Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 277 266
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 6 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.081% 0.13% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.15% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 2
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £34,250 £31,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £47,750 £52,125 £38,750
North West median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33% -25.00%

Agile Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,803 6,835 6,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.75% 91.79% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,590 5,898 5,272
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +5.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in Manchester

Agile Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Testing in Manchester.

Salary trend for Agile Testing in Manchester

Agile Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +11 1 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Agile Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) WorldPay
4 3 (50.00%) Fintech
4 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (50.00%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (33.33%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (33.33%) Open Source
5 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (16.67%) GitHub
6 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) Open Source
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Release Management
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (16.67%) SEO
6 1 (16.67%) Test Management
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) WorldPay
2 1 (16.67%) Capita
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft