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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 140 76 146
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +70
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 112 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 3.02% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 3.76% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 40 107 34
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +61.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,150 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
3420 2982 3429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.05% 80.33% 79.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2930 2550 3057
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 December 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 29 December 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
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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
Bolton +1 10 £33,000 +24.52% 1
Altrincham +5 7 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Wigan -7 5 - - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 78 (43.58%) Finance
2 75 (41.90%) SQL
3 64 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (35.75%) ISTQB
4 61 (34.08%) QA
5 54 (30.17%) ISEB
6 52 (29.05%) Automated Testing
7 39 (21.79%) Degree
8 38 (21.23%) Automation Testing
9 36 (20.11%) Manual Testing
10 34 (18.99%) Oracle
11 33 (18.44%) Selenium
12 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
13 28 (15.64%) Unit Testing
13 28 (15.64%) Test Management
14 27 (15.08%) Mentoring
14 27 (15.08%) C#
14 27 (15.08%) HTML
14 27 (15.08%) JavaScript
15 26 (14.53%) Windows
16 25 (13.97%) Test Strategy
17 24 (13.41%) Scrum
18 23 (12.85%) OO
19 22 (12.29%) Java
20 21 (11.73%) Regression Testing
20 21 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (11.17%) Integration Testing
22 18 (10.06%) Test Scripting
22 18 (10.06%) Time Management
22 18 (10.06%) Coaching

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.70%) MS Office
3 5 (2.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) Internet
2 3 (1.68%) FTP
3 1 (0.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (18.44%) Selenium
2 15 (8.38%) WebDriver
3 14 (7.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.59%) SpecFlow
6 8 (4.47%) MSTest
6 8 (4.47%) NUnit
7 7 (3.91%) TestDirector
8 4 (2.23%) JUnit
8 4 (2.23%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.23%) Subversion
8 4 (2.23%) TestPartner
8 4 (2.23%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.23%) SilkPerformer
8 4 (2.23%) JIRA
8 4 (2.23%) QALoad
8 4 (2.23%) jMock
8 4 (2.23%) NetBeans
8 4 (2.23%) EasyMock
9 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (43.58%) Finance
2 16 (8.94%) Retail
3 10 (5.59%) Billing
4 9 (5.03%) Marketing
5 5 (2.79%) Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (36.31%) Analyst
2 56 (31.28%) Test Analyst
3 33 (18.44%) Developer
4 28 (15.64%) Test Manager
5 18 (10.06%) Software Engineer
5 18 (10.06%) Tester
5 18 (10.06%) Test Engineer
6 17 (9.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 13 (7.26%) Systems Developer
8 12 (6.70%) Software Tester
8 12 (6.70%) Software Test Analyst
9 10 (5.59%) QA Manager
10 9 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (5.03%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Test Leader
12 6 (3.35%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.35%) Junior
12 6 (3.35%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.79%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.08%) HTML
2 14 (7.82%) Java EE
3 13 (7.26%) .NET
3 13 (7.26%) CSS
4 11 (6.15%) Web Services
5 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.91%) SOAP
6 7 (3.91%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.35%) WCF
7 6 (3.35%) LINQ
7 6 (3.35%) XML
7 6 (3.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (3.35%) LINQ to SQL
7 6 (3.35%) REST
7 6 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.79%) jQuery
9 2 (1.12%) J2EE
9 2 (1.12%) Spring
10 1 (0.56%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.59%) Mathematics
3 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.79%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.23%) Animation
5 3 (1.68%) Open Source
6 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.12%) AS400
6 2 (1.12%) BBC
6 2 (1.12%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.56%) MHEG
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.53%) Windows
2 18 (10.06%) UNIX
3 9 (5.03%) Android
3 9 (5.03%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.05%) Automated Testing
3 38 (21.23%) Automation Testing
4 36 (20.11%) Manual Testing
5 28 (15.64%) Unit Testing
5 28 (15.64%) Test Management
6 27 (15.08%) Mentoring
7 25 (13.97%) Test Strategy
8 24 (13.41%) Scrum
9 23 (12.85%) OO
10 21 (11.73%) Regression Testing
11 20 (11.17%) Integration Testing
12 18 (10.06%) Test Scripting
12 18 (10.06%) Time Management
12 18 (10.06%) Coaching
13 17 (9.50%) Test Automation
13 17 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (9.50%) Load Testing
13 17 (9.50%) Project Management
14 16 (8.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 75 (41.90%) SQL
2 27 (15.08%) JavaScript
2 27 (15.08%) C#
3 22 (12.29%) Java
4 12 (6.70%) C++
5 11 (6.15%) Python
6 6 (3.35%) VB
6 6 (3.35%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.35%) Perl
7 5 (2.79%) PHP
7 5 (2.79%) C
8 2 (1.12%) VBScript
8 2 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 64 (35.75%) ISTQB
2 54 (30.17%) ISEB
3 39 (21.79%) Degree
4 14 (7.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (6.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (3.35%) HND
7 3 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (34.08%) QA
2 6 (3.35%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.12%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 8 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (18.99%) Oracle
2 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.47%) HP
4 7 (3.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.56%) Aquila
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham
Ascent People
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
aquilaheywood
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 25 days ago