33 (47.83%) Automated Testing
4 31 (44.93%) Scrum
5 26 (37.68%) Functional Testing
6 23 (33.33%) BDD
6 23 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 22 (31.88%) TDD
8 20 (28.99%) Automation Testing
8 20 (28.99%) SDLC
8 20 (28.99%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.84%) Defect Management
10 12 (17.39%) Process Improvement
10 12 (17.39%) RAD
11 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (10.14%) DSDM
13 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
13 6 (8.70%) Migration
13 6 (8.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) C#
3 7 (10.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (68.12%) ISEB
2 27 (39.13%) ISTQB
3 26 (37.68%) Degree
4 10 (14.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (75.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) Telerik
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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