Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Salford during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Tester
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - +22 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 3.28% - 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% - 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 6
Salford median annual salary £41,250 - £40,000
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Salford. 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
Salford
Permanent vacancies in Salford with a recognized job title 120 82 119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.36% 97.62% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 105 77 110
Salford median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £19,100 £25,750 £24,175
90th Percentile £59,000 £50,000 £50,000
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Salford

Tester
Salary Trend in Salford

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

Salary trend for Tester in Salford

Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Salford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) OpenShift
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
1 4 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Microservices
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Biometrics
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Biometrics
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (50.00%) Microservices
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Kubernetes