The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Senior Tester
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 162 183
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 27 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 0.55% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.56% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 3
Median salary £47,500 £43,750 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +59.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

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 4124 3388 3249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.86% 98.12% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3531 2916 2705
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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Manchester

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Manchester

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 50 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 46 (82.14%) Java
3 44 (78.57%) Selenium
4 42 (75.00%) C#
5 41 (73.21%) Cucumber
6 38 (67.86%) Test Scripting
6 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (66.07%) System Integration Testing
8 28 (50.00%) TDD
8 28 (50.00%) BDD
8 28 (50.00%) WebDriver
9 26 (46.43%) Gherkin
10 25 (44.64%) Jenkins
10 25 (44.64%) SDLC
11 24 (42.86%) GitHub
11 24 (42.86%) Configuration Management
12 13 (23.21%) Python
13 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
14 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
14 6 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
15 5 (8.93%) Case Management
15 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
15 5 (8.93%) Legal
16 4 (7.14%) QA
16 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
17 3 (5.36%) Degree
17 3 (5.36%) HTTP
17 3 (5.36%) Web Services
17 3 (5.36%) JavaScript

Senior Tester 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (42.86%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 44 (78.57%) Selenium
2 41 (73.21%) Cucumber
3 28 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 25 (44.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.57%) Gradle
5 2 (3.57%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.57%) TestNG
6 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.93%) Legal
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) CSS
3 2 (3.57%) DOM
3 2 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Fintech
2 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (67.86%) Test Scripting
3 37 (66.07%) System Integration Testing
4 28 (50.00%) BDD
4 28 (50.00%) TDD
5 25 (44.64%) SDLC
6 24 (42.86%) Configuration Management
7 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Case Management
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.57%) SDET
11 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (82.14%) Java
2 42 (75.00%) C#
3 13 (23.21%) Python
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) SQL
5 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) HP
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle
1 1 (1.79%) Siebel
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