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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 89 120 133
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 108 58 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.70% 1.57% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 1.66% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 91 55 51
Average salary £35,500 £28,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.78% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
3809 3493 4140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.11% 94.84% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3286 3044 3675
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 14 £33,000 +17.85% 6
Salford +6 10 £38,000 +31.03% 1
Cheadle +10 7 £35,000 -
Bolton +10 6 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Altrincham +4 2 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 56 (34.78%) Selenium
2 55 (34.16%) Automated Testing
3 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (32.92%) QA
5 49 (30.43%) SQL
6 41 (25.47%) Windows
6 41 (25.47%) Test Scripting
7 36 (22.36%) CISSP
8 34 (21.12%) Finance
9 33 (20.50%) Regression Testing
9 33 (20.50%) ISEB
9 33 (20.50%) C#
10 32 (19.88%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (19.88%) Manual Testing
11 30 (18.63%) Degree
11 30 (18.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (17.39%) Automation Testing
13 27 (16.77%) OSCP
13 27 (16.77%) Linux
13 27 (16.77%) Information Security
14 26 (16.15%) Java
14 26 (16.15%) .NET
14 26 (16.15%) OSCE
14 26 (16.15%) Security Architecture
15 22 (13.66%) Software Testing
15 22 (13.66%) XML
16 20 (12.42%) JIRA
17 18 (11.18%) Apple iOS
17 18 (11.18%) BDD
17 18 (11.18%) Android

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MS Office
2 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) Network Security
1 1 (0.62%) LTE
1 1 (0.62%) NGN
1 1 (0.62%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (0.62%) 2G
1 1 (0.62%) Internet
1 1 (0.62%) Extranet
1 1 (0.62%) 3G
1 1 (0.62%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 56 (34.78%) Selenium
2 20 (12.42%) JIRA
3 18 (11.18%) WebDriver
4 14 (8.70%) WatiN
5 12 (7.45%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.21%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.97%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (4.35%) Hudson
8 7 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.35%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.48%) QAComplete
10 2 (1.24%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.24%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (21.12%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Retail
3 12 (7.45%) Banking
4 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.86%) Legal
5 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.24%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.15%) .NET
2 22 (13.66%) XML
3 8 (4.97%) Web Services
4 7 (4.35%) SOAP
5 4 (2.48%) HTML
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.24%) CSS
6 2 (1.24%) JSON
6 2 (1.24%) jQuery
6 2 (1.24%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.35%) Replication
4 4 (2.48%) Animation
5 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) Telematics
7 1 (0.62%) iSeries
7 1 (0.62%) Open Source
7 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.62%) Arduino
7 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.47%) Windows
2 27 (16.77%) Linux
3 18 (11.18%) Apple iOS
3 18 (11.18%) Android
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.16%) Automated Testing
2 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (25.47%) Test Scripting
4 33 (20.50%) Regression Testing
5 32 (19.88%) Penetration Testing
5 32 (19.88%) Manual Testing
6 30 (18.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (17.39%) Automation Testing
8 27 (16.77%) Information Security
9 26 (16.15%) Security Architecture
10 22 (13.66%) Software Testing
11 18 (11.18%) BDD
11 18 (11.18%) Workflow
12 17 (10.56%) TDD
12 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
12 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
12 17 (10.56%) System Testing
13 13 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (8.07%) Functional Testing
14 12 (7.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.43%) SQL
2 33 (20.50%) C#
3 26 (16.15%) Java
4 16 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.97%) Ruby
7 5 (3.11%) Python
8 3 (1.86%) C++
8 3 (1.86%) PHP
8 3 (1.86%) VBScript
9 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.62%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.62%) Perl
9 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (22.36%) CISSP
2 33 (20.50%) ISEB
3 30 (18.63%) Degree
4 27 (16.77%) OSCP
5 26 (16.15%) OSCE
6 14 (8.70%) HND
7 13 (8.07%) ISTQB
8 10 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (5.59%) CISA
10 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (32.92%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (8.70%) Telerik
2 8 (4.97%) Oracle
2 8 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.73%) VMware
4 4 (2.48%) HP
5 1 (0.62%) Qualys
5 1 (0.62%) BancTec
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