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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 174 164 180
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.52% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.54% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7 19 8
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
3693 3868 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.62% 94.92% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3033 3236 3432
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,100
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 28 (73.68%) Automation Testing
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (60.53%) SQL
4 19 (50.00%) QA
4 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 18 (47.37%) Selenium
6 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
7 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
8 12 (31.58%) Manual Testing
9 11 (28.95%) C#
9 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
10 10 (26.32%) Java
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
11 9 (23.68%) Oracle
11 9 (23.68%) ISEB
11 9 (23.68%) TestDirector
11 9 (23.68%) VMware
11 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
11 9 (23.68%) Android
11 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
11 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (21.05%) Ruby
12 8 (21.05%) Degree
12 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (21.05%) Load Testing
12 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
13 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
13 6 (15.79%) Coaching

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
2 9 (23.68%) TestDirector
3 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Animation
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Android
1 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Automation Testing
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
5 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
6 12 (31.58%) Manual Testing
7 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
8 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Load Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.79%) Coaching
10 4 (10.53%) Scrum
11 3 (7.89%) Market Research
11 3 (7.89%) User Stories
11 3 (7.89%) Web Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
12 2 (5.26%) Document Management
12 2 (5.26%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) C#
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
1 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
1 9 (23.68%) VMware
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
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