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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 109 142 161
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 73 48 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.02% 1.20% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.26% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 59 43 31
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £22,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
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
3456 3816 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.55% 95.04% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2814 3175 3440
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +10 18 £30,000 - 6
Bolton +14 4 - -
Cheadle +8 2 - -
Salford - 2 £39,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £27,000 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 78 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (41.14%) Automated Testing
3 64 (36.57%) QA
4 62 (35.43%) SQL
5 59 (33.71%) Selenium
6 53 (30.29%) Test Scripting
7 52 (29.71%) ISEB
8 42 (24.00%) Regression Testing
9 39 (22.29%) Windows
10 38 (21.71%) Automation Testing
11 37 (21.14%) Manual Testing
12 36 (20.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (20.00%) .NET
14 34 (19.43%) Finance
15 31 (17.71%) TDD
15 31 (17.71%) Degree
16 29 (16.57%) Software Testing
17 27 (15.43%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (15.43%) BDD
18 26 (14.86%) Test Automation
18 26 (14.86%) System Testing
18 26 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (14.86%) Linux
19 24 (13.71%) CISSP
20 23 (13.14%) C#
20 23 (13.14%) ISTQB
20 23 (13.14%) Information Security
20 23 (13.14%) Android
20 23 (13.14%) Security Architecture
20 23 (13.14%) Apple iOS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) HTTP
1 1 (0.57%) Internet
1 1 (0.57%) 3G
1 1 (0.57%) SS7
1 1 (0.57%) 2G
1 1 (0.57%) NGN
1 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
1 1 (0.57%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (0.57%) Network Security
1 1 (0.57%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.71%) Big Data
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (33.71%) Selenium
2 19 (10.86%) SpecFlow
3 17 (9.71%) JIRA
4 16 (9.14%) TeamCity
4 16 (9.14%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.14%) Hudson
4 16 (9.14%) SoapUI
5 13 (7.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (6.29%) WatiN
7 9 (5.14%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.57%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.71%) QAComplete
12 2 (1.14%) UltraEdit
13 1 (0.57%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.57%) WebLOAD
13 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 34 (19.43%) Finance
2 6 (3.43%) Retail
3 5 (2.86%) Legal
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.86%) Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.00%) .NET
2 18 (10.29%) XML
3 16 (9.14%) SOAP
3 16 (9.14%) Web Services
4 4 (2.29%) HTML
5 2 (1.14%) CSS
5 2 (1.14%) JSON
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.57%) WPF
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.57%) Replication
2 13 (7.43%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.29%) Open Source
4 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) Telematics
7 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.57%) DTV
7 1 (0.57%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.57%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.57%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.57%) Arduino
7 1 (0.57%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.29%) Windows
2 26 (14.86%) Linux
3 23 (13.14%) Android
3 23 (13.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (41.14%) Automated Testing
3 53 (30.29%) Test Scripting
4 42 (24.00%) Regression Testing
5 38 (21.71%) Automation Testing
6 37 (21.14%) Manual Testing
7 36 (20.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (17.71%) TDD
9 29 (16.57%) Software Testing
10 27 (15.43%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (15.43%) BDD
11 26 (14.86%) System Testing
11 26 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (14.86%) Test Automation
12 23 (13.14%) Security Architecture
12 23 (13.14%) Information Security
13 18 (10.29%) Coaching
14 16 (9.14%) Functional Testing
14 16 (9.14%) Scrum
14 16 (9.14%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.43%) SQL
2 23 (13.14%) C#
3 20 (11.43%) Java
4 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.29%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.86%) Ruby
6 3 (1.71%) C++
7 2 (1.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (29.71%) ISEB
2 31 (17.71%) Degree
3 24 (13.71%) CISSP
4 23 (13.14%) ISTQB
4 23 (13.14%) OSCP
4 23 (13.14%) OSCE
5 19 (10.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.29%) HND
7 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) CISA
8 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (36.57%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) Nessus
2 4 (2.29%) Nmap
3 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.29%) Telerik
3 10 (5.71%) Oracle
4 7 (4.00%) HP
5 5 (2.86%) VMware
6 4 (2.29%) Qualys
7 1 (0.57%) Capita
7 1 (0.57%) DataFlux
7 1 (0.57%) BancTec
7 1 (0.57%) SAP
7 1 (0.57%) Trillium
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