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

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 115 82 160
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +78
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 88 110 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.08% 2.89% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 3.63% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78 100 21
Average salary £35,375 £37,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +41.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £21,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
3522 3028 3240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.36% 79.54% 79.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3011 2562 2907
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 November 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 24 November 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
(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
Altrincham +8 12 £25,000 -44.44%
Bolton +14 11 £50,000 +88.67% 3
Wigan -6 7 £25,000 - 2
Stockport -9 3 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 82 (42.05%) Finance
2 79 (40.51%) SQL
3 70 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (33.85%) ISTQB
5 64 (32.82%) QA
6 62 (31.79%) ISEB
7 51 (26.15%) Automated Testing
8 42 (21.54%) Degree
9 39 (20.00%) C#
10 37 (18.97%) Manual Testing
11 36 (18.46%) Selenium
12 35 (17.95%) Automation Testing
13 31 (15.90%) HTML
13 31 (15.90%) JavaScript
13 31 (15.90%) Microsoft
13 31 (15.90%) Windows
14 29 (14.87%) Oracle
15 28 (14.36%) Scrum
15 28 (14.36%) Test Management
15 28 (14.36%) Unit Testing
15 28 (14.36%) Mentoring
16 27 (13.85%) Test Strategy
16 27 (13.85%) Regression Testing
17 26 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
19 23 (11.79%) OO
20 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
20 22 (11.28%) Java
20 22 (11.28%) Time Management
21 21 (10.77%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.72%) MS Office
3 5 (2.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) FTP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (18.46%) Selenium
2 16 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 14 (7.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (6.15%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.13%) MSTest
6 10 (5.13%) NUnit
7 5 (2.56%) JIRA
8 4 (2.05%) QALoad
8 4 (2.05%) Subversion
8 4 (2.05%) TestPartner
8 4 (2.05%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.05%) NetBeans
8 4 (2.05%) JUnit
8 4 (2.05%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.05%) TestDirector
8 4 (2.05%) jMock
8 4 (2.05%) EasyMock
8 4 (2.05%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (42.05%) Finance
2 15 (7.69%) Retail
3 12 (6.15%) Billing
4 11 (5.64%) Marketing
5 3 (1.54%) Games
5 3 (1.54%) Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.03%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (37.44%) Analyst
2 60 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 37 (18.97%) Developer
4 30 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 24 (12.31%) Tester
6 18 (9.23%) Test Engineer
7 17 (8.72%) Software Tester
7 17 (8.72%) Software Engineer
8 16 (8.21%) Systems Developer
8 16 (8.21%) Software Test Engineer
9 13 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (5.13%) QA Manager
11 9 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (4.10%) Graduate
12 8 (4.10%) Systems Analyst
13 6 (3.08%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.08%) Junior
13 6 (3.08%) Analyst Developer
13 6 (3.08%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.90%) HTML
2 21 (10.77%) .NET
3 15 (7.69%) CSS
4 14 (7.18%) Web Services
5 13 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 12 (6.15%) Java EE
7 10 (5.13%) SOAP
7 10 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (4.62%) REST
8 9 (4.62%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.10%) WCF
9 8 (4.10%) LINQ
9 8 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (4.10%) LINQ to SQL
10 7 (3.59%) XML
11 5 (2.56%) jQuery
12 2 (1.03%) J2EE
12 2 (1.03%) Spring
13 1 (0.51%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.64%) Mathematics
3 8 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.05%) Animation
6 3 (1.54%) Open Source
7 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.03%) BBC
7 2 (1.03%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.51%) MHEG
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.90%) Windows
2 16 (8.21%) UNIX
3 9 (4.62%) Android
3 9 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.56%) Linux
5 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.15%) Automated Testing
3 37 (18.97%) Manual Testing
4 35 (17.95%) Automation Testing
5 28 (14.36%) Mentoring
5 28 (14.36%) Unit Testing
5 28 (14.36%) Test Management
5 28 (14.36%) Scrum
6 27 (13.85%) Regression Testing
6 27 (13.85%) Test Strategy
7 23 (11.79%) OO
8 22 (11.28%) Time Management
9 20 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 20 (10.26%) Coaching
10 19 (9.74%) Test Scripting
11 18 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (9.23%) E-Commerce
11 18 (9.23%) Project Management
11 18 (9.23%) OOD
12 16 (8.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 79 (40.51%) SQL
2 39 (20.00%) C#
3 31 (15.90%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.28%) Java
5 11 (5.64%) C++
5 11 (5.64%) Python
6 9 (4.62%) VB
7 6 (3.08%) Perl
7 6 (3.08%) PHP
7 6 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.56%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.05%) C
10 2 (1.03%) VBScript
10 2 (1.03%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 66 (33.85%) ISTQB
2 62 (31.79%) ISEB
3 42 (21.54%) Degree
4 17 (8.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (6.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (3.08%) HND
7 4 (2.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) CIPD
10 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (32.82%) QA
2 6 (3.08%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 11 (5.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.87%) Oracle
3 12 (6.15%) HP
4 4 (2.05%) VMware
5 1 (0.51%) Aquila
5 1 (0.51%) Compuware
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