Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 122 153
Rank change year-on-year -37 +31 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 154 151 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.88% 2.13% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.18% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 139 149 112
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,850 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £42,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.38% +1.59%

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 7998 6928 7027
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.49% 97.84% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6731 5866 5769
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £63,750 £58,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 July 2017.

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 July 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
Cheadle - 8 £33,750 -
Wigan -28 5 £27,500 -12.00%
Bolton +2 4 - - 1
Stockport -38 4 £31,250 -11.97% 2
Altrincham -12 2 £31,500 -9.35%
Bury - 2 £25,000 -
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 111 (72.08%) Test Automation
2 108 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (58.44%) Selenium
4 86 (55.84%) Java
5 82 (53.25%) Test Scripting
6 79 (51.30%) Cucumber
7 63 (40.91%) BDD
8 60 (38.96%) C#
9 49 (31.82%) TDD
9 49 (31.82%) QA
10 45 (29.22%) SDLC
11 44 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
12 37 (24.03%) WebDriver
13 35 (22.73%) Gherkin
14 29 (18.83%) Jenkins
15 27 (17.53%) Configuration Management
16 26 (16.88%) Python
16 26 (16.88%) Software Testing
17 25 (16.23%) JIRA
17 25 (16.23%) GitHub
18 24 (15.58%) ISEB
19 22 (14.29%) Scrum
20 20 (12.99%) Finance
20 20 (12.99%) Scenario Testing
21 19 (12.34%) Manual Testing
22 18 (11.69%) ISTQB
22 18 (11.69%) Degree
23 17 (11.04%) Windows
24 16 (10.39%) JavaScript
24 16 (10.39%) Defect Management

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 1 (0.65%) CMS
1 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.23%) GitHub
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.90%) Big Data
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (58.44%) Selenium
2 79 (51.30%) Cucumber
3 37 (24.03%) WebDriver
4 29 (18.83%) Jenkins
5 25 (16.23%) JIRA
6 9 (5.84%) HP UFT
7 8 (5.19%) FitNesse
8 6 (3.90%) TestRail
8 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.60%) FogBugz
9 4 (2.60%) JMeter
9 4 (2.60%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.60%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.95%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.95%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.95%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.95%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 20 (12.99%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.95%) Retail
4 2 (1.30%) Games
4 2 (1.30%) Legal
4 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.73%) Gherkin
2 7 (4.55%) .NET
2 7 (4.55%) CSS
2 7 (4.55%) HTML
2 7 (4.55%) Web Services
3 6 (3.90%) HTML5
3 6 (3.90%) jQuery
4 4 (2.60%) Node.js
5 2 (1.30%) SOAP
5 2 (1.30%) WSDL
5 2 (1.30%) XML
5 2 (1.30%) XSD
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.65%) Chai
6 1 (0.65%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.25%) iPad
3 4 (2.60%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.60%) NHS
4 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) Fintech
5 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.04%) Windows
2 11 (7.14%) Android
2 11 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.95%) Linux
5 1 (0.65%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (72.08%) Test Automation
2 108 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (53.25%) Test Scripting
4 63 (40.91%) BDD
5 49 (31.82%) TDD
6 45 (29.22%) SDLC
7 44 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
8 27 (17.53%) Configuration Management
9 26 (16.88%) Software Testing
10 22 (14.29%) Scrum
11 20 (12.99%) Scenario Testing
12 19 (12.34%) Manual Testing
13 16 (10.39%) Data Protection
13 16 (10.39%) Defect Management
13 16 (10.39%) Defect Tracking
14 15 (9.74%) Regression Testing
15 14 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (7.79%) E-Commerce
16 12 (7.79%) Exploratory Testing
16 12 (7.79%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (55.84%) Java
2 60 (38.96%) C#
3 26 (16.88%) Python
4 16 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.74%) SQL
6 5 (3.25%) C
7 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.95%) Ruby
8 3 (1.95%) VBScript
9 2 (1.30%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (15.58%) ISEB
2 18 (11.69%) Degree
2 18 (11.69%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.95%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.30%) OSCE
5 2 (1.30%) OSCP
6 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.90%) HP
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle
4 2 (1.30%) Citrix
4 2 (1.30%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) Siebel
5 1 (0.65%) Tableau
5 1 (0.65%) Vertica
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