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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 126 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 60 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 1.81% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.06% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 56
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £50,000
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
2977 2913 3302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.21% 87.87% 85.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2548 2394 2704
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,000
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +5 6 £26,250 -33.54%
Stockport +14 3 - -
Altrincham +12 3 £32,000 -28.88% 3
Sale +3 1 £18,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 71 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 31 (26.05%) SQL
4 30 (25.21%) C#
4 30 (25.21%) Scrum
5 27 (22.69%) ISEB
5 27 (22.69%) Test Scripting
6 26 (21.85%) .NET
7 24 (20.17%) Windows
8 23 (19.33%) Java
8 23 (19.33%) Degree
8 23 (19.33%) Test Automation
8 23 (19.33%) SDLC
9 22 (18.49%) QA
10 20 (16.81%) Automated Testing
10 20 (16.81%) SQL Server
11 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
11 19 (15.97%) Selenium
12 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (13.45%) Coaching
14 15 (12.61%) Mentoring
14 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
15 14 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (10.92%) JavaScript
16 13 (10.92%) Performance Testing
17 12 (10.08%) JIRA
17 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
17 12 (10.08%) Apple iOS
17 12 (10.08%) Test Strategy
17 12 (10.08%) Python

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 4 (3.36%) Confluence
2 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) Apache
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (15.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) DNS
1 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.68%) S/MIME
1 2 (1.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (15.97%) Selenium
2 12 (10.08%) JIRA
3 7 (5.88%) JUnit
3 7 (5.88%) Ranorex
3 7 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.04%) Appium
5 5 (4.20%) HP UFT
5 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.36%) FishEye
6 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.68%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.68%) Firebug
8 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.68%) MSTest
8 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.68%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.68%) Xcode
General
1 12 (10.08%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Games
3 9 (7.56%) Retail
4 7 (5.88%) Back Office
5 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.52%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.68%) Banking
7 2 (1.68%) Billing
7 2 (1.68%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (33.61%) Analyst
2 37 (31.09%) Test Analyst
3 25 (21.01%) Developer
4 18 (15.13%) Tester
5 17 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 13 (10.92%) Consultant
7 12 (10.08%) Software Analyst
8 11 (9.24%) Software Test Analyst
9 10 (8.40%) Test Consultant
10 8 (6.72%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.72%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) Test Manager
11 7 (5.88%) .NET Developer
11 7 (5.88%) C# Developer
11 7 (5.88%) Scrum Master
11 7 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) Test Automation Consultant
12 6 (5.04%) Test Leader
12 6 (5.04%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.85%) .NET
2 8 (6.72%) CSS
3 7 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.20%) HTML
4 5 (4.20%) XML
5 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.36%) REST
6 3 (2.52%) Cocoa
6 3 (2.52%) EDI
6 3 (2.52%) EDIFACT
6 3 (2.52%) jQuery
6 3 (2.52%) Velocity
7 2 (1.68%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.68%) JSON
7 2 (1.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.04%) EPoS
3 6 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.36%) PMI
5 3 (2.52%) iPad
5 3 (2.52%) TRADACOMS
6 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) iSeries
6 2 (1.68%) W3C
7 1 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.84%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.17%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.72%) Android
4 5 (4.20%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) Scrum
3 27 (22.69%) Test Scripting
4 23 (19.33%) SDLC
4 23 (19.33%) Test Automation
5 20 (16.81%) Automated Testing
6 16 (13.45%) Coaching
7 15 (12.61%) Mentoring
8 13 (10.92%) Performance Testing
9 12 (10.08%) Test Strategy
10 10 (8.40%) Defect Management
10 10 (8.40%) Manual Testing
10 10 (8.40%) System Testing
10 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.56%) Information Assurance
11 9 (7.56%) Security Testing
11 9 (7.56%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.05%) SQL
2 30 (25.21%) C#
3 23 (19.33%) Java
4 13 (10.92%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.08%) Python
6 8 (6.72%) Scala
7 6 (5.04%) Delphi
7 6 (5.04%) Ruby
8 5 (4.20%) C++
9 4 (3.36%) VB
10 3 (2.52%) C
10 3 (2.52%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.68%) PHP
11 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 35 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 27 (22.69%) ISEB
3 23 (19.33%) Degree
4 14 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.36%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.68%) PhD
6 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) HNC
7 1 (0.84%) HND
7 1 (0.84%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.49%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.52%) Citrix
2 3 (2.52%) VMware
3 2 (1.68%) IBM
4 1 (0.84%) Alterian
4 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.84%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.84%) Telerik
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