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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 76 102 148
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +46
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 127 83 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.12% 2.27% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 2.90% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 122 66 39
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,750 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £36,150
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
3466 2864 3039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 85.03% 78.17% 81.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2880 2423 2655
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,725
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 2 October 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
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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 +3 18 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Bolton +13 16 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Stockport -1 7 £32,500 +30.00% 4
Rochdale - 7 £45,000 -
Wigan - 3 £25,000 - 2
Salford -5 2 - - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 85 (40.48%) SQL
2 84 (40.00%) Finance
3 73 (34.76%) ISEB
4 66 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 56 (26.67%) QA
7 51 (24.29%) Automated Testing
8 47 (22.38%) C#
9 44 (20.95%) Windows
10 43 (20.48%) SQL Server
10 43 (20.48%) Degree
11 42 (20.00%) HTML
11 42 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 39 (18.57%) .NET
13 38 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (16.67%) Manual Testing
15 32 (15.24%) Regression Testing
15 32 (15.24%) Mentoring
16 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
16 31 (14.76%) Selenium
17 30 (14.29%) Test Management
17 30 (14.29%) Test Strategy
17 30 (14.29%) Microsoft
18 28 (13.33%) Time Management
19 27 (12.86%) Project Management
20 26 (12.38%) Java
20 26 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (11.90%) Coaching
22 24 (11.43%) Automation Testing
22 24 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

Applications
1 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.62%) MS Office
3 5 (2.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.43%) FTP
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
3 1 (0.48%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (14.76%) Selenium
2 26 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 12 (5.71%) MSTest
5 10 (4.76%) NUnit
5 10 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 9 (4.29%) TestPartner
7 8 (3.81%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.86%) JUnit
8 6 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.86%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (2.86%) jMock
8 6 (2.86%) EasyMock
8 6 (2.86%) QALoad
9 3 (1.43%) JIRA
9 3 (1.43%) NetBeans
9 3 (1.43%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.95%) UltraEdit
11 1 (0.48%) Selenium IDE
General
1 84 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.19%) Marketing
3 12 (5.71%) Billing
4 9 (4.29%) Retail
5 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Games
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (31.43%) Analyst
2 50 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 45 (21.43%) Developer
4 30 (14.29%) Tester
5 27 (12.86%) Test Manager
6 23 (10.95%) Software Tester
7 18 (8.57%) Systems Developer
8 17 (8.10%) Software Test Analyst
9 14 (6.67%) Test Engineer
10 13 (6.19%) Software Engineer
11 12 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
12 8 (3.81%) Test Leader
13 7 (3.33%) Graduate
13 7 (3.33%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (3.33%) Consultant
13 7 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
13 7 (3.33%) QA Manager
13 7 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (3.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.00%) HTML
2 39 (18.57%) .NET
3 20 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 17 (8.10%) CSS
5 15 (7.14%) Web Services
5 15 (7.14%) XML
6 12 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (5.24%) SOAP
7 11 (5.24%) .NET Framework
7 11 (5.24%) Java EE
7 11 (5.24%) REST
8 10 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (4.76%) LINQ to SQL
8 10 (4.76%) WCF
8 10 (4.76%) LINQ
9 5 (2.38%) jQuery
10 4 (1.90%) ADO
10 4 (1.90%) Classic ASP
11 2 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.43%) Open Source
5 3 (1.43%) Animation
6 2 (0.95%) AS400
6 2 (0.95%) BBC
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.48%) MHEG
7 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.95%) Windows
2 19 (9.05%) UNIX
3 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (3.81%) Android
4 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.90%) Linux
5 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.29%) Automated Testing
3 35 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 32 (15.24%) Regression Testing
4 32 (15.24%) Mentoring
5 30 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 30 (14.29%) Test Management
6 28 (13.33%) Time Management
7 27 (12.86%) Project Management
8 25 (11.90%) Coaching
9 24 (11.43%) OO
9 24 (11.43%) Automation Testing
9 24 (11.43%) Unit Testing
10 23 (10.95%) Scrum
11 20 (9.52%) OOD
11 20 (9.52%) Test Scripting
12 18 (8.57%) System Testing
13 17 (8.10%) Refactoring
13 17 (8.10%) Line Management
14 16 (7.62%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (40.48%) SQL
2 47 (22.38%) C#
3 42 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.38%) Java
5 13 (6.19%) C++
5 13 (6.19%) VB
6 10 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 10 (4.76%) Python
7 9 (4.29%) VBScript
8 6 (2.86%) Perl
8 6 (2.86%) PHP
9 5 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.43%) C
11 2 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.48%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 73 (34.76%) ISEB
2 60 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 43 (20.48%) Degree
4 24 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (3.81%) HND
7 7 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.90%) ACCA
8 4 (1.90%) CIMA
9 3 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.43%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.43%) HNC
10 2 (0.95%) MCP
10 2 (0.95%) MCSD
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) CIPD
11 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (26.67%) QA
2 5 (2.38%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.43%) Oracle
3 16 (7.62%) HP
4 4 (1.90%) Compuware
4 4 (1.90%) SYSPRO
5 1 (0.48%) Aquila
Salford, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 dependant on experience + excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 inc bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago