Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 176 128
Rank change year-on-year -6 -48 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 122 110 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 1.47% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.62% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82 95 114
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £38,075
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -14.64% +8.79%
10th Percentile £25,125 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £46,500 £51,000 £77,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +7.69%

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 7286 6809 6739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.12% 91.15% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6027 5837 5594
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Stockport -8 8 £35,000 -25.13%
Salford -2 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Sale +9 1 £28,000 +51.35%
Bolton -3 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £32,500 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 74 (60.66%) Test Automation
2 70 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (37.70%) Degree
4 39 (31.97%) Java
5 37 (30.33%) QA
6 33 (27.05%) Retail
7 31 (25.41%) Selenium
8 29 (23.77%) Scrum
8 29 (23.77%) SQL
9 28 (22.95%) ISEB
9 28 (22.95%) Test Strategy
10 27 (22.13%) JIRA
11 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
11 26 (21.31%) ISTQB
11 26 (21.31%) Git (software)
11 26 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (20.49%) DevOps
13 24 (19.67%) Finance
14 23 (18.85%) SDLC
15 22 (18.03%) C
16 21 (17.21%) C++
16 21 (17.21%) Oracle
16 21 (17.21%) XML
16 21 (17.21%) Windows
16 21 (17.21%) Linux
16 21 (17.21%) Python
17 18 (14.75%) Cucumber
17 18 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 17 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (13.93%) .NET

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 9 (7.38%) Apache
2 2 (1.64%) Confluence
2 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.56%) OpenShift
3 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) DHCP
1 2 (1.64%) DNS
1 2 (1.64%) LAN
1 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.38%) MySQL
3 5 (4.10%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (25.41%) Selenium
2 27 (22.13%) JIRA
3 26 (21.31%) Git (software)
4 18 (14.75%) Cucumber
5 15 (12.30%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.38%) Bitbucket
6 9 (7.38%) Bugzilla
6 9 (7.38%) SoapUI
6 9 (7.38%) Subversion
6 9 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (7.38%) TestRail
6 9 (7.38%) Vagrant
7 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.10%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.10%) Ranorex
8 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (4.10%) Toad
8 5 (4.10%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.28%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.28%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (27.05%) Retail
2 24 (19.67%) Finance
3 12 (9.84%) Electronics
4 10 (8.20%) Manufacturing
5 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
6 8 (6.56%) Military
7 6 (4.92%) Automotive
7 6 (4.92%) Games
8 5 (4.10%) Marketing
9 4 (3.28%) Banking
10 3 (2.46%) French Language
10 3 (2.46%) German Language
10 3 (2.46%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Tester
2 26 (21.31%) Analyst
3 25 (20.49%) Developer
4 21 (17.21%) Software Tester
5 18 (14.75%) Test Analyst
6 16 (13.11%) Automation Tester
7 14 (11.48%) Test Engineer
8 13 (10.66%) PHP Developer
9 9 (7.38%) Senior Tester
10 8 (6.56%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (6.56%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 7 (5.74%) Graduate
11 7 (5.74%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.74%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) QA Leader
12 6 (4.92%) UAT Manager
13 5 (4.10%) Software Analyst
13 5 (4.10%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.21%) XML
2 17 (13.93%) .NET
3 15 (12.30%) RESTful
4 14 (11.48%) Web Services
5 13 (10.66%) CSS
5 13 (10.66%) HTML
6 12 (9.84%) JSON
7 9 (7.38%) Middleware
8 8 (6.56%) REST
9 6 (4.92%) SOAP
10 5 (4.10%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (4.10%) JMS
11 4 (3.28%) CodeIgniter
11 4 (3.28%) HTML5
11 4 (3.28%) LAMP
11 4 (3.28%) Laravel
12 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (2.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.48%) iPad
3 10 (8.20%) User Experience
4 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.56%) EPoS
5 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.10%) Chip and PIN
6 5 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.46%) Fintech
7 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.46%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.64%) iPhone
9 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.82%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.21%) Linux
1 21 (17.21%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.28%) Android
4 4 (3.28%) Debian
5 2 (1.64%) Unix
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.66%) Test Automation
2 70 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.77%) Scrum
4 28 (22.95%) Test Strategy
5 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 25 (20.49%) DevOps
7 23 (18.85%) SDLC
8 17 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (13.11%) MVC
9 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (12.30%) E-Commerce
10 15 (12.30%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.30%) Time Management
10 15 (12.30%) Validation
11 13 (10.66%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (9.84%) OOP
13 10 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.20%) TDD
14 9 (7.38%) Coaching
14 9 (7.38%) Modular Programming
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.97%) Java
2 29 (23.77%) SQL
3 22 (18.03%) C
4 21 (17.21%) C++
4 21 (17.21%) Python
5 17 (13.93%) C#
6 15 (12.30%) PHP
7 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
8 12 (9.84%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.20%) Perl
10 9 (7.38%) PHP 7
10 9 (7.38%) VB.NET
11 7 (5.74%) VB
12 5 (4.10%) VBA
13 4 (3.28%) Ruby
14 3 (2.46%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.64%) C-shell
15 2 (1.64%) Korn
15 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.82%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 46 (37.70%) Degree
2 28 (22.95%) ISEB
3 26 (21.31%) ISTQB
4 18 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.56%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.56%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (4.10%) Master's Degree
7 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.82%) HNC
8 1 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (30.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) Hyper-V
1 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.56%) Docker
3 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.10%) Kibana
2 5 (4.10%) Prometheus
3 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (17.21%) Oracle
2 10 (8.20%) VMware
3 9 (7.38%) Zend
4 7 (5.74%) HP
4 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.74%) SAP
5 3 (2.46%) Cognizant
5 3 (2.46%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.64%) Cognos
6 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.82%) Sage