Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 243 253
Rank change year-on-year -27 +10 -26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2158 2880 2925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.42% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.60% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1828 2350 2458
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158853 180408 194627
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.89% 87.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127692 150037 158181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the UK

Software Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -33 2021 £39,000 +4.00% 190
UK excluding London -20 1622 £35,000 - 146
South East +17 536 £35,000 - 43
London -74 508 £52,500 +5.00% 54
North of England -56 364 £35,000 +7.69% 51
South West +46 221 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Yorkshire -14 214 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Midlands -56 202 £35,000 - 19
East of England -31 201 £42,500 +13.33% 11
West Midlands -44 151 £35,750 +0.70% 13
North West -72 133 £35,000 +7.69% 34
Scotland +17 93 £31,250 -10.71% 7
East Midlands -26 50 £35,000 - 6
North East +16 17 £35,000 +0.36% 4
Wales -11 15 £27,500 -13.66%
Isle of Man - 6 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1319 (61.12%) Test Automation
2 1139 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 858 (39.76%) QA
4 679 (31.46%) Selenium
5 610 (28.27%) ISTQB
6 513 (23.77%) SQL
7 507 (23.49%) ISEB
8 505 (23.40%) Java
9 501 (23.22%) Degree
10 487 (22.57%) C#
11 483 (22.38%) Finance
12 454 (21.04%) Test Scripting
13 414 (19.18%) Test Strategy
14 380 (17.61%) Microsoft
15 374 (17.33%) Scrum
16 348 (16.13%) SDLC
17 322 (14.92%) Cucumber
18 312 (14.46%) Manual Testing
19 306 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
20 302 (13.99%) Windows
21 295 (13.67%) BDD
22 283 (13.11%) .NET
22 283 (13.11%) Regression Testing
23 273 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 271 (12.56%) JIRA
25 252 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
26 237 (10.98%) Computer Science
27 233 (10.80%) Functional Testing
28 230 (10.66%) WebDriver
28 230 (10.66%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 40 (1.85%) Confluence
2 28 (1.30%) CMS
3 25 (1.16%) IIS
4 22 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 21 (0.97%) Apache
6 9 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.28%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.23%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.093%) JBoss
12 1 (0.046%) CICS
Applications
1 81 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Simulink
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.046%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.046%) Mingle
8 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.046%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.19%) Sonata
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Postilion
5 2 (0.093%) Magento
5 2 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.046%) FastStats
6 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.046%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.59%) SaaS
4 38 (1.76%) GitHub
5 33 (1.53%) Slack
6 30 (1.39%) G Suite
6 30 (1.39%) Office 365
7 29 (1.34%) BrowserStack
8 24 (1.11%) IaaS
9 11 (0.51%) PaaS
10 6 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 2 (0.093%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 1 (0.046%) DigitalOcean
15 1 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.76%) HTTP
2 29 (1.34%) Internet
3 24 (1.11%) VoIP
4 21 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.74%) Wireless
6 10 (0.46%) SSL
7 8 (0.37%) DNS
8 7 (0.32%) VPN
9 6 (0.28%) PBX
10 5 (0.23%) IMAP
10 5 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.23%) LDAP
10 5 (0.23%) SMTP
11 4 (0.19%) Intranet
12 3 (0.14%) DHCP
12 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.093%) ADSL
13 2 (0.093%) HTTPS
14 1 (0.046%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.15%) MySQL
3 55 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 37 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.34%) Big Data
6 24 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.79%) NoSQL
10 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.60%) HBase
14 11 (0.51%) GIS
14 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.37%) MariaDB
17 7 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 679 (31.46%) Selenium
2 322 (14.92%) Cucumber
3 271 (12.56%) JIRA
4 230 (10.66%) WebDriver
5 183 (8.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 177 (8.20%) Jenkins
7 158 (7.32%) SoapUI
8 141 (6.53%) SpecFlow
9 136 (6.30%) HP UFT
10 132 (6.12%) Git (software)
11 100 (4.63%) JMeter
12 98 (4.54%) Visual Studio
13 89 (4.12%) JUnit
14 64 (2.97%) Appium
14 64 (2.97%) LoadRunner
15 62 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 47 (2.18%) Subversion
16 47 (2.18%) TeamCity
17 45 (2.09%) Ranorex
18 39 (1.81%) Protractor
General
1 483 (22.38%) Finance
2 137 (6.35%) Retail
3 112 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.52%) Banking
5 57 (2.64%) Marketing
6 51 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 47 (2.18%) Games
8 41 (1.90%) Automotive
9 38 (1.76%) Back Office
10 34 (1.58%) Electronics
11 32 (1.48%) Legal
12 27 (1.25%) Law
13 24 (1.11%) Advertising
14 21 (0.97%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.79%) Military
16 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.70%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.60%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 596 (27.62%) Analyst
2 508 (23.54%) Tester
3 456 (21.13%) Test Analyst
4 340 (15.76%) Test Engineer
5 240 (11.12%) Software Tester
6 219 (10.15%) Developer
7 192 (8.90%) Automation Tester
8 162 (7.51%) QA Engineer
9 123 (5.70%) Software Test Engineer
10 113 (5.24%) QA Analyst
11 111 (5.14%) Software Analyst
12 106 (4.91%) Junior
13 101 (4.68%) Senior Tester
13 101 (4.68%) Test Automation Engineer
14 99 (4.59%) QA Tester
15 94 (4.36%) Graduate
16 93 (4.31%) Software Test Analyst
17 91 (4.22%) Consultant
18 90 (4.17%) Test Manager
19 88 (4.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (13.11%) .NET
