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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 119 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 58 66 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.67% 1.80% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.08% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 48 37 62
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £18,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,000 £55,000
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
3071 3167 3398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.65% 86.46% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2597 2596 2807
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +9 5 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Salford - 4 £22,500 - 1
Altrincham +8 1 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 76 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.68%) ISTQB
3 35 (28.23%) ISEB
3 35 (28.23%) SQL
4 34 (27.42%) Scrum
4 34 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 28 (22.58%) QA
6 27 (21.77%) C#
7 25 (20.16%) Degree
8 24 (19.35%) Windows
9 22 (17.74%) Java
9 22 (17.74%) .NET
9 22 (17.74%) SDLC
10 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
10 21 (16.94%) Test Automation
11 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
12 18 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
13 17 (13.71%) Selenium
14 16 (12.90%) JIRA
14 16 (12.90%) Mentoring
15 15 (12.10%) Coaching
15 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
17 13 (10.48%) Waterfall
17 13 (10.48%) Test Strategy
18 12 (9.68%) Apple iOS
18 12 (9.68%) Performance Testing
18 12 (9.68%) Security 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 4 (3.23%) Confluence
2 2 (1.61%) ColdFusion
2 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) DNS
1 2 (1.61%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.61%) S/MIME
1 2 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (13.71%) Selenium
2 16 (12.90%) JIRA
3 7 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.84%) HP UFT
5 5 (4.03%) JUnit
5 5 (4.03%) Ranorex
5 5 (4.03%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.23%) Appium
6 4 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.23%) FishEye
6 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.42%) Fiddler
7 3 (2.42%) Firebug
7 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.61%) MSTest
8 2 (1.61%) NUnit
8 2 (1.61%) Xcode
9 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (9.68%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Retail
3 8 (6.45%) Games
4 7 (5.65%) Back Office
5 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.23%) Banking
6 4 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.42%) Legal
7 3 (2.42%) Marketing
7 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (36.29%) Analyst
2 42 (33.87%) Test Analyst
3 24 (19.35%) Tester
4 23 (18.55%) Software Tester
5 21 (16.94%) Developer
6 16 (12.90%) Software Analyst
7 15 (12.10%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (8.06%) Consultant
9 9 (7.26%) Automation Tester
10 8 (6.45%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.45%) Test Manager
11 7 (5.65%) C# Developer
11 7 (5.65%) Scrum Master
11 7 (5.65%) Software Test Engineer
11 7 (5.65%) Test Engineer
12 6 (4.84%) Test Consultant
12 6 (4.84%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.84%) Web Analyst
12 6 (4.84%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.74%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.65%) XML
4 6 (4.84%) CSS
4 6 (4.84%) HTML
4 6 (4.84%) Web Services
5 4 (3.23%) REST
6 3 (2.42%) Cocoa
6 3 (2.42%) JSON
6 3 (2.42%) Velocity
7 2 (1.61%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.61%) EDI
7 2 (1.61%) EDIFACT
7 2 (1.61%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.61%) MXML
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.26%) EPoS
4 5 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.23%) PMI
6 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.42%) W3C
7 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.61%) Clustering
7 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.61%) iPad
7 2 (1.61%) iSeries
7 2 (1.61%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.81%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.35%) Windows
2 12 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.45%) Android
4 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.42%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.42%) Scrum
2 34 (27.42%) Test Scripting
3 22 (17.74%) SDLC
4 21 (16.94%) Test Automation
5 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
6 16 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 15 (12.10%) Coaching
7 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (10.48%) Test Strategy
8 13 (10.48%) Waterfall
9 12 (9.68%) Information Assurance
9 12 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 12 (9.68%) Security Testing
9 12 (9.68%) System Testing
10 11 (8.87%) Automation Testing
10 11 (8.87%) Defect Management
11 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (8.06%) Manual Testing
11 10 (8.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.23%) SQL
2 27 (21.77%) C#
3 22 (17.74%) Java
4 11 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.26%) Python
6 6 (4.84%) Delphi
6 6 (4.84%) VB
7 5 (4.03%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.03%) Scala
8 4 (3.23%) C++
8 4 (3.23%) Ruby
9 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.61%) C
10 2 (1.61%) PHP
10 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.61%) VBScript
11 1 (0.81%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 43 (34.68%) ISTQB
2 35 (28.23%) ISEB
3 25 (20.16%) Degree
4 18 (14.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) PhD
7 1 (0.81%) HNC
7 1 (0.81%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.58%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.42%) Citrix
2 3 (2.42%) Sage
2 3 (2.42%) VMware
3 2 (1.61%) Adobe
3 2 (1.61%) Epicor
3 2 (1.61%) IBM
3 2 (1.61%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.61%) SYSPRO
4 1 (0.81%) Telerik
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £21,605 - £24,298 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum +Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amaze
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago