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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North West / Manchester
Rank 112 90 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 86 87 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.34% 2.70% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.81% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 79 82 85
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,650 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
3558 3091 3805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.87% 96.08% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3067 2584 3286
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 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Stockport +3 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Altrincham -4 6 £19,750 -17.70% 3
Cheadle - 3 £40,000 -
Wigan - 1 £27,500 -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 109 (67.70%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (49.69%) Selenium
3 72 (44.72%) Test Scripting
4 64 (39.75%) QA
5 58 (36.02%) Automated Testing
6 52 (32.30%) Test Automation
7 45 (27.95%) Cucumber
8 43 (26.71%) Software Testing
9 42 (26.09%) ISEB
10 41 (25.47%) SDLC
11 37 (22.98%) Windows
12 35 (21.74%) Scrum
13 33 (20.50%) BDD
14 32 (19.88%) Java
14 32 (19.88%) Finance
15 30 (18.63%) C#
15 30 (18.63%) SQL
16 29 (18.01%) TDD
16 29 (18.01%) Functional Testing
17 28 (17.39%) Manual Testing
17 28 (17.39%) Automation Testing
17 28 (17.39%) ISTQB
17 28 (17.39%) JIRA
18 26 (16.15%) Regression Testing
19 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
20 23 (14.29%) WebDriver
21 22 (13.66%) Defect Management
22 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
22 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
23 20 (12.42%) MS Excel

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 4 (2.48%) CMS
2 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) HTTP
1 3 (1.86%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) MySQL
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 80 (49.69%) Selenium
2 45 (27.95%) Cucumber
3 28 (17.39%) JIRA
4 23 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 16 (9.94%) Jenkins
6 13 (8.07%) FitNesse
7 10 (6.21%) HP UFT
8 9 (5.59%) SpecFlow
8 9 (5.59%) TestComplete
9 8 (4.97%) JMeter
10 7 (4.35%) NUnit
11 6 (3.73%) Gradle
11 6 (3.73%) TestNG
12 5 (3.11%) LoadRunner
12 5 (3.11%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.11%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (1.24%) Ranorex
General
1 32 (19.88%) Finance
2 3 (1.86%) Legal
2 3 (1.86%) Marketing
3 2 (1.24%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Automotive
4 1 (0.62%) Electronics
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.42%) Web Services
2 15 (9.32%) Gherkin
3 13 (8.07%) .NET
4 10 (6.21%) CSS
4 10 (6.21%) HTML
5 7 (4.35%) SOAP
6 6 (3.73%) DOM
6 6 (3.73%) XML
7 4 (2.48%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.86%) jQuery
9 2 (1.24%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.24%) Behat
9 2 (1.24%) REST
9 2 (1.24%) WSDL
9 2 (1.24%) XSD
10 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.62%) HTML5
10 1 (0.62%) J2EE
10 1 (0.62%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.73%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.73%) iPad
3 6 (3.73%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.73%) Online Gambling
4 1 (0.62%) Blog
4 1 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.62%) PlayStation
4 1 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.98%) Windows
2 20 (12.42%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.70%) Android
4 12 (7.45%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.45%) Mac OS X
4 12 (7.45%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.73%) Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (67.70%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (44.72%) Test Scripting
3 58 (36.02%) Automated Testing
4 52 (32.30%) Test Automation
5 43 (26.71%) Software Testing
6 41 (25.47%) SDLC
7 35 (21.74%) Scrum
8 33 (20.50%) BDD
9 29 (18.01%) Functional Testing
9 29 (18.01%) TDD
10 28 (17.39%) Automation Testing
10 28 (17.39%) Manual Testing
11 26 (16.15%) Regression Testing
12 22 (13.66%) Defect Management
13 19 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (11.18%) System Integration Testing
15 17 (10.56%) Defect Tracking
15 17 (10.56%) Process Improvement
16 15 (9.32%) Case Management
16 15 (9.32%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.88%) Java
2 30 (18.63%) C#
2 30 (18.63%) SQL
3 13 (8.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.59%) Ruby
5 6 (3.73%) Python
6 4 (2.48%) VBScript
7 2 (1.24%) C
7 2 (1.24%) C++
7 2 (1.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.62%) PHP
8 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (26.09%) ISEB
2 28 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.18%) Degree
4 16 (9.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.73%) OSCP
6 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (3.11%) OSCE
7 4 (2.48%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.24%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (1.24%) GIAC
8 2 (1.24%) 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 64 (39.75%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) Active Directory
1 12 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.45%) VMware
3 6 (3.73%) Oracle
4 2 (1.24%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.62%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
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Salary: £30k - 38k per year + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £35k - 42k per year
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
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Salary: £33000 - £43000 per annum + FlexiTime,Pension
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Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
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