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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 86 125 130
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 108 56 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.62% 1.42% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 1.82% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 100 44 50
Average salary £35,375 £33,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.19% +13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £37,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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
3367 3071 3008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.74% 77.65% 80.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2695 2635 2615
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 £26,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +15 16 £28,000 +16.66% 1
Altrincham +9 12 £25,000 -44.44%
Rochdale 0 10 £40,500 +22.72%
Stockport +2 8 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Salford -4 3 - - 2
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 77 (41.62%) SQL
2 75 (40.54%) ISEB
3 69 (37.30%) Finance
4 51 (27.57%) Windows
5 49 (26.49%) ISTQB
6 47 (25.41%) QA
7 45 (24.32%) HTML
7 45 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 43 (23.24%) SQL Server
8 43 (23.24%) Automated Testing
9 40 (21.62%) C#
10 39 (21.08%) .NET
11 34 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (18.38%) Degree
12 33 (17.84%) MS Excel
12 33 (17.84%) Microsoft
13 30 (16.22%) Selenium
14 28 (15.14%) Java
14 28 (15.14%) Project Management
14 28 (15.14%) Regression Testing
15 27 (14.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 25 (13.51%) OO
16 25 (13.51%) Unit Testing
16 25 (13.51%) Time Management
17 24 (12.97%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (11.89%) Manual Testing
19 21 (11.35%) ASP.NET
19 21 (11.35%) Test Strategy
20 20 (10.81%) OOD
21 19 (10.27%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.57%) Internet
2 3 (1.62%) FTP
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
3 1 (0.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (16.22%) Selenium
2 24 (12.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (6.49%) MSTest
3 12 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.49%) TestPartner
4 10 (5.41%) NUnit
4 10 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 9 (4.86%) JUnit
6 8 (4.32%) SilkPerformer
6 8 (4.32%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.32%) jMock
6 8 (4.32%) QALoad
6 8 (4.32%) EasyMock
7 7 (3.78%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.16%) JIRA
9 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.08%) Grunt
9 2 (1.08%) UltraEdit
10 1 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
General
1 69 (37.30%) Finance
2 13 (7.03%) Marketing
3 12 (6.49%) Billing
4 5 (2.70%) Retail
5 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Games
6 2 (1.08%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (27.57%) Analyst
2 45 (24.32%) Developer
3 35 (18.92%) Test Analyst
4 34 (18.38%) Tester
5 29 (15.68%) Software Tester
6 19 (10.27%) Systems Developer
7 15 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 15 (8.11%) Test Manager
7 15 (8.11%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (5.95%) Software Engineer
9 10 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Graduate
10 9 (4.86%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.32%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (4.32%) Head of Testing
12 7 (3.78%) Test Leader
12 7 (3.78%) Graduate Developer
12 7 (3.78%) Consultant
12 7 (3.78%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.32%) HTML
2 39 (21.08%) .NET
3 21 (11.35%) ASP.NET
4 16 (8.65%) XML
5 15 (8.11%) CSS
6 14 (7.57%) Web Services
7 12 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (5.95%) SOAP
8 11 (5.95%) REST
9 10 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (5.41%) LINQ to SQL
9 10 (5.41%) .NET Framework
9 10 (5.41%) Java EE
9 10 (5.41%) WCF
9 10 (5.41%) LINQ
10 5 (2.70%) J2EE
10 5 (2.70%) ADO
10 5 (2.70%) Classic ASP
11 3 (1.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.16%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.16%) Mathematics
2 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.08%) AS400
3 2 (1.08%) BBC
4 1 (0.54%) Replication
4 1 (0.54%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.54%) MHEG
4 1 (0.54%) Open Source
4 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 51 (27.57%) Windows
2 18 (9.73%) UNIX
3 11 (5.95%) Android
4 9 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.24%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.62%) Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.24%) Automated Testing
2 34 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.14%) Regression Testing
3 28 (15.14%) Project Management
4 25 (13.51%) OO
4 25 (13.51%) Unit Testing
4 25 (13.51%) Time Management
5 22 (11.89%) Manual Testing
6 21 (11.35%) Test Strategy
7 20 (10.81%) OOD
8 19 (10.27%) Test Management
9 17 (9.19%) Test Scripting
9 17 (9.19%) System Testing
9 17 (9.19%) Automation Testing
10 15 (8.11%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.11%) Refactoring
10 15 (8.11%) Scrum
11 14 (7.57%) Business Analysis
11 14 (7.57%) TDD
11 14 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (41.62%) SQL
2 45 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 40 (21.62%) C#
4 28 (15.14%) Java
5 11 (5.95%) VBScript
5 11 (5.95%) VB.NET
6 10 (5.41%) VB
7 9 (4.86%) C++
8 5 (2.70%) Python
9 4 (2.16%) Perl
9 4 (2.16%) PHP
10 3 (1.62%) C
11 2 (1.08%) Ruby
12 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 75 (40.54%) ISEB
2 49 (26.49%) ISTQB
3 34 (18.38%) Degree
4 27 (14.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.16%) HNC
7 4 (2.16%) HND
7 4 (2.16%) ACCA
7 4 (2.16%) CIMA
8 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.08%) MCP
9 2 (1.08%) MCSD
10 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.54%) CIPD
10 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.27%) Oracle
3 15 (8.11%) HP
4 5 (2.70%) Compuware
5 4 (2.16%) SYSPRO
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000+ per annum depending on experien
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Salford, Manchester, North West
BBC
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £45,000 dep on experience + excellent bonus & bens
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago