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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North West / Manchester
Rank 113 107 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 94 74 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.45% 2.26% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.33% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 84 70 82
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £95,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
3706 3181 3817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.69% 97.28% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3103 2631 3212
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Cheadle - 6 £40,000 -
Altrincham -7 5 £19,750 -17.70% 2
Stockport -8 3 £35,000 -4.76% 1
Wigan - 3 £27,500 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 117 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (55.36%) Selenium
3 74 (44.05%) Test Scripting
4 67 (39.88%) Cucumber
5 59 (35.12%) QA
6 58 (34.52%) Test Automation
7 57 (33.93%) Automated Testing
8 51 (30.36%) Java
8 51 (30.36%) BDD
9 46 (27.38%) SDLC
10 45 (26.79%) TDD
11 39 (23.21%) Software Testing
11 39 (23.21%) Finance
12 35 (20.83%) WebDriver
13 33 (19.64%) ISEB
13 33 (19.64%) Scrum
14 32 (19.05%) C#
15 30 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
16 29 (17.26%) Automation Testing
17 28 (16.67%) SQL
18 26 (15.48%) Functional Testing
18 26 (15.48%) JIRA
19 24 (14.29%) Windows
20 23 (13.69%) Regression Testing
21 22 (13.10%) Gherkin
21 22 (13.10%) Defect Management
22 21 (12.50%) Manual Testing
22 21 (12.50%) Degree
23 19 (11.31%) Process Improvement
23 19 (11.31%) Jenkins

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 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.33%) GitHub
2 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (55.36%) Selenium
2 67 (39.88%) Cucumber
3 35 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 26 (15.48%) JIRA
5 19 (11.31%) Jenkins
6 15 (8.93%) FitNesse
7 12 (7.14%) HP UFT
8 9 (5.36%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.17%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.38%) Gradle
10 4 (2.38%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.38%) JMeter
10 4 (2.38%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.38%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.38%) TestNG
11 3 (1.79%) NUnit
11 3 (1.79%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (23.21%) Finance
2 6 (3.57%) Legal
2 6 (3.57%) Retail
3 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.19%) Banking
4 2 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Automotive
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) Gherkin
2 17 (10.12%) Web Services
3 12 (7.14%) .NET
4 9 (5.36%) CSS
4 9 (5.36%) HTML
5 4 (2.38%) DOM
5 4 (2.38%) HTML5
5 4 (2.38%) jQuery
6 3 (1.79%) XML
7 2 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.19%) Behat
7 2 (1.19%) SOAP
7 2 (1.19%) WSDL
7 2 (1.19%) XSD
8 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.60%) J2EE
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.57%) iPad
4 6 (3.57%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.29%) Windows
2 14 (8.33%) Android
3 13 (7.74%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 8 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.19%) Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (44.05%) Test Scripting
3 58 (34.52%) Test Automation
4 57 (33.93%) Automated Testing
5 51 (30.36%) BDD
6 46 (27.38%) SDLC
7 45 (26.79%) TDD
8 39 (23.21%) Software Testing
9 33 (19.64%) Scrum
10 30 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
11 29 (17.26%) Automation Testing
12 26 (15.48%) Functional Testing
13 23 (13.69%) Regression Testing
14 22 (13.10%) Defect Management
15 21 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 19 (11.31%) Process Improvement
17 18 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
18 17 (10.12%) Configuration Management
19 16 (9.52%) Case Management
20 14 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.36%) Java
2 32 (19.05%) C#
3 28 (16.67%) SQL
4 16 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.33%) Python
6 8 (4.76%) Ruby
7 5 (2.98%) VBScript
8 3 (1.79%) C
8 3 (1.79%) C++
9 2 (1.19%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (19.64%) ISEB
2 21 (12.50%) Degree
3 18 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.79%) OSCE
6 3 (1.79%) OSCP
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.60%) GIAC
7 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (35.12%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.76%) VMware
3 5 (2.98%) Oracle
4 2 (1.19%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.60%) HP
5 1 (0.60%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
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Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training
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Graduate Prospects
Salary: £27000 - £30000 plus 29 days holiday + bank holidays, pension and 5% monthly cash bonus, Health Cash plan scheme, 35 hour working week and excellent learning and development opportunities
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
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Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
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Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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Manchester
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Posted: 10 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
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Oldham, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
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Wigan, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
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Salford, Manchester
UK Consumer Panels
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Manchester, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
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Sale, Cheshire
UK Consumer Panels
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Bury, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
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Altrincham, Cheshire
UK Consumer Panels
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