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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 138 155 139
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 49 29 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.18% 0.77% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.82% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 34
Average salary £33,250 £25,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.68% -15.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,250 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
3962 3531 3633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 94.34% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3052 3226
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
Salford - 4 - -
Stockport +1 2 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Cheadle - 2 - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.52%) Windows
3 38 (33.04%) Selenium
4 36 (31.30%) C#
5 33 (28.70%) QA
6 27 (23.48%) SQL
7 26 (22.61%) Software Testing
8 25 (21.74%) Finance
9 24 (20.87%) .NET
9 24 (20.87%) ISEB
10 22 (19.13%) Manual Testing
11 21 (18.26%) Regression Testing
12 20 (17.39%) Android
12 20 (17.39%) Apple iOS
13 19 (16.52%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (16.52%) Automated Testing
13 19 (16.52%) JavaScript
14 18 (15.65%) Java
14 18 (15.65%) SQL Server
14 18 (15.65%) Degree
15 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
16 16 (13.91%) System Testing
16 16 (13.91%) Web Testing
17 15 (13.04%) WebDriver
18 14 (12.17%) HTML
19 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET
19 13 (11.30%) HP
19 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (10.43%) CISSP
20 12 (10.43%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (1.74%) CMS
1 2 (1.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.87%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
1 1 (0.87%) Extranet
1 1 (0.87%) Network Security
1 1 (0.87%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (33.04%) Selenium
2 15 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 11 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (8.70%) JIRA
4 10 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.96%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (6.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (5.22%) WatiN
8 2 (1.74%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.74%) WATIR
8 2 (1.74%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.74%) JUnit
8 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.74%) QAComplete
8 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.74%) Calabash
9 1 (0.87%) UltraEdit
General
1 25 (21.74%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Banking
2 10 (8.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.61%) Marketing
3 3 (2.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Automotive
4 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.74%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.87%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) HTML
3 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.83%) XML
5 5 (4.35%) Web Services
6 3 (2.61%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.74%) jQuery
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.74%) REST
7 2 (1.74%) SOAP
8 1 (0.87%) EJB
8 1 (0.87%) JMS
8 1 (0.87%) Java EE
8 1 (0.87%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 10 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Animation
4 2 (1.74%) Social Media
4 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.87%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.87%) iSeries
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.52%) Windows
2 20 (17.39%) Android
2 20 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.70%) Windows Phone
5 6 (5.22%) Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.61%) Software Testing
3 22 (19.13%) Manual Testing
4 21 (18.26%) Regression Testing
5 19 (16.52%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (16.52%) Automated Testing
6 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
7 16 (13.91%) Web Testing
7 16 (13.91%) System Testing
8 12 (10.43%) Automation Testing
9 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.57%) Test Scripting
10 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.83%) Risk Management
10 9 (7.83%) Workflow
10 9 (7.83%) Scrum
11 8 (6.96%) ITIL
11 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (6.96%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.30%) C#
2 27 (23.48%) SQL
3 19 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.65%) Java
5 7 (6.09%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.09%) Ruby
6 6 (5.22%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.22%) Python
7 4 (3.48%) VB
7 4 (3.48%) PHP
7 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.87%) VBScript
9 1 (0.87%) C
9 1 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (20.87%) ISEB
2 18 (15.65%) Degree
3 12 (10.43%) CISSP
3 12 (10.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (8.70%) ISTQB
5 8 (6.96%) CISA
5 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.48%) OSCP
6 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.48%) HND
7 3 (2.61%) OSCE
8 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (28.70%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Nmap
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) HP
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) Telerik
4 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.74%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.87%) VMware
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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