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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 113 94 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +36
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 1.01% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.24% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 1
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +58.53%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +7.03%
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
1542 1293 1563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.73% 81.53% 83.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1231 968 1224
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 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 5 March 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 +5 9 £27,500 -15.38%
Wilmslow +2 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (72.50%) ISEB
3 27 (67.50%) QA
4 22 (55.00%) SQL
4 22 (55.00%) Test Scripting
5 20 (50.00%) Finance
6 19 (47.50%) Windows
6 19 (47.50%) Performance Testing
6 19 (47.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (45.00%) Automated Testing
7 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
7 18 (45.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (35.00%) Regression Testing
9 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
9 13 (32.50%) Selenium
10 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
11 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (27.50%) System Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Integration Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
11 11 (27.50%) Cucumber
12 9 (22.50%) JIRA
12 9 (22.50%) Stress Testing
13 8 (20.00%) Degree
13 8 (20.00%) FitNesse
13 8 (20.00%) Scrum
13 8 (20.00%) RAD
13 8 (20.00%) Web Services
14 7 (17.50%) .NET
14 7 (17.50%) Release Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (7.50%) Mingle
2 1 (2.50%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (45.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (32.50%) Selenium
4 11 (27.50%) Cucumber
5 9 (22.50%) JIRA
6 8 (20.00%) FitNesse
7 7 (17.50%) MSTest
8 3 (7.50%) CruiseControl
8 3 (7.50%) Subversion
8 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
8 3 (7.50%) WATIR
8 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
8 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Analyst
1 30 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Tester
3 14 (35.00%) Software Tester
4 13 (32.50%) QA Tester
5 9 (22.50%) QA Analyst
6 7 (17.50%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Manual Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (17.50%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) JSON
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) XSLT
3 3 (7.50%) SOAP
3 3 (7.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (47.50%) Performance Testing
4 18 (45.00%) Automated Testing
4 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
5 14 (35.00%) Regression Testing
6 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
7 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (27.50%) System Testing
7 11 (27.50%) Integration Testing
7 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
8 9 (22.50%) Stress Testing
9 8 (20.00%) Scrum
9 8 (20.00%) RAD
10 7 (17.50%) Release Management
11 6 (15.00%) BDD
12 4 (10.00%) TDD
13 3 (7.50%) Kanban
13 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Ruby
2 5 (12.50%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (72.50%) ISEB
2 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (67.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
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