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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 144 114 80
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -34
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 55 82 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.45% 2.12% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.36% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 47 56 120
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
3411 3470 3510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.88% 89.87% 87.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2892 2873 2892
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Altrincham +15 6 £45,000 +143.24%
Wigan -3 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Cheadle - 2 £28,500 -
Salford +3 1 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Stockport -7 1 £38,500 -9.41%
Bolton - 1 £25,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 61 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.46%) SQL
3 35 (30.70%) Scrum
4 34 (29.82%) SDLC
5 31 (27.19%) ISTQB
6 30 (26.32%) QA
6 30 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 29 (25.44%) Selenium
8 25 (21.93%) Automated Testing
9 21 (18.42%) ISEB
9 21 (18.42%) Test Automation
10 20 (17.54%) Regression Testing
11 19 (16.67%) Java
12 17 (14.91%) C#
13 16 (14.04%) .NET
14 15 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (12.28%) Manual Testing
15 14 (12.28%) Windows
16 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
16 13 (11.40%) Finance
16 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (10.53%) Android
17 12 (10.53%) Automation Testing
17 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS
18 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering
19 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
19 10 (8.77%) Games
19 10 (8.77%) iPad
19 10 (8.77%) Functional 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 9 (7.89%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) CICS
2 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.88%) DataStage
3 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (25.44%) Selenium
2 8 (7.02%) Cucumber
2 8 (7.02%) JIRA
3 6 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 5 (4.39%) TestComplete
5 4 (3.51%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.51%) Ranorex
6 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.63%) JUnit
6 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.75%) Appium
7 2 (1.75%) JMeter
7 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) Gatling
8 1 (0.88%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.88%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.88%) NUnit
8 1 (0.88%) WebLOAD
General
1 13 (11.40%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Games
3 7 (6.14%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Back Office
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Military
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (39.47%) Tester
2 41 (35.96%) Analyst
3 38 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 33 (28.95%) Test Analyst
5 27 (23.68%) Software Analyst
6 26 (22.81%) Software Test Analyst
7 18 (15.79%) Developer
8 11 (9.65%) Automation Tester
8 11 (9.65%) Consultant
9 8 (7.02%) Test Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Business Analyst
11 6 (5.26%) Delphi Developer
11 6 (5.26%) Test Consultant
12 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
12 5 (4.39%) EDI Consultant
12 5 (4.39%) Implementation Consultant
12 5 (4.39%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Senior Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Software Consultant
12 5 (4.39%) Software Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) CSS
3 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.26%) EDI
5 5 (4.39%) EDIFACT
5 5 (4.39%) jQuery
5 5 (4.39%) Web Services
5 5 (4.39%) XML
6 4 (3.51%) HTML
7 3 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.63%) SOAP
8 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.88%) Cocoa
9 1 (0.88%) J2EE
9 1 (0.88%) Swing
9 1 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) iPad
2 5 (4.39%) TRADACOMS
3 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) FMCG
4 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.75%) Online Gambling
4 2 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.88%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.88%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.28%) Windows
2 12 (10.53%) Android
2 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.70%) Scrum
3 34 (29.82%) SDLC
4 30 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 25 (21.93%) Automated Testing
6 21 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 20 (17.54%) Regression Testing
8 14 (12.28%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (10.53%) Automation Testing
11 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.77%) Coaching
12 10 (8.77%) Functional Testing
13 9 (7.89%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.02%) Test Management
15 7 (6.14%) TDD
15 7 (6.14%) Web Development
16 6 (5.26%) System Testing
16 6 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.46%) SQL
2 19 (16.67%) Java
3 17 (14.91%) C#
4 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.02%) C
5 8 (7.02%) C++
6 7 (6.14%) Python
7 6 (5.26%) Delphi
8 4 (3.51%) Scala
8 4 (3.51%) VBScript
9 3 (2.63%) PHP
10 2 (1.75%) Perl
10 2 (1.75%) Ruby
11 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.88%) COBOL
11 1 (0.88%) JCL
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (27.19%) ISTQB
2 21 (18.42%) ISEB
3 15 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.14%) Degree
5 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.88%) HNC
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.88%) PhD
7 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) HP
4 2 (1.75%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.75%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.88%) Alterian
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Informatica
5 1 (0.88%) Progress
5 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.88%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
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