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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 172 169 176
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 13 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.45% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 6
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
3799 3591 3715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 94.20% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3159 3132 3267
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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
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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 - 7 £27,500 -
Salford -2 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £29,500 - 3
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 16 (76.19%) QA
2 15 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 13 (61.90%) ISEB
4 12 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
6 10 (47.62%) Load Testing
6 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) Java
9 3 (14.29%) .NET
9 3 (14.29%) Python
9 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 2 (9.52%) Windows
10 2 (9.52%) Workflow
10 2 (9.52%) Finance
10 2 (9.52%) Animation
10 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
10 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 1 (4.76%) C
11 1 (4.76%) C#
11 1 (4.76%) C++
11 1 (4.76%) HTML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) Flash
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Animation
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (4.76%) Smartcard
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) BBC
3 1 (4.76%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
3 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Load Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) Workflow
8 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.76%) System Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Information Assurance
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Product Management
9 1 (4.76%) MVVM
9 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.76%) TDD
9 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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