2 191 (8.85%) XML
3 189 (8.76%) Web Services
4 171 (7.92%) HTML
5 114 (5.28%) CSS
6 109 (5.05%) RESTful
7 101 (4.68%) Gherkin
8 93 (4.31%) REST
9 89 (4.12%) SOAP
10 84 (3.89%) ASP.NET
11 72 (3.34%) JSON
12 58 (2.69%) HTML5
13 52 (2.41%) AngularJS
14 41 (1.90%) .NET Framework
15 33 (1.53%) Node.js
16 32 (1.48%) jQuery
17 31 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (1.44%) React
18 29 (1.34%) Middleware
19 26 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 252 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (10.98%) Computer Science
3 96 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.55%) User Experience
5 54 (2.50%) iPad
6 37 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 21 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 18 (0.83%) Fintech
12 16 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.74%) BBC
12 16 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (0.56%) Robotics
14 12 (0.56%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.51%) New Media
15 11 (0.51%) Replication
16 9 (0.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 302 (13.99%) Windows
2 204 (9.45%) Linux
3 87 (4.03%) Unix
4 59 (2.73%) Android
5 52 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.34%) VxWorks
7 22 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.93%) Solaris
9 19 (0.88%) Windows Server
10 17 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.74%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.23%) Debian
16 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1319 (61.12%) Test Automation
2 1139 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (21.04%) Test Scripting
4 414 (19.18%) Test Strategy
5 374 (17.33%) Scrum
6 348 (16.13%) SDLC
7 312 (14.46%) Manual Testing
8 306 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 295 (13.67%) BDD
10 283 (13.11%) Regression Testing
11 233 (10.80%) Functional Testing
12 230 (10.66%) Software Engineering
13 229 (10.61%) Performance Testing
14 227 (10.52%) TDD
15 209 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
16 191 (8.85%) Waterfall
17 175 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
18 174 (8.06%) Mentoring
19 169 (7.83%) Test Management
20 161 (7.46%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 513 (23.77%) SQL
2 505 (23.40%) Java
3 487 (22.57%) C#
4 219 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 211 (9.78%) Python
6 172 (7.97%) C
7 170 (7.88%) C++
8 110 (5.10%) Ruby
9 81 (3.75%) T-SQL
10 73 (3.38%) VB
11 64 (2.97%) PHP
12 41 (1.90%) Perl
13 40 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 36 (1.67%) Scala
15 30 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.25%) VBScript
17 23 (1.07%) VB.NET
18 22 (1.02%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.83%) Groovy
20 16 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 610 (28.27%) ISTQB
2 507 (23.49%) ISEB
3 501 (23.22%) Degree
4 273 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 110 (5.10%) Security Cleared
6 97 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 58 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 38 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
11 14 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.56%) PhD
13 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.42%) SAP Certification
15 8 (0.37%) CCNA
15 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.37%) HNC
15 8 (0.37%) HND
15 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 858 (39.76%) QA
2 16 (0.74%) PMO
3 9 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.37%) SLA
5 6 (0.28%) GAMP
6 5 (0.23%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.23%) HL7
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.23%) MISRA
6 5 (0.23%) MISRA C
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) SEPA
8 2 (0.093%) MiFID
9 1 (0.046%) DICOM
9 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.046%) EMIR
9 1 (0.046%) FATCA
System Software
1 47 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
3 40 (1.85%) Docker
4 9 (0.42%) Firmware
5 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.23%) XenApp
5 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.093%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.093%) Xen
9 1 (0.046%) ACF2
9 1 (0.046%) RACF
9 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (3.89%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.53%) Ansible
3 13 (0.60%) Puppet
4 10 (0.46%) rkt
5 5 (0.23%) Nagios
6 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.14%) Oozie
8 2 (0.093%) Marathon
8 2 (0.093%) Mesos
9 1 (0.046%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.046%) Graphite
9 1 (0.046%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.046%) Icinga
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 380 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.00%) HP
3 98 (4.54%) Oracle
4 50 (2.32%) SAP
5 49 (2.27%) VMware
6 41 (1.90%) Google
7 31 (1.44%) Cognizant
8 23 (1.07%) Virgin Media
9 22 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 22 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 21 (0.97%) IBM
11 17 (0.79%) Apple
12 15 (0.70%) Citrix
12 15 (0.70%) Zend
13 14 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.60%) Tableau
15 12 (0.56%) Facebook
16 9 (0.42%) Pega
17 8 (0.37%) BT
17 8 (0.37%) Xamarin
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
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Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
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Staines, Middlesex
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
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South East London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum GBP 32k +Many Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: to 30k plus benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £35k plus benefits
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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South West London
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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North West London
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday