The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 118 94 105
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 31 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 1.62% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.92% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 8
Average salary £33,250 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £24,450 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Manual Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1510 1611 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.98% 84.04% 81.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1283 1032
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 7 £33,250 +10.83% 1
Chester - 3 £40,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £22,500 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 17 (56.67%) Automated Testing
3 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) QA
3 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
8 10 (33.33%) .NET
8 10 (33.33%) ISEB
8 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
9 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
9 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Finance
9 9 (30.00%) Web Services
10 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
10 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (26.67%) SDLC
11 7 (23.33%) MSTest
11 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (23.33%) Windows
12 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
12 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
13 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (16.67%) Validation
13 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (23.33%) MSTest
3 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
5 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Tester
1 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
1 10 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) QA Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Lead Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Database Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Automated Testing
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
5 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 8 (26.67%) SDLC
7 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Validation
9 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
11 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
11 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Line Management
12 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
12 1 (3.33%) CRM
12 1 (3.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
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Posted: 2 days ago
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