Period
to 16 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 16 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 96 76
Rank change year-on-year +12 -20 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 189 83 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.52% 2.74% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 2.88% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 147 73 132
10th Percentile £27,800 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,625 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £58,802 £63,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £63,625
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,094 2,879 5,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.97% 95.21% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,871 2,582 4,354
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,325
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% +1.05%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £71,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Manchester.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 January 2022. 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
Bolton - 8 - - 1
Rochdale - 2 £50,000 -
Salford -5 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Oldham -6 1 - -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 109 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 62 (32.80%) Social Skills
4 46 (24.34%) JIRA
5 44 (23.28%) C#
5 44 (23.28%) DevOps
6 42 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 41 (21.69%) Java
7 41 (21.69%) Test Scripting
8 40 (21.16%) SDLC
9 39 (20.63%) .NET
10 35 (18.52%) Azure
11 32 (16.93%) Selenium
12 31 (16.40%) Software Engineering
13 30 (15.87%) BDD
13 30 (15.87%) Mentoring
14 29 (15.34%) Regression Testing
15 28 (14.81%) Functional Testing
15 28 (14.81%) React
15 28 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (14.29%) QA
16 27 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 26 (13.76%) TDD
18 24 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (12.70%) ISTQB
19 23 (12.17%) Scrum
20 22 (11.64%) SQL Server
20 22 (11.64%) User Stories
21 21 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
22 20 (10.58%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.41%) WordPress
2 9 (4.76%) Drupal
3 5 (2.65%) CMS
4 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.59%) Confluence
5 3 (1.59%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.52%) Azure
2 8 (4.23%) Serverless
3 7 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.17%) AWS
4 6 (3.17%) GitHub
5 3 (1.59%) BlazeMeter
5 3 (1.59%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.59%) SaaS
6 2 (1.06%) GCP
7 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.23%) Ethernet
1 8 (4.23%) Modbus
1 8 (4.23%) RS-422
2 2 (1.06%) DNS
2 2 (1.06%) Firewall
2 2 (1.06%) HTTP
2 2 (1.06%) SSH
3 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.88%) MySQL
3 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.59%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.59%) Power BI
6 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.06%) Redis
6 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 46 (24.34%) JIRA
2 32 (16.93%) Selenium
3 20 (10.58%) Postman
4 14 (7.41%) Gradle
4 14 (7.41%) Maven
5 13 (6.88%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.88%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.29%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.76%) Appium
7 9 (4.76%) Katalon Studio
8 6 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.17%) Cypress.io
8 6 (3.17%) JMeter
8 6 (3.17%) TestRail
9 5 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.65%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.12%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.59%) GitLab
11 3 (1.59%) The Grinder
General
1 62 (32.80%) Social Skills
2 16 (8.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 15 (7.94%) Finance
4 13 (6.88%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (6.35%) Law
6 8 (4.23%) French Language
6 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.17%) Retail
8 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.59%) Games
9 3 (1.59%) Marketing
9 3 (1.59%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.06%) Billing
10 2 (1.06%) Legal
10 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (21.69%) Test Engineer
2 40 (21.16%) Developer
3 34 (17.99%) Analyst
4 30 (15.87%) Software Engineer
4 30 (15.87%) Tester
5 23 (12.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 19 (10.05%) Software Tester
7 17 (8.99%) Business Analyst
8 15 (7.94%) Test Analyst
8 15 (7.94%) Test Automation Engineer
9 13 (6.88%) QA Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.76%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.23%) Principal Business Analyst
12 8 (4.23%) Senior Test Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
13 7 (3.70%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.63%) .NET
2 28 (14.81%) React
3 17 (8.99%) Spring
4 15 (7.94%) .NET Framework
4 15 (7.94%) AngularJS
4 15 (7.94%) Spring Boot
5 13 (6.88%) Node.js
6 11 (5.82%) .NET Core
7 10 (5.29%) Entity Framework
8 8 (4.23%) CSS
8 8 (4.23%) HTML
9 7 (3.70%) Gherkin
10 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.17%) REST
10 6 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.65%) Velocity
12 4 (2.12%) RESTful
13 3 (1.59%) Java EE
13 3 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.99%) User Experience
2 15 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.12%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.59%) Replication
6 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.06%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.41%) Android
1 14 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.76%) Linux
3 8 (4.23%) Windows
4 5 (2.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 44 (23.28%) DevOps
4 41 (21.69%) Test Scripting
5 40 (21.16%) SDLC
6 31 (16.40%) Software Engineering
7 30 (15.87%) BDD
7 30 (15.87%) Mentoring
8 29 (15.34%) Regression Testing
9 28 (14.81%) Functional Testing
9 28 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (13.76%) TDD
11 24 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (12.17%) Scrum
13 22 (11.64%) User Stories
14 21 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (10.58%) Full Stack Development
15 20 (10.58%) Test Strategy
16 19 (10.05%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.28%) C#
2 42 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 41 (21.69%) Java
4 19 (10.05%) SQL
5 18 (9.52%) Python
6 17 (8.99%) C++
7 13 (6.88%) C
8 10 (5.29%) PHP
9 9 (4.76%) Apple Swift
9 9 (4.76%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.76%) TypeScript
9 9 (4.76%) VB
10 8 (4.23%) Bash
10 8 (4.23%) Go
11 3 (1.59%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.59%) VBScript
12 2 (1.06%) Scala
13 1 (0.53%) Java 8
13 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (12.70%) ISTQB
2 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.70%) Degree
4 7 (3.70%) ISEB
5 6 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.65%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) HNC
8 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.12%) Terraform
4 2 (1.06%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 27 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.17%) Oracle
3 5 (2.65%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.65%) HP
3 5 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.59%) PTC
5 2 (1.06%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.06%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.06%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.53%) Elastic Path
6 1 (0.53%) Google
6 1 (0.53%) Informatica
6 1 (0.53%) Talend