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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 128 162 135
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 57 19 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.38% 0.48% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.51% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 52 18 45
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,200 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
3904 3744 3621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.78% 94.66% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3213 3264 3174
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
(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 - 7 £31,500 - 3
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 45 (42.06%) Windows
2 38 (35.51%) ISEB
3 34 (31.78%) Software Testing
4 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (25.23%) C#
5 27 (25.23%) Regression Testing
5 27 (25.23%) Selenium
6 26 (24.30%) QA
7 25 (23.36%) Finance
8 24 (22.43%) SQL
8 24 (22.43%) .NET
9 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
9 21 (19.63%) Web Testing
10 19 (17.76%) System Testing
11 18 (16.82%) HTML
11 18 (16.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (15.89%) JavaScript
12 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
12 17 (15.89%) Android
12 17 (15.89%) Apple iOS
12 17 (15.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (14.95%) ASP.NET
13 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (14.95%) Automated Testing
14 15 (14.02%) Degree
14 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
15 14 (13.08%) HP
16 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
17 12 (11.21%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.87%) CMS
1 2 (1.87%) Confluence
1 2 (1.87%) Lync
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) Internet
1 1 (0.93%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (25.23%) Selenium
2 18 (16.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (7.48%) Selenium IDE
4 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.54%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.61%) JIRA
6 4 (3.74%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.74%) TestPartner
6 4 (3.74%) JUnit
7 2 (1.87%) WatiN
7 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.87%) WATIR
7 2 (1.87%) Calabash
8 1 (0.93%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.93%) FindBugs
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Legal
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Military
4 2 (1.87%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.43%) .NET
2 18 (16.82%) HTML
3 16 (14.95%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.61%) Web Services
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
6 2 (1.87%) XML
6 2 (1.87%) REST
6 2 (1.87%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.93%) JMS
7 1 (0.93%) Java EE
7 1 (0.93%) JSON
7 1 (0.93%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.87%) Social Media
3 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Android
2 17 (15.89%) Apple iOS
3 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Phone
5 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.74%) Linux
7 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.78%) Software Testing
2 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (25.23%) Regression Testing
4 21 (19.63%) Web Testing
5 19 (17.76%) System Testing
6 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
7 16 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (14.95%) Automated Testing
8 12 (11.21%) Scrum
8 12 (11.21%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.35%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.41%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.41%) Automation Testing
11 5 (4.67%) Waterfall
11 5 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (3.74%) Security Testing
13 3 (2.80%) Unit Testing
13 3 (2.80%) TDD
13 3 (2.80%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) C#
2 24 (22.43%) SQL
3 17 (15.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.28%) Java
5 9 (8.41%) VB.NET
6 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.74%) VB
7 4 (3.74%) Ruby
8 3 (2.80%) PHP
9 2 (1.87%) VBScript
9 2 (1.87%) Python
10 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.93%) VB6
10 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (35.51%) ISEB
2 17 (15.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
3 15 (14.02%) Degree
4 11 (10.28%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) HNC
5 4 (3.74%) HND
6 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) CEH
6 2 (1.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.93%) OSCP
7 1 (0.93%) OSCE
7 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.30%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Nmap
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.87%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.87%) Nessus
2 2 (1.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) HP
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) Compuware
4 3 (2.80%) Citrix
5 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle
5 2 (1.87%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
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