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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 119 121 164
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 62 65 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.73% 1.61% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.71% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 60 59 21
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £23,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
3414 3809 3882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.26% 94.49% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2836 3144 3361
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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
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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 +8 9 £30,000 -4.76% 4
Salford - 8 £40,000 -
Wigan +1 2 £25,000 +31.57% 1
Altrincham - 1 £15,000 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 76 (58.91%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.16%) QA
3 57 (44.19%) Automated Testing
3 57 (44.19%) SQL
4 49 (37.98%) ISEB
4 49 (37.98%) Selenium
5 45 (34.88%) Test Scripting
6 35 (27.13%) SDLC
7 34 (26.36%) .NET
7 34 (26.36%) Degree
8 33 (25.58%) Finance
9 32 (24.81%) Regression Testing
10 31 (24.03%) Manual Testing
11 29 (22.48%) Automation Testing
12 28 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
14 25 (19.38%) ISTQB
14 25 (19.38%) TDD
15 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
16 22 (17.05%) System Testing
16 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (17.05%) JIRA
16 22 (17.05%) C#
16 22 (17.05%) Web Services
16 22 (17.05%) Windows
17 20 (15.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (15.50%) BDD
18 19 (14.73%) Java
19 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
19 17 (13.18%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Network Security
2 3 (2.33%) VPN
2 3 (2.33%) Internet
3 2 (1.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) MySQL
3 2 (1.55%) Big Data
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (37.98%) Selenium
2 22 (17.05%) JIRA
3 17 (13.18%) SpecFlow
3 17 (13.18%) Jenkins
4 15 (11.63%) SoapUI
5 14 (10.85%) Hudson
5 14 (10.85%) TeamCity
5 14 (10.85%) HP UFT
6 9 (6.98%) WatiN
6 9 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.88%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.10%) UltraEdit
8 4 (3.10%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.55%) WebLOAD
9 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.55%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 33 (25.58%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.33%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.36%) .NET
2 22 (17.05%) Web Services
3 16 (12.40%) XML
4 15 (11.63%) SOAP
5 5 (3.88%) HTML
6 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.33%) LAMP
8 1 (0.78%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) WPF
8 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Replication
2 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.55%) DTV
6 2 (1.55%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.78%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.78%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.05%) Windows
2 13 (10.08%) Android
2 13 (10.08%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.20%) Linux
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (58.91%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.19%) Automated Testing
3 45 (34.88%) Test Scripting
4 35 (27.13%) SDLC
5 32 (24.81%) Regression Testing
6 31 (24.03%) Manual Testing
7 29 (22.48%) Automation Testing
8 28 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
10 25 (19.38%) TDD
11 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
12 22 (17.05%) System Testing
12 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (15.50%) BDD
14 17 (13.18%) Scrum
15 14 (10.85%) Compatibility Testing
15 14 (10.85%) API Testing
16 13 (10.08%) Workflow
17 11 (8.53%) DSDM
18 9 (6.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 57 (44.19%) SQL
2 22 (17.05%) C#
3 19 (14.73%) Java
4 9 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.10%) C++
6 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.33%) PHP
8 2 (1.55%) Python
8 2 (1.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.78%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (37.98%) ISEB
2 34 (26.36%) Degree
3 25 (19.38%) ISTQB
4 20 (15.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (6.98%) HND
6 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (51.16%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Nessus
1 8 (6.20%) Nmap
2 6 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.10%) Puppet
4 3 (2.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.75%) Oracle
3 9 (6.98%) Telerik
4 7 (5.43%) Qualys
4 7 (5.43%) HP
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) Capita
6 1 (0.78%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.78%) Trillium
6 1 (0.78%) VMware
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