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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 144 175 161
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 31 18 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.45% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.46% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 31 17 19
Average salary £42,500 £33,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.78% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
3141 3879 3619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.20% 96.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2598 3327 3156
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
Salford - 2 £37,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £36,000 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (43.14%) Test Scripting
2 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
2 19 (37.25%) Automated Testing
3 18 (35.29%) QA
4 15 (29.41%) Selenium
5 14 (27.45%) Windows
6 13 (25.49%) Java
7 12 (23.53%) SQL
7 12 (23.53%) JIRA
8 11 (21.57%) Functional Testing
9 10 (19.61%) C#
10 9 (17.65%) SDLC
10 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 9 (17.65%) ISEB
11 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
12 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
12 7 (13.73%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (11.76%) QA Automation
13 6 (11.76%) Unix
13 6 (11.76%) Degree
13 6 (11.76%) Android
13 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
13 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
13 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
14 5 (9.80%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (9.80%) BDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) JIRA
3 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) NUnit
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.92%) Gerrit
5 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.92%) JMeter
5 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.92%) Mocha
5 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.96%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.96%) Gradle
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) TestNG
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) LIMS
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Android
2 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.92%) Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (43.14%) Test Scripting
2 19 (37.25%) Automated Testing
2 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
3 11 (21.57%) Functional Testing
4 9 (17.65%) SDLC
5 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
5 7 (13.73%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (11.76%) QA Automation
7 5 (9.80%) BDD
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Defect Management
7 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.80%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Workflow
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) Test Management
10 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) Java
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) HND
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Telerik
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) Google
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