The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 114 135 145
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 73 54 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.80% 1.32% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.67% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 18
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3335 3233 2829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.41% 78.80% 75.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2750 2750 2528
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bolton -2 13 £26,500 -24.28%
Altrincham - 11 £55,000 -
Stockport - 10 £30,750 - 1
Cheadle - 4 £32,500 -
Sale - 4 £37,500 -
Salford -4 1 £40,500 +44.64%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 82 (47.13%) SQL
2 78 (44.83%) ISEB
3 55 (31.61%) JavaScript
4 52 (29.89%) Windows
4 52 (29.89%) Finance
5 44 (25.29%) Java
6 42 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (23.56%) ISTQB
7 41 (23.56%) HTML
8 40 (22.99%) SQL Server
9 38 (21.84%) OO
9 38 (21.84%) QA
10 37 (21.26%) UNIX
11 36 (20.69%) Automated Testing
12 31 (17.82%) Oracle
13 30 (17.24%) Selenium
13 30 (17.24%) Relational Database
14 28 (16.09%) Project Management
14 28 (16.09%) Microsoft
15 27 (15.52%) OOA/OOD
16 26 (14.94%) J2EE
17 24 (13.79%) VBScript
17 24 (13.79%) Android
18 23 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (13.22%) .NET
19 21 (12.07%) ADO
19 21 (12.07%) Classic ASP
19 21 (12.07%) Systems Analysis
20 19 (10.92%) Test Scripting
21 18 (10.34%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.57%) IIS
1 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.87%) Internet
2 4 (2.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (17.24%) Selenium
2 23 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.62%) Visual Studio
4 14 (8.05%) TestPartner
5 11 (6.32%) JUnit
6 10 (5.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (5.75%) LoadRunner
6 10 (5.75%) jMock
6 10 (5.75%) QALoad
6 10 (5.75%) SilkPerformer
6 10 (5.75%) EasyMock
7 5 (2.87%) TestDirector
8 4 (2.30%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.30%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.30%) Subversion
9 3 (1.72%) JIRA
9 3 (1.72%) Hudson
10 2 (1.15%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.15%) JMeter
10 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (29.89%) Finance
2 4 (2.30%) Retail
3 3 (1.72%) Back Office
4 2 (1.15%) Games
4 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (33.33%) Developer
2 37 (21.26%) Analyst
3 29 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 28 (16.09%) Test Analyst
5 26 (14.94%) Tester
6 22 (12.64%) Software Developer
6 22 (12.64%) Software Tester
7 21 (12.07%) Database Developer
7 21 (12.07%) Web Developer
8 18 (10.34%) Java Software Developer
9 17 (9.77%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (9.77%) Senior Developer
10 14 (8.05%) Senior Software Developer
10 14 (8.05%) Senior Java Software Developer
10 14 (8.05%) Software Test Analyst
11 13 (7.47%) Test Engineer
12 11 (6.32%) Test Manager
13 10 (5.75%) Software Engineer
13 10 (5.75%) Java Software Engineer
13 10 (5.75%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.56%) HTML
2 26 (14.94%) J2EE
3 23 (13.22%) .NET
4 21 (12.07%) ADO
4 21 (12.07%) Classic ASP
5 14 (8.05%) Java EE
6 10 (5.75%) XML
7 7 (4.02%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.30%) WCF
9 3 (1.72%) Spring
9 3 (1.72%) JPA
9 3 (1.72%) SOAP
10 2 (1.15%) Web Services
10 2 (1.15%) CSS
10 2 (1.15%) Flash
10 2 (1.15%) JSF
11 1 (0.57%) GWT
11 1 (0.57%) jQuery
11 1 (0.57%) OSGi
11 1 (0.57%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.45%) BBC
1 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.87%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.57%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.57%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.57%) AS400
4 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.89%) Windows
2 37 (21.26%) UNIX
3 24 (13.79%) Android
4 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.15%) Linux
6 2 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.84%) OO
3 36 (20.69%) Automated Testing
4 28 (16.09%) Project Management
5 27 (15.52%) OOA/OOD
6 21 (12.07%) Systems Analysis
7 19 (10.92%) Test Scripting
8 18 (10.34%) Scrum
9 17 (9.77%) Manual Testing
10 14 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 14 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (6.90%) Test Management
12 11 (6.32%) Unit Testing
13 10 (5.75%) Software Engineering
13 10 (5.75%) Document Management
13 10 (5.75%) Automation Testing
13 10 (5.75%) QMS
14 9 (5.17%) Business Analysis
14 9 (5.17%) Load Testing
15 8 (4.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 82 (47.13%) SQL
2 55 (31.61%) JavaScript
3 44 (25.29%) Java
4 24 (13.79%) VBScript
5 16 (9.20%) C#
6 6 (3.45%) C++
7 5 (2.87%) C
7 5 (2.87%) VB
8 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.15%) Perl
9 2 (1.15%) Python
9 2 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (44.83%) ISEB
2 41 (23.56%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.90%) Degree
4 7 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.30%) HNC
5 4 (2.30%) HND
6 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CIMA
7 1 (0.57%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (21.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (17.82%) Oracle
2 28 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.75%) HP
4 6 (3.45%) Cisco
5 5 (2.87%) VMware
6 4 (2.30%) CA
6 4 (2.30%) Compuware
7 1 (0.57%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.57%) SYSPRO
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago