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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 123 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 58 63 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.68% 1.88% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.12% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 46 49 60
Median salary £32,250 £38,400 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.01% +21.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,400 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £75,000 £40,700
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
3065 2968 3413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.89% 88.44% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2624 2472 2773
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan +5 11 £27,500 -29.48% 1
Stockport +15 7 £27,500 -25.17% 1
Altrincham +5 4 £32,000 -12.32% 1
Sale +3 2 £18,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 68 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.89%) SQL
2 32 (26.89%) Scrum
2 32 (26.89%) ISTQB
3 31 (26.05%) C#
4 26 (21.85%) .NET
5 25 (21.01%) Java
6 24 (20.17%) ISEB
6 24 (20.17%) Windows
7 23 (19.33%) Automated Testing
7 23 (19.33%) QA
7 23 (19.33%) Test Scripting
8 22 (18.49%) Selenium
8 22 (18.49%) Test Automation
8 22 (18.49%) SDLC
9 21 (17.65%) Degree
10 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
11 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
13 15 (12.61%) Mentoring
13 15 (12.61%) Coaching
14 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
15 13 (10.92%) Finance
15 13 (10.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (10.08%) Apple iOS
17 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
17 11 (9.24%) Python
18 10 (8.40%) Games
18 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.68%) Confluence
2 1 (0.84%) Apache
2 1 (0.84%) CMS
2 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) DNS
1 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.84%) S/MIME
1 1 (0.84%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (18.49%) Selenium
2 9 (7.56%) JIRA
3 7 (5.88%) JUnit
3 7 (5.88%) Ranorex
3 7 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.36%) Appium
6 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.68%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.68%) Firebug
7 2 (1.68%) FishEye
7 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.68%) JMeter
7 2 (1.68%) MSTest
7 2 (1.68%) NUnit
7 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.68%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (10.92%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Games
3 8 (6.72%) Retail
4 7 (5.88%) Back Office
5 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.68%) Billing
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Analyst
2 39 (32.77%) Test Analyst
3 25 (21.01%) Developer
3 25 (21.01%) Tester
4 22 (18.49%) Software Tester
5 19 (15.97%) Software Analyst
6 18 (15.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 15 (12.61%) Consultant
8 10 (8.40%) Test Consultant
9 9 (7.56%) .NET Developer
10 8 (6.72%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.88%) Scrum Master
11 7 (5.88%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.88%) Test Automation Consultant
12 6 (5.04%) C# Developer
12 6 (5.04%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) Test Leader
12 6 (5.04%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.85%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) CSS
3 7 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.88%) XML
4 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.20%) EDI
5 5 (4.20%) EDIFACT
5 5 (4.20%) jQuery
6 4 (3.36%) HTML
6 4 (3.36%) Web Services
7 3 (2.52%) Velocity
8 2 (1.68%) Cocoa
8 2 (1.68%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.68%) JSON
8 2 (1.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.04%) iPad
4 5 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.20%) TRADACOMS
5 3 (2.52%) EPoS
6 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) FMCG
6 2 (1.68%) iSeries
6 2 (1.68%) PMI
6 2 (1.68%) W3C
7 1 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.84%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.17%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.40%) Android
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.89%) Scrum
3 23 (19.33%) Automated Testing
3 23 (19.33%) Test Scripting
4 22 (18.49%) SDLC
4 22 (18.49%) Test Automation
5 15 (12.61%) Coaching
5 15 (12.61%) Mentoring
6 10 (8.40%) Performance Testing
6 10 (8.40%) System Testing
6 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.56%) Automation Testing
7 9 (7.56%) Manual Testing
8 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.88%) Open Source
9 7 (5.88%) TDD
9 7 (5.88%) Web Development
10 6 (5.04%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (5.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.89%) SQL
2 31 (26.05%) C#
3 25 (21.01%) Java
4 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.24%) Python
6 8 (6.72%) Scala
7 6 (5.04%) Delphi
8 5 (4.20%) C++
9 4 (3.36%) Ruby
10 3 (2.52%) C
10 3 (2.52%) VB
11 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.68%) PHP
11 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (26.89%) ISTQB
2 24 (20.17%) ISEB
3 21 (17.65%) Degree
4 13 (10.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.84%) HNC
6 1 (0.84%) HND
6 1 (0.84%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.33%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.68%) IBM
2 2 (1.68%) Intel Security
2 2 (1.68%) VMware
3 1 (0.84%) Alterian
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle
3 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.84%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (0.84%) Telerik
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire, North West England
AWD online
Salary: up to £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago