The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 169 179 157
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.22% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.23% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 10
Average salary £28,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £35,650 £40,750 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3690 3973 3628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.42% 94.98% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3031 3445 3208
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
(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 - 7 £27,500 - 2
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in their job title.

1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
2 15 (57.69%) QA
2 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
3 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Load Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
8 6 (23.08%) UNIX
9 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
10 4 (15.38%) BDD
10 4 (15.38%) Windows
10 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.54%) TDD
11 3 (11.54%) TestDirector
11 3 (11.54%) Scrum
11 3 (11.54%) VMware
11 3 (11.54%) C#
11 3 (11.54%) Java
11 3 (11.54%) .NET
11 3 (11.54%) Oracle
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
11 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Test Management
12 2 (7.69%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) TestDirector
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) Hudson
5 1 (3.85%) Firebug
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (3.85%) JMeter
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) COM+
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) UNIX
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
1 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Load Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) TDD
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Management
8 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.69%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) B2B
8 2 (7.69%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) ION Trading
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