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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 101 139 155
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 89 48 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 1.20% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.26% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 70 44 28
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £36,500
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
3622 3802 3794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.62% 94.84% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2968 3180 3301
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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
Stockport +18 16 £31,500 - 7
Bolton +11 8 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Cheadle +13 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Salford - 4 £38,000 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 75 (40.54%) Automated Testing
2 71 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (36.76%) QA
4 65 (35.14%) Selenium
5 60 (32.43%) SQL
6 56 (30.27%) Test Scripting
7 45 (24.32%) ISEB
8 43 (23.24%) Regression Testing
9 41 (22.16%) Windows
10 38 (20.54%) Finance
10 38 (20.54%) Manual Testing
11 37 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 37 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 36 (19.46%) .NET
13 33 (17.84%) CISSP
14 31 (16.76%) C#
15 30 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
16 29 (15.68%) Software Testing
16 29 (15.68%) Degree
17 27 (14.59%) TDD
18 26 (14.05%) Java
18 26 (14.05%) Linux
19 25 (13.51%) Test Automation
19 25 (13.51%) BDD
20 24 (12.97%) Information Security
20 24 (12.97%) Android
20 24 (12.97%) Apple iOS
20 24 (12.97%) OSCP
21 23 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (12.43%) Security Architecture

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) Network Security
2 1 (0.54%) LTE
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) Extranet
2 1 (0.54%) 3G
2 1 (0.54%) SS7
2 1 (0.54%) 2G
2 1 (0.54%) NGN
2 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.54%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.08%) Big Data
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (35.14%) Selenium
2 20 (10.81%) JIRA
3 17 (9.19%) SpecFlow
4 15 (8.11%) WatiN
5 13 (7.03%) TeamCity
5 13 (7.03%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.03%) Hudson
5 13 (7.03%) SoapUI
6 12 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (5.95%) WebDriver
8 9 (4.86%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.16%) QAComplete
10 2 (1.08%) UltraEdit
10 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
General
1 38 (20.54%) Finance
2 15 (8.11%) Retail
3 13 (7.03%) Banking
4 5 (2.70%) Legal
5 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.46%) .NET
2 21 (11.35%) XML
3 14 (7.57%) Web Services
4 13 (7.03%) SOAP
5 4 (2.16%) HTML
5 4 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.08%) CSS
6 2 (1.08%) JSON
7 1 (0.54%) WPF
7 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.03%) Replication
3 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.08%) Telematics
5 2 (1.08%) Open Source
6 1 (0.54%) Arduino
6 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.54%) iSeries
6 1 (0.54%) Animation
6 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.54%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.16%) Windows
2 26 (14.05%) Linux
3 24 (12.97%) Android
3 24 (12.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.54%) Automated Testing
2 71 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (30.27%) Test Scripting
4 43 (23.24%) Regression Testing
5 38 (20.54%) Manual Testing
6 37 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 37 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
8 29 (15.68%) Software Testing
9 27 (14.59%) TDD
10 25 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 25 (13.51%) BDD
11 24 (12.97%) Information Security
12 23 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (12.43%) Security Architecture
13 21 (11.35%) System Testing
14 18 (9.73%) Workflow
14 18 (9.73%) E-Commerce
15 17 (9.19%) Coaching
16 16 (8.65%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.43%) SQL
2 31 (16.76%) C#
3 26 (14.05%) Java
4 15 (8.11%) PL/SQL
5 14 (7.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.32%) Ruby
7 4 (2.16%) C++
8 3 (1.62%) VBScript
9 2 (1.08%) Python
10 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (24.32%) ISEB
2 33 (17.84%) CISSP
3 29 (15.68%) Degree
4 24 (12.97%) OSCP
5 23 (12.43%) OSCE
6 19 (10.27%) ISTQB
7 17 (9.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (8.11%) HND
9 9 (4.86%) CISA
10 4 (2.16%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (36.76%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.24%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) Nessus
2 2 (1.08%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (8.11%) Telerik
2 12 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.86%) Oracle
4 6 (3.24%) VMware
4 6 (3.24%) HP
5 2 (1.08%) Qualys
6 1 (0.54%) BancTec
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