The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 124 95 130
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +35
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 56 89 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.43% 2.35% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.83% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 37 86 46
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Software Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3213 3143 3198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.03% 83.13% 79.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2722 2680 2738
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Altrincham +5 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Bolton -14 4 £33,000 +24.52%
Wigan - 3 £40,000 - 3
Stockport -4 1 £42,500 +28.78% 3
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 60 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 59 (42.75%) SQL
3 56 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (38.41%) QA
5 49 (35.51%) Finance
6 46 (33.33%) ISEB
7 38 (27.54%) Manual Testing
7 38 (27.54%) Automation Testing
8 35 (25.36%) Automated Testing
9 29 (21.01%) Oracle
10 28 (20.29%) Selenium
11 25 (18.12%) Scrum
12 24 (17.39%) Degree
13 23 (16.67%) Test Scripting
13 23 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 22 (15.94%) Test Management
15 20 (14.49%) Test Automation
16 17 (12.32%) Regression Testing
17 16 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (11.59%) Information Assurance
17 16 (11.59%) Security Testing
18 15 (10.87%) Coaching
19 14 (10.14%) Apple iOS
19 14 (10.14%) Android
20 13 (9.42%) Unit Testing
20 13 (9.42%) Integration Testing
20 13 (9.42%) Mentoring
21 12 (8.70%) Banking
21 12 (8.70%) Retail
21 12 (8.70%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Office
2 3 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (5.07%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 28 (20.29%) Selenium
2 10 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (6.52%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.80%) TestDirector
5 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.90%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.90%) Subversion
6 4 (2.90%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.17%) JIRA
8 2 (1.45%) Maven
8 2 (1.45%) JUnit
8 2 (1.45%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.72%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.72%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
General
1 49 (35.51%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Banking
2 12 (8.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.17%) Billing
4 2 (1.45%) Advertising
4 2 (1.45%) Games
4 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (41.30%) Analyst
2 50 (36.23%) Test Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Tester
4 19 (13.77%) Test Manager
5 17 (12.32%) Software Tester
6 16 (11.59%) Test Engineer
7 13 (9.42%) Developer
8 12 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
9 11 (7.97%) Test Leader
9 11 (7.97%) Software Engineer
9 11 (7.97%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) QA Manager
10 7 (5.07%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) Junior
10 7 (5.07%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Senior Tester
11 5 (3.62%) Systems Developer
11 5 (3.62%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) .NET
2 6 (4.35%) Java EE
2 6 (4.35%) HTML
3 4 (2.90%) Spring
4 3 (2.17%) Web Services
4 3 (2.17%) XML
5 2 (1.45%) JSON
6 1 (0.72%) GWT
6 1 (0.72%) jQuery
6 1 (0.72%) Java EE 5
6 1 (0.72%) JPA
6 1 (0.72%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (0.72%) OSGi
6 1 (0.72%) Akka
6 1 (0.72%) Swing
6 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.72%) EJB
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.72%) JDBC
6 1 (0.72%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.90%) Open Source
4 3 (2.17%) Animation
4 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.45%) AS400
5 2 (1.45%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.14%) Android
1 14 (10.14%) Apple iOS
2 12 (8.70%) Windows
3 11 (7.97%) UNIX
4 3 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.54%) Manual Testing
2 38 (27.54%) Automation Testing
3 35 (25.36%) Automated Testing
4 25 (18.12%) Scrum
5 23 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 22 (15.94%) Test Management
7 20 (14.49%) Test Automation
8 17 (12.32%) Regression Testing
9 16 (11.59%) Information Assurance
9 16 (11.59%) Security Testing
10 15 (10.87%) Coaching
11 13 (9.42%) Mentoring
11 13 (9.42%) Unit Testing
11 13 (9.42%) Integration Testing
12 12 (8.70%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.97%) Project Management
13 11 (7.97%) Change Management
13 11 (7.97%) Load Testing
14 9 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.75%) SQL
2 11 (7.97%) Java
2 11 (7.97%) C#
3 9 (6.52%) C++
3 9 (6.52%) Python
4 8 (5.80%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.35%) C
6 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.90%) Perl
8 3 (2.17%) VB
9 2 (1.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 46 (33.33%) ISEB
3 24 (17.39%) Degree
4 16 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.07%) HND
6 6 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (3.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.72%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (38.41%) QA
2 11 (7.97%) FATCA
3 7 (5.07%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (21.01%) Oracle
2 23 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.80%) VMware
4 5 (3.62%) HP
5 2 (1.45%) Aquila
6 1 (0.72%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.72%) SAP
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