The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 136 155 131
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 50 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.87% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 35
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3838 3919 3639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.84% 95.52% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3197 3379 3291
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Tester
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 11 £30,000 - 3
Cheadle -7 4 £32,500 -
Oldham -7 1 £32,500 -
Bolton -13 1 £21,500 - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (47.66%) ISEB
2 31 (28.97%) SQL
3 30 (28.04%) Finance
4 26 (24.30%) Software Testing
4 26 (24.30%) Degree
5 22 (20.56%) QA
5 22 (20.56%) Scrum
5 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (19.63%) .NET
7 19 (17.76%) C#
7 19 (17.76%) ISTQB
7 19 (17.76%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (16.82%) Windows
8 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
9 15 (14.02%) HP
9 15 (14.02%) Java
9 15 (14.02%) Automated Testing
9 15 (14.02%) Selenium
10 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
11 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (10.28%) System Testing
12 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
13 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
14 9 (8.41%) Oracle
14 9 (8.41%) Mainframe
14 9 (8.41%) Banking
14 9 (8.41%) JIRA
15 8 (7.48%) Regression Testing
15 8 (7.48%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (2.80%) Lync
1 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Selenium
2 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (8.41%) JIRA
4 8 (7.48%) JUnit
4 8 (7.48%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.67%) TestPartner
6 4 (3.74%) NUnit
7 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.80%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.80%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.87%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.93%) jMock
9 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.93%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.93%) Behat
9 1 (0.93%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.93%) QALoad
9 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (28.04%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.87%) Legal
4 2 (1.87%) Military
4 2 (1.87%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) .NET
2 7 (6.54%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.67%) HTML
4 4 (3.74%) Web Services
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
6 2 (1.87%) J2EE
7 1 (0.93%) jQuery
7 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.93%) XML
7 1 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.87%) Animation
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.93%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.82%) Windows
2 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (7.48%) UNIX
4 3 (2.80%) Linux
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) Software Testing
2 22 (20.56%) Scrum
2 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.02%) Automated Testing
4 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
5 11 (10.28%) System Testing
6 8 (7.48%) Regression Testing
6 8 (7.48%) Manual Testing
7 7 (6.54%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.54%) Performance Testing
7 7 (6.54%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.61%) Web Testing
8 6 (5.61%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.67%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.67%) E-Procurement
10 4 (3.74%) RUP
10 4 (3.74%) DSDM
10 4 (3.74%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.97%) SQL
2 19 (17.76%) C#
3 15 (14.02%) Java
4 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.87%) PHP
5 2 (1.87%) C++
5 2 (1.87%) VBScript
5 2 (1.87%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) VB6
6 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (47.66%) ISEB
2 26 (24.30%) Degree
3 19 (17.76%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) HNC
5 4 (3.74%) HND
6 2 (1.87%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.56%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (17.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) HP
3 9 (8.41%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Compuware
4 4 (3.74%) Citrix
5 1 (0.93%) Twitter
5 1 (0.93%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
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