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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 94 106 129
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +23
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 31 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.79% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 8
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
1596 1270 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.35% 79.82% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1011 1433
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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 0 9 £30,000 -9.09%
Warrington -8 9 £30,000 -9.09% 1
Northwich +9 2 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Knutsford -9 2 £35,000 +19.14%
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) QA
3 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 17 (43.59%) ISEB
4 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 16 (41.03%) Windows
4 16 (41.03%) Regression Testing
5 15 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 14 (35.90%) .NET
7 13 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (33.33%) V-Model
8 12 (30.77%) Selenium
9 11 (28.21%) Release Management
9 11 (28.21%) JIRA
10 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
10 10 (25.64%) Performance Testing
10 10 (25.64%) System Testing
11 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
11 9 (23.08%) Stress Testing
12 5 (12.82%) TDD
12 5 (12.82%) BDD
13 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
13 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
13 4 (10.26%) Java
14 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
14 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 3 (7.69%) RoboHelp

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (7.69%) RoboHelp
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (30.77%) Selenium
4 11 (28.21%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) MSTest
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) WATIR
6 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (76.92%) Analyst
2 26 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) Tester
3 12 (30.77%) Software Tester
4 6 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) UAT Tester
8 1 (2.56%) IT Graduate
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XSLT
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Regression Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 13 (33.33%) V-Model
6 11 (28.21%) Release Management
7 10 (25.64%) Performance Testing
7 10 (25.64%) System Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Stress Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
9 5 (12.82%) BDD
10 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
12 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
12 1 (2.56%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) VB
3 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) ISEB
2 13 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (58.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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