Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 245 252
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 54 43 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.68% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.60% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 54 42 25
Manchester median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,713 £27,950
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7744 7174 7198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.42% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6439 6158 5993
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 44 (81.48%) Test Automation
2 43 (79.63%) C#
3 42 (77.78%) Java
4 39 (72.22%) Cucumber
4 39 (72.22%) Selenium
4 39 (72.22%) Test Scripting
5 32 (59.26%) System Integration Testing
6 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (44.44%) BDD
7 24 (44.44%) Gherkin
8 23 (42.59%) GitHub
8 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
8 23 (42.59%) WebDriver
8 23 (42.59%) TDD
8 23 (42.59%) Configuration Management
8 23 (42.59%) SDLC
9 12 (22.22%) Python
10 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
12 6 (11.11%) Retail
12 6 (11.11%) QA
12 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (11.11%) CRM
13 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
13 5 (9.26%) Bugzilla
13 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
13 5 (9.26%) Information Security
13 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
13 5 (9.26%) JIRA

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:

Cloud Services
1 23 (42.59%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (72.22%) Cucumber
1 39 (72.22%) Selenium
2 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
2 23 (42.59%) WebDriver
3 5 (9.26%) Bugzilla
3 5 (9.26%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) TestRail
5 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (44.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Test Automation
2 39 (72.22%) Test Scripting
3 32 (59.26%) System Integration Testing
4 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (44.44%) BDD
6 23 (42.59%) Configuration Management
6 23 (42.59%) SDLC
6 23 (42.59%) TDD
7 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.11%) CRM
9 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
10 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.26%) Information Security
10 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.26%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (9.26%) SDET
10 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (79.63%) C#
2 42 (77.78%) Java
3 12 (22.22%) Python
4 5 (9.26%) Ruby
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
1 3 (5.56%) ISEB
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) SAP
2 1 (1.85%) Siebel