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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 135 112 95
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 85 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% 2.21% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.47% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 45 60 103
Median salary £30,000 £42,500 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £22,300 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
3351 3440 3507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 90.06% 89.37% 86.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2808 2873 2815
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +4 8 £30,000 +9.09%
Altrincham +10 6 £45,000 +143.24%
Stockport -4 3 £33,000 -22.35%
Cheadle - 2 £28,500 -
Salford +6 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Bolton - 1 £25,500 -
Sale - 1 £18,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.13%) SDLC
3 32 (30.19%) SQL
4 31 (29.25%) Scrum
4 31 (29.25%) ISTQB
5 28 (26.42%) Test Scripting
6 25 (23.58%) QA
7 22 (20.75%) Automated Testing
8 21 (19.81%) Selenium
9 20 (18.87%) Test Automation
9 20 (18.87%) ISEB
10 19 (17.92%) Java
11 17 (16.04%) Regression Testing
12 16 (15.09%) C#
12 16 (15.09%) Windows
13 15 (14.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (12.26%) Coaching
14 13 (12.26%) Apple iOS
14 13 (12.26%) Android
14 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
14 13 (12.26%) .NET
15 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
15 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (11.32%) Mentoring
16 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
16 11 (10.38%) Finance
17 10 (9.43%) Games
17 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
17 10 (9.43%) Automation Testing
18 9 (8.49%) Functional Testing

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 7 (6.60%) CMS
2 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) IaaS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (19.81%) Selenium
2 6 (5.66%) JIRA
2 6 (5.66%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.77%) Ranorex
5 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.83%) JUnit
5 3 (2.83%) TestComplete
5 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.89%) Appium
6 2 (1.89%) JMeter
6 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.94%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.94%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.94%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.94%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.94%) NUnit
7 1 (0.94%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.94%) Xcode
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Games
3 6 (5.66%) Back Office
4 5 (4.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (38.68%) Analyst
2 36 (33.96%) Tester
3 33 (31.13%) Test Analyst
4 31 (29.25%) Software Tester
5 25 (23.58%) Software Analyst
6 24 (22.64%) Software Test Analyst
7 18 (16.98%) Developer
8 11 (10.38%) Consultant
9 8 (7.55%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Delphi Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Test Consultant
10 6 (5.66%) Web Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Web Test Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Implementation Consultant
11 5 (4.72%) Software Consultant
11 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) CSS
3 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.66%) EDI
5 5 (4.72%) EDIFACT
5 5 (4.72%) jQuery
5 5 (4.72%) XML
6 4 (3.77%) HTML
6 4 (3.77%) Web Services
7 3 (2.83%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.83%) SOAP
8 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.89%) Cocoa
8 2 (1.89%) Velocity
9 1 (0.94%) J2EE
9 1 (0.94%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) iPad
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.72%) TRADACOMS
4 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.94%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.94%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Android
2 13 (12.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.13%) SDLC
3 31 (29.25%) Scrum
4 28 (26.42%) Test Scripting
5 22 (20.75%) Automated Testing
6 20 (18.87%) Test Automation
7 17 (16.04%) Regression Testing
8 13 (12.26%) Coaching
9 12 (11.32%) Mentoring
9 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
11 10 (9.43%) Automation Testing
12 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.49%) Functional Testing
12 9 (8.49%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.60%) Test Management
13 7 (6.60%) Web Development
14 6 (5.66%) Performance Testing
15 5 (4.72%) Open Source
15 5 (4.72%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.19%) SQL
2 19 (17.92%) Java
3 16 (15.09%) C#
4 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.66%) C
5 6 (5.66%) Delphi
6 5 (4.72%) C++
6 5 (4.72%) Python
7 4 (3.77%) Scala
7 4 (3.77%) VBScript
8 2 (1.89%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.89%) PHP
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (29.25%) ISTQB
2 20 (18.87%) ISEB
3 15 (14.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (8.49%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.94%) HNC
5 1 (0.94%) HND
5 1 (0.94%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.94%) PhD
5 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.58%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle
3 3 (2.83%) HP
4 2 (1.89%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.94%) Alterian
5 1 (0.94%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) Progress
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
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