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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 102 144 157
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 86 52 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.23% 1.26% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.32% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 83 48 20
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £75,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
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
3688 3930 3658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.77% 95.11% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3092 3263 3203
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +10 16 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Salford - 4 £40,000 -
Wigan - 2 £27,500 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £15,000 -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 84 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (56.46%) QA
3 63 (42.86%) Selenium
4 59 (40.14%) SQL
5 52 (35.37%) Automated Testing
6 51 (34.69%) ISEB
7 48 (32.65%) Test Scripting
8 37 (25.17%) Degree
8 37 (25.17%) SDLC
9 36 (24.49%) C#
10 35 (23.81%) Manual Testing
11 34 (23.13%) Windows
11 34 (23.13%) Regression Testing
12 33 (22.45%) .NET
12 33 (22.45%) Automation Testing
13 32 (21.77%) Test Automation
13 32 (21.77%) Finance
14 30 (20.41%) Java
14 30 (20.41%) Web Services
15 29 (19.73%) Software Testing
16 28 (19.05%) ISTQB
16 28 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (17.69%) JIRA
17 26 (17.69%) Scrum
18 24 (16.33%) TDD
18 24 (16.33%) HP UFT
18 24 (16.33%) BDD
19 23 (15.65%) Microsoft
20 21 (14.29%) System Testing
21 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) Network Security
2 3 (2.04%) VPN
2 3 (2.04%) Internet
3 2 (1.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) MySQL
3 2 (1.36%) Big Data
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (42.86%) Selenium
2 26 (17.69%) JIRA
3 24 (16.33%) HP UFT
4 17 (11.56%) Cucumber
5 16 (10.88%) Jenkins
6 13 (8.84%) SoapUI
6 13 (8.84%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.80%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.80%) Hudson
7 10 (6.80%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.44%) FitNesse
8 8 (5.44%) WatiN
9 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.40%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.04%) JUnit
11 3 (2.04%) NUnit
12 2 (1.36%) WebLOAD
12 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 5 (3.40%) Retail
4 4 (2.72%) Marketing
5 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.45%) .NET
2 30 (20.41%) Web Services
3 15 (10.20%) XML
4 11 (7.48%) SOAP
5 8 (5.44%) HTML
6 5 (3.40%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.72%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.04%) LAMP
9 1 (0.68%) JSON
9 1 (0.68%) WPF
9 1 (0.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
1 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.12%) Replication
3 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.04%) iPhone
4 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.36%) DTV
5 2 (1.36%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.68%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.68%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.13%) Windows
2 11 (7.48%) Android
2 11 (7.48%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.80%) Linux
4 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.37%) Automated Testing
3 48 (32.65%) Test Scripting
4 37 (25.17%) SDLC
5 35 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 34 (23.13%) Regression Testing
7 33 (22.45%) Automation Testing
8 32 (21.77%) Test Automation
9 29 (19.73%) Software Testing
10 28 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (17.69%) Scrum
12 24 (16.33%) TDD
12 24 (16.33%) BDD
13 21 (14.29%) System Testing
14 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (6.80%) API Testing
15 10 (6.80%) Compatibility Testing
15 10 (6.80%) Workflow
16 8 (5.44%) RAD
16 8 (5.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.14%) SQL
2 36 (24.49%) C#
3 30 (20.41%) Java
4 8 (5.44%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.08%) PHP
6 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.40%) Python
7 4 (2.72%) C++
7 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.04%) Scala
9 2 (1.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (34.69%) ISEB
2 37 (25.17%) Degree
3 28 (19.05%) ISTQB
4 18 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.44%) HND
5 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (56.46%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.76%) Nessus
2 7 (4.76%) Nmap
3 4 (2.72%) Puppet
4 3 (2.04%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle
3 9 (6.12%) HP
4 8 (5.44%) Telerik
5 7 (4.76%) Qualys
6 3 (2.04%) VMware
7 2 (1.36%) SAP
7 2 (1.36%) Capita
8 1 (0.68%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.68%) Trillium
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