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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 110 108 142
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +34
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 57 80 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.76% 2.08% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.50% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 39 55 47
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,400 £26,500 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £46,900
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2759 3206 3422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 85.31% 83.29% 82.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2269 2618 2969
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 May 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 29 May 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 +16 13 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Stockport -1 2 £36,750 +16.66%
Sale - 2 £18,500 -
Altrincham -5 1 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 54 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 47 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.09%) QA
4 39 (34.21%) ISEB
5 38 (33.33%) SQL
6 36 (31.58%) SDLC
7 34 (29.82%) Finance
8 32 (28.07%) Manual Testing
9 25 (21.93%) Information Assurance
9 25 (21.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (21.05%) Automation Testing
10 24 (21.05%) Security Testing
10 24 (21.05%) Selenium
11 23 (20.18%) Test Scripting
12 22 (19.30%) Test Automation
13 21 (18.42%) Mentoring
14 19 (16.67%) Windows
14 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 19 (16.67%) Degree
14 19 (16.67%) Automated Testing
15 18 (15.79%) Android
15 18 (15.79%) Apple iOS
15 18 (15.79%) Oracle
15 18 (15.79%) Scrum
16 17 (14.91%) Coaching
17 16 (14.04%) FATCA
17 16 (14.04%) Banking
18 11 (9.65%) Change Management
19 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
20 9 (7.89%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) Network Security
2 2 (1.75%) VPN
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) VoIP
3 1 (0.88%) WAN
3 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) MySQL
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.05%) Selenium
2 8 (7.02%) JIRA
3 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.51%) UltraEdit
3 4 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.51%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.63%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.75%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.75%) WebLOAD
5 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.75%) ProC
6 1 (0.88%) Subversion
6 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) AppScan
6 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 34 (29.82%) Finance
2 16 (14.04%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Games
4 2 (1.75%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (30.70%) Analyst
2 33 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 27 (23.68%) Tester
4 21 (18.42%) Test Manager
5 19 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 16 (14.04%) Test Leader
7 11 (9.65%) Test Engineer
7 11 (9.65%) Developer
8 10 (8.77%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Systems Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Graduate
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Junior
11 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.39%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (3.51%) Senior Tester
12 4 (3.51%) Help Desk Support
12 4 (3.51%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) .NET
1 6 (5.26%) Web Services
2 5 (4.39%) HTML
3 4 (3.51%) Java EE
4 3 (2.63%) Spring
4 3 (2.63%) JSON
5 2 (1.75%) JDBC
5 2 (1.75%) XML
5 2 (1.75%) Swing
6 1 (0.88%) LAMP
6 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.88%) SOAP
6 1 (0.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.88%) Symfony
6 1 (0.88%) jQuery
6 1 (0.88%) Ajax
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.88%) Akka
6 1 (0.88%) Laravel
6 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.51%) Interactive TV
2 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.75%) User Experience
3 2 (1.75%) Biotechnology
3 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.75%) AS400
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.88%) Human Factors
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.67%) Windows
2 18 (15.79%) Android
2 18 (15.79%) Apple iOS
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 6 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.58%) SDLC
3 32 (28.07%) Manual Testing
4 25 (21.93%) Information Assurance
5 24 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 24 (21.05%) Security Testing
6 23 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 22 (19.30%) Test Automation
8 21 (18.42%) Mentoring
9 19 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 18 (15.79%) Scrum
11 17 (14.91%) Coaching
12 11 (9.65%) Change Management
13 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
14 8 (7.02%) Project Management
14 8 (7.02%) Time Management
14 8 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (7.02%) Test Management
15 7 (6.14%) Integration Testing
15 7 (6.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) Java
3 6 (5.26%) C
4 5 (4.39%) C++
4 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.51%) Python
6 3 (2.63%) PHP
6 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.63%) C#
7 2 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 39 (34.21%) ISEB
3 25 (21.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.88%) MCP
6 1 (0.88%) MCSA
6 1 (0.88%) HND
6 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (35.09%) QA
2 16 (14.04%) FATCA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Nessus
3 1 (0.88%) Nmap
3 1 (0.88%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) HP
4 4 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) Alterian
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Aquila
5 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.88%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.88%) Jaspersoft
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