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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 87 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 15 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.96% 1.06% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.26% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 28
Median salary £30,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.00% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £32,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £44,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
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
973 1192 1670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.35% 84.06% 88.41%
Number of salaries quoted 777 1051 1454
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +14 6 £30,500 -23.75%
Wilmslow - 3 £34,000 -
Chester - 1 £25,500 -
Crewe - 1 £23,500 -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 18 (78.26%) Test Scripting
2 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
3 14 (60.87%) ISEB
4 13 (56.52%) SQL
4 13 (56.52%) QA
5 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (52.17%) Performance Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (47.83%) MSTest
6 11 (47.83%) HP UFT
6 11 (47.83%) Windows
6 11 (47.83%) Release Management
6 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (39.13%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Fintech
10 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 2 (8.70%) .NET
11 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
11 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
11 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
11 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.35%) Validation
11 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
11 1 (4.35%) Test Management
11 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
11 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (47.83%) HP UFT
2 11 (47.83%) MSTest
3 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Analyst
1 23 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) QA Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) QA Test Analyst
3 12 (52.17%) QA Tester
3 12 (52.17%) Software Analyst
3 12 (52.17%) Software QA Tester
3 12 (52.17%) Software Test Analyst
3 12 (52.17%) Software Tester
3 12 (52.17%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Test Scripting
2 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Performance Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Release Management
5 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) SDLC
8 1 (4.35%) Test Management
8 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft