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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 114 117 132
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 66 63 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.97% 1.87% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.93% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 62 56 44
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £41,000 £39,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
3273 3258 3797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.56% 96.53% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2819 2669 3099
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 29 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 29 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
Stockport +9 9 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Altrincham +10 3 £33,000 +22.22% 1
Wigan - 2 £22,750 - 1
Salford +5 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 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 77 (55.00%) QA
2 71 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (40.00%) Windows
4 51 (36.43%) ISEB
5 47 (33.57%) Test Scripting
6 46 (32.86%) Automated Testing
7 43 (30.71%) Selenium
8 37 (26.43%) ISTQB
9 36 (25.71%) JIRA
10 32 (22.86%) Web Services
11 31 (22.14%) SDLC
12 30 (21.43%) C#
13 29 (20.71%) Java
14 28 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 27 (19.29%) Scrum
15 27 (19.29%) MS Excel
15 27 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (18.57%) Automation Testing
16 26 (18.57%) SQL
17 25 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
19 22 (15.71%) Manual Testing
20 21 (15.00%) BDD
21 20 (14.29%) TDD
21 20 (14.29%) Functional Testing
22 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
22 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
23 18 (12.86%) Degree
24 17 (12.14%) Software Testing
25 16 (11.43%) Information 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.43%) Apache
1 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (19.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) Maya
3 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) Network Security
2 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.86%) Wireless
4 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (30.71%) Selenium
2 36 (25.71%) JIRA
3 14 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 12 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.57%) JMeter
5 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
6 10 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.43%) NUnit
8 8 (5.71%) SoapUI
9 7 (5.00%) Gradle
9 7 (5.00%) TestNG
10 6 (4.29%) Bugzilla
11 5 (3.57%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.57%) HP UFT
11 5 (3.57%) Ranorex
11 5 (3.57%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.86%) Gerrit
12 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.86%) Mercurial
12 4 (2.86%) MSTest
General
1 12 (8.57%) Banking
2 8 (5.71%) Finance
3 5 (3.57%) Games
4 4 (2.86%) Marketing
5 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.86%) Web Services
2 11 (7.86%) .NET
3 9 (6.43%) HTML
4 7 (5.00%) CSS
4 7 (5.00%) DOM
4 7 (5.00%) Silverlight
5 5 (3.57%) XML
6 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.43%) JSP
7 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.86%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.00%) iPad
4 3 (2.14%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (2.14%) Blog
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 56 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (11.43%) Android
2 16 (11.43%) Apple iOS
2 16 (11.43%) Mac OS X
2 16 (11.43%) Windows 10
2 16 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.29%) Unix
4 9 (6.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.57%) Test Scripting
3 46 (32.86%) Automated Testing
4 31 (22.14%) SDLC
5 27 (19.29%) Scrum
6 26 (18.57%) Automation Testing
7 24 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (15.71%) Manual Testing
9 21 (15.00%) BDD
10 20 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 20 (14.29%) TDD
11 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
12 17 (12.14%) Software Testing
13 16 (11.43%) Information Security
14 14 (10.00%) Security Testing
14 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (9.29%) Case Management
15 13 (9.29%) Defect Management
15 13 (9.29%) Time Management
16 12 (8.57%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.43%) C#
2 29 (20.71%) Java
3 26 (18.57%) SQL
4 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.86%) C++
5 4 (2.86%) Ruby
6 3 (2.14%) Python
6 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (36.43%) ISEB
2 37 (26.43%) ISTQB
3 18 (12.86%) Degree
4 5 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.14%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (2.14%) CREST Certified
5 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (55.00%) QA
2 11 (7.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 11 (7.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.43%) Nessus
2 2 (1.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 28 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) VMware
3 5 (3.57%) Telerik
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle
5 2 (1.43%) hybris
5 2 (1.43%) Qualys
6 1 (0.71%) Facebook
6 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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