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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 113 120 138
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 89 70 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.41% 1.83% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.89% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 84 67 52
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
3604 3699 3990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.46% 96.91% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3063 3109 3262
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 £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 26 £38,000 +26.66% 5
Wigan +5 8 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Altrincham +9 4 £37,000 +146.66% 1
Bolton - 3 £29,500 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 76 (50.33%) QA
2 71 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (39.07%) Test Scripting
4 55 (36.42%) Selenium
5 53 (35.10%) Windows
5 53 (35.10%) ISEB
6 50 (33.11%) ISTQB
7 49 (32.45%) Automated Testing
8 39 (25.83%) C#
9 36 (23.84%) Software Testing
10 33 (21.85%) Java
11 32 (21.19%) Microsoft
11 32 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (20.53%) SQL
12 31 (20.53%) Scrum
13 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
14 29 (19.21%) Automation Testing
14 29 (19.21%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (17.22%) JIRA
16 25 (16.56%) Manual Testing
16 25 (16.56%) Windows Server
17 24 (15.89%) SDLC
17 24 (15.89%) Web Services
17 24 (15.89%) SQL Server
18 23 (15.23%) HTML
19 22 (14.57%) Linux
20 20 (13.25%) Jenkins
20 20 (13.25%) JavaScript
20 20 (13.25%) CSS

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 5 (3.31%) CMS
2 2 (1.32%) Apache
2 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) Maya
2 3 (1.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.66%) HTTP
3 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.66%) Network Security
3 1 (0.66%) Wireless
3 1 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 55 (36.42%) Selenium
2 26 (17.22%) JIRA
3 20 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 20 (13.25%) JMeter
4 17 (11.26%) NUnit
5 16 (10.60%) Gradle
5 16 (10.60%) TestNG
6 7 (4.64%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.64%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.97%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.99%) Appium
8 3 (1.99%) Burp Suite
8 3 (1.99%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.99%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.99%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.99%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.99%) Ranorex
8 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.32%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (3.97%) Games
2 5 (3.31%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Marketing
3 4 (2.65%) Advertising
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.89%) Web Services
2 23 (15.23%) HTML
3 20 (13.25%) CSS
4 16 (10.60%) DOM
4 16 (10.60%) Silverlight
5 11 (7.28%) .NET
6 7 (4.64%) XML
7 5 (3.31%) SOAP
8 3 (1.99%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.99%) REST
9 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.32%) jQuery
9 2 (1.32%) JSP
10 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.66%) J2EE
10 1 (0.66%) JNI
10 1 (0.66%) JSON
10 1 (0.66%) Middleware
10 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.66%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.28%) iPad
3 5 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.99%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.99%) Online Games
5 1 (0.66%) Blog
5 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.66%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.66%) PlayStation
5 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.10%) Windows
2 25 (16.56%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.57%) Linux
4 17 (11.26%) Mac OS X
4 17 (11.26%) Windows 10
5 13 (8.61%) Android
5 13 (8.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.07%) Test Scripting
3 49 (32.45%) Automated Testing
4 36 (23.84%) Software Testing
5 31 (20.53%) Scrum
6 29 (19.21%) Automation Testing
7 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (16.56%) Manual Testing
9 24 (15.89%) SDLC
10 18 (11.92%) Defect Tracking
10 18 (11.92%) Test Automation
11 17 (11.26%) Case Management
11 17 (11.26%) Load Testing
12 16 (10.60%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (10.60%) Performance Analysis
12 16 (10.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (9.93%) Functional Testing
13 15 (9.93%) Regression Testing
14 14 (9.27%) Test Management
15 11 (7.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.83%) C#
2 33 (21.85%) Java
3 31 (20.53%) SQL
4 20 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.99%) Python
5 3 (1.99%) Ruby
6 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (0.66%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.66%) C
7 1 (0.66%) C++
7 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (35.10%) ISEB
2 50 (33.11%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (7.95%) Degree
5 3 (1.99%) CREST Certified
5 3 (1.99%) OSCP
6 2 (1.32%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (1.32%) OSCE
6 2 (1.32%) SANS
6 2 (1.32%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (0.66%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.66%) GIAC
7 1 (0.66%) GPEN
7 1 (0.66%) PhD
7 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (50.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (7.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Nessus
2 1 (0.66%) Nmap
2 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (21.19%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.26%) VMware
3 10 (6.62%) Oracle
4 3 (1.99%) Telerik
5 2 (1.32%) hybris
6 1 (0.66%) Facebook
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Qualys
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Training
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday