The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 188 178 194
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.027% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.028% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £35,500 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £38,750 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-8.38% +18.32%
Technical Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3991 3574 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.51% 94.95% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3439 3117 3803
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Tester across the Manchester region.

Technical Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Hudson
3 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Replication
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) System Testing
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Hudson
1 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (50.00%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware