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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 96 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 31 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.59% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.99% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 28 11 14
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,400 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
1623 1316 1645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.49% 82.04% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1060 1408
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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
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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 -6 9 £30,000 -9.09%
Wilmslow -5 6 £27,250 -17.42%
Chester - 2 - - 2
Northwich +8 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Macclesfield +6 1 £33,000 -
Knutsford -10 1 £35,000 +19.14%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 39 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) QA
3 21 (46.67%) ISEB
4 19 (42.22%) SQL
4 19 (42.22%) Software Testing
5 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 17 (37.78%) Automated Testing
7 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
7 16 (35.56%) Windows
7 16 (35.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (33.33%) .NET
9 13 (28.89%) Selenium
9 13 (28.89%) Performance Testing
9 13 (28.89%) V-Model
10 12 (26.67%) System Testing
11 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
11 11 (24.44%) Stress Testing
11 11 (24.44%) Release Management
11 11 (24.44%) .NET Framework
12 10 (22.22%) JIRA
13 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
14 6 (13.33%) TDD
14 6 (13.33%) BDD
15 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (11.11%) Finance
16 4 (8.89%) Java
16 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
16 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
16 4 (8.89%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 2 (4.44%) RoboHelp
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (28.89%) Selenium
4 10 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) MSTest
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.22%) WATIR
6 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Analyst
2 31 (68.89%) Test Analyst
3 14 (31.11%) Tester
3 14 (31.11%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Software Test Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) QA Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) UAT Tester
10 1 (2.22%) IT Graduate
10 1 (2.22%) Lead Test Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Web Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Junior Test Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Senior Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Manual Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 11 (24.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) JSON
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Software Testing
3 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 17 (37.78%) Automated Testing
5 13 (28.89%) Performance Testing
5 13 (28.89%) V-Model
6 12 (26.67%) System Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Stress Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Release Management
8 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.33%) BDD
9 6 (13.33%) TDD
10 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
12 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
13 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
13 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) VB
3 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) ISEB
2 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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