The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 171 181
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 30 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.76% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29 6 7
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £34,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £43,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 3822 3339 3650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.10% 97.52% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3206 2778 2990
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Manchester

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 5 £40,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £39,000 -
Senior Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (60.66%) Selenium
3 34 (55.74%) Test Automation
4 31 (50.82%) Cucumber
5 30 (49.18%) Java
6 29 (47.54%) Automated Testing
7 27 (44.26%) BDD
7 27 (44.26%) WebDriver
7 27 (44.26%) Test Scripting
8 25 (40.98%) TDD
9 24 (39.34%) C#
10 23 (37.70%) System Integration Testing
11 21 (34.43%) SDLC
11 21 (34.43%) Automation Testing
12 20 (32.79%) Gherkin
13 19 (31.15%) Jenkins
14 18 (29.51%) GitHub
14 18 (29.51%) Configuration Management
14 18 (29.51%) QA
15 15 (24.59%) ISEB
16 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
16 13 (21.31%) Case Management
17 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
18 11 (18.03%) Windows
18 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
18 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
18 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
18 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 9 (14.75%) Degree
19 9 (14.75%) 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:

Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.51%) GitHub
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (60.66%) Selenium
2 31 (50.82%) Cucumber
3 27 (44.26%) WebDriver
4 19 (31.15%) Jenkins
5 9 (14.75%) JIRA
6 5 (8.20%) TestComplete
7 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.92%) Gradle
8 3 (4.92%) Ranorex
8 3 (4.92%) TestNG
9 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
1 6 (9.84%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) Gherkin
2 7 (11.48%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) CSS
3 3 (4.92%) DOM
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) Behat
4 2 (3.28%) SOAP
4 2 (3.28%) WSDL
4 2 (3.28%) XML
4 2 (3.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
1 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
2 7 (11.48%) Mac OS X
2 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (55.74%) Test Automation
3 29 (47.54%) Automated Testing
4 27 (44.26%) BDD
4 27 (44.26%) Test Scripting
5 25 (40.98%) TDD
6 23 (37.70%) System Integration Testing
7 21 (34.43%) Automation Testing
7 21 (34.43%) SDLC
8 18 (29.51%) Configuration Management
9 13 (21.31%) Case Management
10 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
10 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
11 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (11.48%) Functional Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
13 6 (9.84%) Process Improvement
13 6 (9.84%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Java
2 24 (39.34%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) SQL
4 5 (8.20%) Python
5 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) ISEB
2 9 (14.75%) Degree
3 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.51%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) HP
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