The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 89 95 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 83 109 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.52% 2.71% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.81% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 78 91 56
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +24.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £27,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £57,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
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
3167 3875 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.17% 96.35% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2622 3325 3120
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Manchester region.

Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 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
Stockport +4 18 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Altrincham +9 5 £24,000 -36.00% 1
Salford +3 2 £37,500 -1.31%
Oldham - 2 £38,750 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 138 (63.01%) QA
2 134 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (39.73%) ISEB
4 76 (34.70%) Selenium
4 76 (34.70%) Windows
5 71 (32.42%) Test Scripting
6 67 (30.59%) C#
7 65 (29.68%) Test Automation
8 63 (28.77%) SDLC
8 63 (28.77%) SQL
9 58 (26.48%) Java
9 58 (26.48%) Automated Testing
10 56 (25.57%) Functional Testing
11 55 (25.11%) Web Services
12 52 (23.74%) ISTQB
12 52 (23.74%) Manual Testing
13 50 (22.83%) Scrum
14 42 (19.18%) JIRA
15 39 (17.81%) Microsoft
15 39 (17.81%) Automation Testing
16 37 (16.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (15.98%) BDD
18 33 (15.07%) HP UFT
18 33 (15.07%) Software Testing
19 32 (14.61%) Degree
20 31 (14.16%) TDD
20 31 (14.16%) SQL Server
20 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (13.70%) MS Excel
22 28 (12.79%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.85%) Network Security
2 10 (4.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.57%) Wireless
3 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.91%) MySQL
3 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 76 (34.70%) Selenium
2 42 (19.18%) JIRA
3 33 (15.07%) HP UFT
4 27 (12.33%) Cucumber
5 26 (11.87%) WebDriver
6 15 (6.85%) SoapUI
7 13 (5.94%) NUnit
8 12 (5.48%) FitNesse
9 10 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (4.11%) Jenkins
10 9 (4.11%) JUnit
10 9 (4.11%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (3.20%) Bugzilla
11 7 (3.20%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.83%) MSTest
12 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.83%) Ranorex
12 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.91%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (9.13%) Finance
2 10 (4.57%) Banking
3 3 (1.37%) Marketing
3 3 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (25.11%) Web Services
2 19 (8.68%) .NET
3 8 (3.65%) XML
4 7 (3.20%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.74%) HTML
6 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.91%) J2EE
6 2 (0.91%) SOAP
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.48%) iPhone
4 10 (4.57%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.91%) iPad
6 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.46%) Blog
7 1 (0.46%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 76 (34.70%) Windows
2 23 (10.50%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.76%) Mac OS X
3 17 (7.76%) Windows 10
4 16 (7.31%) Android
4 16 (7.31%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.02%) Linux
6 10 (4.57%) Unix
7 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (32.42%) Test Scripting
3 65 (29.68%) Test Automation
4 63 (28.77%) SDLC
5 58 (26.48%) Automated Testing
6 56 (25.57%) Functional Testing
7 52 (23.74%) Manual Testing
8 50 (22.83%) Scrum
9 39 (17.81%) Automation Testing
10 37 (16.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (15.98%) BDD
12 33 (15.07%) Software Testing
13 31 (14.16%) TDD
14 28 (12.79%) Performance Testing
15 25 (11.42%) Regression Testing
16 23 (10.50%) QA Automation
17 20 (9.13%) Penetration Testing
18 19 (8.68%) Defect Management
19 17 (7.76%) Case Management
19 17 (7.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.59%) C#
2 63 (28.77%) SQL
3 58 (26.48%) Java
4 9 (4.11%) PHP
4 9 (4.11%) Python
4 9 (4.11%) Scala
5 2 (0.91%) C++
5 2 (0.91%) Ruby
5 2 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (39.73%) ISEB
2 52 (23.74%) ISTQB
3 32 (14.61%) Degree
4 17 (7.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.28%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (1.37%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.91%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (0.91%) CLAS
7 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.91%) HND
7 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (63.01%) QA
2 10 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 10 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (11.87%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.83%) Nessus
2 4 (1.83%) Nmap
Vendors
1 39 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.76%) VMware
3 13 (5.94%) HP
4 5 (2.28%) Telerik
5 4 (1.83%) Oracle
5 4 (1.83%) Qualys
6 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Life Assurance
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £27000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
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