Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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

Tester
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 151 128
Rank change year-on-year -10 -23 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 132 155 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.81% 1.98% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 2.02% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 112 139 151
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £30,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,125 £55,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7,038 7,658 7,151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.70% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5,861 6,370 6,139
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Manchester

Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Tester in Manchester

Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Manchester

Tester
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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 +23 12 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Altrincham -12 4 £28,750 -31.55% 2
Cheadle +2 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Salford -12 1 £52,500 +27.27% 2
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 105 (79.55%) Test Automation
2 83 (62.88%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (56.06%) Selenium
4 45 (34.09%) Java
5 42 (31.82%) QA
6 39 (29.55%) ISTQB
7 37 (28.03%) Software Testing
8 29 (21.97%) Manual Testing
9 28 (21.21%) Finance
9 28 (21.21%) Cucumber
10 27 (20.45%) C#
10 27 (20.45%) JIRA
11 26 (19.70%) Scrum
11 26 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (18.94%) BDD
12 25 (18.94%) ISEB
13 24 (18.18%) Test Scripting
14 23 (17.42%) Degree
15 21 (15.91%) SQL
16 18 (13.64%) Regression Testing
16 18 (13.64%) SDLC
17 16 (12.12%) WebDriver
18 14 (10.61%) Microservices
18 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
18 14 (10.61%) Banking
18 14 (10.61%) Computer Science
19 13 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
20 12 (9.09%) API Testing
20 12 (9.09%) Web Testing
20 12 (9.09%) Python

Tester 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 6 (4.55%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.03%) SaaS
2 4 (3.03%) Sage Pay
3 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) ATM
1 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.03%) Big Data
2 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 74 (56.06%) Selenium
2 28 (21.21%) Cucumber
3 27 (20.45%) JIRA
4 16 (12.12%) WebDriver
5 9 (6.82%) Git (software)
6 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.06%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.30%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.55%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.79%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.79%) FitNesse
9 5 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.03%) GoCD
10 4 (3.03%) NUnit
10 4 (3.03%) Travis CI
11 3 (2.27%) Appium
11 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.27%) JMeter
11 3 (2.27%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.52%) TestNG
General
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 14 (10.61%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Back Office
4 7 (5.30%) Law
5 6 (4.55%) Advertising
5 6 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Retail
6 4 (3.03%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 11 (8.33%) SOAP
2 10 (7.58%) REST
2 10 (7.58%) Web Services
3 8 (6.06%) .NET
3 8 (6.06%) XML
4 7 (5.30%) JSON
5 5 (3.79%) HTML
5 5 (3.79%) jQuery
6 4 (3.03%) CSS
6 4 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.27%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.52%) RESTful
9 1 (0.76%) Ajax
9 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.79%) Fintech
5 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.52%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (0.76%) Life Science
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.82%) Windows
2 8 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (1.52%) Android
3 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (79.55%) Test Automation
2 83 (62.88%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.03%) Software Testing
4 29 (21.97%) Manual Testing
5 26 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (19.70%) Scrum
6 25 (18.94%) BDD
7 24 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 18 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 18 (13.64%) SDLC
9 14 (10.61%) Microservices
10 13 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.09%) API Testing
11 12 (9.09%) Web Testing
12 11 (8.33%) Agile Testing
12 11 (8.33%) Open Source
13 10 (7.58%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.58%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.09%) Java
2 27 (20.45%) C#
3 21 (15.91%) SQL
4 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.09%) Python
6 9 (6.82%) PHP
7 6 (4.55%) Ruby
8 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.76%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (29.55%) ISTQB
2 25 (18.94%) ISEB
3 23 (17.42%) Degree
4 10 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) OSCP
7 2 (1.52%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.52%) OSCE
7 2 (1.52%) SANS
8 1 (0.76%) CCSAS
8 1 (0.76%) CISSP
8 1 (0.76%) CSQA
8 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) GPEN
8 1 (0.76%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.76%) GXPN
8 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) GDPR
2 1 (0.76%) ISO 15765
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (3.03%) TIBCO
2 3 (2.27%) Google
3 2 (1.52%) Citrix
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.76%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) IBM
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle
4 1 (0.76%) Progress
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore