The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 152 176 180
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.88% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 29 6 6
Average salary £37,500 £28,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.92% -10.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,750 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Test Engineer
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
3228 3675 4062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.18% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2671 3032 3523
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 +7 2 £37,500 +33.92%
Wigan - 1 £37,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Android
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
2 19 (47.50%) Apple iOS
3 18 (45.00%) SDLC
3 18 (45.00%) Selenium
4 17 (42.50%) Manual Testing
5 15 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 15 (37.50%) QA
6 13 (32.50%) Automation Testing
7 12 (30.00%) SQL
8 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (25.00%) Scrum
8 10 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (22.50%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) JIRA
10 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (20.00%) Puppet
11 7 (17.50%) BDD
11 7 (17.50%) Windows
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
12 6 (15.00%) PHP
12 6 (15.00%) C++
12 6 (15.00%) MySQL
12 6 (15.00%) VPN
12 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.00%) User Stories
12 6 (15.00%) Mobile App

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) VPN
1 6 (15.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) JIRA
3 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.50%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.50%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Android
1 19 (47.50%) Apple iOS
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 18 (45.00%) SDLC
4 17 (42.50%) Manual Testing
5 15 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 13 (32.50%) Automation Testing
7 10 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (25.00%) Scrum
7 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (17.50%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.00%) User Stories
10 6 (15.00%) Coaching
11 5 (12.50%) TDD
11 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) C++
2 6 (15.00%) PHP
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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