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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 135 95 133
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 88 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 2.34% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.85% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 37 85 43
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +59.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £60,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
3196 3085 3432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.68% 82.18% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2765 2693 3025
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
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 28 January 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 28 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 9 £33,000 +24.52% 1
Altrincham +11 7 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wigan -7 4 - -
Stockport -9 1 £42,500 +28.78% 5
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 72 (44.17%) SQL
2 65 (39.88%) Finance
3 60 (36.81%) ISTQB
3 60 (36.81%) QA
4 58 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (31.29%) ISEB
5 51 (31.29%) Automated Testing
6 43 (26.38%) Manual Testing
7 40 (24.54%) Automation Testing
8 39 (23.93%) Degree
9 37 (22.70%) Oracle
10 30 (18.40%) Test Management
10 30 (18.40%) Selenium
11 26 (15.95%) Scrum
12 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
13 22 (13.50%) Test Scripting
13 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (12.88%) Test Strategy
14 21 (12.88%) Regression Testing
15 20 (12.27%) C#
15 20 (12.27%) Unit Testing
16 19 (11.66%) Mentoring
16 19 (11.66%) HTML
16 19 (11.66%) Java
16 19 (11.66%) JavaScript
17 18 (11.04%) Windows
18 17 (10.43%) Test Automation
18 17 (10.43%) Integration Testing
19 16 (9.82%) Coaching
19 16 (9.82%) UNIX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Office
2 6 (3.68%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.07%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) Oracle Reports
1 10 (6.13%) Oracle Database
1 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (18.40%) Selenium
2 16 (9.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (6.75%) WebDriver
5 8 (4.91%) TestDirector
6 5 (3.07%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.45%) jMock
7 4 (2.45%) EasyMock
7 4 (2.45%) QALoad
7 4 (2.45%) Subversion
7 4 (2.45%) TestPartner
7 4 (2.45%) SilkPerformer
7 4 (2.45%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.45%) NetBeans
7 4 (2.45%) JUnit
7 4 (2.45%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.84%) NUnit
8 3 (1.84%) JIRA
8 3 (1.84%) MSTest
8 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
General
1 65 (39.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Retail
3 6 (3.68%) Billing
4 4 (2.45%) Marketing
5 3 (1.84%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (39.26%) Analyst
2 54 (33.13%) Test Analyst
3 27 (16.56%) Test Manager
4 25 (15.34%) Developer
5 21 (12.88%) Tester
6 17 (10.43%) Test Engineer
7 15 (9.20%) Software Tester
7 15 (9.20%) Software Engineer
8 14 (8.59%) Software Test Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) Software Test Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (6.13%) Systems Developer
11 10 (6.13%) QA Manager
12 8 (4.91%) Test Leader
13 7 (4.29%) Support Analyst
14 6 (3.68%) QA Tester
15 5 (3.07%) Senior Tester
15 5 (3.07%) Java Developer
15 5 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) HTML
2 11 (6.75%) Java EE
3 10 (6.13%) .NET
4 8 (4.91%) CSS
5 5 (3.07%) jQuery
6 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.84%) Web Services
6 3 (1.84%) XML
6 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.23%) J2EE
7 2 (1.23%) Spring
7 2 (1.23%) SOAP
7 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.61%) JSF
8 1 (0.61%) JSON
8 1 (0.61%) WCF
8 1 (0.61%) LINQ
8 1 (0.61%) GWT
8 1 (0.61%) EJB
8 1 (0.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.07%) Open Source
4 4 (2.45%) Animation
4 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.23%) AS400
5 2 (1.23%) BBC
5 2 (1.23%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.61%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.04%) Windows
2 16 (9.82%) UNIX
3 11 (6.75%) Android
3 11 (6.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (31.29%) Automated Testing
3 43 (26.38%) Manual Testing
4 40 (24.54%) Automation Testing
5 30 (18.40%) Test Management
6 26 (15.95%) Scrum
7 22 (13.50%) Test Scripting
8 21 (12.88%) Test Strategy
8 21 (12.88%) Regression Testing
9 20 (12.27%) Unit Testing
10 19 (11.66%) Mentoring
11 17 (10.43%) Integration Testing
11 17 (10.43%) Test Automation
12 16 (9.82%) Coaching
13 15 (9.20%) OO
14 14 (8.59%) Migration
14 14 (8.59%) QMS
14 14 (8.59%) Load Testing
15 13 (7.98%) Performance Testing
15 13 (7.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (44.17%) SQL
2 20 (12.27%) C#
3 19 (11.66%) Java
3 19 (11.66%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.98%) Python
5 12 (7.36%) C++
6 8 (4.91%) C
6 8 (4.91%) Perl
7 7 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.07%) PHP
9 4 (2.45%) VB
10 2 (1.23%) VBScript
10 2 (1.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 60 (36.81%) ISTQB
2 51 (31.29%) ISEB
3 39 (23.93%) Degree
4 12 (7.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (6.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (4.29%) HND
7 5 (3.07%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (36.81%) QA
2 7 (4.29%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.23%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (22.70%) Oracle
2 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.91%) VMware
4 4 (2.45%) HP
5 2 (1.23%) Aquila
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Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Competitive
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Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
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Manchester
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Car Allowance
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Manchester
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
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Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
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Manchester
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Salary: £27k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 19 days ago
Bolton
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 27 days ago