The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 120 162 128
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 64 21 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.60% 0.52% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.55% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 59 21 42
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £21,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3851 3665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.54% 94.97% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3131 3341 3233
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Stockport - 9 £31,500 -
Wigan -2 1 £19,000 +2.70% 1
Cheadle - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 44 (39.64%) Windows
2 41 (36.94%) ISEB
3 33 (29.73%) Software Testing
4 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (25.23%) QA
6 27 (24.32%) .NET
7 26 (23.42%) C#
8 25 (22.52%) Finance
9 24 (21.62%) Selenium
10 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
11 20 (18.02%) SQL
11 20 (18.02%) Web Testing
12 19 (17.12%) System Testing
12 19 (17.12%) Degree
12 19 (17.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (16.22%) HTML
13 18 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
14 17 (15.32%) Automated Testing
15 16 (14.41%) ASP.NET
15 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (14.41%) HP
15 16 (14.41%) E-Commerce
15 16 (14.41%) Android
15 16 (14.41%) Apple iOS
16 15 (13.51%) Manual Testing
16 15 (13.51%) Security Cleared
16 15 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
17 13 (11.71%) Microsoft
17 13 (11.71%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (1.80%) Lync
1 2 (1.80%) Confluence
1 2 (1.80%) CMS
1 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (0.90%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Selenium
2 18 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (6.31%) Selenium IDE
4 7 (6.31%) JIRA
4 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.60%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.60%) TestPartner
6 4 (3.60%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.60%) JUnit
7 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.80%) Calabash
7 2 (1.80%) WatiN
7 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.80%) WATIR
7 2 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.90%) Checkstyle
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Legal
3 3 (2.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Automotive
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Military
4 2 (1.80%) Games
4 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.32%) .NET
2 18 (16.22%) HTML
3 16 (14.41%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.31%) Web Services
5 4 (3.60%) SOAP
6 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.80%) REST
8 1 (0.90%) JMS
8 1 (0.90%) J2EE
8 1 (0.90%) XML
8 1 (0.90%) EJB
8 1 (0.90%) JSON
8 1 (0.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.80%) Social Media
3 2 (1.80%) Animation
3 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.90%) Replication
4 1 (0.90%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.64%) Windows
2 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (14.41%) Android
2 16 (14.41%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.01%) Windows Phone
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.70%) Linux
6 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.73%) Software Testing
2 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.02%) Web Testing
4 19 (17.12%) System Testing
5 17 (15.32%) Automated Testing
6 16 (14.41%) E-Commerce
7 15 (13.51%) Manual Testing
7 15 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (11.71%) Scrum
9 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
9 10 (9.01%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.21%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.31%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (4.50%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.50%) Waterfall
14 4 (3.60%) Security Testing
14 4 (3.60%) TDD
15 3 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) C#
2 20 (18.02%) SQL
3 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.91%) Java
5 9 (8.11%) VB.NET
6 7 (6.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.60%) Ruby
7 4 (3.60%) PHP
7 4 (3.60%) VB
7 4 (3.60%) Python
8 2 (1.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.80%) C++
9 1 (0.90%) C
9 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (36.94%) ISEB
2 19 (17.12%) Degree
2 19 (17.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.60%) HNC
5 4 (3.60%) HND
6 2 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.80%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.23%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Nmap
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.90%) XenApp
2 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.80%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.80%) SCOM
2 2 (1.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) HP
2 13 (11.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.60%) Compuware
4 3 (2.70%) Citrix
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle
5 2 (1.80%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.80%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.90%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.90%) Twitter
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago