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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 173 155 178
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.56% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.59% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 7
Average salary £28,500 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.61% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
3649 3566 3704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.42% 94.64% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3060 3039 3194
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £50,000
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
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 5 March 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
Bolton -3 3 £33,000 +40.42%
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 27 (65.85%) Automation Testing
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (56.10%) SQL
4 22 (53.66%) QA
5 18 (43.90%) Test Automation
6 17 (41.46%) Selenium
7 16 (39.02%) Software Testing
8 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
9 13 (31.71%) Manual Testing
10 11 (26.83%) Degree
10 11 (26.83%) C#
10 11 (26.83%) Java
10 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
10 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
11 10 (24.39%) Finance
12 9 (21.95%) VMware
12 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
12 9 (21.95%) Oracle
12 9 (21.95%) ISEB
12 9 (21.95%) TestDirector
12 9 (21.95%) WebDriver
13 8 (19.51%) Ruby
13 8 (19.51%) Android
13 8 (19.51%) Apple iOS
13 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
13 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (19.51%) Load Testing
13 8 (19.51%) Unit Testing
14 6 (14.63%) Scrum
15 5 (12.20%) Coaching

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Selenium
2 9 (21.95%) TestDirector
2 9 (21.95%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.32%) JIRA
5 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) JUnit
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.76%) Animation
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Android
1 8 (19.51%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Automation Testing
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) Test Automation
4 16 (39.02%) Software Testing
5 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
6 13 (31.71%) Manual Testing
7 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
8 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Load Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Coaching
10 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Workflow
11 3 (7.32%) User Stories
11 3 (7.32%) BDD
11 3 (7.32%) Market Research
12 2 (4.88%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.51%) Ruby
4 4 (9.76%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
2 9 (21.95%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) VCP4
4 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (53.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) VMware
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
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