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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 122 86 152
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 77 111 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.03% 2.88% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.97% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74 105 36
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,950
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
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
3689 3732 3921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.26% 96.78% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3140 3096 3282
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 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -9 16 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Wigan +1 6 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Bolton - 2 £27,500 - 1
Altrincham +12 1 £37,500 +150.00% 3
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 80 (49.08%) QA
2 78 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (38.65%) Test Scripting
4 61 (37.42%) Selenium
5 55 (33.74%) Automated Testing
5 55 (33.74%) Windows
6 54 (33.13%) ISEB
7 51 (31.29%) ISTQB
8 45 (27.61%) Software Testing
9 41 (25.15%) C#
10 36 (22.09%) SQL
10 36 (22.09%) Scrum
11 34 (20.86%) Microsoft
12 33 (20.25%) Java
12 33 (20.25%) Automation Testing
13 32 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (19.63%) MS Excel
14 31 (19.02%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (17.18%) Manual Testing
16 27 (16.56%) Web Services
17 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
17 26 (15.95%) JIRA
17 26 (15.95%) SDLC
17 26 (15.95%) Windows Server
18 24 (14.72%) HTML
18 24 (14.72%) Linux
19 21 (12.88%) JMeter
19 21 (12.88%) CSS
19 21 (12.88%) JavaScript

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 6 (3.68%) CMS
2 2 (1.23%) Apache
2 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (19.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.84%) Maya
2 3 (1.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.61%) Wireless
3 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 61 (37.42%) Selenium
2 26 (15.95%) JIRA
3 21 (12.88%) JMeter
4 20 (12.27%) Jenkins
4 20 (12.27%) NUnit
5 17 (10.43%) Gradle
5 17 (10.43%) TestNG
6 8 (4.91%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.29%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.68%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.07%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.45%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.45%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.45%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.45%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.45%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.84%) Burp Suite
11 3 (1.84%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.23%) Appium
General
1 9 (5.52%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Games
2 6 (3.68%) Marketing
3 4 (2.45%) Advertising
4 2 (1.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.56%) Web Services
2 24 (14.72%) HTML
3 21 (12.88%) CSS
4 17 (10.43%) DOM
4 17 (10.43%) Silverlight
5 12 (7.36%) .NET
6 8 (4.91%) XML
7 5 (3.07%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.07%) SOAP
8 3 (1.84%) REST
9 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.23%) jQuery
9 2 (1.23%) JSP
10 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.61%) J2EE
10 1 (0.61%) JNI
10 1 (0.61%) JSON
10 1 (0.61%) Middleware
10 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) iPad
3 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.84%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.84%) Online Games
6 2 (1.23%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.61%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.74%) Windows
2 26 (15.95%) Windows Server
3 24 (14.72%) Linux
4 18 (11.04%) Mac OS X
4 18 (11.04%) Windows 10
5 16 (9.82%) Android
5 16 (9.82%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.65%) Test Scripting
3 55 (33.74%) Automated Testing
4 45 (27.61%) Software Testing
5 36 (22.09%) Scrum
6 33 (20.25%) Automation Testing
7 31 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (17.18%) Manual Testing
9 26 (15.95%) SDLC
10 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
11 20 (12.27%) Regression Testing
12 18 (11.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (11.04%) Defect Tracking
12 18 (11.04%) Load Testing
13 17 (10.43%) Performance Analysis
14 16 (9.82%) Case Management
14 16 (9.82%) Functional Testing
14 16 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (9.20%) Defect Management
15 15 (9.20%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.15%) C#
2 36 (22.09%) SQL
3 33 (20.25%) Java
4 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.45%) VBScript
6 3 (1.84%) Python
7 2 (1.23%) Ruby
7 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (33.13%) ISEB
2 51 (31.29%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (7.98%) Degree
5 3 (1.84%) CREST Certified
5 3 (1.84%) OSCP
6 2 (1.23%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (1.23%) OSCE
6 2 (1.23%) SANS
6 2 (1.23%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (0.61%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.61%) GIAC
7 1 (0.61%) GPEN
7 1 (0.61%) PhD
7 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (49.08%) QA
System Software
1 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (20.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.04%) VMware
3 10 (6.13%) Oracle
4 3 (1.84%) Telerik
5 2 (1.23%) hybris
6 1 (0.61%) Facebook
6 1 (0.61%) HP
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
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