Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 224 208
Rank change year-on-year -48 -16 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 32 65 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.40% 0.87% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.89% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28 60 59
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,900
90th Percentile £42,375 £41,500 £42,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +14.75% -6.15% -

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 7739 7309 7172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.44% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6429 6274 5976
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 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Manchester

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Manchester

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Manchester

Software 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 Software Tester within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Salford - 4 £41,250 -
Stockport -8 3 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Software Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 24 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 17 (53.13%) Java
5 14 (43.75%) Scrum
6 12 (37.50%) QA
6 12 (37.50%) Python
6 12 (37.50%) ISEB
7 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
7 11 (34.38%) Degree
7 11 (34.38%) JIRA
8 10 (31.25%) Docker
8 10 (31.25%) Kubernetes
8 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 10 (31.25%) SQL
9 9 (28.13%) C++
9 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (28.13%) DevOps
9 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
9 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
9 9 (28.13%) OpenShift
10 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
10 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 7 (21.88%) Microservices
10 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (21.88%) TestRail
10 7 (21.88%) C
10 7 (21.88%) Biometrics
11 6 (18.75%) Windows
11 6 (18.75%) Selenium

Software 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 9 (28.13%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) JIRA
2 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) TestRail
4 6 (18.75%) Selenium
5 5 (15.63%) Bugzilla
6 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.38%) Ranorex
8 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.25%) Subversion
9 1 (3.13%) Capybara
9 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
9 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
9 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.13%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) ActiveMQ
1 5 (15.63%) JMS
1 5 (15.63%) REST
2 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 14 (43.75%) Scrum
5 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (28.13%) DevOps
6 7 (21.88%) Biometrics
6 7 (21.88%) Microservices
7 6 (18.75%) System Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Case Management
8 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Use Case
9 4 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
10 3 (9.38%) Line Management
11 2 (6.25%) Coaching
11 2 (6.25%) SDLC
11 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) Python
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) C++
5 7 (21.88%) C
6 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (9.38%) Ruby
9 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) ISEB
2 11 (34.38%) Degree
2 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
3 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Kubernetes
2 5 (15.63%) Kibana
2 5 (15.63%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Cognizant
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) SAP