Period
to 17 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 146 99
Rank change year-on-year +7 -47 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 169 154 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.17% 2.09% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.14% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 155 142 205
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,875 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 7563 7183 7105
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.20% 97.37% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6268 6202 5884
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,075 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -20 11 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Salford - 4 £41,250 -
Altrincham -10 3 £42,000 +5.00%
Bolton +5 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 £27,500 - 1
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 138 (81.66%) Test Automation
2 119 (70.41%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (68.64%) Java
4 112 (66.27%) Selenium
5 90 (53.25%) Cucumber
6 86 (50.89%) Test Scripting
7 83 (49.11%) C#
8 67 (39.64%) BDD
9 58 (34.32%) TDD
10 51 (30.18%) WebDriver
11 50 (29.59%) Gherkin
12 47 (27.81%) Jenkins
13 42 (24.85%) QA
13 42 (24.85%) Python
14 38 (22.49%) SDLC
15 32 (18.93%) Scrum
15 32 (18.93%) Configuration Management
16 31 (18.34%) SQL
17 30 (17.75%) Software Testing
18 29 (17.16%) System Integration Testing
19 28 (16.57%) JIRA
19 28 (16.57%) Scenario Testing
20 27 (15.98%) GitHub
21 23 (13.61%) Degree
21 23 (13.61%) Ruby
21 23 (13.61%) Big Data
22 21 (12.43%) Finance
23 20 (11.83%) ISEB
23 20 (11.83%) Visual Studio
24 18 (10.65%) Windows

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 3 (1.78%) Confluence
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.59%) CMS
2 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.98%) GitHub
2 15 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.51%) OpenShift
4 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.78%) Slack
6 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.78%) WAN
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.61%) Big Data
2 10 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.78%) MySQL
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 112 (66.27%) Selenium
2 90 (53.25%) Cucumber
3 51 (30.18%) WebDriver
4 47 (27.81%) Jenkins
5 28 (16.57%) JIRA
6 20 (11.83%) Visual Studio
7 17 (10.06%) Git (software)
8 11 (6.51%) SpecFlow
9 10 (5.92%) FogBugz
10 9 (5.33%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.73%) JMeter
12 5 (2.96%) Bugzilla
12 5 (2.96%) JUnit
12 5 (2.96%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.96%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.96%) TestNG
12 5 (2.96%) TestRail
13 4 (2.37%) HP UFT
13 4 (2.37%) NUnit
13 4 (2.37%) Ranorex
General
1 21 (12.43%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Retail
3 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.37%) Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Advertising
5 3 (1.78%) Games
5 3 (1.78%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (29.59%) Gherkin
2 12 (7.10%) Node.js
3 9 (5.33%) .NET
4 7 (4.14%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (4.14%) JMS
4 7 (4.14%) REST
5 4 (2.37%) SOAP
6 3 (1.78%) HTML
6 3 (1.78%) HTML5
6 3 (1.78%) Web Services
6 3 (1.78%) XML
7 2 (1.18%) Velocity
8 1 (0.59%) Akka
8 1 (0.59%) JSON
8 1 (0.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.92%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.78%) Fintech
6 3 (1.78%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.59%) iPad
8 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.59%) User Experience
8 1 (0.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.65%) Windows
2 17 (10.06%) Linux
3 7 (4.14%) Android
3 7 (4.14%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.96%) Unix
4 5 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.59%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (81.66%) Test Automation
2 119 (70.41%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (50.89%) Test Scripting
4 67 (39.64%) BDD
5 58 (34.32%) TDD
6 38 (22.49%) SDLC
7 32 (18.93%) Configuration Management
7 32 (18.93%) Scrum
8 30 (17.75%) Software Testing
9 29 (17.16%) System Integration Testing
10 28 (16.57%) Scenario Testing
11 17 (10.06%) Manual Testing
11 17 (10.06%) Open Source
12 16 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (9.47%) Data Protection
12 16 (9.47%) Load Testing
13 15 (8.88%) Exploratory Testing
13 15 (8.88%) Regression Testing
13 15 (8.88%) SDET
14 14 (8.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 116 (68.64%) Java
2 83 (49.11%) C#
3 42 (24.85%) Python
4 31 (18.34%) SQL
5 23 (13.61%) Ruby
6 17 (10.06%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.28%) C++
8 12 (7.10%) C
9 10 (5.92%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (13.61%) Degree
2 20 (11.83%) ISEB
3 16 (9.47%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.59%) OSCE
6 1 (0.59%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.14%) Kibana
3 7 (4.14%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
4 2 (1.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.59%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (6.51%) Capita
2 9 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.73%) HP
3 8 (4.73%) Oracle
4 5 (2.96%) SAP
5 4 (2.37%) Citrix
6 2 (1.18%) Aquila
6 2 (1.18%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe
7 1 (0.59%) Apigee
7 1 (0.59%) hybris