The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 139 180
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 48 38 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.22% 1.11% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.14% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 29 38 7
Median salary £38,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.44% +63.63%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 3822 3339 3650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.10% 97.52% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3206 2778 2990
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 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
Oldham - 5 - -
Salford -6 3 £36,750 -2.00% 1
Bolton - 1 £42,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (83.96%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (67.92%) Test Scripting
3 58 (54.72%) Selenium
4 49 (46.23%) Java
5 42 (39.62%) TDD
6 41 (38.68%) Cucumber
6 41 (38.68%) SDLC
7 40 (37.74%) Automated Testing
8 38 (35.85%) Test Automation
9 37 (34.91%) BDD
10 36 (33.96%) C++
11 32 (30.19%) Scrum
12 31 (29.25%) QA
13 30 (28.30%) Python
14 29 (27.36%) Linux
15 27 (25.47%) Validation
15 27 (25.47%) Software Testing
16 26 (24.53%) Degree
16 26 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (24.53%) C
16 26 (24.53%) DevOps
17 25 (23.58%) ISTQB
18 24 (22.64%) Security Cleared
19 23 (21.70%) ISEB
20 22 (20.75%) C#
20 22 (20.75%) DV Cleared
21 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
21 21 (19.81%) Test Strategy
22 20 (18.87%) Perl
22 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) MySQL
2 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (54.72%) Selenium
2 41 (38.68%) Cucumber
3 14 (13.21%) JIRA
4 8 (7.55%) JMeter
5 7 (6.60%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.60%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.66%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.77%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.83%) Gatling
8 3 (2.83%) Gradle
8 3 (2.83%) TestNG
9 2 (1.89%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.94%) Appium
10 1 (0.94%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.94%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.94%) NUnit
General
1 12 (11.32%) Manufacturing
2 11 (10.38%) Military
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Finance
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) jQuery
3 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (5.66%) HTML
5 4 (3.77%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.83%) CSS
6 3 (2.83%) DOM
6 3 (2.83%) Web Services
7 2 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) iPad
2 12 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Linux
2 11 (10.38%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Android
3 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (83.96%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (67.92%) Test Scripting
3 42 (39.62%) TDD
4 41 (38.68%) SDLC
5 40 (37.74%) Automated Testing
6 38 (35.85%) Test Automation
7 37 (34.91%) BDD
8 32 (30.19%) Scrum
9 27 (25.47%) Software Testing
9 27 (25.47%) Validation
10 26 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (24.53%) DevOps
11 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
11 21 (19.81%) Test Strategy
12 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
13 17 (16.04%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
15 14 (13.21%) Exploratory Testing
16 13 (12.26%) Automation Testing
16 13 (12.26%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 49 (46.23%) Java
2 36 (33.96%) C++
3 30 (28.30%) Python
4 26 (24.53%) C
5 22 (20.75%) C#
6 20 (18.87%) Perl
7 17 (16.04%) SQL
8 16 (15.09%) PHP
9 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
9 15 (14.15%) Ruby
10 8 (7.55%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (24.53%) Degree
2 25 (23.58%) ISTQB
3 24 (22.64%) Security Cleared
4 23 (21.70%) ISEB
5 22 (20.75%) DV Cleared
6 11 (10.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (7.55%) HNC
7 8 (7.55%) HND
8 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (29.25%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Hyper-V
1 11 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Kibana
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (10.38%) VMware
2 7 (6.60%) HP
3 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.94%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.94%) ForgeRock
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
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