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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 145 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 58 70 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.56% 1.95% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.16% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50 56 69
Median salary £37,500 £37,625 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.33% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
3337 3239 3695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.58% 90.07% 86.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2925 2657 3146
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Stockport +7 4 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Altrincham +5 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Bolton -3 2 £23,250 -15.45%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 64 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Test Scripting
2 38 (34.86%) SDLC
3 37 (33.94%) QA
4 36 (33.03%) Selenium
5 35 (32.11%) Scrum
5 35 (32.11%) SQL
6 32 (29.36%) ISTQB
7 29 (26.61%) Automated Testing
8 28 (25.69%) Regression Testing
9 25 (22.94%) Java
10 24 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (22.02%) Test Automation
11 21 (19.27%) C++
12 19 (17.43%) ISEB
13 18 (16.51%) Validation
14 17 (15.60%) C
14 17 (15.60%) Cucumber
14 17 (15.60%) DevOps
15 15 (13.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
16 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
16 14 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 13 (11.93%) DV Cleared
17 13 (11.93%) Degree
18 12 (11.01%) JIRA
18 12 (11.01%) Test Management
18 12 (11.01%) Perl
18 12 (11.01%) Python
19 11 (10.09%) C#

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 8 (7.34%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.92%) DataStage
3 1 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (33.03%) Selenium
2 17 (15.60%) Cucumber
3 12 (11.01%) JIRA
4 9 (8.26%) TestComplete
5 6 (5.50%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.83%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.92%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.92%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.92%) Subversion
8 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.92%) Toad
8 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.34%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Military
3 4 (3.67%) Games
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (41.28%) Tester
2 37 (33.94%) Software Tester
3 31 (28.44%) Analyst
4 23 (21.10%) Test Analyst
5 22 (20.18%) Software Analyst
5 22 (20.18%) Software Test Analyst
6 16 (14.68%) Test Engineer
7 12 (11.01%) Developer
8 10 (9.17%) Automation Tester
9 9 (8.26%) Test Manager
10 8 (7.34%) Senior Software Tester
10 8 (7.34%) Senior Tester
11 7 (6.42%) Business Analyst
12 6 (5.50%) Integration Engineer
12 6 (5.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 4 (3.67%) Business Development Analyst
13 4 (3.67%) Business Test Analyst
13 4 (3.67%) Development Analyst
13 4 (3.67%) Software Development Analyst
13 4 (3.67%) Software Development Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) CSS
2 4 (3.67%) Web Services
3 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.75%) HTML
3 3 (2.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.83%) EDI
5 1 (0.92%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.92%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.92%) J2EE
5 1 (0.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) Swing
5 1 (0.92%) WinForms
5 1 (0.92%) WPF
5 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) iPad
2 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Online Gambling
4 3 (2.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.92%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.92%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Android
1 11 (10.09%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.50%) Linux
2 6 (5.50%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) SDLC
2 38 (34.86%) Test Scripting
3 35 (32.11%) Scrum
4 29 (26.61%) Automated Testing
5 28 (25.69%) Regression Testing
6 24 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (22.02%) Test Automation
7 18 (16.51%) Validation
8 17 (15.60%) DevOps
9 15 (13.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
11 12 (11.01%) Test Management
12 11 (10.09%) Test Strategy
13 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing
13 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 8 (7.34%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.34%) Time Management
14 7 (6.42%) Integration Testing
14 7 (6.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.11%) SQL
2 25 (22.94%) Java
3 21 (19.27%) C++
4 17 (15.60%) C
5 12 (11.01%) Perl
5 12 (11.01%) Python
6 11 (10.09%) C#
7 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.67%) VBScript
9 3 (2.75%) Delphi
9 3 (2.75%) PHP
10 1 (0.92%) COBOL
10 1 (0.92%) JCL
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) ISTQB
2 19 (17.43%) ISEB
3 14 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.93%) Degree
4 13 (11.93%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (33.94%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO13485
2 2 (1.83%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
1 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle
2 6 (5.50%) VMware
3 3 (2.75%) HP
4 2 (1.83%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.92%) IBM
5 1 (0.92%) Informatica
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.92%) Progress
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