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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 160 174 183
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 14 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 6
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,050 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +10.44%
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
3067 3620 3914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.16% 94.67% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2518 2978 3387
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 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 June 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 June 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 +5 2 £37,500 +33.92%
Wigan - 1 £37,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Selenium
3 17 (58.62%) SQL
3 17 (58.62%) Test Automation
4 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
4 15 (51.72%) Automation Testing
5 14 (48.28%) QA
5 14 (48.28%) Android
5 14 (48.28%) Apple iOS
6 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
7 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
8 8 (27.59%) JIRA
8 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 8 (27.59%) Finance
8 8 (27.59%) SDLC
9 7 (24.14%) User Stories
9 7 (24.14%) Degree
10 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
10 6 (20.69%) Linux
10 6 (20.69%) Puppet
10 6 (20.69%) Coaching
11 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
11 5 (17.24%) Network Security
11 5 (17.24%) MySQL
11 5 (17.24%) C++
11 5 (17.24%) PHP
11 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
11 5 (17.24%) VPN
11 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 5 (17.24%) Network Security
1 5 (17.24%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
3 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
5 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Android
1 14 (48.28%) Apple iOS
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Test Automation
3 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Automation Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
6 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 8 (27.59%) SDLC
7 7 (24.14%) User Stories
8 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.69%) Coaching
9 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
9 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Load Testing
11 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C++
2 5 (17.24%) PHP
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
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