The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 163 162 172
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 46 21 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.22% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 41 18 26
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,850 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
3671 3407 4129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.25% 95.62% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3210 2818 3525
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £32,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (65.67%) Test Scripting
2 39 (58.21%) Selenium
3 33 (49.25%) Java
4 28 (41.79%) Test Automation
4 28 (41.79%) SDLC
5 25 (37.31%) TDD
5 25 (37.31%) Automated Testing
6 23 (34.33%) BDD
7 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (29.85%) Scrum
8 19 (28.36%) Cucumber
9 18 (26.87%) Configuration Management
10 16 (23.88%) Software Testing
11 15 (22.39%) DV Cleared
11 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
11 15 (22.39%) C++
11 15 (22.39%) DevOps
12 14 (20.90%) ISEB
12 14 (20.90%) Python
13 13 (19.40%) C
14 12 (17.91%) C#
14 12 (17.91%) Perl
14 12 (17.91%) Validation
14 12 (17.91%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
16 10 (14.93%) Degree
17 9 (13.43%) QA
17 9 (13.43%) Windows
17 9 (13.43%) Linux

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (58.21%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.94%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.97%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.97%) JIRA
5 3 (4.48%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.99%) Gatling
6 2 (2.99%) Gradle
6 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.99%) TestNG
7 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.49%) JMeter
7 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.49%) NUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.45%) Military
2 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.46%) Electronics
4 4 (5.97%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 2 (2.99%) DOM
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.49%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) iPad
2 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Android
2 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (65.67%) Test Scripting
2 28 (41.79%) SDLC
2 28 (41.79%) Test Automation
3 25 (37.31%) Automated Testing
3 25 (37.31%) TDD
4 23 (34.33%) BDD
5 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (29.85%) Scrum
6 18 (26.87%) Configuration Management
7 16 (23.88%) Software Testing
8 15 (22.39%) DevOps
9 12 (17.91%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (17.91%) Validation
10 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
11 8 (11.94%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (10.45%) Information Security
12 7 (10.45%) Time Management
13 6 (8.96%) Information Assurance
14 5 (7.46%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) Java
2 15 (22.39%) C++
3 14 (20.90%) Python
4 13 (19.40%) C
5 12 (17.91%) C#
5 12 (17.91%) Perl
6 6 (8.96%) SQL
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) Ruby
8 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) DV Cleared
1 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) ISEB
3 10 (14.93%) Degree
4 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.46%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) HNC
6 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) VMware
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) HP
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) SAP
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