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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 122 121 147
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 63 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.74% 1.81% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.16% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 36 60 40
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £26,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,125 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
2985 3330 3318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.60% 83.67% 80.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2462 2739 2829
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
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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
Wigan +10 10 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Stockport -1 2 £36,750 +19.51% 4
Altrincham -12 2 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Sale -2 1 £18,500 -50.66%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 56 (49.56%) ISTQB
2 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.71%) SQL
3 46 (40.71%) QA
4 41 (36.28%) ISEB
5 34 (30.09%) Finance
6 33 (29.20%) Automation Testing
7 30 (26.55%) Manual Testing
8 27 (23.89%) Selenium
9 26 (23.01%) Test Automation
9 26 (23.01%) Automated Testing
10 25 (22.12%) Test Scripting
11 24 (21.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
13 21 (18.58%) Security Testing
13 21 (18.58%) Information Assurance
14 20 (17.70%) Oracle
15 19 (16.81%) Android
15 19 (16.81%) Apple iOS
16 18 (15.93%) Degree
16 18 (15.93%) Scrum
17 16 (14.16%) Coaching
18 15 (13.27%) Mentoring
18 15 (13.27%) Banking
18 15 (13.27%) Windows
19 14 (12.39%) FATCA
20 12 (10.62%) Change Management
21 10 (8.85%) Load Testing
21 10 (8.85%) Unit Testing
21 10 (8.85%) Continuous Integration

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 2 (1.77%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.77%) MySQL
4 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (23.89%) Selenium
2 8 (7.08%) TestDirector
3 5 (4.42%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.65%) Subversion
5 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.77%) UltraEdit
6 2 (1.77%) WebLOAD
6 2 (1.77%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.77%) ProC
6 2 (1.77%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.88%) JUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
General
1 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Law
5 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (37.17%) Analyst
2 40 (35.40%) Test Analyst
3 29 (25.66%) Tester
4 23 (20.35%) Software Tester
5 14 (12.39%) Test Manager
5 14 (12.39%) Test Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (9.73%) Test Leader
7 9 (7.96%) Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Systems Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Tester
10 5 (4.42%) Junior
10 5 (4.42%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Graduate
11 4 (3.54%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.54%) Account Manager
11 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) .NET
2 5 (4.42%) Web Services
3 4 (3.54%) HTML
3 4 (3.54%) Java EE
4 3 (2.65%) Spring
5 2 (1.77%) JDBC
5 2 (1.77%) XML
5 2 (1.77%) Swing
5 2 (1.77%) JSON
6 1 (0.88%) Akka
6 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.65%) Interactive TV
1 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.77%) Open Source
2 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.77%) Biotechnology
2 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.77%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Android
1 19 (16.81%) Apple iOS
2 15 (13.27%) Windows
3 5 (4.42%) UNIX
4 3 (2.65%) Linux
5 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.20%) Automation Testing
3 30 (26.55%) Manual Testing
4 26 (23.01%) Test Automation
4 26 (23.01%) Automated Testing
5 25 (22.12%) Test Scripting
6 21 (18.58%) Security Testing
6 21 (18.58%) Information Assurance
7 18 (15.93%) Scrum
8 16 (14.16%) Coaching
9 15 (13.27%) Mentoring
10 12 (10.62%) Change Management
11 10 (8.85%) Unit Testing
11 10 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.85%) Load Testing
12 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
12 8 (7.08%) Test Management
12 8 (7.08%) Time Management
12 8 (7.08%) Project Management
12 8 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.71%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) Java
3 6 (5.31%) C
4 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.54%) Python
5 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.65%) C#
6 2 (1.77%) C++
6 2 (1.77%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (49.56%) ISTQB
2 41 (36.28%) ISEB
3 24 (21.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (15.93%) Degree
5 3 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (40.71%) QA
2 14 (12.39%) FATCA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Nessus
2 1 (0.88%) Nmap
2 1 (0.88%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.70%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Aquila
5 1 (0.88%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.88%) Rapid7
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 15 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago