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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 127 105 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 58 79 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.60% 2.20% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.44% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 46 62 67
Median salary £30,000 £39,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% +25.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,020 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £80,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
3202 3232 3411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.60% 89.83% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2691 2664 2737
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wigan 0 9 £30,000 -23.07%
Stockport - 8 £27,500 -
Altrincham +6 4 £32,500 -10.95% 1
Sale 0 2 £18,500 -
Cheadle - 2 £28,500 -
Bolton - 1 £25,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.06%) SQL
3 33 (28.21%) Scrum
4 29 (24.79%) ISTQB
5 27 (23.08%) SDLC
6 25 (21.37%) QA
6 25 (21.37%) Test Scripting
6 25 (21.37%) Java
6 25 (21.37%) C#
7 22 (18.80%) ISEB
7 22 (18.80%) Selenium
8 21 (17.95%) Test Automation
9 20 (17.09%) Automated Testing
10 19 (16.24%) .NET
11 18 (15.38%) Windows
12 17 (14.53%) MS Excel
12 17 (14.53%) Degree
13 14 (11.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (11.97%) Mentoring
13 14 (11.97%) Coaching
13 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
13 14 (11.97%) Regression Testing
14 13 (11.11%) Finance
14 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 12 (10.26%) Apple iOS
15 12 (10.26%) Android
15 12 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
16 11 (9.40%) Games

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 5 (4.27%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Internet
1 2 (1.71%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (18.80%) Selenium
2 7 (5.98%) JIRA
2 7 (5.98%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.27%) JUnit
3 5 (4.27%) Ranorex
4 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.71%) Appium
5 2 (1.71%) JMeter
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.71%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.85%) Gatling
6 1 (0.85%) NUnit
6 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.85%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 13 (11.11%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Games
3 7 (5.98%) Back Office
4 6 (5.13%) Retail
5 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.71%) Billing
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
6 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) Analyst
2 35 (29.91%) Test Analyst
3 32 (27.35%) Tester
4 28 (23.93%) Software Tester
5 25 (21.37%) Developer
6 21 (17.95%) Software Analyst
7 20 (17.09%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (11.11%) Consultant
9 8 (6.84%) .NET Developer
9 8 (6.84%) Test Consultant
10 7 (5.98%) Scrum Master
10 7 (5.98%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Web Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Web Test Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.27%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (4.27%) Software Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Test Automation Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.24%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) CSS
3 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.13%) EDI
4 5 (4.27%) EDIFACT
4 5 (4.27%) jQuery
4 5 (4.27%) XML
5 4 (3.42%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.42%) Web Services
6 3 (2.56%) HTML
6 3 (2.56%) Velocity
7 2 (1.71%) Cocoa
7 2 (1.71%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.71%) SOAP
8 1 (0.85%) J2EE
8 1 (0.85%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.84%) iPad
3 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.27%) TRADACOMS
4 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.71%) FMCG
4 2 (1.71%) iSeries
5 1 (0.85%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.85%) EPoS
5 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.85%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.85%) LIMS
5 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.38%) Windows
2 12 (10.26%) Android
2 12 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.21%) Scrum
3 27 (23.08%) SDLC
4 25 (21.37%) Test Scripting
5 21 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 20 (17.09%) Automated Testing
7 14 (11.97%) Coaching
7 14 (11.97%) Mentoring
7 14 (11.97%) Regression Testing
8 12 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 9 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 9 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.98%) Performance Testing
11 7 (5.98%) System Testing
11 7 (5.98%) Web Development
12 6 (5.13%) Open Source
12 6 (5.13%) TDD
12 6 (5.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) SQL
2 25 (21.37%) C#
2 25 (21.37%) Java
3 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.98%) Python
5 6 (5.13%) Scala
6 5 (4.27%) C
6 5 (4.27%) Delphi
7 4 (3.42%) C++
8 3 (2.56%) VB
9 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.71%) PHP
9 2 (1.71%) Ruby
9 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.71%) VBScript
10 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) ISTQB
2 22 (18.80%) ISEB
3 17 (14.53%) Degree
4 14 (11.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) HNC
5 1 (0.85%) HND
5 1 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.37%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle
3 2 (1.71%) HP
3 2 (1.71%) IBM
3 2 (1.71%) Intel Security
4 1 (0.85%) Alterian
4 1 (0.85%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.85%) Progress
4 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.85%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.85%) Telerik
4 1 (0.85%) VMware
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