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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 146 108 138
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 55 66 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.45% 2.00% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.20% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 46 49 36
Median salary £36,750 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £44,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
3469 2998 3439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 91.53% 90.74% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2925 2463 2911
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +14 6 £36,000 +20.00%
Cheadle - 6 £40,000 -
Altrincham -9 4 £19,750 -37.30% 2
Bolton -12 3 £21,500 -21.81%
Salford -5 2 £35,000 +55.55% 3
Wigan -11 1 £22,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 75 (68.81%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) Scrum
3 38 (34.86%) Selenium
4 36 (33.03%) Test Scripting
5 31 (28.44%) SDLC
5 31 (28.44%) C++
6 30 (27.52%) QA
7 27 (24.77%) Java
8 26 (23.85%) Validation
8 26 (23.85%) Test Automation
9 25 (22.94%) Cucumber
9 25 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (22.94%) DevOps
10 23 (21.10%) Regression Testing
10 23 (21.10%) SQL
11 22 (20.18%) C
11 22 (20.18%) Automated Testing
12 21 (19.27%) ISTQB
13 20 (18.35%) C#
13 20 (18.35%) Perl
13 20 (18.35%) Python
13 20 (18.35%) Degree
14 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
15 15 (13.76%) DV Cleared
16 13 (11.93%) JIRA
16 13 (11.93%) Time Management
16 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (11.93%) ISEB
17 12 (11.01%) .NET
17 12 (11.01%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.83%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.92%) CICS
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) 4G
1 1 (0.92%) GPRS
1 1 (0.92%) GSM
1 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.92%) DataStage
4 1 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (34.86%) Selenium
2 25 (22.94%) Cucumber
3 13 (11.93%) JIRA
4 8 (7.34%) HP UFT
5 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.42%) TestComplete
6 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.83%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.83%) Toad
10 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.92%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.01%) Military
2 6 (5.50%) Legal
3 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Marketing
3 5 (4.59%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Tester
2 31 (28.44%) Software Tester
3 30 (27.52%) Test Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Analyst
6 12 (11.01%) Test Manager
7 11 (10.09%) Developer
7 11 (10.09%) Senior Software Tester
7 11 (10.09%) Senior Tester
8 9 (8.26%) Software Developer
8 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Software Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.50%) QA Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.59%) CSS
2 5 (4.59%) HTML
3 4 (3.67%) Ajax
3 4 (3.67%) CSS3
3 4 (3.67%) HTML5
3 4 (3.67%) jQuery
3 4 (3.67%) WinForms
3 4 (3.67%) WPF
4 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) iPad
2 7 (6.42%) Online Gambling
3 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.50%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (3.67%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.01%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Android
2 8 (7.34%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.75%) Windows
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Unix
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.81%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) Scrum
3 36 (33.03%) Test Scripting
4 31 (28.44%) SDLC
5 26 (23.85%) Test Automation
5 26 (23.85%) Validation
6 25 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (22.94%) DevOps
7 23 (21.10%) Regression Testing
8 22 (20.18%) Automated Testing
9 13 (11.93%) Time Management
9 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (11.01%) Information Security
10 12 (11.01%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.09%) BDD
11 11 (10.09%) Manual Testing
12 10 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (9.17%) Process Improvement
13 9 (8.26%) Functional Testing
13 9 (8.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.44%) C++
2 27 (24.77%) Java
3 23 (21.10%) SQL
4 22 (20.18%) C
5 20 (18.35%) C#
5 20 (18.35%) Perl
5 20 (18.35%) Python
6 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.59%) PHP
6 5 (4.59%) Ruby
7 4 (3.67%) VB
7 4 (3.67%) VB6
8 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.83%) VBScript
9 1 (0.92%) COBOL
9 1 (0.92%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) ISTQB
2 20 (18.35%) Degree
3 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.76%) DV Cleared
5 13 (11.93%) ISEB
6 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.52%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.92%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
1 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) VMware
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.67%) Oracle
4 2 (1.83%) HP
5 1 (0.92%) Apple
5 1 (0.92%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.92%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.92%) IBM
5 1 (0.92%) Informatica
5 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
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