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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 113 102 143
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 66 80 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.97% 2.04% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.46% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 51 56 40
Average salary £39,000 £31,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,750 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £41,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
2887 3248 3467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.10% 82.73% 81.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2385 2625 3014
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 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 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 6 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
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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
Wigan +9 7 £39,000 +4.00%
Salford +3 2 £45,000 - 1
Stockport -4 2 £36,750 +16.66%
Sale - 2 £18,500 -
Altrincham +2 1 £36,500 +82.50% 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 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 61 (45.86%) ISTQB
2 49 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (36.09%) QA
4 41 (30.83%) ISEB
5 37 (27.82%) Finance
6 35 (26.32%) SQL
6 35 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 35 (26.32%) SDLC
7 34 (25.56%) Manual Testing
8 27 (20.30%) Information Assurance
8 27 (20.30%) Mentoring
9 26 (19.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (19.55%) Security Testing
9 26 (19.55%) Selenium
10 23 (17.29%) Automation Testing
11 22 (16.54%) Test Strategy
11 22 (16.54%) Degree
11 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
12 20 (15.04%) Scrum
12 20 (15.04%) Automated Testing
12 20 (15.04%) Test Automation
13 19 (14.29%) Coaching
13 19 (14.29%) Windows
14 18 (13.53%) Test Management
15 17 (12.78%) Android
15 17 (12.78%) Apple iOS
16 15 (11.28%) ITIL
16 15 (11.28%) Banking
17 14 (10.53%) FATCA
18 13 (9.77%) Validation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (3.01%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Office
2 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) Internet
2 4 (3.01%) LAN
2 4 (3.01%) VoIP
2 4 (3.01%) WAN
3 2 (1.50%) HTTP
3 2 (1.50%) VPN
3 2 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (19.55%) Selenium
2 10 (7.52%) JIRA
2 10 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.51%) HP UFT
4 5 (3.76%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.01%) UltraEdit
6 3 (2.26%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.26%) WebLOAD
6 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.50%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.50%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.50%) ProC
7 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.50%) Subversion
7 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.75%) AppScan
8 1 (0.75%) JUnit
General
1 37 (27.82%) Finance
2 15 (11.28%) Banking
3 2 (1.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.50%) Marketing
3 2 (1.50%) Law
3 2 (1.50%) Games
3 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (30.83%) Analyst
2 36 (27.07%) Test Analyst
3 30 (22.56%) Tester
4 28 (21.05%) Test Manager
5 19 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 14 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 10 (7.52%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Junior
9 7 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Graduate
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) IT Support
11 5 (3.76%) Head of Testing
12 4 (3.01%) Help Desk Support Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) .NET
1 8 (6.02%) Web Services
2 3 (2.26%) Spring
2 3 (2.26%) HTML
3 2 (1.50%) JSON
3 2 (1.50%) jQuery
3 2 (1.50%) REST
3 2 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.50%) Swing
3 2 (1.50%) LAMP
3 2 (1.50%) CSS
3 2 (1.50%) JDBC
3 2 (1.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.75%) Akka
4 1 (0.75%) Laravel
4 1 (0.75%) Symfony
4 1 (0.75%) Ajax
4 1 (0.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Interactive TV
3 4 (3.01%) User Experience
4 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.50%) Biotechnology
4 2 (1.50%) Human Factors
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Telematics
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Android
2 17 (12.78%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.52%) Linux
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.26%) UNIX
6 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.32%) Test Scripting
2 35 (26.32%) SDLC
3 34 (25.56%) Manual Testing
4 27 (20.30%) Information Assurance
4 27 (20.30%) Mentoring
5 26 (19.55%) Security Testing
6 23 (17.29%) Automation Testing
7 22 (16.54%) Test Strategy
8 20 (15.04%) Test Automation
8 20 (15.04%) Automated Testing
8 20 (15.04%) Scrum
9 19 (14.29%) Coaching
10 18 (13.53%) Test Management
11 15 (11.28%) ITIL
12 13 (9.77%) Validation
13 11 (8.27%) Migration
14 10 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (6.77%) Change Management
16 8 (6.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.32%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) Java
3 7 (5.26%) PHP
4 5 (3.76%) C#
5 4 (3.01%) C++
5 4 (3.01%) C
6 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.26%) Python
7 2 (1.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (45.86%) ISTQB
2 41 (30.83%) ISEB
3 26 (19.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (16.54%) Degree
5 5 (3.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.01%) MCP
6 4 (3.01%) MCSA
6 4 (3.01%) MCITP
7 3 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (36.09%) QA
2 14 (10.53%) FATCA
3 4 (3.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) Nessus
3 1 (0.75%) Nmap
3 1 (0.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.77%) Oracle
3 6 (4.51%) HP
4 4 (3.01%) Citrix
4 4 (3.01%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) Alterian
5 1 (0.75%) Aquila
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.75%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.75%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.75%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £29500 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Plus car allowance, Bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits & bonus package
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kewill Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Altrincham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago