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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 101 125 132
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 96 53 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.29% 1.43% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.50% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 70 52 46
Average salary £37,500 £27,750 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.13% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £42,500
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
3960 3525 4178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.49% 94.86% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3416 3074 3749
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £51,000
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 24 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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
Salford +8 12 £38,000 +31.03%
Stockport -4 8 £30,500 +32.60% 3
Cheadle - 3 - -
Altrincham -1 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Bolton +5 1 - - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 45 (32.85%) Selenium
2 43 (31.39%) Automated Testing
3 42 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (28.47%) QA
5 38 (27.74%) SQL
5 38 (27.74%) Windows
6 33 (24.09%) Penetration Testing
7 30 (21.90%) C#
8 28 (20.44%) Java
8 28 (20.44%) Finance
9 27 (19.71%) CISSP
9 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
10 25 (18.25%) Regression Testing
11 24 (17.52%) Degree
11 24 (17.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (17.52%) Manual Testing
12 22 (16.06%) .NET
12 22 (16.06%) ISEB
13 21 (15.33%) Android
13 21 (15.33%) Apple iOS
13 21 (15.33%) Automation Testing
14 20 (14.60%) XML
14 20 (14.60%) Linux
15 19 (13.87%) JIRA
16 18 (13.14%) Information Security
16 18 (13.14%) Software Testing
16 18 (13.14%) OSCP
17 17 (12.41%) E-Commerce
17 17 (12.41%) Workflow
17 17 (12.41%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.73%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) Internet
1 1 (0.73%) Extranet
1 1 (0.73%) 3G
1 1 (0.73%) SS7
1 1 (0.73%) 2G
1 1 (0.73%) NGN
1 1 (0.73%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (0.73%) Network Security
1 1 (0.73%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (32.85%) Selenium
2 19 (13.87%) JIRA
3 17 (12.41%) WebDriver
4 12 (8.76%) WatiN
5 9 (6.57%) Cucumber
6 8 (5.84%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (5.11%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.92%) Hudson
8 4 (2.92%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.92%) QAComplete
9 3 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.46%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.46%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.73%) Checkstyle
11 1 (0.73%) JUnit
11 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (20.44%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Retail
3 10 (7.30%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Legal
4 3 (2.19%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.06%) .NET
2 20 (14.60%) XML
3 6 (4.38%) Web Services
4 4 (2.92%) SOAP
4 4 (2.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.19%) HTML
6 2 (1.46%) CSS
6 2 (1.46%) JSON
6 2 (1.46%) jQuery
6 2 (1.46%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.92%) Replication
4 4 (2.92%) Animation
5 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.46%) Telematics
6 1 (0.73%) Arduino
6 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.73%) iSeries
6 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.74%) Windows
2 21 (15.33%) Android
2 21 (15.33%) Apple iOS
3 20 (14.60%) Linux
4 9 (6.57%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.39%) Automated Testing
2 42 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (24.09%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
5 25 (18.25%) Regression Testing
6 24 (17.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (17.52%) Manual Testing
7 21 (15.33%) Automation Testing
8 18 (13.14%) Information Security
8 18 (13.14%) Software Testing
9 17 (12.41%) Workflow
9 17 (12.41%) E-Commerce
9 17 (12.41%) Security Architecture
10 15 (10.95%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.03%) TDD
12 10 (7.30%) Test Management
12 10 (7.30%) Risk Management
12 10 (7.30%) BDD
12 10 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.30%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) SQL
2 30 (21.90%) C#
3 28 (20.44%) Java
4 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.76%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.30%) Ruby
7 6 (4.38%) Python
8 4 (2.92%) PHP
9 3 (2.19%) VBScript
10 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.46%) C++
11 1 (0.73%) C
11 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (19.71%) CISSP
2 24 (17.52%) Degree
3 22 (16.06%) ISEB
4 18 (13.14%) OSCP
5 17 (12.41%) OSCE
6 12 (8.76%) HND
7 11 (8.03%) ISTQB
8 9 (6.57%) CISA
9 8 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (28.47%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.73%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.73%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (8.76%) Telerik
2 7 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.11%) HP
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle
4 3 (2.19%) VMware
5 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
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