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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 86 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 18 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.35% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.69% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 11
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1104 1591 1302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.01% 87.47% 82.98%
Number of salaries quoted 967 1312 983
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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
Wilmslow +19 10 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Warrington +3 4 £33,500 +21.81%
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (69.70%) Test Scripting
2 20 (60.61%) QA
3 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 13 (39.39%) Scrum
6 12 (36.36%) HP UFT
6 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 11 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (33.33%) Test Planning
7 11 (33.33%) Validation
7 11 (33.33%) .NET
7 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 10 (30.30%) Selenium
8 10 (30.30%) FitNesse
8 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
8 10 (30.30%) Degree
8 10 (30.30%) Visual Studio
8 10 (30.30%) Web Services
8 10 (30.30%) RAD
8 10 (30.30%) ISEB
8 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
8 10 (30.30%) SDLC
9 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
10 6 (18.18%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 12 (36.36%) HP UFT
2 11 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (30.30%) FitNesse
3 10 (30.30%) Selenium
3 10 (30.30%) Visual Studio
4 6 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (6.06%) CruiseControl
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) Ranorex
5 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Tester
2 19 (57.58%) Software Tester
3 13 (39.39%) Analyst
4 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
5 10 (30.30%) Automated Tester
6 9 (27.27%) QA Tester
6 9 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (27.27%) Software QA Tester
7 8 (24.24%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 3 (9.09%) Senior QA Tester
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Tester
9 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Server Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) Web Services
3 2 (6.06%) JSON
3 2 (6.06%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Test Scripting
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Automated Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 13 (39.39%) Scrum
4 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 11 (33.33%) Validation
6 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
6 10 (30.30%) RAD
6 10 (30.30%) SDLC
7 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
9 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.06%) BDD
10 2 (6.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
1 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (15.15%) XenApp
1 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Citrix
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
1 5 (15.15%) VMware
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