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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 165 179 180
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.27% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 10
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% +46.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,100 £32,500
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
3351 3681 3917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.55% 94.92% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2732 3043 3380
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 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
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 6 May 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
Wigan - 1 £37,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) Automation Testing
3 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
3 19 (65.52%) SQL
4 16 (55.17%) Selenium
5 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
5 15 (51.72%) QA
6 13 (44.83%) Manual Testing
7 12 (41.38%) Android
7 12 (41.38%) Apple iOS
8 10 (34.48%) Automated Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) Oracle
10 7 (24.14%) Finance
10 7 (24.14%) ISEB
10 7 (24.14%) TestDirector
10 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 7 (24.14%) Degree
10 7 (24.14%) JIRA
10 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
10 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
10 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Scrum
11 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
11 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (20.69%) Coaching
11 6 (20.69%) User Stories
12 4 (13.79%) Puppet

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
1 3 (10.34%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) TestDirector
2 7 (24.14%) JIRA
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Android
1 12 (41.38%) Apple iOS
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) Automation Testing
3 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
4 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
5 13 (44.83%) Manual Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Automated Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
7 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) User Stories
8 6 (20.69%) Coaching
8 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
10 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) C++
4 3 (10.34%) PHP
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago