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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 116 69 122
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 84 126 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.20% 3.52% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 3.69% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75 116 50
Median salary £42,500 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.58% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
3705 3419 4060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.24% 95.56% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3241 2823 3459
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -5 12 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Altrincham -1 2 £42,500 +37.09% 3
Wigan - 1 £27,500 - 2
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 101 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (48.15%) QA
3 72 (44.44%) Selenium
4 68 (41.98%) Test Scripting
5 59 (36.42%) Automated Testing
6 53 (32.72%) ISEB
7 50 (30.86%) Windows
8 45 (27.78%) Software Testing
9 44 (27.16%) Test Automation
10 40 (24.69%) ISTQB
11 38 (23.46%) Scrum
12 37 (22.84%) SQL
13 35 (21.60%) SDLC
14 32 (19.75%) C#
14 32 (19.75%) Microsoft
15 30 (18.52%) Java
15 30 (18.52%) MS Excel
15 30 (18.52%) JIRA
16 29 (17.90%) Finance
16 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 29 (17.90%) Cucumber
17 28 (17.28%) Manual Testing
17 28 (17.28%) Regression Testing
18 27 (16.67%) Functional Testing
18 27 (16.67%) Windows Server
19 26 (16.05%) Automation Testing
19 26 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (16.05%) Web Services
20 22 (13.58%) SQL Server
20 22 (13.58%) Defect Tracking

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 6 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) HTTP
1 3 (1.85%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (44.44%) Selenium
2 30 (18.52%) JIRA
3 29 (17.90%) Cucumber
4 17 (10.49%) WebDriver
5 15 (9.26%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.41%) FitNesse
6 12 (7.41%) JMeter
6 12 (7.41%) NUnit
7 10 (6.17%) Gradle
7 10 (6.17%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.17%) TestNG
8 9 (5.56%) HP UFT
9 8 (4.94%) TestComplete
10 7 (4.32%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.47%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
14 2 (1.23%) Jasmine
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 2 (1.23%) Games
2 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.23%) Marketing
2 2 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (0.62%) Advertising
3 1 (0.62%) Automotive
3 1 (0.62%) Electronics
3 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.05%) Web Services
2 17 (10.49%) HTML
3 16 (9.88%) CSS
4 13 (8.02%) .NET
5 10 (6.17%) DOM
6 9 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 9 (5.56%) Silverlight
6 9 (5.56%) XML
7 7 (4.32%) SOAP
8 3 (1.85%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.85%) jQuery
8 3 (1.85%) REST
9 2 (1.23%) Behat
9 2 (1.23%) WSDL
9 2 (1.23%) XSD
10 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.62%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.62%) J2EE
10 1 (0.62%) JSON
10 1 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.32%) Driving Licence
2 7 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.09%) iPad
3 5 (3.09%) Online Gambling
4 2 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Blog
5 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.62%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.62%) Online Games
5 1 (0.62%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (30.86%) Windows
2 27 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.49%) Android
3 17 (10.49%) Mac OS X
3 17 (10.49%) Windows 10
4 15 (9.26%) Apple iOS
5 14 (8.64%) Linux
6 3 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.98%) Test Scripting
3 59 (36.42%) Automated Testing
4 45 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 44 (27.16%) Test Automation
6 38 (23.46%) Scrum
7 35 (21.60%) SDLC
8 28 (17.28%) Manual Testing
8 28 (17.28%) Regression Testing
9 27 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 26 (16.05%) Automation Testing
10 26 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (13.58%) Defect Tracking
12 21 (12.96%) BDD
13 20 (12.35%) Defect Management
14 19 (11.73%) TDD
15 18 (11.11%) Case Management
16 17 (10.49%) Test Management
17 14 (8.64%) Exploratory Testing
17 14 (8.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.84%) SQL
2 32 (19.75%) C#
3 30 (18.52%) Java
4 18 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.70%) Ruby
6 4 (2.47%) Python
6 4 (2.47%) VBScript
7 2 (1.23%) C
7 2 (1.23%) C++
7 2 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (32.72%) ISEB
2 40 (24.69%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (10.49%) Degree
5 6 (3.70%) OSCP
6 5 (3.09%) OSCE
7 4 (2.47%) CREST Certified
7 4 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (1.23%) GIAC
8 2 (1.23%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.62%) CISSP
9 1 (0.62%) GPEN
9 1 (0.62%) SANS
9 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (48.15%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (10.49%) Active Directory
1 17 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.23%) Nessus
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.49%) VMware
3 8 (4.94%) Oracle
4 2 (1.23%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.62%) HP
5 1 (0.62%) SAP
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £27k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
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Salary: £33000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
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Salary: £33000 - £43000 per annum + FlexiTime,Pension
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 25 days ago
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Salary: bonus and benefits
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