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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 157 181 166
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 35 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.91% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 29 11 10
Average salary £45,000 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% -12.69%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
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
3685 3859 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.79% 95.03% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3186 3184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Android
2 23 (48.94%) Apple iOS
2 23 (48.94%) SDLC
3 20 (42.55%) System Integration Testing
3 20 (42.55%) Test Scripting
4 18 (38.30%) Test Automation
5 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (34.04%) Windows
6 15 (31.91%) Selenium
7 12 (25.53%) QA
8 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
8 11 (23.40%) SQL
9 10 (21.28%) JIRA
9 10 (21.28%) Regression Testing
9 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.15%) BDD
10 9 (19.15%) Puppet
10 9 (19.15%) Scrum
10 9 (19.15%) C#
11 8 (17.02%) Linux
12 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
12 7 (14.89%) TDD
12 7 (14.89%) Java
13 6 (12.77%) C++
13 6 (12.77%) MySQL
13 6 (12.77%) PHP
13 6 (12.77%) UNIX

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) VPN
1 6 (12.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Selenium
2 10 (21.28%) JIRA
3 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) LAMP
2 1 (2.13%) jQuery
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Android
1 23 (48.94%) Apple iOS
2 16 (34.04%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Linux
4 6 (12.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) SDLC
3 20 (42.55%) System Integration Testing
3 20 (42.55%) Test Scripting
4 18 (38.30%) Test Automation
5 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Regression Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
8 9 (19.15%) BDD
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
9 7 (14.89%) TDD
9 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Automation Testing
10 6 (12.77%) User Stories
10 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.77%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) Java
4 6 (12.77%) C++
4 6 (12.77%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Salt
3 1 (2.13%) Rundeck
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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