Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 158 139
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 144 158 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 1.92% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.96% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 127 143 139
Manchester median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,800
90th Percentile £50,500 £56,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £35,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.00% +7.14% +9.38%

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 7,086 8,041 6,909
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 97.58% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,926 6,790 5,840
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +15 11 £33,750 +8.00% 2
Altrincham +7 5 £28,750 +19.79%
Salford - 2 £52,500 -
Bolton +1 1 £37,500 -
Cheadle -5 1 £27,500 -31.25%
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 110 (76.39%) Test Automation
2 98 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (52.78%) Selenium
4 50 (34.72%) QA
5 48 (33.33%) Java
6 40 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 39 (27.08%) Software Testing
8 38 (26.39%) C#
9 32 (22.22%) Scrum
10 27 (18.75%) Manual Testing
11 26 (18.06%) Test Scripting
11 26 (18.06%) Cucumber
11 26 (18.06%) SDLC
11 26 (18.06%) JIRA
11 26 (18.06%) SQL
11 26 (18.06%) Finance
12 24 (16.67%) ISEB
13 22 (15.28%) Degree
14 21 (14.58%) Regression Testing
14 21 (14.58%) BDD
14 21 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
16 18 (12.50%) Python
16 18 (12.50%) WebDriver
17 16 (11.11%) Microservices
17 16 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (10.42%) TDD
18 15 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (10.42%) Load Testing
19 14 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server

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 4 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.78%) BrowserStack
2 4 (2.78%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.78%) SaaS
2 4 (2.78%) Sage Pay
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) HTTP
1 2 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.08%) Big Data
1 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (52.78%) Selenium
2 26 (18.06%) Cucumber
2 26 (18.06%) JIRA
3 18 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 14 (9.72%) SoapUI
4 14 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 10 (6.94%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.86%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.47%) Ranorex
10 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.78%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.78%) JUnit
10 4 (2.78%) Protractor
10 4 (2.78%) TestNG
11 3 (2.08%) JMeter
11 3 (2.08%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.08%) NUnit
11 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (18.06%) Finance
2 12 (8.33%) Back Office
3 7 (4.86%) Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Games
4 5 (3.47%) Retail
5 3 (2.08%) Law
6 2 (1.39%) Advertising
6 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) SOAP
2 12 (8.33%) HTML
3 11 (7.64%) REST
3 11 (7.64%) XML
4 10 (6.94%) CSS
4 10 (6.94%) JSON
4 10 (6.94%) Web Services
5 9 (6.25%) .NET
6 8 (5.56%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (2.78%) JMS
7 4 (2.78%) jQuery
8 3 (2.08%) Apache Flex
8 3 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.39%) Ajax
9 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.39%) Fintech
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.69%) Life Science
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.25%) Linux
1 9 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (2.08%) Android
2 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (76.39%) Test Automation
2 98 (68.06%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (27.08%) Software Testing
4 32 (22.22%) Scrum
5 27 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 26 (18.06%) SDLC
6 26 (18.06%) Test Scripting
7 21 (14.58%) BDD
7 21 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (14.58%) Regression Testing
8 16 (11.11%) Microservices
8 16 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (10.42%) Load Testing
9 15 (10.42%) TDD
9 15 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (9.03%) E-Commerce
11 12 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (7.64%) OWASP
12 11 (7.64%) Web Testing
13 10 (6.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (33.33%) Java
2 38 (26.39%) C#
3 26 (18.06%) SQL
4 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.50%) Python
6 10 (6.94%) Ruby
7 9 (6.25%) PHP
8 7 (4.86%) C
9 5 (3.47%) C++
10 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.39%) Perl
11 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 24 (16.67%) ISEB
3 22 (15.28%) Degree
4 10 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.08%) OSCP
8 2 (1.39%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.39%) OSCE
8 2 (1.39%) SANS
9 1 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.69%) CSQA
9 1 (0.69%) GPEN
9 1 (0.69%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.69%) GXPN
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (34.72%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 15765
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) Kibana
1 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.78%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.39%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.69%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.94%) Capita
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.86%) HP
4 4 (2.78%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.08%) Google
6 2 (1.39%) IBM
6 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle