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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 139 112 137
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 67 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.62% 2.09% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.32% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 51 50 40
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
3361 2884 3328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 90.47% 90.10% 85.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2909 2371 2868
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Stockport +13 7 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Altrincham -7 6 £19,750 -37.30% 1
Bolton -11 5 £21,500 -21.81% 1
Cheadle - 4 £40,000 -
Salford - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 77 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) Scrum
3 38 (33.63%) Selenium
4 37 (32.74%) Test Scripting
5 35 (30.97%) SDLC
6 33 (29.20%) QA
7 31 (27.43%) SQL
8 30 (26.55%) C++
9 27 (23.89%) Java
9 27 (23.89%) Automated Testing
10 26 (23.01%) ISTQB
10 26 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (22.12%) Test Automation
11 25 (22.12%) Validation
11 25 (22.12%) Regression Testing
12 23 (20.35%) Cucumber
12 23 (20.35%) DevOps
13 21 (18.58%) C
14 18 (15.93%) C#
14 18 (15.93%) Perl
14 18 (15.93%) Python
14 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
15 17 (15.04%) Degree
16 15 (13.27%) ISEB
16 15 (13.27%) DV Cleared
17 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
17 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
17 13 (11.50%) JIRA
18 12 (10.62%) .NET
18 12 (10.62%) BDD

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 5 (4.42%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.88%) 4G
2 1 (0.88%) GPRS
2 1 (0.88%) GSM
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) MySQL
2 4 (3.54%) 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 38 (33.63%) Selenium
2 23 (20.35%) Cucumber
3 13 (11.50%) JIRA
4 9 (7.96%) TestComplete
5 8 (7.08%) HP UFT
6 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.77%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.77%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.77%) Toad
8 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 10 (8.85%) Military
2 5 (4.42%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Electronics
3 4 (3.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.54%) Legal
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Tester
2 36 (31.86%) Software Tester
3 27 (23.89%) Test Engineer
4 22 (19.47%) Analyst
5 15 (13.27%) Software Analyst
5 15 (13.27%) Software Test Analyst
5 15 (13.27%) Test Analyst
6 12 (10.62%) Developer
6 12 (10.62%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (9.73%) Senior Software Tester
7 11 (9.73%) Senior Tester
7 11 (9.73%) Test Manager
8 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.08%) Automation Tester
9 8 (7.08%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (7.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.08%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (7.08%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) QA Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.54%) CSS
2 4 (3.54%) HTML
2 4 (3.54%) WinForms
2 4 (3.54%) WPF
3 2 (1.77%) Ajax
3 2 (1.77%) CSS3
3 2 (1.77%) HTML5
3 2 (1.77%) jQuery
3 2 (1.77%) SOAP
4 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) iPad
2 7 (6.19%) Online Gambling
3 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.31%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) Android
2 8 (7.08%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) Scrum
3 37 (32.74%) Test Scripting
4 35 (30.97%) SDLC
5 27 (23.89%) Automated Testing
6 26 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (22.12%) Regression Testing
7 25 (22.12%) Test Automation
7 25 (22.12%) Validation
8 23 (20.35%) DevOps
9 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
10 12 (10.62%) BDD
10 12 (10.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.73%) Time Management
12 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Information Security
12 10 (8.85%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.85%) OO
12 10 (8.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.43%) SQL
2 30 (26.55%) C++
3 27 (23.89%) Java
4 21 (18.58%) C
5 18 (15.93%) C#
5 18 (15.93%) Perl
5 18 (15.93%) Python
6 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.42%) PHP
6 5 (4.42%) Ruby
7 4 (3.54%) VBScript
8 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.77%) VB
8 2 (1.77%) VB6
9 1 (0.88%) COBOL
9 1 (0.88%) Delphi
9 1 (0.88%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (23.01%) ISTQB
2 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
3 17 (15.04%) Degree
4 15 (13.27%) DV Cleared
4 15 (13.27%) ISEB
5 9 (7.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (29.20%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) ISO13485
3 2 (1.77%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Hyper-V
1 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) VMware
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle
3 2 (1.77%) HP
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.88%) Apple
4 1 (0.88%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Informatica
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