The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 161 161
Rank change year-on-year -18 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 36 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.85% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.59% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 24
Median salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +5.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,350 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.79%  

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 4124 3388 3249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.86% 98.12% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3531 2916 2705
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 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
Altrincham - 1 - -
Test Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 74 (89.16%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (85.54%) Test Automation
3 51 (61.45%) Test Scripting
4 47 (56.63%) Selenium
5 39 (46.99%) Cucumber
6 35 (42.17%) Java
7 34 (40.96%) ISTQB
8 28 (33.73%) QA
8 28 (33.73%) Linux
9 27 (32.53%) Python
10 25 (30.12%) ISEB
10 25 (30.12%) C#
11 24 (28.92%) Degree
12 21 (25.30%) SDLC
13 20 (24.10%) Ruby
13 20 (24.10%) C++
14 19 (22.89%) Scrum
14 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
15 18 (21.69%) TDD
15 18 (21.69%) Windows
16 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
16 17 (20.48%) SQL
16 17 (20.48%) BDD
17 16 (19.28%) Cybersecurity
18 15 (18.07%) Software Engineering
18 15 (18.07%) JIRA
18 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
18 15 (18.07%) Test Strategy
19 13 (15.66%) Jenkins

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 4 (4.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
2 2 (2.41%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 47 (56.63%) Selenium
2 39 (46.99%) Cucumber
3 15 (18.07%) JIRA
4 13 (15.66%) Jenkins
4 13 (15.66%) JMeter
5 10 (12.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (9.64%) LoadRunner
7 7 (8.43%) Gatling
7 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.82%) Gradle
8 4 (4.82%) NUnit
8 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.82%) TestNG
9 2 (2.41%) Calabash
9 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.41%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.20%) Appium
10 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.20%) Protractor
General
1 11 (13.25%) Manufacturing
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Military
4 3 (3.61%) Electronics
4 3 (3.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) HTML
2 9 (10.84%) .NET
2 9 (10.84%) jQuery
3 7 (8.43%) Gherkin
4 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.82%) CSS
5 4 (4.82%) DOM
5 4 (4.82%) Web Services
6 3 (3.61%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.41%) XML
8 1 (1.20%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) iPad
2 10 (12.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.20%) Online Games
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Linux
2 18 (21.69%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Android
3 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (89.16%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (85.54%) Test Automation
3 51 (61.45%) Test Scripting
4 21 (25.30%) SDLC
5 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (22.89%) Scrum
6 18 (21.69%) TDD
7 17 (20.48%) BDD
8 16 (19.28%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
9 15 (18.07%) Software Engineering
9 15 (18.07%) Test Strategy
10 12 (14.46%) Defect Tracking
10 12 (14.46%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (14.46%) Validation
11 11 (13.25%) DevOps
11 11 (13.25%) E-Commerce
11 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
11 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
12 9 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.17%) Java
2 27 (32.53%) Python
3 25 (30.12%) C#
4 20 (24.10%) C++
4 20 (24.10%) Ruby
5 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 17 (20.48%) SQL
6 13 (15.66%) C
7 12 (14.46%) PHP
8 7 (8.43%) Perl
9 6 (7.23%) Embedded C
10 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (40.96%) ISTQB
2 25 (30.12%) ISEB
3 24 (28.92%) Degree
4 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (15.66%) DV Cleared
6 8 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (9.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (7.23%) HNC
7 6 (7.23%) HND
8 4 (4.82%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.73%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Firmware
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Kibana
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) HP
2 4 (4.82%) VMware
3 3 (3.61%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.41%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.20%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.20%) Xamarin
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