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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 167 120 124
Rank change year-on-year -47 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 38 61 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 1.83% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 2.03% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 35 47 42
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £22,100 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3557 3001 3273
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.49% 89.96% 88.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2989 2481 2698
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Manchester

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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 - 1
Stockport +4 4 £36,000 +20.00%
Salford -9 2 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Altrincham -10 2 £19,750 -37.30%
Bolton -13 2 £21,500 -21.81%
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 66 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.84%) Scrum
3 31 (32.63%) Selenium
4 30 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 28 (29.47%) C++
6 27 (28.42%) QA
7 26 (27.37%) SDLC
8 25 (26.32%) Java
9 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
10 22 (23.16%) Cucumber
10 22 (23.16%) Test Strategy
10 22 (23.16%) DevOps
10 22 (23.16%) Validation
11 21 (22.11%) C#
11 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (21.05%) ISTQB
12 20 (21.05%) C
12 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
13 19 (20.00%) SQL
14 18 (18.95%) Perl
14 18 (18.95%) Python
14 18 (18.95%) Degree
15 16 (16.84%) Automated Testing
16 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
17 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (13.68%) ISEB
18 12 (12.63%) Time Management
18 12 (12.63%) JIRA
18 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
19 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure

Software Testing
Top Related 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 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.05%) CICS
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) 4G
1 1 (1.05%) GPRS
1 1 (1.05%) GSM
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) MySQL
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) DataStage
4 1 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (32.63%) Selenium
2 22 (23.16%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.63%) JIRA
4 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.26%) TestComplete
7 4 (4.21%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.11%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.11%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.11%) Toad
9 1 (1.05%) Subversion
9 1 (1.05%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (11.58%) Military
2 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Legal
3 5 (5.26%) Marketing
4 4 (4.21%) Electronics
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Tester
2 27 (28.42%) Test Engineer
3 25 (26.32%) Software Tester
4 13 (13.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Developer
5 11 (11.58%) Senior Software Tester
5 11 (11.58%) Senior Tester
5 11 (11.58%) Test Manager
6 9 (9.47%) Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) HTML
2 6 (6.32%) HTML5
3 4 (4.21%) Ajax
3 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.21%) CSS
3 4 (4.21%) CSS3
3 4 (4.21%) jQuery
3 4 (4.21%) WinForms
3 4 (4.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) iPad
2 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.32%) Online Gambling
3 5 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (3.16%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) EPoS
6 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Android
2 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.84%) Scrum
3 30 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 26 (27.37%) SDLC
5 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
6 22 (23.16%) DevOps
6 22 (23.16%) Test Strategy
6 22 (23.16%) Validation
7 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 16 (16.84%) Automated Testing
10 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (12.63%) Time Management
12 11 (11.58%) Information Security
12 11 (11.58%) Integration Testing
13 9 (9.47%) BDD
13 9 (9.47%) Manual Testing
13 9 (9.47%) Process Improvement
14 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) C++
2 25 (26.32%) Java
3 21 (22.11%) C#
4 20 (21.05%) C
5 19 (20.00%) SQL
6 18 (18.95%) Perl
6 18 (18.95%) Python
7 6 (6.32%) PHP
8 5 (5.26%) Ruby
9 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.21%) VB
9 4 (4.21%) VB6
10 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.05%) COBOL
11 1 (1.05%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 18 (18.95%) Degree
3 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.68%) ISEB
5 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.42%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO13485
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
1 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) VMware
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (1.05%) Apple
3 1 (1.05%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.05%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.05%) HP
3 1 (1.05%) IBM
3 1 (1.05%) Informatica
3 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.05%) SAP
3 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary: Competitive + bonus + expenses + training
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: From £17,500 to £20,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago