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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 138 159 137
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 42 22 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 0.58% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.62% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 37 21 44
Average salary £35,500 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.09% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
3871 3567 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 94.12% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3233 3108 3224
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 2 £32,000 +16.36% 4
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (41.35%) Windows
3 31 (29.81%) ISEB
3 31 (29.81%) Software Testing
3 31 (29.81%) Selenium
4 30 (28.85%) C#
5 29 (27.88%) QA
6 23 (22.12%) SQL
7 22 (21.15%) .NET
7 22 (21.15%) Regression Testing
8 21 (20.19%) Finance
8 21 (20.19%) Web Testing
9 20 (19.23%) System Testing
9 20 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
10 19 (18.27%) Manual Testing
10 19 (18.27%) Android
10 19 (18.27%) Apple iOS
11 18 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (16.35%) Degree
12 17 (16.35%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (16.35%) HTML
13 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET
13 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (15.38%) Automated Testing
14 15 (14.42%) E-Commerce
14 15 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (13.46%) HP
16 12 (11.54%) WebDriver
16 12 (11.54%) Java

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.92%) CMS
1 2 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
1 1 (0.96%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (29.81%) Selenium
2 15 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
5 8 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.73%) JIRA
7 3 (2.88%) JUnit
7 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.88%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.88%) TestPartner
8 2 (1.92%) WATIR
8 2 (1.92%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.92%) WatiN
8 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.92%) Calabash
9 1 (0.96%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.96%) FindBugs
General
1 21 (20.19%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Legal
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Games
4 2 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.96%) Military
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.15%) .NET
2 17 (16.35%) HTML
3 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.81%) Web Services
5 4 (3.85%) XML
6 3 (2.88%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.92%) jQuery
7 2 (1.92%) REST
7 2 (1.92%) SOAP
8 1 (0.96%) EJB
8 1 (0.96%) JMS
8 1 (0.96%) Java EE
8 1 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) Animation
5 2 (1.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.35%) Windows
2 19 (18.27%) Android
2 19 (18.27%) Apple iOS
3 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (9.62%) Windows Phone
5 6 (5.77%) Linux
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.81%) Software Testing
3 22 (21.15%) Regression Testing
4 21 (20.19%) Web Testing
5 20 (19.23%) System Testing
6 19 (18.27%) Manual Testing
7 17 (16.35%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 15 (14.42%) E-Commerce
10 11 (10.58%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.62%) Scrum
12 9 (8.65%) Automation Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Test Scripting
14 6 (5.77%) Line Management
15 4 (3.85%) Waterfall
15 4 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (3.85%) Security Testing
15 4 (3.85%) Workflow
16 3 (2.88%) TDD
16 3 (2.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.85%) C#
2 23 (22.12%) SQL
3 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.54%) Java
5 9 (8.65%) VB.NET
6 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.81%) Python
8 4 (3.85%) Ruby
8 4 (3.85%) VB
8 4 (3.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) C
9 1 (0.96%) VBScript
9 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (29.81%) ISEB
2 18 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (16.35%) Degree
4 12 (11.54%) ISTQB
5 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.88%) OSCP
7 3 (2.88%) OSCE
7 3 (2.88%) CISSP
7 3 (2.88%) HNC
7 3 (2.88%) HND
8 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.96%) CEH
9 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.88%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Nmap
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) HP
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.88%) Compuware
4 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.92%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Half Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago