The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 154 162
Rank change year-on-year -40 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.84% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.86% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 23
Median salary £37,500 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 4048 3389 3233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.12% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2915 2695
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%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Altrincham -8 1 £24,000 -27.27%
Software Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Case Management
5 10 (34.48%) Functional Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Process Improvement
5 10 (34.48%) Selenium
5 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
6 9 (31.03%) Degree
6 9 (31.03%) ISEB
7 8 (27.59%) JIRA
8 7 (24.14%) QA
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
9 6 (20.69%) Windows
9 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
9 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
9 6 (20.69%) iPad
10 5 (17.24%) Web Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Legal
10 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (17.24%) User Stories
11 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (13.79%) SDLC
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
11 4 (13.79%) BDD
12 3 (10.34%) FitNesse
12 3 (10.34%) Web Services

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 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) JIRA
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.34%) FitNesse
4 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) Hudson
5 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) Subversion
5 2 (6.90%) TestRail
6 1 (3.45%) Capybara
6 1 (3.45%) Mocha
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.24%) Legal
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) iPad
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Case Management
5 10 (34.48%) Functional Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Process Improvement
5 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
6 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
7 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.24%) User Stories
8 5 (17.24%) Web Testing
9 4 (13.79%) BDD
9 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (13.79%) SDLC
10 3 (10.34%) RAD
10 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Scrum
10 3 (10.34%) TDD
11 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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