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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 108 150 97
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -53
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 68 46 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.09% 1.14% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.35% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 49 37 86
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
2888 3412 3194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.89% 84.90% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2348 2923 2778
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +3 6 £31,500 -30.00% 1
Wigan +17 2 £26,250 - 4
Bolton +12 2 £27,500 -16.66%
Stockport -1 2 £36,250 -14.70% 2
Salford - 2 £22,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 95 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (40.29%) SQL
3 51 (36.69%) QA
4 49 (35.25%) ISTQB
5 44 (31.65%) ISEB
5 44 (31.65%) Test Scripting
6 37 (26.62%) C#
7 35 (25.18%) Windows
7 35 (25.18%) Scrum
8 34 (24.46%) Selenium
9 29 (20.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (20.86%) Test Automation
9 29 (20.86%) Java
9 29 (20.86%) SQL Server
10 28 (20.14%) .NET
10 28 (20.14%) Finance
11 26 (18.71%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (17.99%) Degree
13 24 (17.27%) Performance Testing
14 22 (15.83%) SDLC
15 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
16 20 (14.39%) HP UFT
16 20 (14.39%) Manual Testing
16 20 (14.39%) Waterfall
16 20 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (13.67%) Test Strategy
17 19 (13.67%) Functional Testing
17 19 (13.67%) Security Testing
18 18 (12.95%) Information Assurance
18 18 (12.95%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (5.76%) ColdFusion
2 4 (2.88%) Confluence
2 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.44%) Apache
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) DNS
1 2 (1.44%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.44%) LAN
1 2 (1.44%) S/MIME
1 2 (1.44%) SMTP
1 2 (1.44%) VoIP
1 2 (1.44%) WAN
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (24.46%) Selenium
2 20 (14.39%) HP UFT
3 18 (12.95%) JIRA
4 13 (9.35%) JUnit
5 10 (7.19%) NUnit
5 10 (7.19%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (6.47%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.60%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (2.88%) Appium
8 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.88%) FishEye
8 4 (2.88%) Ranorex
8 4 (2.88%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.88%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.16%) Fiddler
9 3 (2.16%) Firebug
10 2 (1.44%) MSTest
10 2 (1.44%) Sahi
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 11 (7.91%) Retail
3 10 (7.19%) Games
4 5 (3.60%) Banking
5 4 (2.88%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Legal
7 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (35.97%) Analyst
2 46 (33.09%) Test Analyst
3 34 (24.46%) Tester
4 23 (16.55%) Software Tester
5 17 (12.23%) Automation Tester
6 12 (8.63%) Developer
7 11 (7.91%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) QA Tester
7 11 (7.91%) Software Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) QA Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) QA Automation Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) QA Automation Tester
9 9 (6.47%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Consultant
10 8 (5.76%) Development Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Development Project Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.04%) Team Leader
11 7 (5.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.14%) .NET
2 17 (12.23%) Web Services
3 13 (9.35%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.76%) Apache Flex
4 8 (5.76%) MXML
5 7 (5.04%) CSS
6 6 (4.32%) XML
7 4 (2.88%) HTML
7 4 (2.88%) REST
8 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.16%) JSON
9 1 (0.72%) Cocoa
9 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.63%) iPhone
3 9 (6.47%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.76%) EPoS
5 4 (2.88%) PMI
6 3 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.16%) W3C
7 2 (1.44%) Clustering
7 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.72%) iPad
8 1 (0.72%) LIMS
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.18%) Windows
2 12 (8.63%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.76%) Android
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.65%) Test Scripting
3 35 (25.18%) Scrum
4 29 (20.86%) Test Automation
4 29 (20.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (17.27%) Performance Testing
6 22 (15.83%) SDLC
7 20 (14.39%) Manual Testing
7 20 (14.39%) Waterfall
8 19 (13.67%) Functional Testing
8 19 (13.67%) Security Testing
8 19 (13.67%) Test Strategy
9 18 (12.95%) Information Assurance
9 18 (12.95%) Project Management
10 17 (12.23%) Automated Testing
10 17 (12.23%) System Testing
11 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing
11 13 (9.35%) Migration
11 13 (9.35%) Regression Testing
12 11 (7.91%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.29%) SQL
2 37 (26.62%) C#
3 29 (20.86%) Java
4 17 (12.23%) Python
5 13 (9.35%) Scala
6 10 (7.19%) PHP
7 9 (6.47%) Objective-C
8 8 (5.76%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.60%) Delphi
10 4 (2.88%) Ruby
10 4 (2.88%) VB
11 3 (2.16%) C++
12 1 (0.72%) C
12 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (35.25%) ISTQB
2 44 (31.65%) ISEB
3 25 (17.99%) Degree
4 20 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.44%) MCITP
7 2 (1.44%) MCP
7 2 (1.44%) MCSA
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (36.69%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) SLA
3 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (18.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Nessus
2 1 (0.72%) Nexpose
2 1 (0.72%) Nmap
2 1 (0.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) HP
3 8 (5.76%) Adobe
4 5 (3.60%) Citrix
5 4 (2.88%) Sage
5 4 (2.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.16%) Epicor
6 3 (2.16%) NetSuite
6 3 (2.16%) SYSPRO
7 2 (1.44%) Siebel
8 1 (0.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle
8 1 (0.72%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.72%) Telerik
Wigan
Ascent People
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + flexi-time
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £15000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: + benefits (pension, life assurance, company car/allowance etc)
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Pension, Flexi-Time, Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago