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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 105 91 116
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 87 110 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.21% 2.67% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 3.18% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60 105 49
Average salary £42,500 £35,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.88% +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,570 £20,600 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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 3464 3090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.84% 84.08% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2849 2793 2669
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,420
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham -5 4 £18,500 -38.33%
Stockport -5 4 £42,500 +49.12% 4
Salford +4 3 £45,000 -
Wigan +3 3 £27,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 60 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.32%) QA
3 47 (33.10%) ISTQB
4 43 (30.28%) Test Scripting
5 37 (26.06%) SQL
6 32 (22.54%) Finance
7 31 (21.83%) Test Strategy
8 27 (19.01%) ISEB
9 26 (18.31%) Manual Testing
9 26 (18.31%) Selenium
9 26 (18.31%) SDLC
10 25 (17.61%) Windows
11 24 (16.90%) Mentoring
12 23 (16.20%) Degree
12 23 (16.20%) Automated Testing
13 21 (14.79%) Test Management
13 21 (14.79%) Information Assurance
13 21 (14.79%) ITIL
13 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
13 21 (14.79%) Migration
13 21 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (14.08%) Validation
14 20 (14.08%) Security Testing
15 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
15 18 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (12.68%) Automation Testing
16 17 (11.97%) Scrum
16 17 (11.97%) C#
17 16 (11.27%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.82%) ColdFusion
2 4 (2.82%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) Internet
2 6 (4.23%) LAN
2 6 (4.23%) WAN
3 5 (3.52%) VoIP
4 2 (1.41%) HTTP
4 2 (1.41%) VPN
4 2 (1.41%) Network Security
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.41%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) VLAN
5 1 (0.70%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) OSPF
5 1 (0.70%) BGP
5 1 (0.70%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.11%) MySQL
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (18.31%) Selenium
2 13 (9.15%) JIRA
3 12 (8.45%) HP UFT
4 10 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.63%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.23%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.52%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.82%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.11%) WebLOAD
9 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.11%) JUnit
9 3 (2.11%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.11%) NUnit
10 2 (1.41%) Subversion
10 2 (1.41%) AppScan
10 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.41%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.41%) UltraEdit
General
1 32 (22.54%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Retail
3 4 (2.82%) Law
3 4 (2.82%) Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Games
5 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (28.87%) Analyst
2 34 (23.94%) Test Analyst
3 30 (21.13%) Test Manager
4 29 (20.42%) Tester
5 14 (9.86%) Software Tester
6 10 (7.04%) Head of Testing
7 9 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Junior
8 8 (5.63%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.93%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) IT Support
10 6 (4.23%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.52%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Developer
11 5 (3.52%) Help Desk Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.86%) .NET
2 11 (7.75%) Web Services
3 5 (3.52%) CSS
4 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.82%) Apache Flex
4 4 (2.82%) MXML
5 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.41%) HTML
6 2 (1.41%) SOAP
6 2 (1.41%) REST
6 2 (1.41%) LAMP
6 2 (1.41%) jQuery
6 2 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.70%) Spring
7 1 (0.70%) Ajax
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Laravel
7 1 (0.70%) Symfony
7 1 (0.70%) Swing
7 1 (0.70%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.52%) Interactive TV
3 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.82%) User Experience
4 3 (2.11%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.11%) EPoS
4 3 (2.11%) iPhone
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Biotechnology
5 2 (1.41%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.61%) Windows
2 11 (7.75%) Linux
2 11 (7.75%) Android
2 11 (7.75%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (30.28%) Test Scripting
3 31 (21.83%) Test Strategy
4 26 (18.31%) Manual Testing
4 26 (18.31%) SDLC
5 24 (16.90%) Mentoring
6 23 (16.20%) Automated Testing
7 21 (14.79%) Migration
7 21 (14.79%) ITIL
7 21 (14.79%) Information Assurance
7 21 (14.79%) Test Management
8 20 (14.08%) Security Testing
8 20 (14.08%) Validation
9 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
9 18 (12.68%) Automation Testing
10 17 (11.97%) Scrum
11 15 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (9.86%) Test Planning
13 12 (8.45%) Coaching
14 11 (7.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.06%) SQL
2 17 (11.97%) C#
3 16 (11.27%) Java
4 12 (8.45%) PHP
5 4 (2.82%) Python
5 4 (2.82%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.11%) C++
6 3 (2.11%) Scala
7 2 (1.41%) C
7 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (33.10%) ISTQB
2 27 (19.01%) ISEB
3 23 (16.20%) Degree
4 20 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.52%) MCITP
6 5 (3.52%) MCP
6 5 (3.52%) MCSA
7 4 (2.82%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.11%) CCNP
8 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.41%) CCNA
10 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (37.32%) QA
2 8 (5.63%) SLA
3 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.41%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) Puppet
3 2 (1.41%) Nessus
3 2 (1.41%) Nmap
3 2 (1.41%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.34%) HP
3 7 (4.93%) Citrix
3 7 (4.93%) Oracle
4 6 (4.23%) VMware
5 4 (2.82%) Adobe
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco
6 2 (1.41%) IBM
6 2 (1.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.41%) hybris
6 2 (1.41%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.70%) Alterian
7 1 (0.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.70%) McAfee
7 1 (0.70%) Dell
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport. Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive basic salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago