The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Tester 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
Tester
Rank 121 120 148
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 56 67 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.62% 1.88% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.95% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 54 54 42
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,300 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £40,000 £37,450
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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
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% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester 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
Altrincham +11 3 £24,000 -11.11% 1
Salford +9 3 £37,500 -3.84%
Stockport -2 3 £30,000 - 4
Wigan - 1 £23,000 - 2
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 83 (60.14%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (55.07%) QA
3 53 (38.41%) ISEB
4 47 (34.06%) Windows
4 47 (34.06%) Test Scripting
5 41 (29.71%) ISTQB
5 41 (29.71%) SDLC
6 40 (28.99%) Selenium
6 40 (28.99%) Automated Testing
7 32 (23.19%) Scrum
7 32 (23.19%) JIRA
8 30 (21.74%) C#
8 30 (21.74%) SQL
9 29 (21.01%) Web Services
9 29 (21.01%) Test Automation
10 28 (20.29%) Automation Testing
11 25 (18.12%) Functional Testing
12 24 (17.39%) BDD
12 24 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
12 24 (17.39%) Software Testing
13 23 (16.67%) TDD
13 23 (16.67%) Manual Testing
13 23 (16.67%) Java
14 22 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
16 20 (14.49%) MS Excel
16 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (13.04%) Degree
17 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (13.04%) Network Security

Tester 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 20 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Maya
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.04%) Network Security
2 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (28.99%) Selenium
2 32 (23.19%) JIRA
3 16 (11.59%) WebDriver
4 12 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (7.25%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.80%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.07%) Bugzilla
7 7 (5.07%) JMeter
8 6 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.62%) FitNesse
9 5 (3.62%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.62%) NUnit
9 5 (3.62%) Ranorex
10 4 (2.90%) Gerrit
10 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.90%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.90%) MSTest
11 3 (2.17%) Gradle
11 3 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 12 (8.70%) Banking
2 9 (6.52%) Finance
3 3 (2.17%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.01%) Web Services
2 11 (7.97%) .NET
3 4 (2.90%) XML
4 3 (2.17%) CSS
4 3 (2.17%) DOM
4 3 (2.17%) HTML
4 3 (2.17%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.62%) iPad
5 3 (2.17%) Blog
6 1 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.06%) Windows
2 15 (10.87%) Android
2 15 (10.87%) Apple iOS
3 13 (9.42%) Windows 10
4 12 (8.70%) Mac OS X
4 12 (8.70%) Unix
5 10 (7.25%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.14%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.06%) Test Scripting
3 41 (29.71%) SDLC
4 40 (28.99%) Automated Testing
5 32 (23.19%) Scrum
6 29 (21.01%) Test Automation
7 28 (20.29%) Automation Testing
8 25 (18.12%) Functional Testing
9 24 (17.39%) BDD
9 24 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (17.39%) Software Testing
10 23 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 23 (16.67%) TDD
11 22 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (12.32%) Information Security
13 14 (10.14%) Security Testing
13 14 (10.14%) System Testing
13 14 (10.14%) Time Management
14 12 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
14 12 (8.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.74%) C#
1 30 (21.74%) SQL
2 23 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (2.90%) Ruby
4 3 (2.17%) C++
4 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.72%) C
5 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
5 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (38.41%) ISEB
2 41 (29.71%) ISTQB
3 18 (13.04%) Degree
4 11 (7.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.17%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (2.17%) CREST Certified
5 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (55.07%) QA
2 12 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 12 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.17%) Nessus
2 3 (2.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.70%) VMware
3 5 (3.62%) Telerik
4 3 (2.17%) Qualys
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) Twitter
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