The median annual salary for a Tester was £38,250 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 125 120
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 56 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.01% 1.62% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.66% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 74 53 57
Median salary £38,250 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,200 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% -  

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 3918 3380 3497
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.15% 97.77% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3317 2866 2854
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Cheadle - 7 £27,500 -
Wigan -21 4 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Altrincham -5 1 £39,000 +62.50%
Stockport -14 1 £29,000 -10.76%
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 124 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (57.14%) Selenium
3 90 (53.57%) Test Scripting
4 83 (49.40%) Cucumber
5 68 (40.48%) Java
6 63 (37.50%) BDD
7 60 (35.71%) QA
8 58 (34.52%) Test Automation
9 55 (32.74%) TDD
10 50 (29.76%) SDLC
11 49 (29.17%) Automated Testing
12 45 (26.79%) C#
13 44 (26.19%) System Integration Testing
14 42 (25.00%) WebDriver
15 36 (21.43%) Automation Testing
16 31 (18.45%) Gherkin
16 31 (18.45%) JIRA
16 31 (18.45%) ISEB
16 31 (18.45%) Finance
17 30 (17.86%) Software Testing
18 28 (16.67%) Scrum
19 27 (16.07%) Jenkins
20 25 (14.88%) Configuration Management
21 22 (13.10%) GitHub
21 22 (13.10%) Functional Testing
22 21 (12.50%) Python
23 20 (11.90%) Windows
23 20 (11.90%) Regression Testing
23 20 (11.90%) Degree
23 20 (11.90%) ISTQB

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 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.10%) GitHub
2 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 96 (57.14%) Selenium
2 83 (49.40%) Cucumber
3 42 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 31 (18.45%) JIRA
5 27 (16.07%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.14%) FitNesse
7 9 (5.36%) HP UFT
8 8 (4.76%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.98%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.38%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.79%) JMeter
11 3 (1.79%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.79%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.19%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.19%) Subversion
12 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.19%) TestNG
General
1 31 (18.45%) Finance
2 6 (3.57%) Legal
2 6 (3.57%) Retail
3 3 (1.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.19%) Banking
4 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.60%) Automotive
5 1 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.45%) Gherkin
2 12 (7.14%) Web Services
3 9 (5.36%) .NET
3 9 (5.36%) CSS
4 7 (4.17%) HTML
4 7 (4.17%) jQuery
5 5 (2.98%) HTML5
6 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.19%) Behat
6 2 (1.19%) DOM
6 2 (1.19%) SOAP
6 2 (1.19%) WSDL
6 2 (1.19%) XML
6 2 (1.19%) XSD
7 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.60%) Chai
7 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.36%) Computer Science
1 9 (5.36%) iPad
1 9 (5.36%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.19%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) Fintech
5 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.90%) Windows
2 12 (7.14%) Android
2 12 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.55%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.60%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (53.57%) Test Scripting
3 63 (37.50%) BDD
4 58 (34.52%) Test Automation
5 55 (32.74%) TDD
6 50 (29.76%) SDLC
7 49 (29.17%) Automated Testing
8 44 (26.19%) System Integration Testing
9 36 (21.43%) Automation Testing
10 30 (17.86%) Software Testing
11 28 (16.67%) Scrum
12 25 (14.88%) Configuration Management
13 22 (13.10%) Functional Testing
14 20 (11.90%) Regression Testing
15 19 (11.31%) Defect Management
16 18 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
16 18 (10.71%) Manual Testing
17 14 (8.33%) Case Management
18 13 (7.74%) Process Improvement
19 12 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 68 (40.48%) Java
2 45 (26.79%) C#
3 21 (12.50%) Python
4 19 (11.31%) SQL
5 16 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.57%) Ruby
7 3 (1.79%) C
7 3 (1.79%) C++
7 3 (1.79%) VBScript
8 2 (1.19%) Perl
8 2 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (18.45%) ISEB
2 20 (11.90%) Degree
2 20 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.60%) OSCE
5 1 (0.60%) OSCP
5 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (35.71%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) Nessus
3 1 (0.60%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 16 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle
3 3 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (0.60%) HP
4 1 (0.60%) Tableau
4 1 (0.60%) Vertica
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