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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 142 140 171
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 59 34 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.56% 1.03% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.06% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 41 34 15
Median salary £37,500 £43,750 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +48.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

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
3665 3211 3831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.70% 97.19% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3071 2666 3235
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Oldham - 7 - - 1
Salford -4 2 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Bolton - 1 £42,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 87 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (65.71%) Test Scripting
3 57 (54.29%) Selenium
4 48 (45.71%) Java
5 42 (40.00%) TDD
5 42 (40.00%) SDLC
6 40 (38.10%) Automated Testing
7 37 (35.24%) Cucumber
7 37 (35.24%) BDD
8 36 (34.29%) Test Automation
8 36 (34.29%) C++
9 35 (33.33%) Scrum
10 30 (28.57%) Software Testing
11 29 (27.62%) QA
12 28 (26.67%) Validation
12 28 (26.67%) Python
12 28 (26.67%) DevOps
13 27 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (24.76%) C
15 25 (23.81%) Linux
15 25 (23.81%) Degree
16 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
16 23 (21.90%) ISEB
17 22 (20.95%) Configuration Management
17 22 (20.95%) Perl
17 22 (20.95%) Software Engineering
18 21 (20.00%) DV Cleared
19 20 (19.05%) ISTQB
20 18 (17.14%) C#
21 17 (16.19%) Cybersecurity

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.95%) Confluence
1 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Big Data
2 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 57 (54.29%) Selenium
2 37 (35.24%) Cucumber
3 12 (11.43%) JIRA
4 6 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.76%) HP UFT
5 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.81%) JMeter
7 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.90%) Gatling
8 2 (1.90%) Gradle
8 2 (1.90%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.90%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.90%) TestNG
9 1 (0.95%) Appium
9 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 12 (11.43%) Military
3 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.81%) Finance
6 3 (2.86%) Electronics
7 2 (1.90%) Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) .NET
2 10 (9.52%) jQuery
3 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.81%) HTML
5 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.90%) CSS
5 2 (1.90%) DOM
5 2 (1.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.90%) Web Services
6 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) iPad
2 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.71%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Linux
2 9 (8.57%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) Android
3 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Unix
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (65.71%) Test Scripting
3 42 (40.00%) SDLC
3 42 (40.00%) TDD
4 40 (38.10%) Automated Testing
5 37 (35.24%) BDD
6 36 (34.29%) Test Automation
7 35 (33.33%) Scrum
8 30 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 28 (26.67%) DevOps
9 28 (26.67%) Validation
10 27 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (20.95%) Configuration Management
11 22 (20.95%) Software Engineering
12 17 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (14.29%) Automation Testing
14 14 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
14 14 (13.33%) Time Management
15 13 (12.38%) Information Security
15 13 (12.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.71%) Java
2 36 (34.29%) C++
3 28 (26.67%) Python
4 26 (24.76%) C
5 22 (20.95%) Perl
6 18 (17.14%) C#
7 15 (14.29%) PHP
7 15 (14.29%) SQL
8 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (11.43%) Ruby
9 7 (6.67%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (23.81%) Degree
2 23 (21.90%) ISEB
2 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
3 21 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 20 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 12 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.67%) HNC
6 7 (6.67%) HND
7 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.62%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) Hyper-V
1 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Kibana
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) VMware
2 4 (3.81%) HP
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.95%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.95%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 8 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago