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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 90 107 141
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +34
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 114 70 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 1.85% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 2.36% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 110 53 41
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +39.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
3414 2967 3107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.69% 78.33% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2770 2539 2717
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Bolton +17 14 £31,250 +30.20%
Altrincham -1 14 £25,000 -44.44%
Rochdale - 8 £42,250 -
Stockport +3 6 £30,500 +22.00% 5
Salford -1 2 - -
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 83 (39.52%) Finance
2 82 (39.05%) SQL
3 79 (37.62%) ISEB
4 66 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (29.05%) ISTQB
6 57 (27.14%) QA
7 51 (24.29%) Automated Testing
7 51 (24.29%) Windows
8 47 (22.38%) C#
9 45 (21.43%) HTML
9 45 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 44 (20.95%) JavaScript
11 42 (20.00%) .NET
12 41 (19.52%) Degree
13 40 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (16.19%) Manual Testing
15 33 (15.71%) Selenium
15 33 (15.71%) MS Excel
15 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
16 31 (14.76%) Mentoring
17 30 (14.29%) Regression Testing
18 29 (13.81%) Test Strategy
19 28 (13.33%) Test Management
19 28 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
19 28 (13.33%) Java
20 27 (12.86%) Project Management
21 26 (12.38%) Time Management
21 26 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 24 (11.43%) OO
22 24 (11.43%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 33 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.67%) 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 SQS
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.43%) FTP
3 1 (0.48%) Broadband
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.24%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (15.71%) Selenium
2 28 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (5.71%) TestPartner
4 12 (5.71%) MSTest
5 10 (4.76%) NUnit
5 10 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 10 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 10 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.29%) JUnit
6 9 (4.29%) LoadRunner
6 9 (4.29%) EasyMock
6 9 (4.29%) SilkPerformer
6 9 (4.29%) jMock
6 9 (4.29%) QALoad
7 3 (1.43%) JIRA
8 2 (0.95%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.95%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.95%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.48%) Selenium IDE
General
1 83 (39.52%) Finance
2 13 (6.19%) Marketing
3 12 (5.71%) Billing
4 7 (3.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 59 (28.10%) Analyst
2 46 (21.90%) Developer
3 43 (20.48%) Test Analyst
4 33 (15.71%) Tester
5 25 (11.90%) Test Manager
5 25 (11.90%) Software Tester
6 19 (9.05%) Systems Developer
7 17 (8.10%) Test Engineer
8 15 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
9 13 (6.19%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) Head of Testing
11 9 (4.29%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.81%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.81%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.81%) Graduate
13 7 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
13 7 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
13 7 (3.33%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.43%) HTML
2 42 (20.00%) .NET
3 21 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (8.10%) CSS
5 16 (7.62%) XML
6 15 (7.14%) Web Services
7 12 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (5.24%) SOAP
8 11 (5.24%) REST
8 11 (5.24%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.24%) Java EE
9 10 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (4.76%) WCF
9 10 (4.76%) LINQ
9 10 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (4.76%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (2.38%) jQuery
11 4 (1.90%) ADO
11 4 (1.90%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.43%) Animation
6 2 (0.95%) BBC
6 2 (0.95%) AS400
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.48%) Open Source
7 1 (0.48%) MHEG
7 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.48%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.29%) Windows
2 19 (9.05%) UNIX
3 10 (4.76%) Android
4 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.90%) Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.29%) Automated Testing
3 34 (16.19%) Manual Testing
4 31 (14.76%) Mentoring
5 30 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 29 (13.81%) Test Strategy
7 28 (13.33%) Test Management
8 27 (12.86%) Project Management
9 26 (12.38%) Time Management
10 24 (11.43%) OO
10 24 (11.43%) Unit Testing
10 24 (11.43%) Coaching
11 23 (10.95%) Automation Testing
11 23 (10.95%) Scrum
12 20 (9.52%) OOD
12 20 (9.52%) Test Scripting
13 18 (8.57%) System Testing
13 18 (8.57%) Line Management
14 17 (8.10%) Refactoring
15 15 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 82 (39.05%) SQL
2 47 (22.38%) C#
3 44 (20.95%) JavaScript
4 28 (13.33%) Java
5 13 (6.19%) VB
6 12 (5.71%) C++
7 11 (5.24%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.29%) VBScript
9 8 (3.81%) Python
10 6 (2.86%) PHP
11 4 (1.90%) Perl
12 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.43%) C
13 2 (0.95%) Ruby
14 1 (0.48%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 79 (37.62%) ISEB
2 61 (29.05%) ISTQB
3 41 (19.52%) Degree
4 26 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (3.81%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.86%) HND
8 4 (1.90%) ACCA
8 4 (1.90%) CIMA
9 3 (1.43%) HNC
9 3 (1.43%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.95%) MCP
10 2 (0.95%) MCSD
11 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CIPD
11 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (27.14%) QA
2 3 (1.43%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.52%) Oracle
3 17 (8.10%) HP
4 4 (1.90%) SYSPRO
4 4 (1.90%) Compuware
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