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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 169 187 190
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 10 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.025% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.027% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 1
Average salary £35,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
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
3605 3767 3876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.62% 94.89% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2950 3148 3369
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 27 March 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) Automated Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (93.33%) BDD
3 13 (86.67%) Hudson
3 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
3 13 (86.67%) SpecFlow
3 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (86.67%) Automation Testing
3 13 (86.67%) System Testing
3 13 (86.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 13 (86.67%) TeamCity
3 13 (86.67%) Replication
3 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (86.67%) Regression Testing
3 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 13 (86.67%) .NET
3 13 (86.67%) SOAP
3 13 (86.67%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Retail

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) TeamCity
1 13 (86.67%) Hudson
1 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
1 13 (86.67%) SpecFlow
1 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
1 13 (86.67%) SOAP
1 13 (86.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (93.33%) TDD
1 14 (93.33%) Automated Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (93.33%) BDD
2 13 (86.67%) Automation Testing
2 13 (86.67%) System Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Regression Testing
2 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) VMware