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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 108 139 149
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 64 50 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.95% 1.31% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.38% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 33
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 £24,000 £24,150 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £39,100 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
3129 3620 3931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.28% 94.86% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2983 3414
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 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 15 £30,000 -2.43% 3
Salford - 3 £40,000 -
Altrincham - 2 £27,000 - 1
Cheadle -1 1 - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 80 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (42.68%) Automated Testing
3 67 (40.85%) SQL
4 64 (39.02%) QA
5 56 (34.15%) Selenium
6 53 (32.32%) ISEB
6 53 (32.32%) Test Scripting
7 47 (28.66%) Regression Testing
8 39 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (22.56%) .NET
10 36 (21.95%) Finance
10 36 (21.95%) Automation Testing
11 35 (21.34%) Degree
12 34 (20.73%) TDD
12 34 (20.73%) Manual Testing
13 32 (19.51%) Windows
14 29 (17.68%) BDD
15 28 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (16.46%) System Testing
17 26 (15.85%) Software Testing
18 25 (15.24%) ISTQB
18 25 (15.24%) Test Automation
19 24 (14.63%) Linux
20 21 (12.80%) Java
20 21 (12.80%) SpecFlow
21 20 (12.20%) Apple iOS
21 20 (12.20%) Android
21 20 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 20 (12.20%) XML
21 20 (12.20%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) Network Security
2 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) VPN
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 4 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.22%) Big Data
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (34.15%) Selenium
2 21 (12.80%) SpecFlow
3 19 (11.59%) JIRA
3 19 (11.59%) SoapUI
3 19 (11.59%) Jenkins
4 18 (10.98%) Hudson
4 18 (10.98%) TeamCity
5 13 (7.93%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (7.32%) WatiN
7 10 (6.10%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.44%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.83%) UltraEdit
10 3 (1.83%) QAComplete
11 1 (0.61%) Subversion
11 1 (0.61%) WebLOAD
11 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (21.95%) Finance
2 6 (3.66%) Banking
2 6 (3.66%) Retail
3 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.44%) Legal
5 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.56%) .NET
2 20 (12.20%) XML
3 19 (11.59%) SOAP
3 19 (11.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.61%) JSON
5 1 (0.61%) WPF
5 1 (0.61%) HTML
5 1 (0.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Replication
2 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.66%) Open Source
5 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.61%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.61%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) DTV
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Arduino
7 1 (0.61%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.51%) Windows
2 24 (14.63%) Linux
3 20 (12.20%) Apple iOS
3 20 (12.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (42.68%) Automated Testing
3 53 (32.32%) Test Scripting
4 47 (28.66%) Regression Testing
5 39 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 36 (21.95%) Automation Testing
7 34 (20.73%) TDD
7 34 (20.73%) Manual Testing
8 29 (17.68%) BDD
9 28 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (16.46%) System Testing
11 26 (15.85%) Software Testing
12 25 (15.24%) Test Automation
13 20 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (11.59%) Information Security
14 19 (11.59%) Security Architecture
15 18 (10.98%) Compatibility Testing
16 17 (10.37%) Scrum
17 16 (9.76%) Coaching
18 15 (9.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 67 (40.85%) SQL
2 21 (12.80%) Java
3 18 (10.98%) C#
4 12 (7.32%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.83%) C++
7 2 (1.22%) PHP
7 2 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.61%) C
8 1 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 53 (32.32%) ISEB
2 35 (21.34%) Degree
3 25 (15.24%) ISTQB
4 20 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (11.59%) CISSP
5 19 (11.59%) OSCP
5 19 (11.59%) OSCE
6 12 (7.32%) HND
7 7 (4.27%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (39.02%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) Nessus
2 5 (3.05%) Nmap
3 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.93%) Oracle
3 12 (7.32%) Telerik
4 8 (4.88%) HP
5 5 (3.05%) Qualys
6 4 (2.44%) VMware
7 2 (1.22%) Capita
8 1 (0.61%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.61%) Trillium
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) BancTec
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