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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 143 177 183
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 34 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34 7 11
Median salary £42,500 £27,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -24.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
3368 3441 3869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.65% 96.71% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2864 2811 3191
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Salford - 3 £37,500 -
Stockport - 2 £37,500 - 1
Bury - 1 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
4 19 (31.67%) QA
5 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (25.00%) BDD
7 14 (23.33%) TDD
8 13 (21.67%) Selenium
8 13 (21.67%) Java
9 12 (20.00%) ISEB
9 12 (20.00%) SDLC
10 11 (18.33%) JIRA
11 10 (16.67%) Windows
11 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 9 (15.00%) Degree
12 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (13.33%) QA Automation
13 8 (13.33%) Windows 10
13 8 (13.33%) C#
14 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
14 7 (11.67%) VMware
14 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
14 7 (11.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (11.67%) WebDriver

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:

Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) JIRA
3 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.00%) JMeter
5 4 (6.67%) Gerrit
5 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.67%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.00%) Appium
7 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.33%) JUnit
7 2 (3.33%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.33%) Mocha
7 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.67%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.67%) NUnit
8 1 (1.67%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.00%) Games
2 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.67%) LIMS
3 1 (1.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
4 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (25.00%) BDD
6 14 (23.33%) TDD
7 12 (20.00%) SDLC
8 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (13.33%) QA Automation
10 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
10 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
10 7 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (10.00%) Workflow
12 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
12 5 (8.33%) Scrum
13 4 (6.67%) API Testing
13 4 (6.67%) OWASP
13 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) Java
2 8 (13.33%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) ISEB
2 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) PhD
4 1 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) HP
3 2 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Telerik
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