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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 106 110 134
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 78 84 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.18% 2.10% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.52% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 61 67 46
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £21,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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
3123 3330 3313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.16% 83.23% 80.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2586 2693 2850
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wigan +8 7 £39,000 - 3
Salford +2 3 £45,000 -
Altrincham 0 1 £36,500 +82.50%
Sale - 1 £18,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 62 (43.97%) ISTQB
2 51 (36.17%) QA
3 50 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
5 38 (26.95%) ISEB
6 37 (26.24%) Finance
7 31 (21.99%) SDLC
8 29 (20.57%) Test Strategy
9 28 (19.86%) Information Assurance
9 28 (19.86%) Manual Testing
10 27 (19.15%) Security Testing
10 27 (19.15%) SQL
11 26 (18.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (18.44%) Mentoring
12 23 (16.31%) Test Management
12 23 (16.31%) Degree
12 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
13 22 (15.60%) Automated Testing
13 22 (15.60%) Selenium
14 21 (14.89%) Windows
15 19 (13.48%) ITIL
15 19 (13.48%) Validation
15 19 (13.48%) Automation Testing
15 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
16 18 (12.77%) Migration
17 17 (12.06%) Scrum
18 16 (11.35%) Coaching
19 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (10.64%) Apple iOS
19 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.84%) CMS
1 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) MS Office
2 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) Internet
2 5 (3.55%) LAN
2 5 (3.55%) WAN
3 4 (2.84%) VoIP
4 2 (1.42%) HTTP
4 2 (1.42%) VPN
4 2 (1.42%) Network Security
5 1 (0.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) MySQL
2 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.60%) Selenium
2 13 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.51%) JIRA
4 5 (3.55%) HP UFT
4 5 (3.55%) Bugzilla
5 4 (2.84%) UltraEdit
6 3 (2.13%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.13%) WebLOAD
6 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.42%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.42%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.42%) ProC
7 2 (1.42%) Subversion
8 1 (0.71%) AppScan
8 1 (0.71%) JUnit
8 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.71%) IntelliJ
General
1 37 (26.24%) Finance
2 15 (10.64%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
3 3 (2.13%) Law
3 3 (2.13%) Games
4 2 (1.42%) Marketing
4 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (27.66%) Analyst
2 35 (24.82%) Test Analyst
3 33 (23.40%) Test Manager
4 27 (19.15%) Tester
5 16 (11.35%) Software Tester
6 13 (9.22%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Head of Testing
8 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Junior
10 6 (4.26%) Graduate
10 6 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (4.26%) IT Support
10 6 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Consultant
12 4 (2.84%) Account Manager
12 4 (2.84%) Trainer
12 4 (2.84%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) Web Services
2 7 (4.96%) .NET
3 3 (2.13%) Spring
4 2 (1.42%) JSON
4 2 (1.42%) jQuery
4 2 (1.42%) REST
4 2 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.42%) CSS
4 2 (1.42%) JDBC
4 2 (1.42%) SOAP
4 2 (1.42%) Swing
4 2 (1.42%) LAMP
4 2 (1.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.71%) XML
5 1 (0.71%) Akka
5 1 (0.71%) Laravel
5 1 (0.71%) Symfony
5 1 (0.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Interactive TV
3 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.84%) User Experience
4 2 (1.42%) Biotechnology
4 2 (1.42%) Human Factors
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) Telematics
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.89%) Windows
2 15 (10.64%) Android
2 15 (10.64%) Apple iOS
3 11 (7.80%) Linux
4 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
3 31 (21.99%) SDLC
4 29 (20.57%) Test Strategy
5 28 (19.86%) Information Assurance
5 28 (19.86%) Manual Testing
6 27 (19.15%) Security Testing
7 26 (18.44%) Mentoring
8 23 (16.31%) Test Management
9 22 (15.60%) Automated Testing
10 19 (13.48%) Validation
10 19 (13.48%) ITIL
10 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
10 19 (13.48%) Automation Testing
11 18 (12.77%) Migration
12 17 (12.06%) Scrum
13 16 (11.35%) Coaching
14 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (9.22%) Test Planning
16 9 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.15%) SQL
2 10 (7.09%) Java
3 9 (6.38%) PHP
4 6 (4.26%) C#
5 4 (2.84%) C++
6 3 (2.13%) C
7 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.42%) Python
8 1 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (43.97%) ISTQB
2 38 (26.95%) ISEB
3 26 (18.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (16.31%) Degree
5 8 (5.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.84%) MCITP
6 4 (2.84%) MCP
6 4 (2.84%) MCSA
7 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (36.17%) QA
2 14 (9.93%) FATCA
3 5 (3.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) Nessus
3 1 (0.71%) Nmap
3 1 (0.71%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.67%) Oracle
3 6 (4.26%) HP
4 5 (3.55%) Citrix
4 5 (3.55%) VMware
5 2 (1.42%) hybris
6 1 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.71%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.71%) Alterian
6 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) McAfee
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GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £280000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 22 days ago