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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 114 116 139
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 65 75 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.72% 1.89% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.26% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 41 71 44
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £19,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+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
3100 3321 3210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.23% 83.65% 79.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2574 2756 2748
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 £40,000 - 1
Altrincham -2 7 £45,000 -18.18%
Stockport +7 1 £42,500 +34.92% 4
Bolton -10 1 £35,000 +32.07% 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (48.31%) ISTQB
2 53 (44.92%) SQL
3 52 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (42.37%) QA
5 41 (34.75%) ISEB
6 36 (30.51%) Finance
7 35 (29.66%) Automation Testing
8 34 (28.81%) Manual Testing
9 30 (25.42%) Selenium
9 30 (25.42%) Automated Testing
10 26 (22.03%) Test Automation
11 24 (20.34%) Oracle
12 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
13 22 (18.64%) Test Scripting
13 22 (18.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (17.80%) Scrum
15 20 (16.95%) Security Testing
15 20 (16.95%) Android
15 20 (16.95%) Information Assurance
15 20 (16.95%) Apple iOS
16 19 (16.10%) Degree
17 17 (14.41%) Coaching
18 15 (12.71%) Banking
19 14 (11.86%) FATCA
20 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
21 12 (10.17%) Change Management
22 11 (9.32%) Windows
22 11 (9.32%) Unit Testing
22 11 (9.32%) Integration Testing
22 11 (9.32%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.69%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (25.42%) Selenium
2 8 (6.78%) TestDirector
3 6 (5.08%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.24%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.39%) Subversion
5 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.54%) JIRA
7 2 (1.69%) UltraEdit
7 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.69%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.69%) ProC
7 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.85%) Ant
8 1 (0.85%) JUnit
8 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.85%) JMeter
General
1 36 (30.51%) Finance
2 15 (12.71%) Banking
3 9 (7.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Billing
4 3 (2.54%) Games
5 2 (1.69%) Advertising
5 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (39.83%) Analyst
2 45 (38.14%) Test Analyst
3 29 (24.58%) Tester
4 25 (21.19%) Software Tester
5 15 (12.71%) Test Engineer
6 14 (11.86%) Test Manager
7 12 (10.17%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (9.32%) Test Leader
9 10 (8.47%) Developer
10 9 (7.63%) Software Engineer
10 9 (7.63%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Systems Developer
12 5 (4.24%) Senior Tester
12 5 (4.24%) Junior
12 5 (4.24%) Graduate
12 5 (4.24%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.39%) Technical Support
13 4 (3.39%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) .NET
2 5 (4.24%) Java EE
2 5 (4.24%) HTML
3 4 (3.39%) Spring
4 3 (2.54%) Web Services
4 3 (2.54%) XML
5 2 (1.69%) Swing
5 2 (1.69%) JDBC
5 2 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) GWT
6 1 (0.85%) Java EE 5
6 1 (0.85%) JPA
6 1 (0.85%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (0.85%) OSGi
6 1 (0.85%) Akka
6 1 (0.85%) Servlets
6 1 (0.85%) SOAP
6 1 (0.85%) EJB
6 1 (0.85%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.85%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.54%) Open Source
2 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.69%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.69%) AS400
4 1 (0.85%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.85%) Animation
4 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.95%) Android
1 20 (16.95%) Apple iOS
2 11 (9.32%) Windows
3 6 (5.08%) UNIX
4 3 (2.54%) Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.66%) Automation Testing
3 34 (28.81%) Manual Testing
4 30 (25.42%) Automated Testing
5 26 (22.03%) Test Automation
6 22 (18.64%) Test Scripting
7 21 (17.80%) Scrum
8 20 (16.95%) Security Testing
8 20 (16.95%) Information Assurance
9 17 (14.41%) Coaching
10 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
11 12 (10.17%) Change Management
12 11 (9.32%) Load Testing
12 11 (9.32%) Unit Testing
12 11 (9.32%) Integration Testing
12 11 (9.32%) Test Management
13 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (7.63%) Regression Testing
14 9 (7.63%) Project Management
15 8 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.92%) SQL
2 9 (7.63%) Java
3 7 (5.93%) C
4 6 (5.08%) Python
5 5 (4.24%) C#
5 5 (4.24%) C++
6 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.54%) Perl
8 2 (1.69%) VBScript
9 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (48.31%) ISTQB
2 41 (34.75%) ISEB
3 22 (18.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (16.10%) Degree
5 5 (4.24%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (42.37%) QA
2 14 (11.86%) FATCA
3 2 (1.69%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) Oracle
2 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.78%) VMware
4 3 (2.54%) HP
5 2 (1.69%) Aquila
6 1 (0.85%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.85%) SAP
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 8 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Modis International - London
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 25 days ago