The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Test Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 189 188
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.096% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.029% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4102 3444 3245
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.95% 98.15% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3510 2959 2708
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in Manchester

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in Manchester

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Senior Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) DOM
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) TestNG
5 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (28.57%) Gradle
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) JMeter
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) Gradle
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) TestNG
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) NUnit
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Calabash
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Protractor
4 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) DOM
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Kanban
8 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
8 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef