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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 120 121
Rank change year-on-year -41 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 58 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.14% 1.66% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.84% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 49
Median salary £33,000 £32,500 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.53% -15.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,625 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

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 3827 3151 2994
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.01% 90.18% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13866 11083 10262
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,750 £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

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

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 28 June 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 28 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
Stockport -21 2 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Salford - 2 £45,000 - 1
Bury - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 52 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 25 (29.07%) ISTQB
3 25 (29.07%) SDLC
4 22 (25.58%) QA
5 21 (24.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (24.42%) ISEB
6 19 (22.09%) Scrum
7 18 (20.93%) Java
8 17 (19.77%) Test Scripting
9 16 (18.60%) Finance
10 15 (17.44%) Selenium
10 15 (17.44%) Degree
11 14 (16.28%) C#
12 13 (15.12%) SQL
13 12 (13.95%) Windows
13 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
14 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (11.63%) DevOps
15 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (11.63%) JIRA
15 10 (11.63%) Retail
15 10 (11.63%) Oracle
16 9 (10.47%) C
16 9 (10.47%) PHP
16 9 (10.47%) C++
16 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
16 9 (10.47%) Web Services

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 5 (5.81%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.81%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) 4G
1 1 (1.16%) GPRS
1 1 (1.16%) GSM
1 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (17.44%) Selenium
3 10 (11.63%) JIRA
4 9 (10.47%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.81%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.81%) Vagrant
5 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.65%) TestRail
7 3 (3.49%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.49%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.33%) Subversion
8 2 (2.33%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.16%) Capybara
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Retail
3 6 (6.98%) Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Back Office
4 5 (5.81%) Games
4 5 (5.81%) Legal
4 5 (5.81%) Marketing
4 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.65%) Military
6 2 (2.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Tester
2 23 (26.74%) Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Test Analyst
4 14 (16.28%) Software Tester
5 12 (13.95%) Developer
6 11 (12.79%) Software Analyst
6 11 (12.79%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (12.79%) Test Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Tester
7 9 (10.47%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.98%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.81%) PHP Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Software Tester
10 5 (5.81%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
11 4 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.65%) QA Tester
11 4 (4.65%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) Web Services
2 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 8 (9.30%) HTML
3 7 (8.14%) HTML5
3 7 (8.14%) XML
4 6 (6.98%) JSON
5 5 (5.81%) CSS
5 5 (5.81%) Middleware
5 5 (5.81%) RESTful
6 4 (4.65%) Ajax
6 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.65%) CSS3
6 4 (4.65%) jQuery
7 2 (2.33%) SOAP
7 2 (2.33%) WSDL
7 2 (2.33%) XSD
8 1 (1.16%) REST
8 1 (1.16%) WinForms
8 1 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) iPad
2 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.81%) PlayStation
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (3.49%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.33%) EPoS
5 2 (2.33%) Smart City
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 7 (8.14%) Android
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 25 (29.07%) SDLC
4 19 (22.09%) Scrum
5 17 (19.77%) Test Scripting
6 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
7 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.63%) DevOps
7 10 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (9.30%) BDD
9 8 (9.30%) Case Management
9 8 (9.30%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.14%) Functional Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (8.14%) OO
10 7 (8.14%) Process Improvement
11 6 (6.98%) MVC
11 6 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) Java
2 14 (16.28%) C#
3 13 (15.12%) SQL
4 9 (10.47%) C
4 9 (10.47%) C++
4 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) PHP
5 7 (8.14%) Perl
6 6 (6.98%) Python
7 5 (5.81%) PHP 7
7 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.81%) VB
8 4 (4.65%) Ruby
8 4 (4.65%) VB6
9 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.16%) C-shell
10 1 (1.16%) Korn
10 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (29.07%) ISTQB
2 21 (24.42%) ISEB
3 15 (17.44%) Degree
4 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.65%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.58%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
1 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) Zend
4 4 (4.65%) VMware
5 3 (3.49%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Apple
7 1 (1.16%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.16%) Tableau
7 1 (1.16%) Vertica
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
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Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
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Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
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Manchester
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